Monique Steyn

It’s been three years since South Africa got its first slice of Monique Steyn’s striking voice, neatly diced into her debut album, Ek Val Vir Jou. Pienk Champagne (2013) is the Pretoria-raised beauty’s 15-track follow-up, which is fast confirming her place as a major player in pop circles right around the country. Where the Pretoria Technikon gave Monique Steyn her light music text-book training, The Barnyard Theatres gave her the stage to become a true performer, in every sense of the word.

She might be qualified to do it all, but Monique Steyn has chosen to embrace the pop style and sensibility that helped make America’s Kelly Clarkson great. Monique’s debut’s title track, a duet with none other than Snotkop, enjoyed massive support and the video was played so many times on YouTube that it was acknowledged for being the most downloaded song on the channel.

Add two Temp Awards to the mix (one for Best Dance Album and a second for Best Music Video for “Ek Val Vir Jou”) while MK also dropped an award her way, again for the hit and rather hot title track’s video. Monique’s debut clearly made an impressive dent in Afrikaans pop, only to be pipped to the post by Pienk Champagne with its explosion of originality that shakes great music making to its very core. With eight co-writing credits to her name on Pienk Champagne and the likes of Sean Butler producing the album’s ballads – Monique Steyn has always kept good company.


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