Charlize Berg is a South African singer with an undeniably distinctive voice,
she is undoubtedly one of the most unique artists to grace any stage.
Charlize Berg received the Rapport/Vonk award for being the most glittering musical find and boasts a variety of hit songs and achievements to date. In 2010 she was nominated for both a Ghoema and a Tempo Award, and two years later her name was mentioned repeatedly at the SAMA awards – she was nominated for both Best Pop Album and Best Female Artist, while You and I was nominated for Song of the Year.
In 2014, she again added Ghoema and SAMA nominations to her list of achievements. She was nominated again in 2017 where she won her first Ghoema Award for “Best Pop Album of 2017” for her new album “As Jy Weet Dis Liefde”.
Winner 2017 Ghoema Award for Best Afrikaans Pop Album
Her first self-titled album, Charlize Berg, was released in 2011 and was followed by Deluxe Weergawe in 2013, a reworking of her first album which included eight new hits, in 2013. That same year, she recorded an English album in Los Angeles, where she also participated at the Musexpo Festival.
Although her fans had to wait a while, they will most certainly not be disappointed! Her much anticipated new album “As Jy Weet Dis Liefde” was released in February 2016.
“As Jy Weet Dis Liefde” is about Love, Relationships and starting fresh. Life is your own story book. Many times we forget that we can start afresh on any day with a clean page. It doesn’t matter how bad a situation seems, pick up your pen and start writing your new chapter!” says Charlize. “It’s about enjoying life and staying positive. It is so easy to lose yourself in the everyday chaos”.
“As Jy Weet Dis Liefde” motivates the listener to focus, relax and enjoy every moment!”
“Life is your own story book. Many times we forget that we can start
afresh on any day with a clean page. It doesn’t matter how bad a situation
seems, pick up your pen and start writing your new chapter!”
– Charlize Berg
This young singing sensation’s new album comes with a fresh perspective and original songs, delivered like only Charlize can, it promises to be another jewel in the Afrikaans music industry’s crown. Every song on her new album offers a unique view on her personality and insights. She has grown and developed as an artist and was intensely involved in the entire process with a talented group of people.
“I had a share in the creation of most of the songs and must admit that there is something very special about the writing process; it is personal and sincere. Of course, I was privileged to work with talented writers such as Bouwer Bosch, Johan C Venter, Joe Foster, André Scheepers, Roux Cloete and Emil Struwig”.says Charlize.
Charlize describes the collaborative writing process as spontaneous, with inspiration flowing freely. Yet, she says, “her new album mostly drew inspiration from love – from picking yourself up after having your heart broken, to reaching the point where love allows you to be yourself, unconditionally, in the presence of another. Because love is a universal theme.”
Charlize Berg is known in the music industry and can be remembered for her performances in Skouspel 2009/2010, Starlight Open Air Concert, Jacaranda & Spar Carols by Candlelight open air concert, Tempo awards, Ghoema Awards, SA Rugby Awards Festival, Sarie Voorblad Ceremony, Sleeping Beauty Theatre production, Vodacom CEO Awards, Innibos Huisgenoot Main Stage Opening, Nedbank Grey College Festival and many more. She also sang the National Anthem at the 2013 Rugby Match between Australia and the SA National team (Springboks).
Charlize is known for her duets with many well-known artists in the music Industry like Kurt Darren, Heinz Winckler with “You and I” , Ray Dylan with “We’ve got Tonight”, Joe Foster and Romanz.