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.
GotyeGotye
21 May 1980
Singer
Giacomo PucciniGiacomo Puccini
22 December 1858
Composer

Lara FabianLara Fabian
09 January 1970
Singer

Plastic BertrandPlastic Bertrand
24 February 1954
Musician

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
Musician

Orlando LassusOrlando Lassus
1532 AD
Composer

Toots ThielemansToots Thielemans
29 April 1922
Composer, Jazz musician, Jazz guitarist,
Eugène YsaÿeEugène Ysaÿe
16 July 1858
Violinist

Salvatore AdamoSalvatore Adamo
01 November 1943
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer
Orlande de LassusOrlande de Lassus
1532 AD
Composer

HadiseHadise
22 October 1985
Singer, Songwriter, Television presenter, Composer

Kate RyanKate Ryan
22 July 1980
Singer

Helmut LottiHelmut Lotti
22 October 1969
Singer, Songwriter

Praga KhanPraga Khan
07 January 1959
musician, disc jockey, composer
MilowMilow
14 July 1981
Singer, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter

Henri VieuxtempsHenri Vieuxtemps
17 February 1820
Composer

Junior JackJunior Jack
31 August 1971
Record producer, Disc jockey, Composer

Rocco GranataRocco Granata
16 August 1938
Record producer, Singer, Actor, Musician,
Wim MertensWim Mertens
14 May 1953
Composer, Pianist, Singer, Film score composer

Trixie WhitleyTrixie Whitley
24 June 1987
Singer
Axelle RedAxelle Red
15 February 1968
Singer, Actor, Composer

Gilles BinchoisGilles Binchois
1400 AD
composer, writer

Heinrich IsaacHeinrich Isaac
1450 AD
Composer
François-Joseph GossecFrançois-Joseph Gossec
17 January 1734
Composer

Willy ClaesWilly Claes
24 November 1938
Politician
BastoBasto
08 January 1975
Record producer, Disc jockey, Composer

André GrétryAndré Grétry
08 February 1741
Composer

François-Joseph FétisFrançois-Joseph Fétis
25 March 1784
Musicologist
Henri PousseurHenri Pousseur
23 June 1929
Composer

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Joseph JongenJoseph Jongen
14 December 1873
Organist
Johannes TinctorisJohannes Tinctoris
1435 AD
Composer

Philippe de MontePhilippe de Monte
1521 AD
Composer

Peter BenoitPeter Benoit
17 August 1834
Composer

Victor-Charles MahillonVictor-Charles Mahillon
10 March 1841
Musician
Gerard MortierGerard Mortier
25 November 1943
Opera director
NetskyNetsky
22 March 1989
record producer, disc jockey, composer

Pierre de La RuePierre de La Rue
1452 AD
Composer

Matthias van den GheynMatthias van den Gheyn
07 April 1721
Composer