Gers Pardoel

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Gers Pardoel
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Background information
Birth name Gerwin Pardoel
Also known as Gers Pardoel; Gers
Born (1981-05-12) 12 May 1981 (age 33)
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Genres Nederhop
Occupation(s) Rapper, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels TopNotch, Universal Music
Associated acts Postman, The Partysquad, Phatt, Guus Meeuwis
Website gerspardoel.nl

Gerwin Pardoel (born 12 May 1981), better known by his stage name Gers Pardoel or mononymously as Gers,[1] is a Dutch rapper. He rose to fame in 2009, due to his successful collaboration with The Opposites on the single Broodje Bakpao. Pardoel's debut studio album, Deze Wereld Is Van Jou, was released in November 2011 and was certified gold by the NVPI.[2] The Nederhop artist is best known for his number-one single "Ik Neem Je Mee".

Biography[edit]

1981–2002: Early life[edit]

Gerwin Pardoel was born on 12 May 1981 in Nijmegen, thirty-five minutes before his younger twin brother Robbie. When Pardoel was young, his father was purchaser at a nursing home. Later, his father went working for the theme park De Efteling in Kaatsheuvel. His mother was housewife and took care of the children.[1]

When Pardoel was 17 years old, his life was rudely disturbed by his mother's death. She died from cancer. His life was turned upside down and the relation with his father deteriorated enormously. To escape from his difficult home situation, Pardoel looked for refuge in roller skating. He was a very fanatical roller skater and wanted to reach the Dutch roller skating top. Together with Steffen Haars and Huub Smit (nowadays known as the characters of New Kids), he practiced almost every day in an inline skate hall in 's-Hertogenbosch. The hall became a "new home" for Pardoel. He reached the ninth position in a national roller skating competition.[1][3]

2002–2010: Career beginnings[edit]

Pardoel became interested in hip hop. In Rotterdam, he met rapper Postman (Remon Stotijn). Postman and his then-wife Anouk helped him to discover the world of hip hop. They made up Pardoel's stage name Gers. Despite the fact that the name Gers is very similar to his own name Gerwin, "gers" also means "cool" or something like that in Rotterdam dialect. Postman highly influenced Pardoel's performing stile.[1][3]

Pardoel improved his rapping skills and began developing himself as a producer. He started working on songs for a future album. At some point, Pardoel showed his old friend Steffen Haars (who had become director of New Kids in the meantime) some of his raps. Haars was impressed and put him in touch with rappers Sef and Big2. That resulted in the recording of the song "Broodje Bakpao". The hit single, which was included in the soundtrack of the movie New Kids Turbo and reached the first position in the Mega Single Top 100, resulted in an enormous rise of fame for Pardoel. Due to this success, Pardoel received a recording contract at Dutch label TopNotch.[1][4] The next success for Pardoel was the single "Ik Ga Hard". This song, by The Partysquad featuring Gers Pardoel, Adje, Jayh and Reverse, became a popular song among teenagers.

2011–present: Deze Wereld Is Van Jou[edit]

On 14 October 2011, Pardoel released his debut studio album Deze Wereld Is Van Jou. After a lot of work (the recordings of the album started already in 2009), the release was finally there. The second single of the album, "Ik Neem Je Mee", became a great success and reached the number-one position in both the Dutch Top 40 and the Mega Single Top 100. The album was certified gold.[2]

Discography[edit]

Gers Pardoel discography
Releases
Studio albums 1
Singles 6

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
NL
[5]
BEL
(FLA)

[6]
Deze Wereld Is Van Jou 3 7
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NL
Top 40

[7]
NL
Top 100

[5]
BEL
(FLA)

[6]
"Morgen Ben Ik Rijk" 2011 61 Deze Wereld Is Van Jou
"Ik Neem Je Mee" 1 1 2
"Bagagedrager"
(featuring Sef)
2012 2 2 3
"Zijn" 27 35 27
"Liever Dan Lief"
(with Doe Maar)
7 5 Non-album single
"#VFD" 2013 De Toekomst Is Van Ons
"Louise" 2014 20 11
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Featured singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NL
Top 40

NL
Top 100

[5]
BEL
(FLA)

[6]
"Broodje Bakpao"
(The Opposites featuring Gers and Sef)
2009 2 1 3 Succes / Ik Ben Twan
"Ik Ga Hard"
(The Partysquad featuring Adje, Gers, Jayh and Reverse)
2011 16 8 Non-album single
"Nergens Zonder Jou"
(Guus Meeuwis featuring Gers Pardoel)
5 5
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Gers Pardoel awards and nominations
Awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations
3FM Awards
2 5
3VOOR12 Awards
0 1
Edison Awards
0 1
Mega Awards
1 1
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards
0 1
State Awards
0 4
TMF Awards
2 2
Totals
Awards won 5
Nominations 14

Gers Pardoel has been nominated for several Dutch awards since 2010.

