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Jeronimo van Ballegoijen

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Instruments  Vocals
Role  Singer
Name  Jeronimo Ballegoijen

Website  www.jeronimomusic.net
Years active  2007 – present
Genres  Pop music
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Born  6 February 1990 (age 25) Brazil (1990-02-06)
Origin  Dutch singer of Brazilian origin
Occupation(s)  Singer, actor, presenter

Jeronimo van Ballegoijen (born in Brazil on 6 February 1990) is a Dutch pop singer, actor and presenter. He sings in both English and Dutch. He uses the mononym Jeronimo in his musical releases, but continues to use his full name in his acting credits.

Born in Brazil, in a family nine other siblings him being the 10th child of the family, he was adopted by a Dutch family who brought him to the Netherlands. His new family had three biological children of their own and one adopted daughter from Sri Lanka. At 10, his new parents divorced and he had to move to Sri Lanka with his mother and sister. On his return to the Netherlands, he enrolled in a high school with musical program. This landed him an acting and singing role in the 2007 coming-of-age film Timboektoe, where he sings "I Could Have Loved You" produced and recorded by the band members of Relax.

His debut charting hit in the Netherlands was "I Am No Superman" featuring rapper Stay-C (Stacey Seedorf) that reached #11 in the Single Top 100. This was followed by the 2012 album One Kiss and the successful title track hit "One Kiss" in addition to a number of charting singles. Also in 2012, he unsuccessfully applied for the 2012 Dutch Nationaal Songfestival with his song "sacrifice" in a bid to represent the Netherlands in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.

His song "Gi-ga-gantisch" has been used in the Efteling's Sprookjesboom de Musical. He also recorded "It's A Fun Thing" for Cartoon Network Asia / Pacific region and aimed for the Asian markets, also embarking on an Asian tour in 2013.

Filmography

  • 2007: Timboektoe as Brian
  • 2012: Mijn vader is een detective: The Battle as Marty
  • References

    Jeronimo van Ballegoijen Wikipedia