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Born Chantal Vanlee in Hasselt in 1965, Dana Winner found fame in the early '90s with Flemish cover versions of the Carpenters' "On Top of the World" ("Op Het Dak van de Wereld") and the Cats' "One Way Wind" ("Westenwind"). Guided by Belgian composer Jean Kluger, she released her debut album, Mijn Paradijs, in 1994 and went on to achieve success in South Africa and Germany at the end of the decade after recording material in various different languages. In 2011, she released the festive-themed Kerst met Dana Winner.
Dana Winner is the stage name of Chantal Vanlee (born in Hasselt, 10 February 1965). She is a Belgian singer who is famous especially in Flanders, South Africa and the Netherlands.
In 1990 she released her first single Op het dak van de wereld, (Dutch: "On the roof of the world"), a cover of The Carpenters' Top of the World from 1973. In 1993 she became really popular with Woordenloos (Dutch: "Without words"). However, it was only in 1995 that she released her only hit single so far to reach the Dutch Top 40, Westenwind. This was a cover of the former hit One Way Wind by the Volendam group The Cats.
After her first success, Dana Winner also became well known in Germany and South Africa. At the end of the 1990s, she began singing in other languages and did not release an album in Dutch between 2000 and 2006. It was also in 2006 that she got a permanent memento in Bornem, along the SIM-route.