Juanita du Plessis

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Juanita du Plessis
Birth name Juanita Naude
Born (1972-04-26) 26 April 1972 (age 46)
Windhoek, Namibia
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, presenter
Years active 1998–present
Labels Juanita Records
Associated acts
  • Franja du Plessis
  • Ruan Josh
Website www.juanita.co.za

Juanita du Plessis (née Naude) is a famous Afrikaans country singer, born on 26 April in Windhoek, Namibia. 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.

The total sales to date of all her albums sum up to 2,400,000.[citation needed] 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.[1] 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 (Juanita Album) (platinum)
  • Ek en Jy (Ska-rumba) (3x platinum)
  • Dis waar ek wil wees (2x platinum)
  • Jy is... (3 x platinum)
  • Altyd Daar (3x platinum)
  • Bly by my (2x platinum)
  • Jou Skaduwee (2x platinum)
  • Vlieg Hoog (5x platinum)
  • Volmaakte Kring (3x platinum)
  • Bring jou Hart, duet with Theuns Jordaan (3x platinum)
  • 10 Jaar Platinum Treffers (4x platinum)
  • Engel van my hart (4x platinum)[2]
  • Wees Lig (3x platinum)
  • Hart vol Drome, duet with Theuns Jordaan (Platinum)
  • Jy Voltooi My (2xPlatinum)
  • Nashville (Platinum) [3]
  • Toe Staan Die Wêreld Stil (Platinum)
  • Koningskind (Platinum)
  • 20 Jaar - Treffers van 2008-2018

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

DVDs[edit]

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

Personal life[edit]

Juanita married Herman du Plessis and they have three children: Ruan, Mario and Franja (the last two are twins). Her brother, Pieter Naudé, is also an accomplished South African artist. Her oldest son Ruan is also an Afrikaans singer under the stage name Ruan Josh. Her only daughter Franja is also a successful Afrikaans singer and won 2 Ghoema awards in 2017.

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