Hartmut Engler

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Hartmut Engler in February 2005

Hartmut Engler (born November 24, 1961 in Großingersheim ) is a German singer and pop musician . Engler is the singer of the band Pur , for which he also writes the lyrics.


Pure at the Brandenburg Gate 2009

Engler is the son of a Hungarian German and a Sudeten German . After graduating from the Ellentalgymnasium in Bietigheim-Bissingen , Engler studied English and German in Stuttgart and originally wanted to become a high school teacher. Shortly before the state examination, however, Pur received their first recording contract and he dropped out of his studies without a degree. Together with Pur, Engler is one of the most commercially successful German-speaking pop musicians.

In 2005 Engler released his first solo album, Just A Singer . In the same year he suffered from a vocal cord disease, in the course of which it was unclear whether he would ever be able to recur.

Engler was in a relationship with the Swiss singer Nubya from May 2003 to early May 2008 . He has a brother who works as a teacher and a sister, Ute Nagel, who used to support Pur as a background singer and who now appears with the gospel formation The Union . Hartmut Engler has two sons from his second marriage to Claudia. He lives in Bietigheim-Bissingen and on Mallorca.

In 2003, Engler sang with Hier bin ich the German cover version of Bryan Adams' hit Here I am in the film Spirit - Der wilde Mustang . In 2005 Engler sang the song Lied for the album Selma - Wrapped in Sehnsucht , on which a total of 12 poems by the poet Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger were set to music.

He also gave his voice to the main male character Garret in the cartoon The Magic Sword - The Legend of Camelot . In 2011 he published his autobiography Engler PUR .

Hartmut Engler & Ingo Reidl at the concert in Dortmund as part of the 2009 tour

Since 2014, Engler has been the patron of Herzenssache , the children's aid campaign run by SWR , SR and two Sparda banks .

In 2015 Engler is part of the VOX show Sing my Song - The Exchange Concert . On 31 October the same year he sang as part of the ProSieben telecast Joko against Klaas - The duel for the world , together with Klaas Heufer circulating the refrain of the song Pur- adventure land .



Synchronization / singing of:

Discography (solo)

Chart positions
Explanation of the data
Just a singer
  DE 14th 02/28/2005 (6 weeks)
Fortunate Guy
  DE 48 01/31/2005 (5 weeks)


  • 2005: Just A Singer


  • 2005: Fortunate Guy


In 2012 the album Ich bin by Heinz Rudolf Kunze was released with a duet title with Hartmut Engler.

Web links and sources

Commons : Hartmut Engler  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. rejection. In: sueddeutsche.de. September 25, 2015, accessed May 14, 2018 .
  2. a b Chart sources: DE
  3. http://werkzeug.heinzrudolfkunze.de/musik/alben/ichbin.html