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Herbert Groenemeyer, Germany's biggest star, takes on US

20 September 2013 Last updated at 01:41 BST

Germany's most famous musical artist is a long way from home.

Having sold more than 13 million albums and routinely played to 80,000-strong crowds in his homeland, Herbert Groenemeyer, 57, is turning his attention to the biggest musical market of all - the United States.

He has translated some of his most popular songs into English, added some new ones, and has just embarked on a 12-concert tour that will take him all the way from Boston to San Francisco.

But why does the performer behind Germany's best-selling album of all-time feel the need to play in front of a couple of hundred people in a foreign country?

The BBC's David Willis went to meet him.

Produced by the BBC's Franz Strasser.

Footage and music courtesy of Grönland Records and Universal Music.