If you have never been to Belgium or even if you don’t know where it is - I bet you have heard songs from Belgian artists without even knowing it. Stromae is one of the most famous contemporary artists from Belgium. Songs like “Alors on danse” or “Papaoutai” brought him to the front of the international musical scene. Nowadays, many Belgian DJs are emerging and gaining popularity. In this section we aim to present different musical genres so that it is easier for you to discover or rediscover Belgian artists we feel are worth listening to. So, we have created a list of ten Belgian singers and bands - from French variety to electro music to jazz, check them out below.
Even if he is already well-known, we never get bored of his songs, his creativity and his way-too-realistic lyrics. Born in 1985, Stromae is internationally famous today and is a national pride! His single “Alors on danse” propelled him on the global musical stage. He manages to mix a dynamic dance rhythm with very deep lyrics that address social problems that we all face. His very unique musical and clothing styles set him apart and has made him very recognizable. “Papaoutai” was one of his biggest hits. Be sure to check some more, like “Tous les mêmes”, “Formidable” or “Ta fête.”
We hope that you liked this series of Belgian artists and that you enjoyed listening to their tracks!
Belgium is also famous for its summer festivals. In July and August, dozens of festivals pop up across the territory, ranging from electro music to alternative sounds, soul and reggae to rock’n roll and even French variety. Tomorrowland is the biggest of its kind and is famous worldwide. You can be sure to see some of the DJs mentioned in this list, there.
Leave us your comments and impressions and let us know if you think of any cool Belgian artists to add. We’re always happy to discover new talents!
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