Famous Belgian Lyricists & Songwriters

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Lara Fabian
(One of the Best-Selling Belgian Female Artists of All Time)
Lara Fabian
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Birthdate: January 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Etterbeek, Belgium

Lara Fabian is a Canadian-Belgian musician, singer, songwriter, and actress. One of the best-selling Belgian music artists ever, Fabian has sold more than 20 million records all over the world. Over the course of her career, she has won many prestigious awards, such as Félix Awards and World Music Awards.

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The Singing Nun
(Singer-songwriter)
The Singing Nun
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Birthdate: October 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
Died: March 29, 1985

Singer-songwriter Jeanne-Paule Marie Deckers, better known as The Singing Nun, soared to fame with the Billboard-charting track Dominique. She was also a Dominican Order nun, who later took the name Sister Luc Gabriel. She often played the guitar and was accompanied by a chorus of 4 nuns.

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Plastic Bertrand
(Belgian Musician Best Known for His 1977 International Hit Single ‘Ça plane pour moi’)
Plastic Bertrand
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Birthdate: February 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Plastic Bertrand is a Belgian musician, songwriter, producer, and TV presenter. He is best known for his international hit single Ça plane pour moi. Interested in music from a young age, he studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music. As a musician, he toured extensively and released many albums and singles. He has also appeared in a few films.

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Loïc Nottet
(Singer)
Loïc Nottet
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Birthdate: April 10, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Courcelles, Belgium

Belgian singer Loïc Nottet first gained recognition with the show The Voice Belgique. He also gained popularity through Eurovision Song Contest and Danse Avec Les Stars. The MTV Europe Music Award winner has also toured around Europe and released a Halloween-themed EP named Candy.

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Selah Sue
(Belgian Musician and Songwriter)
Selah Sue
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Birthdate: May 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leefdaal, Belgium

Selah Sue is a Belgian songwriter and musician who achieved popularity with her debut album Selah Sue which earned her several awards, including the European Border Breakers Award in 2011. The following year, Rolling Stone magazine included Selah Sue in their new faces of 2012 list. Sue released her successful third studio album Persona on 25 March 2022.

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Blanche
(Singer)
Blanche
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Birthdate: June 10, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Blanche is a Belgian songwriter and singer best known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 where she represented Belgium with the song City Lights. Blanche's popularity increased when she finished fourth in the competition and she went on to release her first studio album Empire on 29 May 2020. 

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Eddy Wally
(Singer)
Eddy Wally
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Birthdate: July 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zelzate, East Flanders, Belgium
Died: February 6, 2016

Eddy Wally was a Belgian singer and showman who toured all over the world from Far East to the West. He is best remembered for his song Chérie which was declared a double-platinum in Belgium. Eddy Wally's life and career inspired novelist Deborah Bishop to write a biography titled Wow!   

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Dani Klein
(Singer)
Dani Klein
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Birthdate: January 1, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Dani Klein is a Belgian songwriter, singer, producer, and band leader. She was the force behind one of the most popular and successful Belgian music acts of all time, Vaya Con Dios, which sold over 10 million albums. Dani Klein has also contributed to the success of other bands like Purple Prose.  

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Rocco Granata
(Singer-songwriter)
Rocco Granata
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Birthdate: August 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Figline Vegliaturo, Italy

Rocco Granata is an Italian-Belgian accordionist, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his songs Manuela / Marina which he released as a single in 1959. The B-side of the record became an international hit and sold over a million copies in Germany alone. Granata also received a gold disc for Marina. His life inspired the 2013 movie Marina.

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Milow
(Belgian Singer-Songwriter Best Known for His Album 'Coming of Age')
Milow
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Birthdate: July 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Borgerhout, Antwerp, Belgium

Milow is a Belgian singer-songwriter who has achieved immense popularity in mainland Europe and Canada where one of his albums sold more than 500,000 copies in the late 2000s. Over the course of his illustrious career, Milow has won many prestigious awards such as Music Industry Awards, MTV Europe Music Award, and European Border Breakers Award.

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Marka
(Singer)
Marka
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Birthdate: May 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Belgium

Marka is a Belgian composer, singer, songwriter, and film-maker. First and foremost a live performer, Marka has toured across the world and often uses the exotic locales to shoot his documentary films as well. Marka is also known as the father of well-known performers, Angèle and Romeo Elvis.

