Stan Van Samang

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Stan Van Samang
Stan Van Samang Wijgmaal.jpg
Stan Van Samang in 2006
Born (1979-03-19) 19 March 1979 (age 35)
Wijgmaal, Leuven, Belgium
Occupation actor, voice actor, singer

Stan Van Samang (19 March 1979, Wijgmaal, Leuven) is a Belgian actor and singer.[1]

Career[edit]

He played the role of 'Kevin' in one of Flanders' famous soaps called Wittekerke. Van Samang appeared in other Flemish TV series such as Flikken and Rupel, and in the Belgian movies Windkracht 10: Koksijde Rescue (Hans Herbots, 2007) and Vermist (Jan Verheyen, 2007).

In 2006, he was discovered as a music talent during the national TV shows Steracteur Sterartiest (VRT), a show in which actors sang for charity. The winner of the shows earned money for that charity.

Stan Van Samang won and got a record deal a few weeks later. On 7 March 2007 he made a record deal with EMI Group. He released his debut album Welcome Home on 23 November 2007. The album is produced by Eric Melaerts (Clouseau, Soulsister). The hit single "Scars" reached #1 for 5 weeks in the national Ultratop 50. The single was awarded a gold record.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
BEL
(Vl)

[2]
2007 Welcome Home 3 Platinum
2009 Take it from Me 5
2011 King in My Head 7
2011 Stan Van Vrijdag 46

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Certification Album
BEL
(Vl)

[2]
BEL
(Vl)
Ultratip

2007 "Scars" 1 Gold Welcome Home
"Poison" 11
2008 "Siren" 16
"Welcome Home  – 15
"This Time" 43 Take it from Me
2009 "I Didn't Know" 38
"Brand New Start"  –
2010 "Hang On"
(with Regi)
10
2011 "King in My Head"  – 3 King in My Head
"Free"  – 22
"Stand My Ground"  – 22
"Alles is liefde"  – 25
"All in My Head"  – 24 King in My Head
2012 "Zijn we alleen"
(with Laura Omloop)
 – 58
"One for the Road"  – 28
2013 "De eerste sneeuw"  – 75
2014 "Junbug" 10
Featured in
Year Single Peak positions Album
BEL
(Vl)

[2]
BEL
(Vl)
Ultratip

2010 "Is It Over You"
(Owen feat. Stan Van Samang)
 – 8

Filmography[edit]

  • Flikken (2003) TV series
  • Sedes & Belli (2003, 1st episode) TV series
  • Rupel (2004, 1st episode) TV series
  • Buitenspel (2005) English title: Gilles (movie)
  • Windkracht 10: Koksijde Rescue (2006) English: Stormforce (film)
  • Wittekerke (2003–2007) TV soap
  • Vermist (2007) (movie)
  • Vermist (2008-present) TV series

Dubbing roles[edit]

Animated films[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • TOTZ-trofee (2007, VTM)
  • Award for best performer (2007, Radio 2 Zomerhit)
  • Spetter of the year (2007, Ketnet)

Nominations[edit]

TMF Awards

  • Award for best up-coming artist (2007)
  • Award for best pop artist (2007)
  • Award for best male artist (2007)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inc., Nielsen Business Media, (2007-09-15). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 122–. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Stan Van Samang discography". ultratop.be/nl/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 

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