Stig Van Eijk

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Stig Van Eijk

Stig Andre van Eijk (born March 21, 1981 in Cali, Colombia) is a Norwegian singer, composer and lyricist.

Stig Andre van Eijk is known for his Eurovision career. In 1999 he won the Norwegian final of Melodi Grand Prix with the song "Living My Life Without You", which he wrote. In the European final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel, he came in 14th, after gaining 35 points. He is the first ever black man to represent Norway.[1][2]

The album, Where I Belong, which was released the same year, went platinum (over 30,000 copies) and reached number 6 on the VG-list Top 40 in Norway. In 2000, he was named this year's male artist (Hit awards). In 2001, he made Colombianske fredslåten, "Constructors of Peace." He also opened in 2001 B: underground club in Bergen. This club was a livekonsept with a house band who played reggae, soul and funk, and the guest appeared. In 2003, he directed the song that won "Idol" in South Africa – "Once In a Lifetime" was performed by Heinz Winckler. The song was a hit in South Africa and became double platinum (100,000 copies).[3]

"StiGi," which he is now called, is now best known as front figure in the reggae band "The Soul Express Orchestra."[4] For the last couple of years he has also been working with music in a kindergarten in Bergen.

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Preceded by
Lars A. Fredriksen
with "Alltid sommer"
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
1999
Succeeded by
Charmed
with "My Heart Goes Boom"