Belgium has produced a number of famous music stars such as Maurane, Philippe Lafontaine and, of course, the legendary Jacques Brel. These artists have all come from Belgium's French-speaking community, Wallonia. More recently, the country's Dutch-speaking region, Flanders, has also proved a hotbed of musical talent, spawning a number of highly successful groups such as Clouseau and Vaya Con Dios. But now a new breed of artist has emerged on the Belgian music scene in the form of Axelle Red, a young singer who has managed to straddle the country's linguistic and cultural divide, singing in both French and Dutch. Axelle Red's smooth soul style has not only made her a huge hit in her homeland, it has also made her one of Belgium's best-selling musical exports of all time.
First time I heard her song 'Ce Matin' I immediately fell in love with her smooth style. Here is 'Ce Matin' and her biggest hit to date 'Sensualité'
Axelle Red - Ce Matin
Axelle Red - Sensualite