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Liesje Sadonius
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Birthdate: August 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lokeren, Belgium

Liesje Sadonius is a Flemish spiritual life coach and singer-songwriter. She is best known as the lead singer of the popular Trip Hop band Hooverphonic. Despite the band's enormous success in the mid-1990s, Sadonius left Hooverphonic to launch her solo career. Due to her interest in spirituality and holistic healing, Liesje Sadonius has also established a spiritual life coaching business.   

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Axelle Red
(Belgian Singer-Songwriter Best Known for Her Single 'Sensualité')
Axelle Red
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Birthdate: February 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hasselt, Belgium

Axelle Red is a Belgian singer and songwriter best known for her single titled Sensualité. Released in 1993, the song became a huge hit the following year in France, which increased her popularity. Over the years, Axelle Red has released many albums and has won a couple of awards such as the Victoires de la Musique and NRJ Music Awards.   

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Lea Rue
(Singer-songwriter)
Lea Rue
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Birthdate: October 1, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belgium

Lea Rue is a Belgian singer and songwriter best known for her 2015 single I Can't Say No, which peaked at second position on Belgium's Ultratop music chart. Lea Rue is also known for her appearance in the reality singing competition, The Voice van Vlaanderen. In the competition, where she began her singing career, Rue was trained by Axelle Red.    

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Gert Verhulst
(Singer-songwriter)
Gert Verhulst
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Birthdate: January 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berchem, Antwerp, Belgium

Considered a Flemish cultural icon, Gert Verhulst is especially known for his contributions to children’s entertainment. Equally well-known as a presenter and entertainer, his childhood goal was to become famous and he quickly achieved that with his first show, Samson en Gert. Also a successful entrepreneur, he is a co-founder of Studio 100 and holds substantial stake in the company.   

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Koen Wauters
(Singer-songwriter)
Koen Wauters
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Birthdate: September 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Halle, Belgium

Koen Wauters is a Flemish singer, TV presenter, and occasional race car driver and actor. He is best known for his association with the popular pop group Clouseau. Koen and his brother Kris are credited with making Clouseau the most famous band in Flanders. As a race car driver, Koen Wauters has competed in the Dakar Rally on 11 occasions.

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Belle Perez
(Musician)
Belle Perez
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Birthdate: January 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Neerpelt, Pelt, Belgium

Belle Perez is a Belgian-Spanish songwriter and musician. Apart from writing songs and performing on tours, Perez also presents Dutch music shows and poses for magazines like FHM. She has also received several prestigious awards like the Zamu Award, Zomerhit Award, and TMF Award.

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Marc Aryan
(Singer)
Marc Aryan
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Birthdate: November 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Valence, France
Died: November 30, 1985

Marc Aryan was a French-Belgian singer, record producer, and songwriter. Aryan achieved international fame in the mid and late 1960s when he enjoyed success and popularity in Lebanon and Syria. He also had a huge impact on music lovers from Turkey where his single Istanbul became a classic. Marc Aryan is also credited with founding a record label named Markal.

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Jan Leyers
(Singer)
Jan Leyers
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Birthdate: May 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wilrijk, Antwerp, Belgium

Jan Leyers is a singer, television personality, and songwriter. He is best known for his association with a music band called Soulsister which he helped popularize in Belgium in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He then went on to become a solo musician and is currently focused on his television career.

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Reynaert
(Singer)
Reynaert
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Birthdate: July 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seraing, Belgium
Died: November 5, 2020

Reynaert was a Belgian singer and songwriter best remembered for representing his country at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1988 where he performed his song Laissez briller le soleil. Reynaert is also remembered for serving as the director of Centre Culturel de Soumagne in Belgium until his death on 5 November 2020 due to COVID-19.

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Kubat (singer)
(Singer and composer)
Kubat (singer)
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Birthdate: October 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Antwerp , Belgium
Popularly known as Kubat, Ramazan Kubat is a renowned Turkish folk singer and composer who is known for the use of electronic instruments in his songs. His albums include Arşiv, Lokman and Türküyüz (Turkish Folk Music). He has also appeared in a Turkish comedy film (Eyyvah Eyvah 2) and a few television shows (Leyla ile Mecnun and Arkadaşım Hoşgeldin).