Amor Vittone

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Amor Vittone
Birth name Amor Ines Vittone
Born (1972-03-16) March 16, 1972 (age 45)
Origin South Africa
Genres Afrikaans / English / pop
Years active 1998 – present
Website www.amor.co.za

Amor Vittone (born 16 March 1972 as Amor Ines Vittone) is a South African singer.

Biography[edit]

Amor Vittone was born March 16, 1972 in Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa.[1] She was head girl at her high school, where she excelled both in sport and academically. She completed her Honours degree in Communication (cum laude) at the Rand Afrikaans University and is a former Miss Johannesburg.

Vittone won the South African Modern and Tap Dance championships for seven consecutive years. She has been in productions of West Side Story at the State Theatre in Pretoria, as well as Richard Loring's production of Girl Talk.[citation needed] In addition, she has presented or hosted the following programmes on national television:

  • "Legkaart Bonanza",
  • "Junior Topsport",
  • M-Net's "Spot-on",
  • "Mainly for Men" on E.tv,
  • "Road to Riches" and the National Lotery draw on SABC 2,
  • "Top Billing",
  • "In die kryt met Joost en Amor" on KykNET and M-Net,
  • "ABSA game show" on SABC 3 and
  • "Verimark Quiz show" on M-Net.

Vittone is at present a choreographer, MC, motivational speaker and singer. She has featured on numerous South African magazine's front pages. These include: "Fair Lady", "Keur", Huisgenoot, "You", Sarie, "Finesse", FHM, "Insig", "Vroue Keur", "De Kat", "Tydskrif Rapport", "Sunday Times Magazine", "Personality", "Directions", "Longevity", Rooi Rose, "Die Lig", "Baba en Kleuter" and "Marie Claire".

Music[edit]

Vittone's debut album, Wild Cherry Kisses, was released in 1998 through EMI. It was followed up with Dance in Colours and Young Forever. In February 2005 her fourth album, Amor, was released by Gallo Music Record Company. Her first Afrikaans album, Voluit was released in September 2006 by Select Music.

Voluit reached gold status within six months (more than 20,000 units sold) and Vittone was nominated for a South African Music Association award in the category Beste Afrikaanse Popalbum. She was the only female artist to be nominated in this category. The video of "Voluit Lewe" also received an accolade for the best Afrikaans DVD in May 2007 during the Afrikaans music awards ceremony in South Africa. Vittone was also nominated for a "Crystal" award in the category "Hottest S.A. Artist" during June 2007.

At the "Huisgenoot Tempo-toekennings", Vittone was nominated in the category favourite female artist and "Voluit Lewe" was nominated as favourite song of the year. At the Vonk Afrikaans music awards, she was nominated as best female artist of 2007.

"Glo altyd aan more" was released in September 2009.

Personal life[edit]

She married former Springbok rugby captain, Joost van der Westhuizen on 20 October 2002, but separated in 2008. They have a son and a daughter together.[2]

Discography[edit]

  • "Die Tyd is nou" (2015)
  • "Grootste Treffers (2011)
  • Glo Altyd aan Môre (2009)
  • This Was Then : Amor Greatest Hits (2009, EMI)
  • Voluit (2006, SELECT)
  • Surrender (2005)
  • Amor (2004, RPM)
  • Young Forever (2002, EMI)
  • Dance in Colours (2000)
  • Wild Cherry Kisses (1999, EMI)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://whoswho.co.za/amor-vittone-6336
  2. ^ who's who SA, visited on 13 March 2010.
  3. ^ Vetseun.co.za Archived June 1, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., visited on 13 March 2010.

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