Helene Fischer (born 5 August 1984) is a German singer, entertainer, television presenter and actress. Since her debut in 2005 she has won numerous awards, including sixteen Echo awards, four "Die Krone der Volksmusik" awards and three Bambi awards. According to record certifications she has sold at least 15,000,000 albums. In June 2014, her multi platinum 2013 album Farbenspiel became the legally most downloaded album by a German artist of all time.
Helene Fischer was born in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, (then the Soviet Union) to Peter and Marina Fischer. Her father worked as a physical education teacher and her mother as an engineer. Her paternal grandparents were Volga Germans who were among those sent to forced settlements in Kazakhstan and Siberia. In 1988, at the age of four, she emigrated with her parents and her six-year older sister to Wöllstein, Rhineland-Palatine, West Germany.