Bobby van Jaarsveld

Pieter van Jaarsveld, professionally known as Bobby van Jaarsveld, (born 6 March 1987) is a South African Afrikaans-language pop singer-songwriter and actor.

Bobby van Jaarsveld
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Background information
Birth namePieter van Jaarsveld
Born (1987-03-06) 6 March 1987 (age 34)
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
  • model
Years active2001–present
LabelsColeske Artists
Websitebobbyvanjaarsveld.com

Early lifeEdit

Van Jaarsveld, who was nicknamed "Bobby" after his father, was born on 6 March 1987 in Paarl, Western Cape.[1] He is the second of three children and has two sisters, one of whom is also a singer (Karlien van Jaarsveld). As a child, he attended several primary schools before matriculating from Brits High School.[1]

CareerEdit

MusicEdit

Van Jaarsveld started his professional singing career in high school when he was offered singing record, and he released his first solo album in his last year.[1] He won the award for Best Newcomer at the Huisgenoot Tempo Awards in 2006[2] after receiving three nominations from the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Vonk (a local music magazine) and Huisgenoot Tempo magazine. As the winner of this category, Van Jaarsveld performed at the Skouspel Extravaganza hosted at Sun City, and continued to do until 2011.

In November 2006, Theuns Jordaan Productions offered Van Jaarsveld a recording contract. His first album, 'n Duisend Ure, was released later that year and album sales reached gold status.[1] His second album, Net Vir Jou, was released in 2009 by Coleske Artists. Van Jaarsveld wrote and composed each of the tracks on the album. Album sales reached platinum status within eight weeks, and have since reached double platinum status with sales of 83,000 units.[1] Songs from the album include Spieëltjie and Net Vir Jou.[3][4]

In January 2010, Van Jaarsveld was awarded the Viewers' Favourite Artist award for 2001 on DKNT, a local music program on DStv. That same year, "Spieëltjie", a song from his second album, won Best Afrikaans Song at both the Huisgenot Tempo and Vonk Awards. He went on to release two more albums, "Wat Geld Nie Kan Koop Nie" and "Maak 'n Wens" in 2012 and 2014, respectively.[5]

Film and televisionEdit

Van Jaarsveld played the lead character in the Afrikaans film Liefling – Die Movie, which was released in November 2010 by Hartiwood Studios South Africa and fetched R16 million at the local box office.[6] He also starred in the film As Jy Sing in 2013.[7] As of January 2016, Van Jaarsveld is a judge on the local singing competition, The Voice SA.[8]

AccoladesEdit

Bobby has received numerous awards and nominations (Award names kept in original language).[9]

Year Organization Award
2006 Huisgenoot Tempo Toekennings Beste Nuweling
2010 KykNet DKNT Gunsteling Kunstenaar vir 2009
SAMA Toekennings Beste Afrikaanse Kontemporêre Album: Net Vir Jou
Huisgenoot Tempo Toekennings Beste Afrikaanse Liedjie: Spieëltjie
Beste Afrikaanse Kontemporêre Album: Net Vir Jou
Vonk Toekennings Beste Manlike Kunstenaar
Beste Afrikaanse Kontemporêre Album: Net vir jou
Beste Oorspronklike Liedjieskrywer
Beste Afrikaanse Liedjie: Spieëltjie
2011 MK Toekennings Beste Solo Album: Net Vir Jou
Beste Kontemporêre Liedjie: Spieëltjie
Huisgenoot Tempo Toekennings Mees Gewilde Manlike Kunstenaar
Jacaranda 94.2 Toekennings Mees Gewilde Manlike Kunstenaar
2012 Ghoema-toekennings Liedjie van die Jaar: Kan Ek Met Jou Praat
90.6 FM Stereo Toekennings Top 15 Kunstenaar
Huisgenoot Tempo Toekennings Mees Gewilde Manlike Kunstenaar
2013 Ghoema-toekennings Beste Musiekvideo: 'n Vrou Wil Dit Hoor
Beste Manlike Kontemporêre Album: Wat Geld Nie Kan Koop Nie
Manlike Kunstenaar van die Jaar
Liedjie van die Jaar: 'n Vrou Wil Dit Hoor
Huisgenoot Tempo Toekennings Album van die Jaar - Wat Geld Nie Kan Koop Nie
Musiekvideo van die Jaar - 'n Vrou Wil Dit Hoor
Liedjie van die Jaar - 'n Vrou Wil Dit Hoor
2014 Ghoema-toekennings Beste Musiekvideo - EENS IN ‘N LEEFTYD met Riana Nel
Huisgenoot Tempo Toekennings Liedjie van die Jaar
2015 Ghoema-toekennings Beste Pop-Album deur 'n Manlike Kunstenaar - Maak 'n Wens Archived 28 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine
Manlike Kunstenaar van die Jaar Archived 28 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine
Album van die Jaar - Maak 'n Wens Archived 28 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine

