Jan Smit (singer)
|Also known as||Jantje Smit|
|Born||31 December 1985|
|Associated acts||The Toppers & KLUBBB3|
Jan Smit (born 31 December 1985) is a Dutch singer, television host, actor and football director. Smit singing Dutch songs that fall under the genre known as Volendam music ; in addition to his career solo Smit was in 2015 part of the trio Schlager KLUBBB3 and since 2017 The Toppers. As a presenter, he is known for programs like the best singers in the Netherlands and Music Festival on the square , since 1999, Smith committed his next career also as an ambassador for SOS Children's Villages, and he sits on the board of the football club FC Volendam .
1996-2004: International success as Jantje Smit [ edit ] Jantje Smit sang four years in Volendam boys singer gave Volendam . He was discovered at the age of ten, when the band Volendam MWN a duet wanted to take with young local talent and singer Carola Smit (no relation). Jantje was chosen for this purpose, and the number Mama then a great success. Following this he was a solo single record produced by three MWN members.
This was the single I sing this song for you alone, which at number one came in the Dutch charts , this was the history of the Dutch Top 40 never happened before.  In the following two years scored Jantje Smit five hits including Daddy, where are you now . All songs were written by the members BZN Jan Keizer, Jack Veerman and Jan Tuijp .
Outside Netherlands Smit was also successful in Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy and France , he performed some time in Germany because of the wider working legislation : in the Netherlands children may legally occur only a few times a year. In Germany, he spent ten German albums from; in 2001 Smit MWN received producers and the export price, the best-selling Dutch act abroad.
2005: Just Jan Smit [ edit ] The daily life of Jan Smit was to follow in 2005 from 25 March in the reality show Just Jan Smit . This program was later that year won the Golden Televizier Ring .  With Belle Pérez, he also presented the TROS the program TROS Music Festival on the Square. As the night goes is an adaptation of Le soleil of Anny Schilder 1990, written by Cees Tol and Thomas Tol , the popularity of Smit grew huge and he scored hit after hit, starting with Laura that the first of the single top 100 earned.
On March 15, 2006 was Jan Smit the Edison Award awarded in the Amsterdam Melkweg as Best National Singer for his album Jansmit.com . On September 8, 2006 launched a second series of Just Jan Smit ; in this series, more than in the first series of attention paid to the environment of the singer.
In 2006 Jan Smit scored his third and fourth number one hit in the Dutch charts. When the morning came was on September 6 weeks 1 and December also reached Cupido first.
From September 2006 store has C & A included a clothing range named after Jan Smit. The collection is called J-style . Smit has stated his personal preference, at C & A clothing made based on that advice. 
In 2007, Smith had a fifth number one hit: On the road to happiness , from the end of September 2007 Smith was back on television with a reality show, Jan Smit, the summer passed .
In autumn 2007 there appeared a new single by Jan Smit, then follow her legs , the single reached in November, the first place in the charts and Smith was his sixth No. 1 hit in the Netherlands. The single is also Calypso, a duet with US singer John Denver ; in 2008, Smith then embarked on a major tour of the Netherlands called Jan Smit comes to you .
2007: Voting Problems [ edit ] In mid-October it was announced that Smith until the end of November could not use his voice. There was found a nodule on his vocal cords. All performances were canceled until November 29.  This Smit missed appearances at Symphonica in Rosso and the TMF Awards, but if this does pick up the award for best Dutch popact. From November of that year Smit because surgery could not sing half a year. Presentation Work for TROS pocket and his new album had to wait.  The tour Jan Smit comes to you has also shifted.
In November 2007 aired a single television Smits voice problems before surgery.
After eight months of absence Smit made his comeback at the Museum Concert at Queen's in 2008.
2008-2015: The Bombardment and 15th anniversary [ edit ] On July 14, 2008 he released his single Silence in the storm from scratch in the first place of the single top 100 visit. It was his seventh number one listing; in late 2008 he was featured in a new season of Jan Smit, the summer passed and he was team captain in the program Too cute to be true . On November 8, 2008 was When you laugh his 8th number 1 hit in the Netherlands, on February 28, 2009 was your name in the stars his 9th hit which came in at number one in the single top 100.
Where only in the Netherlands but seems better to go, success goes right back into Germany, the reason is as Smit to the fact that in Germany "real pop schmaltz or" want to hear and Smit there is between "and will not run." Meanwhile, Smith also stopped presenting television programs.  In July 2009 there appeared a duet with the singer Surinamese Damaru, Mi Rowsu (Tuintje in my heart), released for SOS Children's Villages, both in Suriname and the Netherlands reached the number 1 position.
On September 3, 2009 for Smit Bunch presented the first episode of the program, I know what you did ; in addition started the 3rd season of 20 September 2009 Jan Smit, the summer past, this time the series was shot in Italy. Live now it can come on March 6, 2010 news in the first place of the charts. Smit after The Beatles and Marco Borsato, the artist has been the longest at no. 1 in the Netherlands in the history of the weekly charts (1960–present). Smit was elected in April 2010 to Dutch mascot for Amarula , he lostte this Frans Bauer off, which was elected in 2009 mascot. The single Back in the days of his album Live came on June 19, 2010 and reached the charts within a week later on the 2nd place its highest position, the successor to see how I get home came on September 25, 2010 at the first position in the mega single top 100 within  . On January 15, 2011 was one as proud as we are also in the first week at No. 1. On September 30, 2011 appeared Do you still love me if single and a month later the collector 15 years hits , after a week Smit again reached the highest position in the Top 100 with the single. The RTL-4 program Koffietijd he received on this day a gold record for selling 10,000 copies.  brought about the same time Eddy Veerman a biography, titled The Secret Smit .
