- Anouk (singer)
Infobox musical artist
Name = Anouk
Img_size = 150px
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Anouk Teeuwe
Born = birth date and age|1975|4|8
The Hague, Netherlands
Genre = Rock, Pop
Years_active = 1997–"present"
URL = [http://www.anouk.com www.anouk.com]
Anouk Teeuwe was born on
April 8, 1975, in The Hague, Netherlands.
Anouk's interest in music began because her mother was a blues singer. Anouk initially sang at weddings and parties with the band "Shotgun Wedding", prior to meeting
Barry Hayfrom the Golden Earring, a friend of her ex-husband Edwin Jansen. Hay believed Anouk to have talent, and offered to write some songs for her, one of which was Mood Indigo; written in collaboration with George Kooymans(also from the Golden Earring).
After she met
Bart van Veen, her co-writer, the pair wrote a few songs. On September 5, 1997, she released her second single, Nobody's Wife, which remained at the top of the Dutch music charts for a number of weeks. Her debut album, Together Alone also turned out to be a huge success. In 1998, Anouk won two awards from Dutch music channel TMF(The Music Factory) in addition to an Edison award. During the summer, she played at various festivals.
Her second album,
Urban Solitude, was released in November 1999, and included the single R U Kiddin' Me. This song reached the Dutch Top 100. Shortly afterwards, Anouk went to the United Statesto pursue a record deal. Negotiations with her American label (Sony) ended badly, causing her to return to the Netherlands without a deal. She released a new song, Don't, and began touring the Netherlands in February 2001.
In March 2001, she released another album,
Lost Tracks, which contained acoustic versions and B-sides from older songs, and various duets with K's Choicesinger Sarah Bettensand The Anonymous Mis. She was awarded the Popprijsaward in 2001.
In November 2002, the album
Graduated Foolwas released. This is the heaviest rock album in Anouk's career so far. Anouk received a Golden Harpin 2003.
The following full length release is called
Hotel New York(2004) and yielded a total of four singles: "Girl", "Lost", "Jerusalem" and "One Word".
Anouk moved to Cincinnati,
Ohio, in December 2005 to escape the pressures of fame. Before she left, she gave two concerts in Antwerp, Belgium, and four concerts at Ahoy' in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
April 8, her birthday, she performed for the first time in 2006 for a selected public at the Melkweg, a concert venue in Amsterdam. On Friday, 18 August, Anouk performed at the Lowlands festival, the show started with the Sacrifice. Later that evening, she did an additional acoustic gig for three songs.
Settling in Amsterdam, Anouk released her new album; "
Who's Your Momma" which she recorded with topproducer Glen Ballard(of Alanis Morissettefame). It was released on November 23, 2007 and drew comparisons with Amy Winehouse. Anouk fired her band after some problems and recruited a new one of young musicians. The first single, "Good God" was a success in the BeneluxFact|date=July 2008. The director Jonas Åkerlundshot the music videofor this single.The blogger Perez Hiltonput the song on his site because he loves the song.
The second single "I don't wanna hurt" has been released, but Anouk decided not to make a music video because the concerts take too much energy and time. "I dont wanna hurt" was a big hit in the charts, even bigger than "Good God" was.Fact|date=July 2008
In March the
music video directorMelina shot the video for the third single " Modern World" released in April. This music video was also endorsed by blogger Perez Hilton.
Remon Stotijn(aka The Anonymous Mis, frontman of the reggae/rap band Postmen) on March 16, 2004and is the mother of three children; son Benjahmin Kingsley (b. April 18, 2002), son Elijah Jeramiah (b. December 5, 2003) and daughter Phoenix Ray (born June 3, 2005). Remon wrote "Jerusalem" and the newly-released "Good God". In May, 2008, Anouk and Remon announced a "harmonious" mutual separation.
**Best New Single ("Nobody's Wife")
**Best Newcoming act
*Edison Awards: 2 awards
TMF Awards: 4 awards
**Best Single, Best Female
**Best Live Act
**Best Female Artist (vote public)
**Best Artist (vote jury)
*Edison Awards: Best Single
*Noorderslag Popprijs 2001
*Edison Awards: Best Dutch Female
*TMF Awards: Best Female
*3FM Radio Awards:
**Best Female, Schaal van Rigter (best single "Girl")
** Duiveltje (musicians vote for their best colleague)
Dutch TMF Awards: Best Female National
Belgium TMF Awards:
**Best Female Artist International
**Best Album International
**Best Video International
*MTV Awards: Best Dutch/Belgium Act
*Two medals (best female and single international "Girl") on Humo's Pop Poll 2005 Belgium
*3FM award Best Female
*Edison Award: Best Dutch Female (her 6th Edison)
Dutch TMF Awards:
**Best Female National
**Best Rock Act
Postmanft. Anouk "DownHill"
Belgium TMF Awards:
**Best Live Act International
*MTV Europe Music Awards Best Dutch Act
*That year, Dutch megastar
Marco Borsatojoined Anouk in announcing their withdrawal from future TMF Awards-nominations. "Every year the same faces can get boring".
* [http://www.anouk.com Anouk] – official website
* [http://www.anouk.nl/ Anouk Dutch Official Site]
* [http://www.guitar-music-tabs.com/anouk-tabs/ Anouk Tabs]
* [http://www.fanclub.anouk.nl/indexmain.php Official Anouk Fansite]
* [http://www.anouk.com/page/wym_discography/ Discography] - at official website
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