Flemish vocal trio with a Dutch repertoire, mainly aimed at pre-adolescent children. The name of the group is derived from the names of the three original Flemish members: Karen Damen, Kristel Verbeke and Kathleen Aerts.
K3 started by Niels William. Initially, women in their twenties were the target audience, which is noticeable in early K3 song lyrics. Their first single, "Wat Ik Wil", was not very successful. In 1999, K3 participated with the song "Heyah Mama" in the live television shows to select the Belgian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. The song was not selected but was released as a single and became the band's first big hit. About a year after becoming famous in Flanders, K3 also became famous in the Netherlands. Notable hits are "Alle Kleuren", "Hippie Shake", "Tele-Romeo", "Toveren", "Oya Lélé" and "MaMaSé!".

K3 is noted for being the first pop act to break through to the top of the charts without receiving any airplay from regular music television channels. Niels William's marketing concept was based on promotion via children and cartoon channels like Fox Kids. Since 2002 the band is managed by Studio 100, a Flemish television production company for Dutch and Belgian children's programs.

Kathleen Aerts left the group on 23rd March 2009.

On the 3rd October 2009 K3 became Flemish/Dutch as the Dutch Josje Huisman was chosen as K3's new member through a reality show called K2 zoekt K3.

On 18 March 2015 at 3 PM, K3 officially announced that all three band members would stop and that the band would restart with three new band members selected through a reality show called K3 zoekt K3.

On Friday 6th November around 10.30 PM, after several selection weeks, the reality show winners, Hanne Verbruggen, Marthe De Pillecyn and Klaasje Meijer won the finals and form the 'new' K3. The blond member, Klaasje, is from Holland. Marthe and Hanne are from Belgium.

Two K3 groups will be simultaneously active from 6th November 2015 until 8th May 2016: the 'old' K3, Karen, Kristel and Josje appear on stage giving their farewell tour together with the 'new' K3 Klaasje, Marthe and Hanne.

From 9th May 2016 K3 continues with the renewed occupation Klaasje, Marthe and Hanne.


74321 70574 4 K3 - Parels album art K3 Parels (Album) Cape Town Music, BMG Belgium NV/SA 74321 70574 4 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
74321 791342 K3 - Alle Kleuren album art K3 Alle Kleuren (Album) BMG Belgium NV/SA 74321 791342 Benelux 2000 Sell This Version
none K3 - Heyah Mama album art K3 Heyah Mama(CD) BMG Records Africa, Cape Town Music, Niels William none South Africa 2000 Sell This Version
74321 887972 K3 - Tele-Romeo album art K3 Tele-Romeo (Album) Niels William, BMG Belgium NV/SA 74321 887972 Benelux 2001 Sell This Version
74321 951934 K3 - Verliefd album art K3 Verliefd (Album) Niels William bvba, BMG Belgium NV/SA 74321 951934 Belgium 2002 Sell This Version
82876 562262 K3 - Oya Lélé album art K3 Oya Lélé (Album) BMG Belgium 82876 562262 Belgium 2003 Sell This Version
82876 630822 K3 - De Wereld Rond album art K3 De Wereld Rond (Album) BMG Belgium 82876 630822 2004 Sell This Version
Studio90035, Studio 90035 K3 - Kuma Hé album art K3 Kuma Hé (Album) Studio 100, Studio 100 Studio90035, Studio 90035 Belgium 2005 Sell This Version
41423390092 K3 - Ya Ya Yippee album art K3 Ya Ya Yippee(CD, Album) Studio 100 41423390092 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version
41423390243 K3 - Kusjes album art K3 Kusjes(CD, Album) Studio 100 41423390243 Belgium 2007 Sell This Version
AVK300001150 K3 - MaMaSé! album art K3 MaMaSé! (Comp, Album) Studio 100 AVK300001150 Belgium 2009 Sell This Version
none K3 - Eyo! album art K3 Eyo! (Album) Studio 100, Studio 100 none Benelux 2011 Sell This Version
none K3 - Alice In Wonderland (De Musical) album art K3 Alice In Wonderland (De Musical) (Album) Studio 100 none Benelux 2011 Sell This Version
AVK300001510 K3 - Engeltjes album art K3 Engeltjes (Album) Studio 100 AVK300001510 Belgium 2012 Sell This Version
AUK300000010 K3 - Loko Le album art K3 Loko Le (Album) Studio 100 AUK300000010 Benelux 2013 Sell This Version
none K3 - 10.000 Luchtballonnen album art K3 10.000 Luchtballonnen (Album) Studio 100 none Benelux 2015 Sell This Version
LIAUK3N00020, F61.A601.023 K3 - Ushuaia album art K3 Ushuaia (Album) Studio 100, [pias] LIAUK3N00020, F61.A601.023 Belgium 2016 Sell This Version
LIAUK3N00030 K3 - Love Cruise album art K3 Love Cruise(CD, Album) Studio 100 LIAUK3N00030 Belgium 2017 Sell This Version
LIAUK3N00040, F60.GS39.035 K3 - Roller Disco album art K3 Roller Disco(CD, Album + DVD) Studio 100, Studio 100 NV LIAUK3N00040, F60.GS39.035 Belgium 2018 Sell This Version
LIAUK3N00050, F60.NY09.035 K3 - Dromen album art K3 Dromen(CD, Album + DVD-V) Studio 100, Studio 100 NV LIAUK3N00050, F60.NY09.035 Belgium 2019 Sell This Version
F60.QF88.035, LIK300AUNK90 K3 - Dans Van De Farao album art K3 Dans Van De Farao(CD, Album + DVD-V) Studio 100 NV, Studio 100 F60.QF88.035, LIK300AUNK90 Belgium 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

74321 635192 K3 - Wat Ik Wil album art K3 Wat Ik Wil(CD, Single) Wivani Entertainment BVBA, BMG Belgium NV/SA, Ariola 74321 635192 Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
74321 72180 2 K3 - Heyah Mama album art K3 Heyah Mama (Single) BMG Ariola Belgium NV/SA, Cape Town Music 74321 72180 2 Benelux 1999 Sell This Version
74321 72071 2 K3 - I Love You Baby album art K3 I Love You Baby (Single) BMG Belgium NV/SA, Cape Town Music, Wivani Entertainment BVBA 74321 72071 2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
74321 697092 K3 - Yeke Yeke album art K3 Yeke Yeke(CD, Single) BMG Ariola Belgium NV/SA 74321 697092 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version