German singer, songwriter, and actor. Born and raised in Ahlen, he rose to fame in 2003 after winning the debut season of the television series Deutschland sucht den Superstar, the German version of Idol series. His debut single, "Take Me Tonight", topped the German and Swiss Singles Charts and became the third best-selling single of 2003 in Germany. Klaws's debut studio album, Take Your Chance, debuted at number one on German Albums Chart. It was certified gold by the Bundesverband Musikindustrie.