Lian Ross (real name Josephine Hiebel) is a singer from Germany, who became very popular in the 1980s at the dawn of the italo-disco style. The future celebrity was born in Hamburg on 8 December 1962. After school, she went on to study music professionally.
Lian Ross became famous mostly thanks to the successful arranger and producer Luis Rodriguez. He became famous due to his work with the legendary band Modern Talking, which created many euro disco hits. Luis also worked with C.C. Catch, who was popular during the same period as well.
For numerous reasons, Rodriguez was often upstaged by Dieter Bohlen. However, thanks to Rodriguez, the world got to know such musicians as New Baccara, Blue System, Bonnie Tyler, and Chris Norman. Ross met the producer when she was 18 years old. A year later, she presented her first singles. The singer began her career under the pseudonym, Josy, which she abandoned later.
In 1983 and 1984, Lian recorded two popular songs, "Magic" and "Mama Say". Starting in 1985, the young woman started performing under the pseudonym Lian Ross, which stayed with her throughout the career.