Popular Music by Britt Klok, Roos de Vries and Leda Pahernik


Pop music in Dutch language

  • It became famous to sing pop music in Dutch in the 50s
  • One of the most famous singers at that time was Peter Koelewijn
  • After that came some other big names like Andre Hazes and Koos Alberts
Peter Koelewijn

Rap and Hiphop

  • Rap became very popular in the 90’s
  • The first big name in the industry was ‘The Urban Dance Squad’ led by Rude Boy
  • Some famous Dutch rappers are:
    • Ali B
    • The Opposites
    • De jeugd van tegenwoordig
Ali B

Electronic / dance

  • In the 90s people started liking the DJ’s
  • Some famous Dutch DJ’s are:
    • Afrojack
    • Hardwell
    • Dj Tiësto
    • Martin Garrix

Popular artists

Douwe Bob

  • Born: 12 December 1992; Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Genres: Country folk · folk · indie folk
  • Instruments: Piano · guitar
  • Albums: 2 (Born in a storm, Pass it on)
Douwe Bob

Trijntje Oosterhuis

  • Born: 5 February 1973; Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Genres: Pop, jazz
  • Instruments: Vocal
  • Albums: 18
Trijntje Oosterhuis

Nick and Simon

  • Genres: Palingsound, Nederpop
  • Albums: 11
  • Simon Keizer:
    • Born: 16 May 1984
    • Instruments: Vocal, guitar
  • Nick Schilder:
    • Born: 6 November 1983
    • Instruments: Vocal, guitar
Nick and Simon

Jan Smit

  • Born: December 31, 1985
  • Genres: Pop music, schlager
  • Instruments: Vocal
  • Albums: 21
Jan Smit

Kensington

  • Active since 2005
  • Genres: Indierock
  • Instruments:
    • Eloi Youssef: Vocals, guitar
    • Casper Starreveld: Vocals, guitar
    • Jan Haker: Vocals, bass
    • Niles Vandenberg: Drums
  • Albums: 3 (Borders, Vultures, Rivals)
Kensington

Ilse DeLange

  • Born: May 13, 1977
  • Genres: Country, pop, rock
  • Instruments: Vocals, guitar
  • Albums: 21
Ilse DeLange