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Linda Mertens
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Linda Mertens was born July 20, 1978 in Wilrijk, Belgium and is a Belgian singer. She is the female lead singer for the group Milk Inc. After high school she studied art, went to hairdresser school for two years, but her dream was to become a performing artist. So she started her dream with a group called Secret Fantasy which never really got anywhere. After going to Club Illusion with some friends she found the courage to ask if she could do some auditions. Several weeks later she had a first audition and after the second audition in which she had to sing and dance, she was chosen to be Milk Inc.'s newest singer. Before Linda heard about the decision she had just started working in a factory and was extremely happy when told she had the job and could finally begin her singing carreer.

It was her dream to become a performing artist. She started her dream with a group called Secret Fantasy, but it never broke through. Linda went to club Illusion with some friends and she found the courage to ask Regi if needed a singer for a project and if she could do some auditions. She didn't knew Regi was looking for a new Milk Inc. singer. He gave her his number and after a few weeks she contacted him for a first audition. After a second audition where she had to sing and dance, she was chosen to be Milk Inc.'s newest singer. Before Linda heard the decision, she just had started working in a factory. So she was very happy she got the job and finally her singing carreer started

Land Of The Living was the first song by Linda in 2000 and of course, she also had to start performing together with the new Milk Inc. at Hitkracht. Her first trip to Africa was in October, where they stayed 5 days. She recording a video for Land Of The Living, released the album and finished her first months as a Milk Inc. singer as they received an award for "Best national song for Walk On Water". They won 2 awards for "Best Dance National" and "Best Video National". The song "Wide Awake" was released and also a "Best Of"-album called Double Cream. In December she released a cover called "Oh Baby I" together with 4 other singers (Kate Ryan, Pascale Feront (Absolom), Maaike (The Quest) and Esther. In 2002, they released Sleepwalker and Breathe Without You. They won the award for Best Dance Act. In the UK, they released In My Eyes, Walk On Water and Land of The Living, but also the album Milk Inc. In March, Radio Donna celebrated their 10th Birthday, Milk Inc. transformed a part of the song Never Again into Donna 4 Life. They toured in the UK, Spain, Canada,... Together with other artist, Linda and Regi made a song called "Feest voor iedereen" for the childrens hospital at Leuven In 2003 they were touring in Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, but also did performances in Poland, Denmark and a number of other European cities. In October, they received the award for Best Dance Act and released the new album "Closer". The Sun Always Shines on Tv was released in several countries including Switzerland and Germany. In 2004, they released I Don't Care, a duet with Linda's best friend Silvy (from Sylver) along with a video and the song almost reached the top of the charts.

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