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Milow

Milow - © Stephanie Verbeken

born on 14/7/1981 in Leuven, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Alias Jonathan Vandenbroeck

Links www.milow.com (English)

Milow (singer)

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Milow (singer)
Born July 14 1981

Jonathan Vandenbroeck (born 14 July 1981 in Borgerhout), better known by his stage name Milow, is a Belgian singer-songwriter.

Biography

Milow was first heard on the 2004 Humo's Rock Rally competition. His performance was awarded with a position in the finals but just out of reach of a top three position.

In 2006, Milow produced his first album The Bigger Picture together with Nigel Powell (from the British group Unbelievable Truth). The first single from the album, "One Of It", was played frequently on the radio station Studio Brussel. The second single "You Don't Know" reached #3 in the Ultratop 50.[1]

Flemish newspaper De Standaard offered Milow a column in their online edition. Milow still writes in this blog titled Off the Record about his songs and events in his life. On 28 June 2007, Milow was the opening act on Rock Werchter.

In September 2008 Milow released a cover version of "Ayo Technology", a song originally written and recorded by 50 Cent, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland. The sexually charged, tongue-in-cheek video for "Ayo Technology" has proved a huge sensation online where it has received over 45 million plays on YouTube alone. The single reached #1 in Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and Denmark, as well as a #1 position on the Spotify Top List.[2] More than 300,000 copies were sold in Germany alone,[3] worldwide more than 600,000 copies. Milow sold also over 400,000 copies of his album Milow.[4]

As of 17 December 2010, "Ayo Technology" was ranked No. 6 in CKOI/Montreal's Top 100 songs of the year, according to Mediabase 24/7.

Milow spent a year as an exchange student in California, USA with the AFS Intercultural Programs.

Milow set a world record[5][6] by performing in front of 50 mine workers at the bottom of the Pyhäsalmi Mine, 1,430 meters below sea level.

His single "You don't know" was the 48th best-selling single of 2009 in Germany.[7] The self-titled album Milow was the 16th best-selling album of 2009 in Germany.[8]

Milow recorded a duet with Norwegian singer/songwriter Marit Larsen entitled "Out of My Hands". The song was originally contained in Milows album Coming of Age released in 2008 in Belgium. The duet version featuring Marit was released on 12 February 2010 via Milows Myspace page and Marit's YouTube page.

Live Band

In his live performances, Milow is surrounded by musicians and singers.

  • Milow (Jonathan Vandenbroeck) Acoustic guitar/Lead singer
  • Nina Babet Voice/Percussions
  • Joris Caluwaerts Keyboard
  • Jasper Hautekiet Bass
  • Frederik Van Den Berghe Drums
  • Tom Vanstiphout Guitar/Voice

Discography

Albums

Album Year Charts Certification[9]
The Bigger Picture 2006 #10 (B)
#78 (NL)
Gold (Belgium)
Coming of Age 2008 #1 (B)
#17* (NL)
Gold (B)
Milow 2009 #26 (B)
#3 (GER)
#38 (SWE)
#17 (NL)
#4 (SUI
#10 (AUT))
#17 (FRA)
3x Gold (Germany)
North and South 2011 #5 (B)
#5 (SUI)
#4 (GER)
#3 (NL)
#12 (AUT)
#83 (CAN)
Gold (Germany)

Live album

Album Year Charts Certification[9]
Maybe Next Year 2009 #17 (NL)

Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
BEL (Vl) BEL (Wa) NED GER AUT SUI SWE DEN FIN FRA ITA SPA POR CZE[10] SLK[11] TUR ROM[12]
2005 "More Familiar"
Milow (DE, AT, CH)
"One of It"
65
2006 "Excuse to Try"
"Landslide"
The Bigger Picture
"You Don't Know"
3
64
8
15
21
8
40
54
93
2007 "Dreamers and Renegades"
24
2008 "The Ride"
41
Coming of Age / Milow (GER, AT, CH)
2009 "Ayo Technology"
1
5
1
2
2
1
1
1
10
8
5
1
12
5
11
18
47
Milow
2010 "Out of My Hands" (feat. Marit Larsen)
19
44
21
2010 "Never Gonna Stop"
2
North and South
2011 "You and Me (In My Pocket)"
6
20
34
3
12
10
"Little In The Middle"
28
87
11

Awards in Belgium

Radio 2

2007

  • Zomerhit Newcomer

TMF-awards

2007

  • Best New Artist National

Music Industry Awards

2007

  • Best Music Video
  • Best Song (for "You Don't Know")
  • Best New Artist

2008

  • Best Music Video
  • Best Song (for "Ayo Technology")
  • Best Pop
  • Best Male Solo Artist
  • Ultratop Download Award (Most Downloaded Award)

Awards outside Belgium

MTV Europe Music Awards

2009

  • Best Dutch & Belgian Act (Nominated)[13]

European Border Breakers Award

2010

  • Best Selling Belgian Artist in Europe
  • Public Choice Award

Swiss Music Awards

2010

  • Best International Newcomer of 2009

Photo gallery

Notes

External links

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