Over the course of the last decades many male Dutch artists have become wellknown in other countries as well. I am thinking of bands like the Golden Earring, Vandenberg and Van Halen or more recent people like Armin van Buren and Tiesto. However the Netherlands has some world class female singers as well and I would like to introduce a few to you. Now whatever you choose to do, if you skip all videos, do not skip the last one, it is amazing to put it mildly.
1: Ilse de Lange
Ilse Annoeska de Lange (born 13 May 1977) is a Dutch country and pop singer, better known as Ilse DeLange (American spelling)
Genres: Country, pop, pop rock
Instruments: Guitar, vocals
Years active 1998–present
Labels Warner (1998-2003)
Anouk Teeuwe (born 8 April 1975), professionally known by the mononym Anouk, is a Dutch singer-songwriter and producer. After her breakthrough in 1997 with the single “Nobody’s Wife”, she had numerous hit singles in the Dutch and Belgian charts, such as “R U Kiddin’ Me”, “Michel”, “Girl”, “Lost”, “Modern World”, “Three Days in a Row” and “Woman”.
Genres: Adult contemporary, alternative rock, pop rock, post-grunge, R&B, soul
Years active 1996–present
Labels Goldilox, EMI, Dino
3: Caro Emerald
Caroline Esmeralda van der Leeuw (born 26 April 1981), best known by her stage name of Caro Emerald, is a Dutch pop and jazz singer. She debuted on 6 July 2009 with her single “Back It Up”. Her 2009 single “A Night Like This” reached the number 1 position in the Netherlands.
Her debut album Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor set a new all-time Dutch chart record on 20 August 2010, spending its 30th week at number one on the country’s albums chart, beating the previous record set by Michael Jackson’s Thriller by one week.The album became the biggest selling album of 2010 in the Netherlands . In total more than a million copies have been sold. On 3 October 2010, Van der Leeuw was awarded the Dutch music prize “Edison Award” for Best Female Artist.
In April 2013, her second studio album The Shocking Miss Emerald went to No. 1 in the UK album chart, becoming her first UK No. 1 album
Genres Jazz, Pop
Years active 2007–present
Labels Grandmono Records
Now the following performer was the sensation of this years series of Holland Got Talent. This little girl won the finals with the following song. When you listen to this I might ask you to keep in mind that this girl is 9 years of age.