Marco Borsato Biography – Marco Borsato Wiki
Marco Borsato is a Dutch singer born in Alkmaar, North-Holland, he started performing in Italian before switching to Dutch in 1994. He has consistently been one of the most successful and biggest grossing artists in the Netherlands and Belgium for the past thirty years. At the age of 12, he decided he wanted to be a sushi chef. Borsato, though brought up with Italian cuisine, felt a great love for this cuisine. When he was older he went to school during the week and worked in a restaurant during the weekends. During his conscription, he was bound to the cavalry, where he was conscripted as an NCO. Success did not come overnight after winning the Dutch Soundmixshow on 6 April 1990 with his rendition of Billy Vera’s “At This Moment.” During that time he was indeed working as a chef.
He was one of the artists who recorded the song Shalom from Holland (written by Simon Hammelburg and Ron Klipstein) as a token of solidarity to the Israeli people, threatened by missiles from Iraq, during the first Gulf War in 1991. Borsato released 3 albums with Italian songs, before gaining popularity in 1994 with his first Dutch single “Dromen Zijn Bedrog” (“Dreams Are Deceptive”) which reached number one and stayed there for 12 weeks. His second single “Waarom Nou Jij” also reached first place in the Dutch “Top 40.” Many of his songs are Dutch covers or adaptations of Italian songs (by Riccardo Fogli, Giorgia, Riccardo Cocciante, Claudio Baglioni, Marco Masini and Zucchero among others). In particular, Borsato gained a lot of success in 1996 with an adaptation of Riccardo Cocciante’s Margherita. After deciding to keep singing in Dutch, Borsato’s career really took off. In 2009, Borsato was dealt a financial blow when his company The Entertainment Group, a major events organizer and Dutch artists representer, was declared bankrupt by a Dutch court.
In 2011 he became a judge on the Dutch talent show The Voice of Holland and The Voice Kids. He is currently tied with Blake Shelton of The Voice as the highest-times winning coach in any The Voice version throughout the world, with 4 winners in The Voice of Holland and 3 winners in The Voice Kids. In 2019, he released a song with Davina Michelle and Armin van Buuren called “Hoe het Danst” it broke records across The Netherlands and Belgium and managed to receive international coverage. Borsato is an ambassador of the Dutch NGO War Child, which helps children in (post-)conflict areas to cope with their war experiences. In 2004, he was honored with the Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau, for services to Dutch music and his dedication to War Child Netherlands and was also awarded a TMF Award 11 times for best singer among others.
Marco Borsato Age
He was born on Marco Roberto Borsato on December 21, 1966 in Alkmaar, Netherlands.
Marco Borsato Wife
He married Dutch television personality Leontine Ruiters and they have 3 children together. In February 2020 the couple announced their divorce.
Marco Borsato Children
Borsato has three children : Luca born in 1998, Senna born in 2001, and Jada born in 2002.
Marco Borsato Family
He was born in the Wilhelmina Hospital in Alkmaar as the son of Roberto Borsato and Mary de Graaf. He has a brother, Armando, and a sister, Sylvana. His father is Italian and the family moved to Italy, where the father started a restaurant in Garda. He spent a significant amount of time in Italy and speaks fluent Italian.