Laura Jansen biography

Laura Jansen

Pop music, Musical Artist

1977 –


Who is Laura Jansen?

Laura Jansen is a Dutch-American musician. Before gaining fame in her native country, the Netherlands, Jansen became a fixture in the constellation of artists associated with Los Angeles nightclub The Hotel Café – a national launching pad for artists as Sara Bareilles, Priscilla Ahn, and Joshua Radin. As daughter of an American mother and Dutch father, Laura has been living in the U.S.A. for over 10 years.

Jansen's debut album Bells, a dreamy collection of piano-driven alt-pop songs, was released on Universal Music in The Netherlands in 2009, on Decca Records in the USA in March 2011 and in the rest of the world in May 2011 on Universal Music Group. Bells has gone platinum in Jansen’s native country the Netherlands, reached a #1 position on iTunes and a #6 position in the Dutch Album Top 100. Propelled by Single Girls and a cover of Kings of Leon’s Use Somebody, which has spent more than 6 months lodged in the Top 25 on the Dutch singles chart. Laura Jansen is currently working on her next album.


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Mar 4, 1977
Also known as
  • Jansen, Laura
  • Netherlands
  • Berklee College of Music

on July 23, 2013

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