Floor Jansen is a Dutch singer and songwriter. She is the singer of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. Jansen was 16 when she joined Apocalypse, later known as After Forever, in 1997. On October 26, 2022, Floor announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer
Floor Jansen Personal Life
Floor Jansen was born on 21 February 1981 in Goirle, Netherlands to Dutch parents. She has a sister named Irene Jansen.
She learned to play guitar, flute, and piano at an early age. She is a vegetarian. While growing up, she wanted to become a biologist, but fate had other plans for her. She found her true passion by chance playing in a school musical.
Floor Jansen Career
Jansen was 16 when she joined Apocalypse, later known as After Forever, in 1997. Three years later, the band released their first album, Prison of Desire. She wrote the band’s lyrics and music with Mark Jansen (no relation) until their departure in 2002, after which she was the band’s sole composer. Before becoming a full-time musician, she worked as a singing teacher. Due to the exhaustion of After Forever bandmate Sander Gommans, the band took a one-year hiatus from January 2008 but finally decided to disband in February 2009.
Jansen posted on her website that she was writing music with Jørn Viggo Lofstad for a new music project, but they did not appear under the name Northward until ten years later.
On October 17, 2009, Jansen announced on MySpace that her new band would be called ReVamp. ReVamp’s first album After Forever was produced by keyboard player Joost van den Broek, bass player Jaap Melmanin (ex-Dreadlock Pussyn), and guitarist Waldemar Sorychtan (Grip Inc., Voodoocult, Eyes of Eden and Despair) together with songwriters and producers The final lineup of ReVamp consisted of keyboardist Ruben Wijga, bassist Jaap Melman, guitarists Jord Otto and Arjan Rijnen, and drummer Matthias Landes.
In August 2011, Van Canto announced on Facebook that ReVamp would no longer participate in the Out of the Dark tour due to Jansen himself suffering from exhaustion. In late 2011, Jansen joined former bandmate Mark Jansen on Mayan’s Latin American tour, performing in São Paulo. In 2012, Jansen joined Adrenaline Mob on stage in Bochum and Weert. ReVamp’s second album, Wild Card, was released in 2013. ReVamp announced its disbandment in September 2016, citing Floor Jansen’s inability to fully contribute to both ReVamp and Nightwish. After former Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzon left the band, Jansen served as Nightwish’s live vocalist for the remainder of the Imaginaerum World Tour in 2012. Her premiere with the group was in Seattle in October.
On October 9, 2013, Nightwish announced Jansen as Olzon’s permanent replacement in the group. In 2015, Nightwish released their first studio album, Endless Forms Most Beautiful, with Jansen as lead singer. Along with the album, the group announced a world tour. This resulted in the live album Vehicle of Spirit, the second live album to feature Floor. In 2019, Jansen took part in the Dutch reality show Beste Zangers. In the latter part, she teamed up with classical singer Henk Poort to perform “The Phantom of the Opera”, which was later released as a single. It reached number one on the Dutch Singles Chart and allowed Jansen to go on a sold-out solo tour in the Netherlands. She also won the Popprijs 2019, a prestigious Dutch award for an artist or group that has made a significant contribution to the development of Dutch pop music in the last year. Her other appearances for Beste Zangers included a solo version of “Shallow” and a separate acoustic duet version of the same song with Tim Akkerman. In 2022, she appeared in the German version of Beste Zangers: “Sing Eminem Song – Das Tauschkonzert”. In 2018, Nightwish announced their Decades World Tour, which celebrates their entire career as a band. Another studio album featuring Jansen as lead singer, Human Nature., was released on April 10, 2020. After several cancellations and rearrangements due to COVID-19 issues, Nightwish is currently touring this album.
Jansen gave her first solo concert in January 2020. Due to restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the last shows of the tour had to be postponed and were finally held in the summer of 2021. On August 2, 2021, Jansen confirmed in an interview that she is working on a solo album. The album is scheduled to be released in 2023. Jansen released her first single “Fire” on March 25, 2022. Her second solo single “Storm” was released on 27 May 2022. Her third solo single “Me Without You” was released on September 8, 2022. Her fourth solo single titled “Invincible” was released on January 13, 2023. Her album titled “Paragon” was confirmed for release on March 24, 2023.
Floor Jansen Health Condition
On October 26, 2022, Floor announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent surgery the next day. Two days after the announcement, she confirmed that the operation went well. On November 18, she announced that she was now cancer free.
Floor Jansen Relationship
Floor was dating Sander Gommans, the After Forever guitarist. She is married to Hannes Van Dahl, the drummer of Sabaton. On 18th September 2016, she announced her pregnancy. On March 15, 2017, she announced on Instagram that she had given birth to a girl named Freja. In March 2023, Jansen announced that she is expecting their second child.
Floor Jansen Education
Floor completed her schooling at a local school. She completed her graduation at Fontys School of the Arts. Later, she joined Fontys University of Applied Sciences.
Floor Jansen Net Worth
Floor has a net worth of $15 million. She has gathered her fortune by being a famous singer with a wide fanbase.
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Floor Jansen Physicals Stats
|6 ft 0 in / 183 cm
|64 kg / 141 lbs
Floor Jansen Wiki/Bio
|Date of Birth
|21 February 1981
|42 (as of 2023)
|Hannes Van Dahl
Floor Jansen Songs List
|Prison of Desire
|Endless Forms Most Beautiful
|Human. :II: Nature.
|Vehicle of Spirit
|Decades: Live in Buenos Aires
|Victims of the Modern Age
|Revel in Time
|Live on Earth
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