Nádine

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Nádine
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Nádine
Background information
Birth name Nádine Hoffeldt
Born (1982-02-28) 28 February 1982 (age 32)
Johannesburg
Origin South Africa
Genres Pop
Afrikaans
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1996–present
Labels King Entertainment
Associated acts Jan Smit
Spice Girls
Billy Ocean
Steve Hofmeyr
Robbie Williams
Celine Dion
Younha
Website nadine.net

Nádine Hoffeldt (born in Johannesburg, 28 February 1982)[citation needed] is a South African Afrikaans singer, best known for the hit song "Kaapse Draai".[1] She has also recorded a number of songs in English.

Life and career[edit]

Beginning her career as a teenager in 1996, Nádine has released eight albums and one DVD, with two certified platinum and four more certified gold.[citation needed] In 1997 she toured South Africa with Dutch singer Jan Smit, when her then manager Ian Bossert brought him to the country. She also performed at the "Two Nations" concert in 1997, along with the Spice Girls and Billy Ocean, for an audience that included Nelson Mandela and Prince Charles.

Nádine released her seventh solo album, Mense soos jy, in September 2005. Her Nádine 10 Years Live was nominated for Best DVD in the 2006 South African Music Awards (SAMA).[citation needed] To date, each of Nádine's albums has produced a successful song,[who?] with the latest being "Made Up My Mind".

Nádine has now released her eighth album, As Jy Wonder, produced by international songwriter and producer Steve Taylor. She wrote lyrics for many of the album's songs herself. She commented:[citation needed]

"For the past ten years of my career I left the songwriting to the songwriters, but I realize now that you can interpret your own material much better. I co-wrote seven songs with Steve Taylor . . . When I started recording last year it was discovered that I have nodules on my vocal cords and I had to do less shows, talk less (which was very difficult) and also change my way of speaking, laughing and of course singing. I am very grateful that that is now something of the past . . . We worked on the album for ten months and each one of the songs has a special meaning to me."

Nádine has recorded a number of hit songs, including "Dankie liewe Ouma", "Hoor hoe klop my hart", "Kom dans met my", "Latina", "’n Meisiekind wil ek graag bly", "Die Hemel Brand", "Alweer Iemand Anders", "Afrika Spore" and "Vive la Vida". Her best-known song, the ballad "Kaapse Draai", was nominated as one of the top five songs in the 2003 Geraas Musiek Toekenning (GMT) awards, which recognise Afrikaans music.[citation needed] She maintains a busy performance schedule with up to 120 concerts a year. After more than ten years in the South African music industry, she numbers total sales of over 350,000 CDs.[citation needed] In 2008, she was again nominated for the SAMA awards for the album, As Jy Wonder.[citation needed]

In 2010, she released her new album This Time I Know, containing the singles "This Time I Know It's For Real" and "Made Up My Mind", the latter being an English language cover of "Delete" by Younha. Her song "I Can Have You" was covered in Korean by f(x), who titled it "Mr Boogie". She has been promoting the new album within Europe over the past while, mainly in Belgium and Germany, in an attempt to expand her audience and become a more widely recognised singer.

Discography[edit]

  • Krappies & Krefies
  • Nádine
  • You & I
  • 44 Jongste Gunstelinge
  • Simply Me
  • Kaapse Draai Remix
  • Mense Soos Jy
  • As Jy Wonder
  • Nádine 10 Years Live DVD
  • This Time I Know
  • 2011: Eindeloos
  • 2012: Christmas In South Africa
  • 2014: Skildery

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roggeband, Ilza (2009). 50 stemme: die grootste name in Afrikaanse musiek (in Afrikaans). Delta Boeke. ISBN 9780908387908. Retrieved 9 August 2012. en Steve sing vir die eerste keer saam op drie liedjies wat hy vir ander kunste- naars geskryf het - "Trein na Margate" (Christo en Cobus), "Bly" (Karin Hougaard) en "Kaapse draai" (Nádine)... 

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