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Mr Probz

Mr Probz
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Background information
Birth nameDennis Princewell Stehr
Also known asMr Probz
Born (1984-05-15) May 15, 1984 (age 35)
OriginZoetermeer, Netherlands
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
  • actor
  • record producer
Years active2005–present
Labels
Websitewww.mrprobz.com

Dennis Princewell Stehr (born 15 May 1984),[1] better known by his stage name Mr Probz, is a Dutch singer, songwriter, rapper, actor and record producer.[2][3] In 2013, he released the song "Waves", which was remixed in 2014 by Robin Schulz, becoming an international hit. He has released one album and featured in the film Bolletjes Blues.[2]

Personal life

Mr Probz was born to parents of Danish and Antillean descent. His musical career started through graffiti, expanding to rap.[4]

Career

2010–13: The Treatment

In 2010 Mr Probz was nominated for a BNN/State Award in the category "Best Artist". In 2011, Mr Probz had a Dutch single, "Meisje luister", in collaboration with Kleine Viezerik. It reached #1 on the FunX Hip Hop Chart.[5] On 16 September 2013, Mr Probz released his debut album The Treatment for free through SoundCloud.[6] He also released the album on iTunes.[7] The album peaked to number 12 on the Dutch Albums Chart. The album includes the singles "I'm Right Here", "Turning Tables" and "Gold Days".

2013–present: "Waves" and success

In November 2013, he released the single "Waves", becoming a top 10 hit in the Netherlands. The song also charted in Australia, Belgium and New Zealand. The song was remixed by German DJ and producer Robin Schulz and was released on 4 February 2014 in North America and 7 February 2014 in Europe. The remix propelled the song to greater success, topping the charts in Austria, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and peaking within the top 10 of the charts in Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, and the United States. He featured on 50 Cent's single "Twisted", which was released in May 2014.

His follow-up to "Waves", "Nothing Really Matters", was released in September 2014 to critical acclaim.[8] He featured on Professor Green's single "Little Secrets", which was released in December 2014. In 2014, Mr Probz collaborated with Dutch DJ Hardwell on a song titled "Birds Fly", which was included on Hardwell's debut album United We Are, released in January 2015.

In August 2017, Mr Probz released the single "Gone" featuring Anderson .Paak

On March 9, 2018, Mr Probz released the single and music video called "Space for Two".

Discography

Albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
NL
[9]
BEL
The Treatment 12 179

EPs

  • Against the Stream (2017)

Singles

As lead artist

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NL
[9]
AUS
[10]
AUT
[11]
BEL
[12]
DEN
[13]
FRA
[14]
GER
[15]
IRL NOR
[16]
NZ
[17]
SPA
[18]
SWE
[19]
SWI
[20]
UK
[21]
US
[22]
2013 "I'm Right Here" The Treatment
"Turning Tables"
"Gold Days"(featuring Action Bronson)
2014 "Waves"[A]
(original or Robin Schulz remix)[B]
5 3 1 1 3 3 1 3 1 3 2 1 1 1 14
  • ARIA: 4× Platinum
  • IFPI AUT: Gold
  • BEA: Platinum
  • IFPI DEN: Gold
  • SNEP: Gold
  • BVMI: 5× Gold
  • RMNZ: Platinum
  • GLF: 5× Platinum
  • IFPI SWI: Platinum
  • BPI: Platinum
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum
Against the Stream and Prayer
"Nothing Really Matters" 1 3 37 82 45 28 15 72 Non-album singles
2016 "Fine Ass Mess" 54
2017 "Till You’re Loved" 88
"Tears Gone Bad" Against the Stream
2018 "Space for Two" 43 35
[23]
[A] Non-album single
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Notes

  1. ^ "Space for Two" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number 15 on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[24]

As featured artist

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
NL
[9]
BEL
[12]
GER
[12]
AUT
[12]
SWE
[12]
AUS
[12]
UK
[12]
2006 "Welkom in ons leven"
(Bolletjes Blues Cast featuring Negativ, Raymzter, Derenzo, Mr Probz and Kimo)
46 Non-album singles
2009 "Gora Gora Rang (Fair-Skinned)"
(Imran Khan featuring Mr Probz)
- Unforgettable
2010 "Meisje luister"
(Kleine Viezerik featuring Mr Probz)
93 Non-album singles
2013 "Sukkel voor de liefde"
(The Opposites featuring Mr Probz)
10 43 Slapeloze nachten
2014 "Twisted"
(50 Cent featuring Mr Probz)
80 Animal Ambition
"Little Secrets"
(Professor Green featuring Mr Probz)
83 Growing Up in Public
2015 "Birds Fly"
(Hardwell featuring Mr Probz)
United We Are
2015 "Another You"
(Armin van Buuren featuring Mr Probz)
7 10 75 55 55 48 Embrace
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory

Other appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Long Way To Go" 2007 Joe Budden Mood Muzik 3: The Album
"Wake Up" 2010 Thug Lordz, The Jacka Thug Money
"No Surrender" 2013 Lloyd Banks A.O.N. (All Or Nothing) Series Vol. 1: F.N.O. (Failure's No Option)
"Birds Fly" 2014 Hardwell United We Are
"Hustle" M.O.P. Street Certified
"Another You" 2015 Armin van Buuren Embrace (Armin van Buuren album)

References

Notes

Sources

  1. ^ "Mr. Probz: 'Ik heb niet het makkelijkste leven gehad'". Metronieuws (in Dutch). Retrieved 2016-10-24.
  2. ^ a b Kerkhof, Sander (29 September 2006). "Mr. Probz zit vast". Statemagazine.nl. Archived from the original on October 24, 2016. Retrieved 2010-11-04.
  3. ^ Jeffries, David. "Mr. Probz - Biography | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Rovi. Retrieved 2016-10-24.
  4. ^ Parkin, Chris. "Need to know: Mr Probz". Red Bull Music. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  5. ^ "FunX HipHop Top 20 Week 46".
  6. ^ "Mr. Probz - The Treatment by Mr. Probz on SoundCloud", 16 September 2013. Retrieved on 16 September 2013.
  7. ^ iTunes - Muziek - 'The Treatment' van Mr. Probz
  8. ^ "Nothing Really Matters - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  9. ^ a b c "Discografie Mr. Probz". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "Discography Mr. Probz". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  11. ^ "Discographie Mr. Probz". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g "Discografie Mr. Probz". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  13. ^ "Discography Mr. Probz". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  14. ^ "Discographie Mr. Probz". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  15. ^ "Discographie Mr. Probz". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "Discography Mr. Probz". Norwegian Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  17. ^ "Discography Mr. Probz". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  18. ^ "Discography Mr. Probz". Promusicae. Hung Medien.
  19. ^ "Discography Mr. Probz". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  20. ^ "Discographie Mr. Probz". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  21. ^ "Mr. Probz > UK Charts". Officialcharts.com/. Official Charts Company.
  22. ^ "Mr. Probz – Chart History: The Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media.
  23. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single uke 19, 2018". VG-lista. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  24. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker – Vecka 14, 6 april 2018". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved April 6, 2018.