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Marco Borsato

"Marco Borsato" (born on December 21, 1966 in Alkmaar), the Netherlands, is one of the most famous Dutch singers. Marco Borsato previously performed in Italian, but wasn't recognized by the mainstream public until he switched to Dutch.

Marco was born in the Wilhelmina Hospital in Alkmaar as the son of Roberto Borsato and Mary de Graaf. The family moved to Italy, where the father started up a restaurant in Garda. Marco spent a significant amount of time in Italy and speaks fluent Italian. The family is composed of another son Armando, and a daughter Sylvana.

Marco debuted as a singer after he won the Dutch Soundmixshow program on April 7, 1990 with his rehearsal of the song ''At This Moment'' by Billy Vera.

Marco Borsato is an ambassador of the Dutch NGO War Child, which helps children in (post)conflict areas to cope with their war experiences.


* 1996 - 2005 Won a TMF Award ten times for best Dutch singer

* 1997 Two Edison's (Best Singer, Best Single of the Year)

* 1999 Golden Harp (with John Ewbank)

* 2000 Hitkrant Award, for the song ''Binnen'' ("''Inside''")

* 2000 Honorary Award for Best Album (''Luid en duidelijk'' ("''Loud and Clear''")) ...

years active 1990—present
origin Alkmaar, Netherlands
music genre Pop music
website official website
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