Novastar is a Belgian band, led by singer and pianist Joost Zweegers (born 1 April 1966 in Sittard, Netherlands). The band is popular in Belgium and The Netherlands. Novastar is known for its deep, emotional ballads, and the pure, high voice of Zweegers. Novastar was the winner of Humo's Rock Rally in 1996. The self-titled debut album Novastar was not released until four years later, in 2000, but with success.