Who Is Jennifer Rush?
Jennifer Rush born Heidi Stern on September 28, 1960, is an American pop and rock singer who achieved significant success during the mid-1980s.
She is best known for co-writing and releasing the million-selling hit “The Power of Love” in 1984. Rush achieved chart success in several nations, including Australia, Canada, and South Africa, but her greatest success was in Europe, particularly in Germany.
Rush was given the name Heidi Stern and raised with her two elder brothers in Queens, New York City. Rush and her siblings went to Germany when Rush was nine years old after living with her mother until she was a toddler.
She eventually moved back to the country to live with her mother’s family and briefly resided in Seattle, Washington, where her father was a voice professor at the University of Washington.
At the Juilliard School, Rush first studied the violin and the piano, but it was the guitar that she fell in love with. Under her official name of Heidi Stern, she released her first studio album in 1979 in Seattle.
She met Gene McDaniels, a singer-songwriter-producer, there, and he later served as her first vocal and songwriting coach. In 1982, Rush’s father was an opera singer in Wiesbaden, Germany, and McDaniels persuaded Rush to relocate there.
Rush joined CBS Songs Publishing Company in Germany as a songwriter. She gained international recognition thanks to the co-written track “The Power of Love” from her debut studio album.
In the UK, the song became the best-selling single of 1985, and it also found success on the charts in many other nations.
Although Rush’s rendition of the song landed at number 57 on the US Billboard Hot 100 list, it was the number one song in Australia, South Africa, and several other European nations. Due to the song’s popularity, Rush rose to fame throughout Europe.
Rush continued to put out popular albums and singles throughout her career in both English and Spanish.
She collaborated with acclaimed songwriters Desmond Child, Michael Bolton, and Diane Warren on her third studio album, “Heart over Mind,” which also included the duet “Flames of Paradise” with Elton John.
She also collaborated on duets with Brian May, Michael Bolton, and Plácido Domingo.
Rush made two more entries on the US Hot 100 list with “The Power of Love” and “Flames of Paradise” in the late 1990s.
She did admit, though, that compared to her success in Europe, she was less well-known in the United States as a vocalist. Because of this, she was still able to raise her daughter in the US in a more secure and private atmosphere.
Despite taking a break in the 2000s, Rush returned in 2007 with the “Stronghold – The Collector’s Hit Box” box set.
She entered into a recording agreement with Sony Music/Ariola in 2010, and the album “Now Is the Hour” was made available. Having moderate success, the album peaked at number 21 on the German Albums chart.
Rush has put out a lot of studio albums throughout the course of her career, including “Jennifer Rush,” “Movin’,” and “Passion,” among others. She still performs and makes music today, and she has also worked with many different musicians.
Jennifer Rush’s Husband; All You Need To Know
Jennifer Rush is currently not married and does not have a husband now but she is known to have been previously hitched with the father of her daughter known as Ariel Stern Rush.