3FM Awards[edit]

The 3FM Awards is an annual awards ceremony by the Dutch radio station 3FM. Pardoel has been nominated for five awards in 2012 and won two awards of them.[11][12]

Year Recipient Award Result
2012 "Ik Neem Je Mee" Best Single Nominated
Deze Wereld Is Van Jou Best Album Nominated
Gers Pardoel Best Hiphop Artist Nominated
Best New Artist Won
3FM Serious Talent Award Won

3VOOR12 Awards[edit]

Every year, the Dutch multimedia platform 3VOOR12 composes a top 100-list of the best songs of the year. Pardoel's song "Ik Neem Je Mee" ended at the 20th position in the list of 2011, while Gotye's song "Somebody That I Used to Know" ended at the first position and became Song of the Year 2011.[13]

Year Recipient Award Result
2011 "Ik Neem Je Mee" Song of the Year 20th

Edison Music Awards[edit]

The Edison Music Awards is an annual Dutch music awards ceremony. The awards are for outstanding achievements in the music industry. It is one of the oldest music awards ceremonies in the world, having been presented since 1960. Pardoel has been nominated once for an Edison Music Award.[14]

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 "Broodje Bakpao" (with The Opposites and Sef) Best Single Nominated

Mega Awards[edit]

The Mega Award is awarded every year to the best Dutch artist of the year. It's iniated by 3FM, TROS and GfK Dutch Charts. Pardoel received the Mega Award in 2011.[15]

Year Recipient Award Result
2011 Gers Pardoel Mega Award 2011 Won

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards[edit]

The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards is an annual awards show that airs on Nickelodeon that honors the year's biggest television, movie and music acts, as voted by Nickelodeon viewers. Pardoel has been nominated for one of the Netherlands Kids Choice Awards 2012.[16] In 2013 he was nominated as well and won the award.

Year Recipient Award Result
2012 Gers Pardoel Favourite star: Netherlands/Belgium Nominated

State Awards[edit]

The State Awards are awards for Dutch hip hop and urban artists. The ceremony is held every year since 2008. Pardoel has been nominated four times in 2010 and 2011.[17][18][19]

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 "Broodje Bakpao" (with The Opposites and Sef) Best Single Nominated
Gers Pardoel Rookie of the Year Nominated
2011 "Morgen Ben Ik Rijk" Best Single Nominated
Gers Pardoel Best Artist Nominated

TMF Awards[edit]

The TMF Awards are presented annually by Dutch music channel The Music Factory. Pardoel received two awards.[20]

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 "Broodje Bakpao" (with The Opposites and Sef) Best Video Won
Super Chart Award Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Biografie" (in Dutch). gerspardoel.nl. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Roggeveen, Herman (15 January 2012). "Gers Pardoel ziet debuutalbum goud worden" (in Dutch). nlpop.blog.nl. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Snoeijs, Thomas. "Interview Gers Pardoel". OOR1 (in Dutch). Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Opposites feat. Gers & Sef - Broodje Bakpao (nummer)". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "Gers Pardoel discography" (in Dutch). Dutch Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c "Gers Pardoel discography". ultratop.be/nl/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Gers Pardoel discography" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "PLATINA SINGLE VOOR GERS PARDOEL!". top-notch.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Gers Pardoel ontvangt platina in België!". Schimmel, Ivo (in Dutch). shownu.nl. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "GERS PARDOEL scoort goud met Bagagedrager!" (in Dutch). desterrenparade.nl. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "3FM Awards 2012: nominaties bekend, stembussen geopend" (in Dutch). LiveXS. 14 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "Racoon, GBTTZ, Gers grote winnaars 3FM Awards" (in Dutch). 3FM. 12 April 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  13. ^ "Gotye wint 3VOOR12 Song van het Jaar 2011" (in Dutch). VPRO. 15 December 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "Dio, Sef & The Opposites genomineerd voor Edison Awards" (in Dutch). Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  15. ^ "Gers Pardoel wint Mega Award 2011" (in Dutch). NU.nl. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "Favoriete ster, Nederland en België" (in Dutch). kca.nickelodeon.nl. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  17. ^ "Breng je stem uit voor de State Awards!" (in Dutch). revu.nl. 19 October 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  18. ^ "Gers is genomineerd door Statemagazine als "Rookie of the Year"" (in Dutch). gerspardoel.nl. 21 October 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  19. ^ "Genomineerden State Awards bekend" (in Dutch). 3 October 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  20. ^ "Winnaars TMF Awards bekend" (in Dutch). artiestennieuws.nl. 27 June 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 


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