Sarah Connor (real name Sarah Lewe) was born on 13 June 1980 in Hamburg. Her father was a businessman. Her mom was an ex-model. The singer has four sisters and a brother. Sarah loved music since childhood. In her early years, she was a big fan of soul genre because it was her grandfather’s favorite. The girl sang in a church choir and then went to a music school. Sara was the only student in school, who was learning vocals but opted out of playing any musical instruments. She attended school once a week. The rest of the time, the young woman worked as a waiter to pay for her education.
In 1997, Sarah got a chance to work at Michael Jackson’s German concert tour. Together with the choir, she performed the chorus for Jackson’s song “Heal The World” at the concert in Bremen. After that performance, she met Michael and talked to him. Soon she signed a contract with her first manager and adopted the first pseudonym, Sarah Gray (her mother’s maiden name). She recorded several tracks and cover versions to old hits.
Connor’s first official single, which made it into the charts, was a dance remix of the 1982 song “Last Unicorn”. The cover was recorded in 1999. After the release, the singer changed the manager and started performing under the pseudonym Sarah Connor, which was borrowed from a character of the movie “The Terminator”.