From 2011, he and Cornald Maas commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of the AVRO TROS .
In 2012 was the 15th anniversary of Jan Smit celebrated; in August, released the album "Friends", which was awarded a platinum record. Jan also had three number one hits in 2012: 1. "True Friends", his duet with Gerard Joling, 2. the song "Always There" and 3. "Turn your arms around me" (with Roos van Erkel). Also in 2011, Smith was a guest of De Toppers in the Amsterdam ArenA ; in October 2012 his fourth Jan 15th anniversary with five concerts in Ahoy Rotterdam coop Gerard Joling, Yes-R, Carola Smit and Damaru . In 2012 published a biography about the life of Jan Smit, the end of 2012 he starred in the film The Bombardment . The film was already on the day of the premiere completely cracked by critics and visitors and the ground in written (with Smits acting debut "still had the least concern of the whole movie"), but because more than one hundred thousand people to the film in the cinema visited it was still awarded the gold film status.
Since 2012 Smit presents the finest singers of the Netherlands ; in each episode, is a central one singer, which has selected a song for any other person to sing. One that is central not sing himself, but assesses the others, on June 4, 2016 there was a special edition of the program, the chief guest was one of the singers, but Smith himself. This episode was a tribute to Jan Smit because he was in motion, box 20 years.
End of February 2013 published the DVD and double CD and DVD Live in Ahoy, Jubilee Concert 2012 seen on March 17, 2013 Jan was after seven years back on German television; in the ARD program Das Frühlingsfest der Blüten 100,000 Smit presented his single Bleiben who Bist du . After the TV appearance was the single 48 hour free download, after six minutes, the site was inaccessible.
In 2012 he started working with his manager Jaap Buijs record label Vosound Records ; in addition to its self-Smit his sister to the label Monique Smit, Tim Douwsma and Gerard Joling musical connected.    
More than 70 songs by Jan Smit came in Volendam Top 1000 visit, a chart which was compiled in 2013 by a large number of local radio and television stations in New York.
As in 2011, Smith had three nights at the Amsterdam Arena during Toppers in Concert 2013 ; in 2014, Smith played a supporting role in Cops Maastricht .
In 2015 Jaap Buijs died, for that Jan hit that year a season of summer passed over and the presentation was Sterren.nl Music Festival on the square in Heerenveen (broadcast on 14 and 18 August) acquired by Frans Duijts since this episode was recorded in the week Jaap Buijs died and Jan Smit did not consider it appropriate to stand on a square full of people hopping. In November 2015 a new Christmas album Smit appeared, the album titled Christmas For Everyone includes eight Christmas classics and four new Christmas songs.
2016–present: KLUBBB3 & Toppers [ edit ]
For the third time the German market Smit tries to resurrect his career new life, the latter project Buijs is his idea when he realized in summer 2015 with the German Florian Silbereisen and Fleming Christoff act as schlager group KLUBBB3 . The debut album Vorsicht unzensiert! reached number 4 to 6 in Germany, Austria and Belgium and was also recorded in the Netherlands and Switzerland. The debut single Du schaffst das schon reached the charts in several countries.  The band was awarded on January 10, 2016 with the smago! Award, an important prize in Germany schlager music.  On January 7, 2017 they were awarded the prize Die Eins der Besten in the category Band des Jahres . The award was presented during the ARD -televisieshow Schlager-Champions - Das große Fest der Besten .  In early 2017 they came up with their album Jetzt Geht's Los Richtig at No. 1 in Germany, number two in Austria and number three in Switzerland. The Dutch single KLUBBB3 Life Dances Sirtaki, came after the performance at RTL Late Night, number 1 in the Single Top 100; in May 2017 were Messrs during Schlager Countdown - Das Große Premier Fest a platinum record for their first album Vorsicht Unsensiert and a gold record for their second album Jetzt Geht's Los Richtig! . From March 2017 KLUBBB3 toured with Das Grosse Schlager Fest - The Party of the Year by Germany, Austria and Belgium.
The Toppers is the most successful vocal band from the Netherlands, consisting of René Froger, Jeroen van der Boom, Gerard Joling giving a series of concerts every year since 2005 in the Amsterdam ArenA. Outdoor concerts occurred De Toppers regularly in various television programs, the De Toppers repertoire, during performances, mostly a mix of covers and original material. Until 2011 was Gordon joined the group.
In 2011 and 2013 Smith was a guest artist six nights in the Amsterdam ArenA during Toppers in Concert .
In September 2016 Smith spoke on radio 100% NL his love for The Toppers out. Smit also indicated when the men would not pull more De Toppers, he would like to follow one of the men. A few hours later, Jeroen van der Boom posted a video on Facebook that he and Gerard Joling, as Jan Smit, did supposedly auditioned for The Toppers. "Who says A must also say B" , let's know Toppers. 
On February 21, 2017 was finally announced that Smith would take place in De Toppers; in the Toppers in Concert - Wild West, Home Best Edition Smit is gradually introduced from 2018 and will be a full member of the group.
Smit is the host of TROS.
Smit has two sisters, one of whom, Monique, who, like her brother, sings Dutch songs.
From 2007 to 2009, he was in a relationship with actress and presenter Yolanthe .  He lived with Cabau van Kasbergen for several months. Since 2009, Smit has been in a relationship with Liza Plat, the two got married on November 11, 2011 on the island of Sint Maarten .  Smith and Plat have two children, a daughter and a son.
In December 2013 Smith joined the board of FC Volendam , he is responsible for the general affairs of the club.
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