Miss Platnum (born Ruth Maria Renner in 1981), formerly known as Platnum, is a German singer, songwriter and musician. Platnum was born in Timişoara, Romania in 1981. At the age of eight her family relocated to Berlin where she went to school in Berlin-Lichterfelde. Later on she took lessons in singing with Jocelyn B. Smith and worked as a background singer for Moabeat. After her minor successful debut album Rock Me which was released in January 2005 on Sonar Kollektiv, Platnum released her second album Chefa in May 2007.