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Marco Borsato

Marco Borsato

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Marco Borsato
Background information

<tr><td>Born</td><td colspan="2">December 21, 1966
Alkmaar, Netherlands</td></tr><tr><td>Genre(s)</td><td colspan="2">Pop</td></tr><tr><td>Occupation(s)</td><td colspan="2">Singer</td></tr><tr><td>Years active</td><td colspan="2">1990—present</td></tr><tr><td>Website</td><td colspan="2">official website (Dutch)</td></tr>

Marco Borsato (born on December 21, 1966 in Alkmaar, the Netherlands), is one of the most famous Dutch singers. Marco Borsato previously performed in Italian, but wasn't recognized by the mainstream public until he switched to Dutch.

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[edit] Biography

Marco was born in the Wilhelmina Hospital in Alkmaar as the son of Roberto Borsato and Mary de Graaf. The family moved to Italy, where the father started up a restaurant in Garda. Marco spent a significant amount of time in Italy and speaks fluent Italian. The family is composed of another son Armando, and a daughter Sylvana.

Marco debuted as a singer after he won the Dutch Soundmixshow program on April 7, 1990 with his rehearsal of the song At This Moment by Billy Vera.

[edit] Other functions

Marco Borsato is an ambassador of the Dutch NGO War Child, which helps children in (post)conflict areas to cope with their war experiences.

[edit] Awards

[edit] Discography

[edit] Albums

Year Album Chart positions Dutch certification
(sales)
NL BEL
1990 Emozioni 48
1991 Sento -
1992 Giorno per giorno -
1994 Marco 2 2x platinum
(140,000)
1995 Als geen ander 1 4x platinum
(280,000)
1997 De waarheid 1 6x platinum
(420,000)
1998 De bestemming 1 5x platinum
(350,000)
2000 Luid en duidelijk 1 4x platinum
(280,000)
2002 Onderweg 1 3x platinum
(210,000)
2002 Onderweg: Live in De Kuip 1 Platinum
(70,000)
2004 Zien 1 1 4x platinum
(280,000)
2004 Zien: Live in de Kuip 2004 (CD/DCD) 1 Platinum
(70,000)
Total 30x platinum
(2,100,000)

[edit] Singles

Year Single Chart positions Album
NL BEL
1990 "Emozione / At This Moment" 4 Emozioni
1990 "Una donna cosi" 29 Emozioni
1991 "Sento" - Sento
1992 "Un po' bambino" 37 Giorno per giorno
1994 "Dromen zijn bedrog" 1 Marco
1994 "Waarom nou jij" 1 Marco
1995 "Je hoeft niet naar huis vannacht" 9 Als geen ander
1995 "You've Got a Friend" (with René Froger and Ruth Jacott) 3 -
1995 "Kom maar bij mij" 20 Als geen ander
1996 "Ik leef niet meer voor jou" 8 Als geen ander
1996 "Vrij zijn / Margherita" 3 Als geen ander
1996 "De waarheid" 2 De waarheid
1997 "Wereld zonder jou" (duet with Trijntje Oosterhuis) 3 De waarheid
1998 "De bestemming" 1 De bestemming
1998 "Het water / De speeltuin" 10 De bestemming
1999 "Binnen" 1 Luid en duidelijk
2000 "Wat is mijn hart" 16 Luid en duidelijk
2001 "Lopen op het water" (duet with Sita) 1 Onderweg
2002 "Zij" 11 Onderweg
2003 "Afscheid nemen bestaat niet" 1 (8) 1 (1) Zien
2004 "Voorbij" (feat. Do) 1 (3) 2 Zien
2004 "Wat zou je doen?" (duet with Ali B) 1 (4) - -
2004 "Laat me gaan" - 29 Zien
2006 "Because We Believe" (duet with Andrea Bocelli) 1 (6) 4 Amore
2006 "Rood" 1 (11) 1 (9) -
2006 "Everytime I Think of You" (duet with Lucie Silvas) 1 (3) The Same Side

[edit] Chart trajectories

  • All the following trajectories are for the Dutch Top 40 chart.
"Zij"
Week 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
Position
15
<center>14 <center>11 <center>15 <center>14 <center>17 <center>22 <center>24 <center>25 <center>25 <center>25 <center>27 <center>29 <center>27 <center>39
"Afscheid nemen bestaat niet"
Week 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Position <center>30 <center>3 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>2 <center>5 <center>4 <center>14 <center>14 <center>20 <center>25 <center>30 <center>32 <center>32
"Voorbij"
Week 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
Position <center>35 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>2 <center>2 <center>3 <center>3 <center>6 <center>8 <center>12 <center>15 <center>21 <center>24 <center>25
"Wat zou je doen?" (with Ali B)
Week 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Position <center>1 <center>1 <center>2 <center>2 <center>1 <center>1 <center>2 <center>2 <center>5 <center>6 <center>6 <center>6 <center>12 <center>22 <center>22 <center>23 <center>24 <center>31
"Because we believe"
Week 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Position <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>2 <center>3 <center>5 <center>10 <center>10 <center>12 <center>19 <center>32
"Rood"
Week 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Position <center>36 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>3 <center>4 <center>4 <center>5 <center>7 <center>7 <center>8 <center>16 <center>19 <center>24 <center>28 <center>32

[edit] External links

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