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Juanita du Plessis

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Juanita du Plessis
Birth nameJuanita Naudé
BornApril 26 1972 [a]
Windhoek, South West Africa
GenresAfrikaans country pop
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1998–present
LabelsJuanita Records
Websitejuanitaduplessis.co.za

Juanita du Plessis (née Naudé; born April 26[a]) is a Namibian Afrikaans country singer. She became known for her song Ska-Rumba. Du Plessis' singing career began in 1998 with her debut album Juanita. That year she won the CMA (Country Music Association in Namibia) awards as best singer, best songwriter and the Association's Award for outstanding achievement.

Her record sales total over 3,000,000.[1] In 2010 she received a South African Music award in the category Best Afrikaans DVD for her 10 Year Hit Celebration Production. The DVD contains her most successful hits over the first 10 years of her singing career. She was also crowned the most popular female artist for the seventh consecutive year at the Huisgenoot's Tempo Awards ceremony in Johannesburg during 2011.[2] In 2018 she celebrated 20 years in the music industry, releasing a greatest hits album 20 Jaar – Treffers van 2008–2018.

Albums[edit]

  • Young Hearts (platinum)
  • Ek en Jy (Ska-rumba) (3× platinum)
  • Dis waar ek wil wees (2× platinum)
  • Jy is... (3 x platinum)
  • Altyd Daar (3× platinum)
  • Bly by my (2× platinum)
  • Jou Skaduwee (2× platinum)
  • Vlieg Hoog (5× platinum)
  • Volmaakte Kring (3× platinum)
  • Bring jou Hart, duet with Theuns Jordaan (3× platinum)
  • 10 Jaar Platinum Treffers (4× platinum)
  • Engel van my hart (4× platinum)[3]
  • Wees Lig (3× platinum) (SA No. 1[4])
  • Hart vol Drome, duet with Theuns Jordaan (Platinum)
  • Jy Voltooi My (2× Platinum) (SA No. 3[5])
  • Nashville (Platinum) (SA No. 15[6][7])
  • Toe Staan Die Wêreld Stil (Platinum) (SA No. 7[8])
  • Koningskind (Platinum) (SA No. 7[9])
  • Kaalvoetkinners (Juanita du Plessis, Franja du Plessis & Ruan Josh) Goud
  • 20 Jaar – Treffers van 2008–2018
  • Dis Tyd (SA No. 1) Goud
  • Sing country (Juanita du Plessis, Franja du Plessis, Ruan Josh)

Several albums are in Afrikaans and the titles of these are kept in the original language.

DVDs[edit]

  • Juanita Op haar Beste (direct, 4× platinum)
  • Altyd daar DVD (2× platinum)
  • Bring jou hart, duet with Theuns Jordaan (5× platinum)
  • 10 Jaar Platinum Treffers DVD (3× platinum)[3]
  • Tydloos... Die Musiekvideo's (platinum)
  • Hart vol Drome, duet with Theuns Jordaan (2× platinum)
  • Tydloos 2 (Die Musiekvideo's)

Personal life[edit]

Du Plessis was born on April 26[a] in Windhoek, South West Africa (present-day Namibia). She and her husband Doepie have three children: Ruan (son) and twins Mario (son) and Franja (daughter).[10] Franja[11] and Ruan Josh are both singers.[12]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Reliable sources have not reported the year of her birth

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Juanita du Plessis – Music on Google Play". Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Juanita still most popular". Channel24. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Juanita du Plessis". Archived from the original on 21 November 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  4. ^ "SA Top 20 (July 9, 2011)" (in Afrikaans). Recording Industry of South Africa. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  5. ^ "SA Top 20" (in Afrikaans). Recording Industry of South Africa. Archived from the original on 5 March 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  6. ^ "SA Top 20". SABC. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  7. ^ "CD: Juanita du Plessis – Jy voltooi my". huisgenoot.com. Archived from the original on 14 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  8. ^ "SA Top 20" (in Afrikaans). Recording Industry of South Africa. Archived from the original on 18 August 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  9. ^ "SA Top 20". SABC. Archived from the original on 10 September 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Juanita du Plessis : Biografie" [Juanita du Plessis : Biography]. juanitaduplessis.com (in Afrikaans). Archived from the original on 4 May 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  11. ^ Fockema, Marisa (5 January 2017). "Gewilde Afrikaanse sangeres verlief en verloof" [Popular African singer in love and engaged]. Huisgenoot (in Afrikaans).
  12. ^ Juanita du Plessis and family brings Meer as ’n Melodie. The Citizen.

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