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K3

Band, *1998
Pop and Children's Music

Flemish vocal trio with a Dutch repertoire, mainly aimed at pre-adolescent children. The name of the group is derived from the names of the three original Flemish members: Karen Damen, Kristel Verbeke and Kathleen Aerts. K3 started by Niels William. Initially, women in their twenties were the target audience, which is noticeable in early K3 song lyrics. Their first single, "Wat Ik Wil", was not very successful. In 1999, K3 participated with the song "Heyah Mama" in the live television shows to select the Belgian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. The song was not selected but was released as a single and became the band's first big hit. About a year after becoming famous in Flanders, K3 also became famous in the Netherlands. Notable hits are "Alle Kleuren", "Hippie Shake", "Tele-Romeo", "Toveren", "Oya Lélé" and "MaMaSé!". K3 is noted for being the first pop act to break through to the top of the charts without receiving any airplay from regular music television channels. Niels William's marketing concept was based on promotion via children and cartoon channels like Fox Kids. Since 2002 the band is managed by Studio 100, a Flemish television production company for Dutch and Belgian children's programs. Kathleen Aerts left the group on 23rd March 2009. On the 3rd Ocober 2009 K3 became Flemish/Dutch as the Dutch Josje Huisman was chosen as K3's new member through a reality show called K2 zoekt K3. On 18 March 2015 at 3 PM, K3 officially announced that all three band members would stop and that the band would restart with three new band members selected through a reality show called K3 zoekt K3. On Friday 6th November around 10.30 PM, after several selection weeks, the reality show winners, Hanne Verbruggen, Marthe De Pillecyn and Klaasje Meijer won the finals and form the 'new' K3. The blond member, Klaasje, is from Holland. Marthe and Hanne are from Belgium. Two K3 groups will be simultaneously active from 6th November 2015 until 8th May 2016: the 'old' K3, Karen, Kristel and Josje appear on stage giving their farewell tour together with the 'new' K3 Klaasje, Marthe and Hanne. From 9th May 2016 K3 continues with the renewed occupation Klaasje, Marthe and Hanne.

     
Members
PortraitKaren Damen
voc *1974 BE
PortraitKathleen Aerts
voc *1978 BE
PortraitKristel Verbeke
voc *1975 BE
PortraitJosje Huisman
voc *1986 NL
PortraitMarthe De Pillecyn
voc *1996 BE
PortraitHanne Verbruggen
voc *1994 BE
PortraitKlaasje Meijer
voc *1995 NL
Popular Tracks   
Mango Mango on Vleugels by K3
Oya Lélé on Oya lélé by K3
Vleugels on Vleugels by K3
Waterval on Waterval by K3
10.000 Luchtballonnen on 10.000 Luchtballonnen by K3
Hart Verloren on Oya lélé by K3
Visje in het water on Vleugels by K3
Tjikke boem on Waterval by K3
Beter als je danst on Beter als je danst by K3
Trouwen on Ya Ya Yippee by K3

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Band Membership
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Roller DiscoK32018Album
Pina ColadaK32017Single
Love CruiseK32017Album
UshuaiaK32016Album
JodeleeK32016Single
UshuaiaK32016Single
Eyo! (Dauwe & Vancoillie Remix)K32015Single
10.000 LuchtballonnenK32015Album
10 000 LuchtballonnenK32015Single
Het Beste Van K3K32015Compil.
K3 Loves YouK32015Single
K3 Kan Het! ShowK32015Album
K3 Kan Het!K32014Single
Loko Le (Remix)K32014Single
Mode MeidenK32013Album
Loko LeK32013Album
Loko LeK32013Single
Eya Hoya!K32013Single
De Beste ClipsK32013Album
Koning Willem-AlexanderK32013Single
15 JaarK32013Compil.
Waar Zijn Die EngeltjesK32012Single
EngeltjesK32012Album
K3 En Het DroombedK32012Album
K3 HitsK32012Compil.
K3 In Concert - Live In AhoyK32012Album
Alice In Wonderland - De MusicalK32011Single
Eyo!K32011Album
Show - De WondermachineK32011Album
Alice In Wonderland (De Musical)K32011Album
Studio 100 CD-Collectie 1 - K3 De Grootste HitsK32011Compil.
Alice In Wonderland (De Musical Met K3)K32011Single
Eyo!K32011Single
VerliefdK32010Single
Hallo K3 Vol. 2K32010Album
Hallo K3K32010Single
K2 Weer K3K32010Album
Hallo K3 Vol. 1K32010Album
K3 En Het WensspelK32010Album
Mamasé ShowK32010Album
Vakantiehits 2K32009Compil.
MaMaSé!K32009Album
MaMaSé!K32009Single
Zing En Dans Mee Met K3K32008Album
De Revolutie!K32008Single
K3 En Het ToverhartK32008Album
VakantiehitsK32008Compil.
Je Mama Ziet Je GraagK32008Single
KusjesdagK32007Single
K3's Clip ParadeK32007Album
K3 En Het Heksenexamen - ShowK32007Album
KusjesK32007Album
Dokter DokterK32006Single
Ya Ya YippeeK32006Album
Ya Ya YippeeK32006Single
K3 In AhoyK32006Album
K3 En Het IjsprinsesjeK32006Single
De Wereld RondK32005Album
Kuma HéK32005Album
Borst VooruitK32005Single
Kuma HeK32005Single
VakantiehitsK32005Compil.
SuperheroK32004Single
5 Jaar - Hun Grootste Hits !K32004Compil.
5 JaarK32004Album
Hart VerlorenK32004Single
De Wereld RondK32004Album
Studio 100 Cd-Collectie 3/10 - Het Beste Van De 3 Biggetjes !K32004Compil.
Zou Er Iemand Zijn Op Mars ?K32004Single
LiefdeskapiteinK32004Single
Vertel-cd Met 2 SprookjesK32003Single
Oya LéléK32003Single
De 3 BiggetjesK32003Single
K3 Show - Toveren TourK32003Album
Doornroosje - De MusicalK32003Album
Oya LéléK32003Album
K3 In WonderlandK32003Album
Frans LiedjeK32003Single
Kuma Hé / Toveren / De 3 BiggetjesK32003Single
VerliefdK32002Single
Tele-Romeo ...En Meer!K32002Album
Toveren (Uit De Musical Doornroosje)K32002Single
PapapaK32002Single
VerliefdK32002Album
FeestK32002Single
Hippie ShakeK32001Single
Tele-RomeoK32001Single
Mama's En Papa'sK32001Single
Ster Aan De HemelK32001Single
Alle Kleuren ...En Meer!K32001Album
Je Hebt Een VriendK32001Single
Tele-RomeoK32001Album
30 Hits In 1 BoxK32001Album
Blub, Ik Ben Een Vis!K32001Single
Alle KleurenK32000Single
Oma's Aan De TopK32000Single
LeonardoK32000Single
Yippee YippeeK32000Single
Op Elkaar (Remix 2000)K32000Single
Alle KleurenK32000Album
Heyah MamaK32000Album
ParelsK31999Album
Yeke YekeK31999Single
Heyah MamaK31999Single
I Love You BabyK31999Single
I Love You BabyK31999Single
Wat Ik WilK31998Single
K3 In NederlandK3Album
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