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Ruth Jacott

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Title
Ruth Jacott
Performer
Ruth Jacott
Publisher
EMI, 2010
2 cd's
Playing time
02:35:36
EAN
5099968535223
CDR
JK159492
Placing suggestion
78 - Pop (NBLC) P1 - Populaire muziek Nederlands (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 1 times in Flemish libraries

About Ruth Jacott

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Ruth Jacott (born 2 September 1960 in Paramaribo) is a Surinamese-Dutch singer.

Jacott transitioned from musical theatre to popular music in 1993, when she represented the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 1993. Her song, "Vrede" (Peace), was one of the favorites to win, and ended up ranking sixth out of 25 at Millstreet. She has since released nine Dutch-language albums, four of which made the Top Ten on the Dutch music charts.

Biography

Ruth Jacott was born in Suriname and at nine, moved with her family to The Netherlands, where at 17 she took part in a talent contest, after which she received many offers to perform. She dropped out of the Hilversum Conservatory and began her career with The Vips and bands like The Skymasters, the VARA-Dansorkest and the Metropole Orkest.

Breakthrough

In 1988, Jacott won the Knokke Festival in Belgiu…Read more on Wikipedia