Firstly, Jan Smit is known (at least in my world) as the man who did those cheesy C&A adverts and posters. They weren't good.
Essentially he is a schlager singer and had his first hit when he was 12 years old back in 1997. His star faded a bit (though continued to be popular in Germany) until a few years ago when he hit the big time again (hence the C&A campaign?) with songs such as "Als de morgen is gekomen".
Probably the biggest news about him lately was the media hype around his split with Yolanthe Cabau van Kasbergen, a Dutch actress/presenter: a fairy tale romance gone bad.
Next post.... Andre Hazes.....