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Kurt Darren has paid his dues, and since the release of his debut album For Your Precious Love (1995), followed by a series of pop work in English, Kurt hit it big time with his Afrikaans debut Net Jy Alleen (Only You) in 2002.
His 21 studio albums and three DVD’s showcase versatile talent (doing all the background singing and harmonies himself!), smooth vocal ability, unique style and virile personality.
Whatever Kurt Darren does, the keyword is quality. He is an accomplished, versatile performer and songwriter, dedicated to his craft and his audiences. This gentleman carries his success with modesty and pride!
Kurt Darren is used to innovation and recognition. He has paid his dues. He is living proof that there is life after a mega hit. His party smash hit Meisie Meisie was followed by numerous other hits, perhaps the most well-known Loslappie and Kaptein (up-tempo) and Hemel op Tafelberg (ballad). His English hits Standing on the edge and My Facebook song have become favourites on English radio (Kurt wrote many of his hits in collaboration with Don Kelly and Marc Brendon). Kurt is currently one of the most popular and busiest artists on local hit parades, stages and festivals around the country.
Kurt has proudly reached the top of mainstream popular music in South Africa, especially in the Afrikaans market. With his guy-next-door image and designer looks he’s also gaining appreciative support amongst English speaking fans, especially with the release of his album Smiling back at me, which reached the second spot on the official Hit Parade. The repertoire of his CD’s are a carefully and balanced selection of soothing ballads and up-tempo songs in both Afrikaans and English. He offers his loyal fans a variety of popular catchy tunes and contemporary dance beats. Kurt Darren continues to impress his audiences.
Products and Services Overview
For Your Precious Love (1995)
Just When I Needed You Most (1997)
Kurt Darren (1998)
Since I Found You (2000)
Net Jy Alleen (2001)
Meisie Meisie (2002)
IO-meisie: single (2002)
Sê Net Ja (2003)
Staan Op (2004)
Gift Box Set (2004)
Vat my, maak my joune (2005)
Gift Box Set (2005)
Lekker Lekker (2006)
Voorwaarts Mars (2007)
30 Goue Sokkietreffers (2008)
Uit die diepte van my hart (2008)
Smiling Back At Me (2009)
Die Beste Medisyne (2009)
Met Liefde/With Love (2010)
Oos-Wes Tuis Bes Deluxe-uitgawe (2010)
Kurt Kaptein se platinum treffers (2011)
In jou oe (2012)
Op Toer (2005)
Treffers Live (2008)
Die video’s (2008)
AWARDS Several nominations (including MTN Song of the Year, twice) aside, these are the numerous awards Kurt Darren won. The Tempo Awards are decided by readers; the SAMA and VONK by judges.
2003 GTM Song of the Year: Meisie Meisie
2005 GTM Best Pop Album of the Year: Staan Op!
2006 Vonk Award Album of the Year: Vat my, maak my joune
2006 Vonk Award Best Music Video: Alleen
2007 Huisgenoot Tempo Award Top Seller of 2006
2007 SAMA Award Best Afrikaans Dance Album: Lekker Lekker
2008 Huisgenoot Tempo Award Most Popular Male Artist
2008 Huisgenoot Tempo Award Dance Album of the Year: Voorwaarts Mars
2009 Huisgenoot Tempo Award Best Dance Album, Best Male Artist and Best Seller: Uit die diepte vam my hart
2008 VONK Award Favourite Male Artist
2008 VONK Award Album of the Year: Voorwaarts Mars
2008 VONK Award Afrikaans Music Ambassador for 2008
2009 VONK Award Best Male Artist and Best Seller: Uit die diepte van my hart
2008 SAMA Award Best Dance Sokkie Album: Voorwaarts Mars
2009 SAMA Award Best Dance Sokkie Album: Uit die diepte van my hart
2009 SAMA Award Best Afrikaans DVD: Treffers Live
2010 Huisgenoot Tempo Award Most Popular Sokkie/Dance Album: Die beste medisyne (The best medicine)
2010 SAMA Award Best Seller True Tone Download: Kaptein
2010 SAMA Award Best Seller True Tone Full Length Download: Af en af
2011 SAMA Award Best Sokkie/Dance Album: Die beste medisyne