Buma Export Award

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The Buma Export Award (previously Conamus Export Award) is given to the Dutch artists who have sold the most records abroad. Each year, this prize is given by the Buma Cultuur foundation which also presents the Golden Harp and Zilveren Harp awards.


The awards were first presented in 1972. They show the international prestige and popularity of Dutch singers, producers, musicians or bands. The first winners were pop duo Mouth & MacNeal, conductor Harry van Hoof and songwriter/record producer Hans van Hemert for the success of the hit single "How Do You Do". This song spent 19 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and won the R.I.A.A. gold disc on 2 August 1972.[1] Selling over a million copies in the U.S. alone, global sales exceeded two million.[1] Seven years later, Van Hemert won another Export award thanks to his brainchild: the girl group Luv'[2] .

Violinist André Rieu holds the record for the most export prizes (six). Brothers duo Bolland & Bolland and symphonic metal band Within Temptation won the award several years in a row. Jaap Eggermont received the prize twice because of his world famous Stars on 45 project. Saxophonist Candy Dulfer had three awards. Among other prestigious winners were legendary acts Golden Earring, Focus, George Baker Selection, Pussycat, Earth and Fire and Tiësto.

List of winners[edit]

Most wins[edit]

Artist Number of awards
André Rieu 6
Bolland & Bolland 5
Within Temptation 4
Candy Dulfer 3
Hans van Hemert 2
Golden Earring
Jaap Eggermont and Martin Duiser

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  1. ^ a b Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 316. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  2. ^ "Export prize for Luv' (January 1980)". http://www.archiefleeuwardercourant.nl/srch/sim.do. Retrieved 3 April 2011.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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