K3

Profile:
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 Ocober 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.
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K3 Discography Tracks

Albums

K3 - Parels album art K3 Parels (Album) Cape Town Music, BMG Belgium NV/SA Benelux 1999 Sell This Version
K3 - Alle Kleuren album art K3 Alle Kleuren (Album) BMG Belgium NV/SA 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
K3 - Tele-Romeo album art K3 Tele-Romeo (Album) Niels William, BMG Belgium NV/SA Benelux 2001 Sell This Version
K3 - Verliefd album art K3 Verliefd (Album) Niels William bvba, BMG Belgium NV/SA Benelux 2002 Sell This Version
K3 - Oya Lélé album art K3 Oya Lélé (Album) BMG Belgium Belgium 2003 Sell This Version
K3 - De Wereld Rond album art K3 De Wereld Rond (Album) BMG Belgium 2004 Sell This Version
K3 - Kuma Hé album art K3 Kuma Hé (Album) Studio 100, Studio 100 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
41423390097 K3 - K3 En Het Ijsprinsesje album art K3 K3 En Het Ijsprinsesje(CD, Album + DVD-V) Studio 100 41423390097 Benelux 2006 Sell This Version
41423390243 K3 - Kusjes album art K3 Kusjes(CD, Album) Studio 100 41423390243 Belgium 2007 Sell This Version
K3 - MaMaSé! album art K3 MaMaSé! (Album) Studio 100 Belgium 2009 Sell This Version
AVK 30001380, K311-01032 K3 - Eyo! album art K3 Eyo!(CD, Album) Studio 100, Studio 100 AVK 30001380, K311-01032 Belgium 2011 Sell This Version
AVK300001300 K3 - Alice In Wonderland (De Musical) album art K3 Alice In Wonderland (De Musical)(CD, Album) Studio 100 AVK300001300 Belgium 2011 Sell This Version
K3 - Engeltjes album art K3 Engeltjes (Album) Studio 100 Belgium 2012 Sell This Version
K3 - Loko Le album art K3 Loko Le (Album) Studio 100 Benelux 2013 Sell This Version
LIAUK3000110 K3 - 10.000 Luchtballonnen album art K3 10.000 Luchtballonnen(2xCD, Album) Studio 100 LIAUK3000110 Benelux 2015 Sell This Version
5051083111867 K3 - Ushuaia album art K3 Ushuaia(2xCD, Album) Studio 100 5051083111867 Belgium 2016 Sell This Version
LIAUK3N00030 K3 - Love Cruise album art K3 Love Cruise(CD, Album) Studio 100 LIAUK3N00030 Belgium 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

74321 635192 K3 - Wat Ik Wil album art K3 Wat Ik Wil(CD, Single) BMG Belgium NV/SA, Ariola 74321 635192 Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
K3 - Heyah Mama album art K3 Heyah Mama (Single) BMG Ariola Belgium NV/SA, Cape Town Music Benelux 1999 Sell This Version
74321 72071 2 K3 - I Love You Baby album art K3 I Love You Baby(CD, Single) BMG Ariola Belgium NV/SA 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
74321 72021 2 K3 - I Love You Baby album art K3 I Love You Baby(CD, Single) BMG Belgium NV/SA 74321 72021 2 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
K3 - Alle Kleuren album art K3 Alle Kleuren (Single) BMG Ariola Belgium NV/SA, BMG Ariola Belgium NV/SA Belgium 2000 Sell This Version

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