Hailing from one of the most unlikely places for a pop star, Helene Fischer was born in Krasnoyarsk in Russian Siberia in August 1984. Her family, being of German descent, soon found its way back to central Europe, relocating to Germany while Fischer was still a youngster. Fischer went on to study music and theater in Frankfurt, eventually landing a record contract and releasing her first album, Von Hier bis Unendlich (From Here to Infinity), in February 2006. Her second album, So Nah Wie Du (As Close as You), followed in September 2007. Both albums were extremely popular in Germany, making Fischer one of the country's most recognized schlager singers. In 2008, Fischer released Zaubermond, which was accompanied by a live DVD of the same name, while in 2009, as her stardom increased ever still, So Wie Ich Bin became a number one in Austria. 2010's The English Ones saw Helene Fischer release her first English album, before she hit the top of the German charts in 2011 with Für Einen Tag. Continuing to expand her horizons, Fischer made her acting debut in early 2013 on an episode of German TV series Das Traumschiff. Later that year, she released the hugely successful Farbenspiel which topped the German charts and went platinum within five days of its release. ~ Chris True, Rovi