With a total amount of over 13 million sold records Herbert Grönemeyer is one of the most successful and famous German musicians of all times. Since he started his musical career in the early 1980s, he released 16 studio albums. Among his most successful records 4630 Bochum and his 2002 release Mensch, which sold over 3.7 million times and is the best selling german record ever. He is best known for his very down to earth style of songwriting and his unusual, sometimes almost grunting way of singing. Herbert Grönemeyer also appeared in several movies as an actor, including the world famous World War II movie Das Boot.