Dutch R&B Singers
List of the Best Dutch R&B Artists
Amsterdam, one of Europe’s most renowned cities, has become a hub for the rising of Dutch R&B artists in the Netherlands. Despite being a small country with a dense population of over 17 million, the local Dutch R&B singers and the genre itself have proved to be highly talented, even if it may not be the most popular music scene in Europe.
As the Dutch music industry is beginning to gain global recognition, rhythm and blues is entering into the spotlight. One of the first major appearances of R&B music in the Netherlands was with Natalie La Rose. Her single “Somebody” featuring Jeremih helped her reach international stardom and become one of the most cherished Dutch R&B artists of all time.
Today, R&B music has only grown within the Dutch music scene. Although some artists may be known for their pop or hip hop sound, and others for imitating Dancehall or Neo Soul, they all have contributed to the Rhythm and Blues genre with their unique creations.
Top 12 Dutch R&B Artists
1. Ronnie Flex
Ronnie Flex, a prominent figure in the music industry of the Netherlands, entered the scene with his first track “Tankstation” in 2013, which was followed by his debut album in 2014 named “De nacht is nog jong, net als wij voor altijd”. Since then, he has established himself as a major player in Dutch music, displaying his adaptability to a range of genres including R&B, pop, and hip-hop. He has released several popular Dutch hits such as “Fan”, “Energie”, “Is Dit Over”, “Come Again”, and “Blijf Bij Mij”.
Maan de Steenwinkel, also known as Maan, is a talented Dutch pop and R&B singer who gained recognition after winning the sixth season of The Voice of Holland. Maan has also showcased her talent on television shows like De beste zangers van Nederland and Dance Dance Dance. In January 2020, Maan released her debut album, Onverstaanbaar, which further solidified her position as a rising star in the Dutch music scene. She has since released her sophomore album, Leven, and has continued her rise in the industry.
3. Ir Sais
Ir Sais has become known for his catchy fusion of R&B, zouk, Latin, and global pop music. His breakthrough came in 2018 with the release of his single “Dream Girl.” The song gained even more popularity after a remix featuring Rauw Alejandro went viral and accumulated over 100 million streams. In 2020, the song’s success continued with a “Global Remix” featuring Sean Paul and Davido. Ir Sais began his music career at a young age and moved from his Caribbean birthplace to the Netherlands in 2009 to pursue music full-time. He has released several collections of his music on his own label and has singles such as “Pandemia” and “Midnight Boom.”
Sevdaliza is a multi-talented Iranian-Dutch singer, songwriter, producer, and visual artist. With an impressive repertoire that includes two EPs in 2015, Children of Silk and The Suspended Kid, and her debut album, ISON, in 2017, Sevdaliza has made a name for herself in the global music industry. Sevdaliza is known for her thought-provoking music videos that challenges norms and sets no limitation. A combination of R&B, dance and electronic, alternative sounds, Sevdaliza has created a sizeable catalog with multiple albums, like 2020’s Shabrang and 2018’s The Calling, and handful of fan favorite tracks.
In 2016, Tabitha made her debut with the track “Holla At Me” and has since released a total of five albums, ranging from 2018’s Gevonden In Verdwalen to 2022’s Wilde Rozen. Her most popular album to date is 2020’s Hallo Met Mij. She has collaborated with top Dutch urban music artists and has been featured on several hit songs with Dutch DJs Kriss Kross, including “Moment” and “He is van mij,” as well as “The Best Days” with Sam Feldt and “Pour Me Another One” with U.K. artists Krept & Konan. She has a range of her own popular songs, such as “Ai,” “Hallo met mij,” and “Blijf nog even hier,” showcasing her versatility in the Dutch music scene, spanning from pop to R&B.
6. Yade Lauren
Yade Lauren is popularly recognized for her collaborations with renowned Dutch urban music artists. She stepped into the music industry in 2016 by working with Yellow Claw and Jonna Fraser. Her first individual song, “Balcony,” was released in 2017. However, in 2020, she truly made a name for herself as a solo Dutch R&B artist by releasing her album Reflecties, which included tracks like “Papa” and “Magisch”.
RIMON is a talented vocalist born in Eritrea and raised in Amsterdam with a global following, stretching from the United States to Australia. She has made a name for herself with her moving songwriting abilities and unique vocal style, combining element of hip-hop, R&B, neo-soul, and dancehall. She released her debut EP BBYGURL FOCU$ in 2018, which included the hit R&B track “Grace.” Since then, she has continued to release projects, like I Shine, U Shine in 2020 and Digital Tears in 2021.
Bringing a combination of pop, R&B, and hip-hop to the Netherlands, Jayh is a Dutch singer and producer of Curaçaoan and Moroccan descent. He gained popularity as a producer with the track “Wat wil je doen” in 2005 and often collaborated with rappers and other artists. After linking with Top Notch record label in 2009 and released his mixtape Jayh.nl, which included the popular song “My baby,” Jayh began to be on his way especially after the release of his debut album Jayh Jawson in 2011.
9. Famke Louise
Famke Louise began her career as a YouTube content creator before fully dedicating herself to music. Alongside her music career, she made appearances on different reality and competition shows on Dutch television. Her debut single, “OP ME MONNIE,” was released in 2017. She has since established herself as a prominent figure in the Dutch music industry, making a mark in various genres such as pop, hip-hop, and R&B.
10. Nana Fofie
Nana Fofie, a gifted singer and songwriter of Ghanaian origin, has nurtured her musical talent since a early age. She first appeared in 2017, covering songs on YouTube. Her career has since taken off, including opening for Nicki Minaj, gaining a devoted fanbase, and accumulating millions of streams, across the globe. Some of her popular songs are “Selling Dreams,” “Carefully,” “Gonn Do,” and “It’s Alright.”
Numidia started her musical journey at a tender age and gained recognition after participating in The Voice Kids. In 2018, she joined forces with Ali B’s record label TRIFECTA to start her career. Her debut single was titled “Dana.” Throughout her career, she has collaborated with notable urban artists such as Boef, Famke Louise, Ali B, and Ronnie Flex, on the song “Meli Meli,” which made it to the top 10 on the charts. Some of her popular songs and features include “Flexxen,” “Vlinder,” “Tout Es Bon,” and “Je Hebt ‘T”.
12. Sigourney K
Sigourney K. made one of her first major appearances with the 2016 single “Sniper,” followed by a remix featuring some of the most celebrated hip-hop artists. One of the most talented Dutch R&B singers, Sigourney K has recently released her debut album, Echte Meisjes Huilen Niet, which has been making a major impact with multiple hit records, like “Vreemde Voor Mij” and “100 SMSjes.”
Honorable Mention Dutch R&B Artists
– Sarita Lorena Youtube: Sarita Lorena and Instagram: @Sarita Lorena
– Roxy Rosa Youtube: Roxy Rosa and Instagram: @Roxy Rosa
– Quessswho Youtube: Quessswho and Instagram: @Quessswho
– Jasha Rudge Youtube: Jasha Rudge and Instagram: @Jasha Rudge
– Melissa Lopes Youtube: Melissa Lopes and Instagram: @Melissa Lopes
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