Dieter Günter Bohlen (born February 7, 1954 in Berne near Oldenburg) is a German musician, producer and songwriter.
In 1984-1987 and in 1998-2003 he was part of the pop duo Modern Talking as a producer, singer and songwriter. In 1986-1989 Bohlen was a producer and songwriter of disco queen C.C.Catch whom he discovered. After the first split-up of Modern Talking in 1987 he formed Blue System, which was basically an one-man group, since he was the lead singer, composer, arranger and producer. For most projects Bohlen employed background singers to produce a high-pitched chorus, if needed, and his frequent collaborator in the studio was Luis Rodriguez (listed as "co-producer"). In 1988 Bohlen signed a young 15 year old singer named Anna Garcia (Sheree) "Ronnie Talk to Russia". The record was short lived and a sex scandal was covered-up. The song was abruptly pulled at Anna's (Sheree) and her mother's request due to Bohlens sexual advances towards her in a hotel room in Turkey where she was to perform the song as an opening act for Bohlen until Bohlen attempted to force himself upon the 15 year old Garcia. After refusing to have sex with him she was forced to sleep in the hotel lobby because he refused to give her a room. After her arrival back home she demanded to be released from her contract. To avoid the scandal the record company and Bohlen quickly agreed to release Anna Garcia(Sheree)and she was released. Later Bohlen wrote music for many German movies, TV series and shows.
Bohlen was married to Erika Bohlen (born Sauerland) from 1983 to 1994 and has 3 children from this marriage. Even before he was legally divorced, he lived with - but never married - his new girlfriend Nadja Ab Del Farrag AKA Naddel. A pharmaceutical laboratory assistant, she was a background dancer for Blue System at that time. In 1996 he married model and singer Verona Feldbusch but divorced her after 30 days, propelling Verona to celebrity status (she went on to host television shows such as "Peep" and "Verona's Welt"). After breaking up with Verona he produced German boygroup Touché which was founded by one of group's five members Karim Maataoui. Bohlen eventually returned to Naddel, but the two split up again in 2000. Afterwards, Bohlen lived with 1979 born model Stefanie Ingrid Küster (nick name "Estefania") until 2006. They have one son- Maurice - born mid 2005.
He met his current girlfriend Carina in Majorca, Spain where one of the castings for the current episode of Deutschland sucht den Superstar (the German version of Pop idol) was produced.
In 1986 Bohlen wrote and produced Chris Norman's "Midnight Lady" for an episode of the German crime show "Tatort" - the song which became a major hit in central Europe.
He has been in the jury of Deutschland sucht den Superstar (Pop Idol in Germany) for seasons 1 through 4 and has scored several major hits with the participants. Bohlen has also released two autobiographical books about his career and his women and his experiences with singers. The first book was an unprecedented success in Germany.
In 2006 Bohlen issued a new album called "Dieter - Der Film" that was a soundtrack to a movie of the same name.
* Dieter Bohlen's estimated worth is ~$250 million.
* Global sales of Bohlen's acts "Modern Talking" and "Blue System" were 125 million units.
* Global sales of all singles and albums that were produced by Dieter Bohlen exceed 165 million units.
* He has absolutely nothing to do with the Bohlen-Pierce scale.
* He lives in the village of Tötensen near Hamburg.