Just like Belgian culture which is a mix of Flemish, French and German traditions, Belgian music too is at crossroads of the different musical components. The country has two separate charts for each region, catering to the needs of the populace divided in language, with one half speaking Dutch and the other speaking French. However, despite the distinction, Dutch are bounded together in music which has evolved jointly. The contribution made by Belgians in the field of continental music has been phenomenal. Talking about the evolvement of Belgian music, the inherent music of the country has its roots well laid in the 15th century. Belgian musicians played a dominant role in the Renaissance period, deeply influencing the Renaissance music throughout Europe. Belgian music is a mix of traditional and contemporary. Renowned musician Bobbejaan Schoepen has been credited for being the first Belgian singer to have an international career. He was also the first to use modern equipment. A pioneer in Belgian vaudeville, he instrumented much of the music scene of the country. Another famous Belgian musician was chansonnier Jacques Brel, who was a frontrunner of the movement. Present day top Belgian musicians include Salvatore Adamo, Frederic Francois, Lara Fabian, Lou Deprijck, Rocco Granata, Francis Goya, Claude Barzotti and so on. Check this segment to know more about famous Belgian musicians, their life and their musical quests.