Loona is a Dutch music project to Marie- Jose van der Kolk ( born September 16, 1974 in IJmuiden ). By 2005 DJ Sammy was a member of the band since 2008, van der Kolk leads the project on alone.

  • 3.1 Studio albums

Band History


The mid-1990s learned van der Kolk music producer and disc jockey " DJ Sammy" know for which it was initially worked as a dancer in live performance. Later van der Kolk took over as the " Carisma " vocals to the music of DJ Sammy. The first singles and debut album Life Is Just a Game published under the name " DJ Sammy feat. Carisma ". With Prince of Love, the duo had a top 30 hit, the album managed only number 62 in the German album charts.

Renaming and further cooperation

After the duo the project name to " Loona " (based on span luna, moon) changed, the Euro Dance Bailando single was released, which was a cover version of the Belgian / Spanish duo Paradisio. This was followed by gold and platinum records in Germany. In Austria and Switzerland it was enough for gold. Loona was awarded for the song the echo. The follow-up single Hijo de la luna, a cover of the same name Mecano song was recorded in collaboration with an orchestra.

In 1999, the album was released Lunita from which the singles Donde vas and Mamboleo published. The song Mamboleo is based on Herbert Grönemeyer's Mambo. A year later the follow-up album Entre dos aguas appeared with four singles. The band won in the same year the Echo for the best dance music. The single Salvador Dalí reminded of the late artist. This and the single La vida ( es una flor ) came not in the top 50th

In the following year appeared with Latino Lover a cover version of You're the Greatest Lover Disco Formation Luv '. In 2002 he released Rhythm of the Night, an English-language cover version of the successful Turkish earwig Hadi bakalım (Album Gülümse, 1991), the singer and composer Sezen Aksu. Was released in 2005 the album Wind of Time, the same year van der Kolk was mother.

In May 2008 she signed a contract with Sony BMG / Ariola to continue Loona as a solo project. Por la noche The single was released on 18 July 2008 and was also placed at number 64 in the German Media Control Charts. In October 2008, the album Moonrise appeared. It could not go on past successes. In the same year, Marie -José van der Kolk was next Sido and Detlef Soost member of the jury in the seventh season of the talent show Popstars.

The 2011 released single Vamos a la Playa rose late May through download sales in the French charts, and was able to work your way up to 4th place in the French dance charts she won first place in the same month with this single was Loona first time in almost six years again represented in the Swiss charts. In addition, it was the first single since 2000, it again make it into the top 20 ( 16th place). On 24 June 2011 Vamos A La Playa rose in the Danish charts at number 31 and rose in the following week at number 26 for Loona this was the first song that was represented in the Danish as well as in the Belgian charts. On August 13, 2011, he reached # 3 on the charts there. The single Vamos A La Playa was first published without the record company at Feiyr itself of the artist and the label.

On 8 July 2011, the new song El Tiburón, the Loona on June 12, presented in the ZDF television garden with flash mobs in several German cities appeared. The music video she made with Gina -Lisa Lohfink at the beach of Puerto Portals, Mallorca. The title launched in the German single charts at number 43

For the June issue of 2012, Loona was photographed for Playboy.


Van der Kolk lives in Zandvoort and Mallorca. She is since 2010 a relationship with the Dutchman Mark van der Waal, the she had met in 1995.

From July 2011 to April 2012 staged van der Kolk and Gina -Lisa Lohfink a relationship. In July 2013 Marie -José van der Kolk were marketing reasons for doing so.


Studio albums


  • Ballermann Award 2012: in the category "Best Pop "
  • RSH Gold 1999: in the category " Summer Hit of the Year" ( Bailando )
  • 2000