Stromae is a Belgian musician, singer, songwriter, and rapper. He achieved popularity with the release of his song Alors on danse in 2009, which topped several music charts in many European countries. He has won several prestigious awards, such as the World Music Awards. Stromae is often promoted as the face of the New Beat generation.
Jacques Brel was a Belgian singer, actor, director, and songwriter. He is remembered for composing and performing thoughtful, literate, and theatrical songs. Apart from inspiring French musicians, Brel's works have also had a major influence on English-speaking performers like David Bowie, Scott Walker, Rod McKuen, Marc Almond, and Alex Harvey. Brel is the third-best-selling Belgian music artist of all time.
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.
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.
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.
Dana Winner is a Belgian singer best known for her 1995 hit single Westenwind, which reached the Dutch Top 40 music chart. Renowned for singing in multiple languages, Dana Winner is also extremely popular in countries like South Africa and Germany.
Congolese–Belgian hip hop artist Ya Kid K was born Manuela Barbara Moasco Kamosi and changed his name after stepping into the rap scene. Part of the music project Technotronic, he is known for his global hit Pump Up the Jam. He was also one of the pioneers of the FritHop genre.
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.
Laura Tesoro is a Belgian actress and singer known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 where she represented Belgium with the song What's the Pressure. She is also known for playing Charlotte in the soap opera Familie. Laura Tesoro has also appeared in popular TV shows like The Voice Kids, where she is one of the coaches.
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.
Salvatore Adamo is a Belgian-Italian musician, composer, and singer best known for his romantic ballads. He is counted among the world's most commercially successful musicians, having sold more than 20 million singles and 80 million albums. Salvatore Adamo, who performs in multiple languages like French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and English, is currently the highest selling Belgian musician.
Belgian singer Geike Arnaert is best known as the lead singer of the multi-genre Belgian band Hooverphonic. While she soared to fame with the chartbusting track Mad About You, she has also contributed to the soundtrack of the movie Breath. She recorded the iconic track Le temps des cerises with Bobbejaan Schoepen.
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!
Kate Ryan is a Belgian songwriter and singer who won the prestigious World Music Award under the Best Selling Benelux Artist category in 2008 in Monaco. The same year, she also won a Gold award at the Sopot Hit Festival for her fourth studio album Free. Kate Ryan was one of the contestants of the Eurovision Song Contest 2006.
Helmut Lotti is a Belgian singer-songwriter best known for his ability to perform in several languages and styles. Once an Elvis impersonator, Lotti crossed over into classical music during the 1990s before going on to produce hit songs in Latino, African, and Jewish music. Helmut Lotti has many multi-platinum albums under his belt.
Belgian singer Natalia first gained fame with the show Idool 2003. She now coaches on The Voice franchise. Her debut single, Without You, was a chartbuster in Belgium. The multiple TMF Award winner is also known for tracks such as You Are So Beautiful and I Survived You.
Hadise is a Belgian-Turkish singer-songwriter, television personality, and dancer. She achieved popularity with her debut album Sweat which earned her Turkey's Golden Butterfly Award and Belgium's TMF Award. In 2009, she took part in the Eurovision Song Contest where she represented Turkey with the song Düm Tek Tek. Hadise has also appeared on popular TV shows like The X Factor.
Sam Bettens is a Belgian musician best known for his association with the popular band K's Choice where he is the lead singer. Before becoming popular as the face of the band along with his brother Gert Bettens, Sam performed under the pseudonym Sarah Beth. In 2019, Sam came out as a transgender man.
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.
Maurane was a Belgian singer and actress best remembered for her famous duets with popular artistes like Catherine Lara, Michel Fugain, and Eddy Mitchell. Maurane also won several prestigious awards such as Rapsat-Lelièvre award, RFi Octave award, and Festival d'été de Québec award.
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.
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.
Belgian singer-actor Annie Cordy, best known for films such as Le Chat and Cigarettes, Whiskey and Wild Women, had also voiced Grandmother Willow in the French version of Pocahontas. She had appeared in countless plays, too, and soared to fame with the chartbusting track La Ballade de Davy Crockett.
Wim Mertens is a Flemish Belgian countertenor vocalist, composer, guitarist, pianist, and musicologist. A prolific musician, Mertens has released over 60 albums. His musical piece Struggle for Pleasure has achieved an iconic status in Belgium and has been covered by many other popular musicians and bands.
Veerle Casteleyn is a Belgian ballet dancer and musical theatre performer. She is best known for playing the role of Jemima in a video production of Cats in 1998 as well as on stage. She has also played important roles in the stage production of other popular plays like Dracula, Les Misérables, and Mamma Mia!
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.
Born in France, Charlotte Adigéry is a Belgian-Caribbean electro-pop singer and a musician who has released a self-titled EP, another EP called Zandoli as well as her debut album Topical Dancer in collaboration with musical artist Bolis Pupul. Her music explores complex issues like racism and colonialism but is never moralising. She also records under the name WWWater.
Belgian singer, actor, and director Helena Noguerra is best known for films such as Heartbreaker and Alleluia. She has also been part of plays such as Faces and Colette et Willy and has performed with the cover band Nouvelle Vague. She is also the sister of Belgian pop legend Lio.
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.
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.
Shay is a Belgium rapper best known for incorporating various elements like hip-hop, rap, R&B, urban pop, and trap. After achieving fame with the release of her single PMW in 2016, Shay went on to release a couple of gold-certified albums. In 2021, she appeared as a judge on a reality TV series titled Rhythm + Flow: Nouvelle École.
Danzel is a Belgian musician who achieved popularity after the release of his 2004 single Pump It Up which became a massive hit across Europe. It also peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.
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.
For a child artist, who had to give up her successful career at the age of thirteen because of her nation’s strict child labor law, Silvy De Bie has never learned to give up. She returned with a bang, recording her debut album, Chances, in 2000 with her dance band Sylver, continuing with her profession till date.
Lou Deprijck is a Belgian record producer and singer. An influential personality in the pop scene of the country during the 1970s and 1980s, Deprijck sold over 20 million copies worldwide. He is best known for his collaboration with Yves Lacomblez and his association with a trio named Two Man Sound.
Belgian actress, voice actress and musical theatre singer/artist, Clara Cleymans is known for starring in movies like Yummy and television series like Tegen de sterren op, Code 37, Thuis and De Ridder. Her work in Tegen de sterren op won her the Rising star award at the Flemish Television Awards. On stage, she worked in the dramatic musical theatre '40-'45.
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.
Frédéric François is a French-speaking singer and composer based in Belgium. Over the course of his illustrious career, François has performed at many sold out concerts, apart from selling more than 35 million copies worldwide.
After spending over a decade with the Belgian-Dutch musical girl group K3, Kathleen Aerts began her solo career and released singles like Zumba Yade and albums like Kathleen in symfonie and Dag Sinterklaasje. She has starred in musicals like The Little Mermaid and Snow White and in films like K3 en de Kattenprins. Additionally, she has also authored three books.
A Belgian singer, actress and host, Karen Damen gained fame as one of the original members of Belgian-Dutch Girl musical group K3 and released numerous studio albums with them. Her solo album Een Ander Spoor was released in 2018. She has worked in movies like K3 Dierenhotel and also judged talent shows like Belgium's Got Talent and The Voice Senior.
Stef Bos is a Dutch singer who currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa. Bos fell in love with Afrikaans and South African music after working with South African musicians Tandie Klaasen and Johannes Kerkorrel for an album titled Together as One, which released in 1993. He then decided to move to South Africa where he records songs in Dutch.
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.