Biography

Brainpower is a pioneering bilingual Hip Hop artist, songwriter and producer from Amsterdam, who has sold well over a million records as an artist/songwriter. He was the first Hip Hop Artist to win the MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Dutch Act.



Having released eight albums, with chart-topping hits in both Holland and Belgium, multiple gold and platinum records and more than 30 awards throughout his career, Brainpower is an established recording artist in a league of his own. Because of his diverse musical and creative dedication he is a household name in Holland, Belgium and the Dutch Caribbean.

Over the years, he has shared the bill with Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Black Eyed Peas, Wyclef, and Run DMC to name a few. Having played over 3200 shows he is a seasoned performer, who truly feels at home on stage.

For his 2015 studio album “Determination", a virtual reality music video was created - one of the very first in the world - for the single "Troubled Soul." In 2017 WeMakeVR and Brainpower received an Officially Amazing award as their Virtual Reality collab made The Guiness Book Of Records. He has also released his own signature microphone with sEelectronics: the V7 Brainpower

His single ‘All The Same’ made it to the number four spot on the National Rapnetwork Record Breakers chart in the US and has even picked up a Global Peace Song Award in April 2018. One of the famed jury panel members was Stewart Copeland from the iconic band, The Police.

One of his new Dutch songs hit the number 1 spot in the Dutch iTunes Rap Charts earlier this year as he releases he steady stream of new songs. Brainpower is also the first ever Hip Hop artist who performed in The Passion 2018, a Live Show on National TV, that was filmed in Amsterdam and had nearly 4 million viewers. His recent single “Animal Savage” can be heard in the number 1 movie The Equalizer 2 starring Denzel Washington.

Appendix: As an award-winning songwriter, he was involved with many successful projects including Candy Dulfer’s "Right In My Soul" album (which spawned the US number 1 smooth jazz hit 'Finsbury Park, Café 67’) and several Eva Simons singles.

Besides being a musician, Brainpower holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication Science from The University of Amsterdam and is a well-respected public speaker. With many years of experience as an artist, a deep love for the game and a knack for storytelling, he is a popular guest teacher, giving master classes at universities, schools and many other institutions.

Visual Bio (Summer 2018)