This year’s Edison Pop Oeuvre Prize goes to The Opposites. The duo, consisting of Willem ‘Willy’ de Bruin and Twan ‘Big2’ van Steenhoven, may use the statue at the talk show on Sunday evening. Humberto to take home.
The jury of the prize honors the men for their perseverance. After several years of absence, De Bruin and Van Steenhoven already gave a small comeback surprise performance in 2019.
A year later, the duo would be headliner at Lowlands, but that plan fell into the water due to the corona crisis. “There were no festivals in 2020. No comeback, no end. But The Opposites will continue.
In previous years, the Oeuvre Prize went to Willeke Alberti, Ilse DeLange, Extince, Anouk, Tiësto and Thé Lau. This year’s jury consisted of, among others, Daniël Dekker (NPO Radio 5 / Omroep MAX), Fernando Halman (FunX) and Hester Carvalho (NRC).
De Bruin and Van Steenhoven have been making music together since high school. The duo became widely known for their hits, among other things Sleepless nights, Thunder, Hey DJ in Sucker for Love. The men also both make solo music.
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