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Ian Thomas (Belgian musician)

Ian Thomas (Belgian musician)

Belgian singer, actor, and artist
Ian Thomas (Belgian musician)
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Quick Facts

Intro Belgian singer, actor, and artist
Is Singer
From Belgium
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 30 April 1997, Antwerp, Arrondissement of Antwerp, Antwerp, Flemish Region
Age 24 years
Audio
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The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Ian Thomas Hoelen (born April 30, 1997 in Antwerp) is a Belgian-American singer-songwriter, musician, actor and model currently based in Calabasas, California.

Career

2011–13: More Than a Game and Diversity

Ian Thomas was discovered in 2011 after the video for his Dutch cover version of Justin Bieber's "Baby" was posted by his parents on YouTube and became a viral sensation. The video came to the attention of Universal Music who subsequently signed a contract with him and the song was released as a single soon afterwards, reaching number 1 in the Belgian Ultratop chart. In 2012 Ian was a model for the Danish fashion brand Outfitters Nation. In 2013 he participated in the reality series De Grote Sprong (the Flemish version of the popular Celebrity Splash! franchise) and came in second place behind former Miss Belgium contestant Tanja Dexters.

2014–present: GameTime

Ian was contacted by the record label Island Def Jam after the release of his single "Rain". He subsequently went to Los Angeles to record a music video for "Walking on Air" with Lance Bass and attended the American Music Awards as a special guest of Lance Bass. Ian Thomas also recorded "Money" featuring Qwes Kross with 50/50 Global Muzik Inc. Warner Brothers and Snoop Dogg with Island Def Jam, a song written by the team of Miley Cyrus. The song "Money" was written and produced by M.E. (aka) Jeff Friedland, Chris Hanebutt, Dj IZM Writers: Jeff Friedland, Chris Hanebutt, IZM, T.Coles, Mike Hunnid, Qwes Kross.

"The Way It Feels" is a duet by Ian Thomas and one of his latest, featuring American recording artist Bella Blue. The track appeared on his third studio album, GameTime released in 2014. Written by Gia Sky and Aubrey Wood and produced by Gia Sky, the song was released on 4 July 2014. It is a Pop R&B song, featuring Hip Hop influences.

Personal life

The singer is the son of actor Frank Hoelen and choreographer Brigitte Derks. The actor Chris Van Tongelen is his stepfather. He is vegan.

Awards

Year Nominated Award Result
2014 Himself Joepie: World Conqueror Award Won
Himself Joepie: Hottie Of The Year Won
2015 Himself Kids Choice Awards Favorite star: The Netherlands and Belgium Nominated
2016 Himself Kids Choice Awards Favorite star: Belgium Nominated

Discography

Albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak
BEL
(FL)
More Than a Game
  • Released: November 11, 2011
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: ARS, Universal
6
Diversity
  • Released: April 26, 2013
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: Showfactory
16
Gametime
  • Released: July 4, 2014
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: it Records
13
Make Things Happen
  • Released: February 19, 2016
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: CNR Music
9
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles

Main artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak Album
BEL
(FL)
SPA
"Baby" 2011 15 More Than a Game
"Autograph" 80
"You Are the One"
(featuring Mello)
2012 111 Diversity
"Turn the Tide" 118
"Lalaland" 2013 26
"Dancefloor In Five" 103
"Rain" 10 GameTime
"Another Round" 2014 21
"Slow Down" 8
"Love X4"
(featuring Tiny G)
9
"Run Away"
(featuring Nyanda)
25 28
"Cheers"
(featuring Tyga)
2015 11 Make Things Happen
"Till the Morning"
(featuring Flo Rida and LiLana)
42 N/A
"Song for My Dad" (live) 2016 41 Make Things Happen
"That Girl Bad" 94
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Featured artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak Album
BEL
(FL)
"Dans de wereld rond"
(Nicole & Hugo featuring Ian Thomas)
2011 117 N/A
"Walking on Air"
(Anise K featuring Ian Thomas, Snoop Dogg,
Lance Bass and Bella Blue)
2014 4 N/A
"Fall in Love"
(Dennis featuring Ian Thomas)
124 N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Filmography

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Spoed Tim Van de Vijver Recurring role (Season 11)
2013 Despicable Me 2 Antonio (voice) Flemish version
2013 De Grote Sprong Himself
2013 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Cal Devereaux (voice) Flemish version
2015 Kattenoog – Het Geheim van de Griezelclub Max
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