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Dotan Harpenau (born 26 October 1986), better known by his stage name Dotan, is a Dutch-Israeli singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer.

Dotan
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Background information
Birth nameDotan Harpenau
Born (1986-10-26) 26 October 1986 (age 32)
Jerusalem, Israel
GenresIndie
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano
LabelsUniversal Music
Websitewww.dotanmusic.com

Contents

BiographyEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Dotan was born in Jerusalem and moved to Amsterdam at the age of 1. He currently lives in Amsterdam.

7 LayersEdit

On 31 January 2014 Dotan released his self-produced studio album 7 Layers at Paradiso, Amsterdam.[1] The album quickly reached number 2 on the Dutch Top 100 Charts according to Dutch news website NU.nl.[2]

The first single, 'Fall', was released on 17 January 2014. The second single from the album is called 'Home''. 'Home' was nominated SuperCrazyTurboTopHit, 3FM Megahit, and Alarmschijf on Dutch Radio.

After several weeks at number one in the Dutch iTunes top 100, 'Home' entered the Dutch MegaTop50 at number 1 and remained there for 4 weeks.[3] 'Home' also became number one in Belgium on 22 August.[4] It peaked at number 9 on the German iTunes top 100.

The album 7 Layers achieved Gold status on 25 August[5] and 'Home' reached Double Platinum status. It also went Gold in Belgium. The album reached Double Platinum on 15 October 2015 in the Netherlands,[6] and 'Home' achieved Triple Platinum status on 23 December 2014.[7] The single also reached number two on the Next Big Sound chart on the American entertainment website Billboard.[8]

The album is in the top 5 most streamed albums in the Netherlands on Spotify[9] and number 10 in the Top 1,000 best albums in the Netherlands of all time.[10]

The song 'Hungry' reached number two on the annual list of 2015 on Belgium's radio station Studio Brussel.

Scores & TV ShowsEdit

  • The song "Home II" was used in the first episode of season 2 of the TV Show The 100.
  • The song "It Gets Better" was featured in the sixth episode of season 6 of Pretty Little Liars.
  • The song "Waves" was used in the tenth episode of season 3 of The Originals.

7 Layers SessionsEdit

In January 2016 Dotan launched his own concert series titled "7 Layers Sessions", at Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, where he promotes talented new national and international musicians. After some sold-out sessions at Bitterzoet, 7 Layers also added a Festival Edition in 2016. Dotan announced a second season in 2017.[11]

New musicEdit

Dotan released his new single "Shadow Wind" on August 4, and this was chosen as the Olympic Games 2016 anthem.[12] "Shadow Wind" was nominated as a 3FM Megahit, as well as a 538 Alarmschijf and Radio 2 Topsong in The Netherlands, and peaked on the airplay chart at number 1.[13]

ToursEdit

After several sold-out tours through Europe, Dotan sold out the music stadium Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.[14] He also toured across the USA twice with Ben Folds in 2015 and 2016.[15]

ControversyEdit

In April 2018, after several months of research, Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant revealed that Dotan had enlisted the aid of at least 140 troll accounts in order to boost his online reputation and following.[16] These accounts disparaged other musicians and made up feel-good stories about chance encounters with fans. de Volkskrant also revealed that Dotan's management had repeatedly tried to alter Dotan's Dutch Wikipedia page. The singer later confirmed the existence of these accounts, apologised, and terminated all his social media activities.[17]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Year Album Peak positions Certification
NL
[18]
BEL
(Fl)

[19]
BEL (WA)
GER
2011 Dream Parade 55  –  –  –
2014 7 Layers 1 7 43 21 double platinum record

SinglesEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
NL
[20]
BEL
(FL)

[21]
BEL
(WA)

[22]
GER
[23]
2011 "Tell a Lie" 59 Dream Parade
"This Town" 20
"Where We Belong" 48
2014 "Fall" 29 56 7 Layers
"Home" 1 1 6 51
2015 "Hungry" 12 5 70
"Let The River In" 31 [A]
2016 "Shadow Wind" 25 74 [B] TBA
2017 "Bones" 50 [C]
2019 "Numb" [D]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Let The River In" did not enter the Tipparade of Flanders, but did enter the Bubbling Under.[21]
  2. ^ "Shadow Wind" did not enter the Tipparade of Flanders, but did enter the Bubbling Under.[21]
  3. ^ "Bones" did not enter the Tipparade of Flanders, but did enter the Bubbling Under.[21]
  4. ^ "Numb" did not enter the Flemish Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 22 on the Ultratip chart.[21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dotan presenteert nieuw album in Paradiso - Agents After All". Agents After All (in Dutch). 8 January 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Within Temptation derde keer op nummer 1 in Album Top 100 | NU - Het laatste nieuws het eerst op NU.nl". www.nu.nl. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Eerste nummer 1-hit voor Dotan in Mega Top 50 | NLpop". NLpop (in Dutch). 22 June 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Ultratop Singles". ultratop.be. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Dotan krijgt gouden plaat voor tweede album | NU - Het laatste nieuws het eerst op NU.nl". www.nu.nl. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  6. ^ 40, Stichting Nederlandse Top. "7 Layers dubbel platina". Top40.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Triple platina kroon op succesjaar Dotan". RTL Boulevard (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  8. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/2014-11-22/next-big-sound-25
  9. ^ "Dotans 7 Layers meest gestreamde Nederlandse album op Spotify | Nieuws | Entertainment Business". www.entertainmentbusiness.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  10. ^ http://dutchcharts.nl/bestall_a.asp
  11. ^ "7 Layers Festival krijgt vervolg in 2017 | Nieuws | Entertainment Business". www.entertainmentbusiness.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Dotan Maakt Olympisch Anthem Met Nieuwe Single 'Shadow Wind' « Nieuws « Universal Music - Your Music Ondemand". www.universalmusic.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  13. ^ "'Shadow Wind' van Dotan is 3FM Megahit". NPO 3FM (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Dotan verkoopt de complete Ziggo Dome uit". NPO 3FM (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Dotan Special Guest on Ben Folds' American Tour". dutchcultureusa.com. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  16. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch) Mark Misérus; Robert van der Noordaa (14 April 2018). "De fanatieke fictieve fans van Dotan". De Volkskrant (in Dutch).
  17. ^ "Dotan geeft leugens toe en heeft spijt: "Ik was naïef, veel te ambitieus en onzeker"". hln.be (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Dotan discography". dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  19. ^ "Dotan discography". ultratop.be/nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  20. ^ "DISCOGRAFIE DOTAN". Dutch Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  21. ^ a b c d e "DISCOGRAFIE DOTAN". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  22. ^ "DISCOGRAPHY DOTAN". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  23. ^ "DISCOGRAPHIE DOTAN". Germancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 September 2015.

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