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.
21 May 1980
Giacomo PucciniGiacomo Puccini
22 December 1858

Lara FabianLara Fabian
09 January 1970

Plastic BertrandPlastic Bertrand
24 February 1954

Johannes OckeghemJohannes Ockeghem
1410 AD
Music Composer, Choirmaster, Singer

Adrian WillaertAdrian Willaert
1490 AD
Music Composer, Teacher, Founder of the Venetian
Belle PerezBelle Perez
29 January 1976

Orlando LassusOrlando Lassus
1532 AD

Toots ThielemansToots Thielemans
29 April 1922
Composer, Jazz musician, Jazz guitarist,

Salvatore AdamoSalvatore Adamo
01 November 1943
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer
Eugène YsaÿeEugène Ysaÿe
16 July 1858

22 October 1985
Singer, Songwriter, Television presenter, Composer
Orlande de LassusOrlande de Lassus
1532 AD

14 July 1981
Singer, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter

Kate RyanKate Ryan
22 July 1980
Praga KhanPraga Khan
07 January 1959
musician, disc jockey, composer

Helmut LottiHelmut Lotti
22 October 1969
Singer, Songwriter
Junior JackJunior Jack
31 August 1971
Record producer, Disc jockey, Composer

Henri VieuxtempsHenri Vieuxtemps
17 February 1820
Composer, Music educator, University teacher,

Wim MertensWim Mertens
14 May 1953
Composer, Pianist, Singer, Film score composer
Axelle RedAxelle Red
15 February 1968
Singer, Actor, Composer

Rocco GranataRocco Granata
16 August 1938
Record producer, Singer, Actor, Musician,
Trixie WhitleyTrixie Whitley
24 June 1987

Gilles BinchoisGilles Binchois
1400 AD
composer, writer

08 January 1975
Record producer, Disc jockey, Composer

22 March 1989
record producer, disc jockey, composer