Sabrina Starke

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Sabrina Starke
Starke, in the Mezz, Breda, the Netherlands
December 6, 2009
Background information
Born (1979-08-09) August 9, 1979 (age 37)
Paramaribo, Suriname
Origin Rotterdam, Netherlands
Genres Soul, folk, jazz, R&B
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocalist
Years active 2008 – Current
Labels Blue Note, EMI
Website Sabrina Starke official website

Sabrina Starke (born August 9, 1979, Paramaribo, Suriname) is a Surinamese-Dutch singer/songwriter from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her style is a mix of soul, folk, rhythm & blues and jazz.


Her debut album, Yellow Brick Road was released on October 1, 2008. It was produced and recorded in Los Angeles, California by Dutch producers Beat Royalty (Chris Kooreman and Edo Plasschaert) and mixed in Burbank, California by three-time Grammy nominee Brad Gilderman.

The first single from the album, "Do For Love" was not only a hit song in the Netherlands[citation needed] but also became very popular in France as the theme tune of the TV show Fortune.[1]

On October 27, 2008 Starke signed with Blue Note, which re-released Yellow Brick Road. On March 9 the album went gold in the Netherlands.[citation needed]

She has won the 2008 Edison Award Best Newcomer.[2]


  • 2008: Yellow Brick Road
  • 2010: Bags & Suitcases
  • 2012: Outside The Box
  • 2013: Lean on Me
  • 2015: Sabrina Starke[3]


Year Single Album Peak position
Dutch Top 40 Dutch Top 100
2008 "Do for Love" Yellow Brick Road - 10
2009 "Foolish" - -
"A Woman's Gonna Try" - 18
2010 "Home Is You" - 82
"Sunny Days" Bags & Suitcases - 72
2011 "Meer Kan het Niet Zijn" (with BLØF) 30 32
2012 "Backseat Driver" Outside the Box - 45


Year Nomination Organization Result
2008 Best Newcomer Edison Award Won


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