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Douwe Bob

Douwe Bob

Dutch singer & songwriter.
Douwe Bob
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Quick Facts

Intro Dutch singer & songwriter.
Is Musician Singer Guitarist Pianist Songwriter
From Netherlands
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 12 December 1992, Amsterdam
Age 28 years
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Douwe Bob Posthuma (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdʌuʋə bɔp ˈpɔstymaː]; born 12 December 1992), professionally known by only his first names Douwe Bob, is a Dutch singer-songwriter. He won the Dutch talent show De beste singer-songwriter van Nederland. He specializes in folk and country music and he has released three albums. He represented the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.

Early life

Douwe Bob Posthuma was born on 12 December 1992 in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He was born into a Frisian family. His father Simon Posthuma is known for his membership of the designer group The Fool.

Douwe Bob started playing piano at the age of 6, initially concentrating on classical music and jazz. He took up the guitar at age 14. As a singer he was inspired by country, folk and pop music from the 1950s to the mid 1970s.

Career

Douwe Bob in December 2015.

2012–13: Born In a Storm

In 2012, he participated in the Dutch show De beste singer-songwriter van Nederland (The Best Singer-Songwriter of the Netherlands). He played the songs "Standing Here Helpless", "Icarus", and in the finale, "Multicoloured Angels". In the finale, Dutch singer Tim Knol and his band played with him. He won the finals and "Multicoloured Angels" reached the 17th place in the weekly music chart Dutch Top 40. His debut album, Born In a Storm, was released on 3 May 2013. The majority of the songs were written during a holiday in Morocco with Matthijs van Duijvenbode (nl). In June 2013, Douwe Bob played at the Pinkpop Festival. At the end of 2013, he appeared in the documentary Whatever Forever: Douwe Bob to talk about his relationship with his father Simon Posthuma, during IDFA.

2014–15: Pass It On

In 2014, Douwe Bob became one of the Ambassadors of Freedom for the Bevrijdingsfestival (nl). In January 2015, he released the single "Hold Me", produced in collaboration with Anouk. In February 2015, Douwe Bob announced his new album Pass It On. The album was released on 15 May 2015 by record company Universal Music Group.

2016–present: Eurovision Song Contest & Fool Bar

On 6 May 2016, he released his third studio album Fool Bar by record company Universal Music Group. The album peaked at number four on the Dutch Albums Chart. Douwe Bob represented his country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, where he performed the song "Slow Down" in the semi-finals and finals on 10 and 14 May 2016. Finishing 11th in the final with a total of 153 points.

Personal life

On 10 March 2016, in an interview with OutTV, Douwe Bob revealed that he identifies as bisexual.

Discography

Albums

Title Details Peak chart positions
NL
BEL
(FL)
Born In a Storm
  • Released: 3 May 2013
  • Label: Rodeomedia.nl
  • Format: Digital download, CD
7
Pass It On
  • Released: 15 May 2015
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • Format: Digital download, CD
1
Fool Bar
  • Released: 6 May 2016
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • Format: Digital download, CD
2 191
"—" denotes an album that did not chart or was not released.

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
NL
AUT
BEL (FL)
SWE
"Multicoloured Angels" 2012 4 Born in a Storm
"Blind Man’s Bluff" 2013
"Stone Into the River" 78
"You Don't Have to Stay"
"Mine Again" 2014 Non-album single
"Hold Me"
(with Anouk)
2015 2 Pass It On
"Slow Down" 2016 5 65 57 96 Fool Bar
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

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