Personal lifeEdit

Van Jaarsveld is a professed Christian. He and his wife Annatjie van Jaarsveld, whom he married in January 2011,[6] have two sons, Sion and Leben [10] and a daughter named Armani [11] In 2018 van Jaarsveld and his family decide to leave their home in Pretoria and relocated to Ballito.[12]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak positions Ref
SA
Duisend Ure [13]
Net Vir Jou
  • Release date: 2009
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7 [14]
Wat Geld Nie Kan Koop Nie
  • Release date: 2012
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7 [15]
Maak 'n Wens
  • Release date: 2014
  • Formats: CD, digital download
4 [16]
Die Eerste 10 jaar
  • Release date: 2015
  • Formats: CD, digital download
15 [17]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

SinglesEdit

  • 2009: "Spieeltjie"
  • 2010: "Net vir jou"
  • 2011: "Kyk Waar is ons Nou"
  • 2013: "'n Vrou wil dit hoor"
  • 2014: "My Alles"
  • 2015: "Een vir Een"
  • 2017: "HOLY"
  • 2020: "Sprokie (featuring Early B)"

FilmographyEdit

  • Liefling – Die Movie (2010)
  • As Jy Sing (2013)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Bobby van Jaarsveld: 'n Bekendstelling" (PDF). bobbyvanjaarsveld.co.za. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  2. ^ "South Africa's liefling". Computicket. 1 January 2015. Archived from the original on 27 February 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  3. ^ AfrikaansIsGroot (15 September 2010). "Bobby van Jaarsveld – Spieeltjie". Retrieved 22 February 2014 – via YouTube.
  4. ^ AfrikaansIsGroot (15 September 2010). "Bobby van Jaarsveld – Net Vir Jou". Retrieved 22 February 2014 – via YouTube.
  5. ^ "Bobby van Jaarsveld, van toeka tot nou!". Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees. Retrieved 20 February 2016.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ a b "Bobby & Karlien Van Jaarsveld". Expressoshow.com. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  7. ^ "SA movies taking the lead at the box office". channel24. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Tune into the newest singing reality show The Voice SA this Sunday!". channel24. 30 January 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  9. ^ Accolades
  10. ^ "Another boy for Bobby van Jaarsveld". channel24. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  11. ^ "PIC: Voice SA judge welcomes baby girl". Channel. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  12. ^ Bobby van Jaarsveld has a new hobby Jacaranda FM. 11 February 2019
  13. ^ "SA Top 20". SABC. Archived from the original on 2 October 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  14. ^ "SA Top 20". SABC. Archived from the original on 2005. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  15. ^ "SA Top 20" (in Afrikaans). Recording Industry of South Africa. Archived from the original on 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  16. ^ "SA Top 20". SABC. Archived from the original on 2005. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  17. ^ "SA Top 20" (in Afrikaans). Recording Industry of South Africa. Archived from the original on 2006. Retrieved October 25, 2019.