Dutch singer and songwriter, Floor Jansen is the lead singer of the symphonic metal band Nightwish. Unlike many other great singers, Floor didn’t discover she had the talent to sing until she was 15. She therefore began her musical career in 1997, at the age of 16.
More than two decades later, she has achieved a lot in her career with bands such as Forever, Northward, ReVamp, Star One and Nightwish. More so, she has appeared as a guest on the albums and projects of several other musicians.
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It was on February 21, 1981 that Floor Jansen was born in Goirle, North Brabant, Netherlands. Growing up, all she wanted to be was a biologist. However, when she was 15, she got a chance to star in a school musical. It was while she was on stage that she realized she had a gift for music.
The feeling of being on stage and singing was magical for her and suddenly she just wanted to be a singer. It was after this that she decided to get into music professionally.
At the age of 13, she fell from a horse and suffered a concussion. Due to the fact that her injury was in the head, the singer revealed that she was placed in a psychiatric ward with lunatics.
She is a vegetarian.
Floor Jansen has had a rather successful career that spans over two decades.
She started at the age of 16 with the group Apocalypse, which later took the name After Forever. With the group, she released two demo albums in 1999; Instant and Wings of Illusion. The group’s debut album, Prison of Desire was released in 2000. It was followed by four other albums – Déchiffrer (2001), Cercles invisibles (2004), Remaginer (2005), and Après pour Toujours (2007). She was the band’s lead vocalist as well as its main songwriter.
After the group left the group in 2009, she launched ReVamp the same year. In 2010, ReVamp released her debut album, Reorganize which was followed by Wild Card in 2013. In 2012, she joined Nightwish as a temporary replacement for Anette Olzon. However, she later became a member, which led to ReVamp disbanding in 2016.
Although she released other works including live albums and a few singles with Nightwish, she only had one studio album with the band, The Most Beautiful Shapes (2015).
In 2018 she released another album , Towards the North (2018) with her new project Northward started by Jansen and guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad.
She has also worked with many other artists and bands such as Avalon, Epica, Nightmare, Evergrey and many more. In the metal scene, she has become a very popular voice due to her talent for singing rock and classical music.
The singer has received numerous awards, including the Emma-Gaala Awards, the MTV Europe Music Awards and the World Music Awards, all three won by Nightwish.
Brother and sister
Floor is not the only member of her family to be a singer, her brother, Irene Jansen, Floor’s older sister, is also a musician. The two sisters worked together as singers. Irene was born in 1983 and has been singing since 1993.
The singer is also a family woman married to Hannes Van Dahl. Although it is not known exactly how they met or even when they got married and got married, their union was blessed with a child, Freja (a girl), born in 2017. Her pregnancy has been confirmed in 2016 by Tuomas Holopainen of Nightwish.
There is a 9-year age gap between the singer and Hannes Van Dahl was born in 1990. Also a musician, Van Dahl is known for being the drummer of the metal band Sabaton. He’s been in music since he was 13, but he only started professionally in 2011. He’s been in different bands including The Motherf***ers, The Gloria Story, Evergrey and Sabaton, including he is still a member. part of.
Floor Jansen’s height
Besides a voice that can charm with all the ease in the world, Floor Jansen is also blessed with good height and muscle. She stands at six feet tall and her weight is 78 kg.