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Indie rock musician whose hit one “Somebody That We Used to learn” was #1 over the Billboard Hot 100. He provides gained multiple BRIT and Grammy Honours. He was presented with a couple of previous information which sparked his motivation. He released his initial music in 2001, including one known as “Out Within the Frosty.” He in addition has been an associate of THE FUNDAMENTALS. His delivery name is normally Wouter Debacker and he transferred to Australia along with his parents at age two. He was within a longterm romantic relationship with musician Tash Parker. Gotye and Kimbra both sang on “Someone That I Utilized to learn.”

Quick Facts


Full Name Gotye
Date Of Birth May 21, 1980
Place Of Birth Bruges, Belgium
Height 1.92 m
Profession Rock Singer
Nationality Australian, Belgian
Awards Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Billboard Music Award for Top Radio Song, ARIA Music Award for Album of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Song, Billboard Music Award for Top Hot 100 Song, ARIA Music Award for Best Male Artist, ARIA Music Award for Single of the Year, ARIA Music Award for Best Pop Release, Echo Award for Song of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top Streaming Song (Audio), ARIA Music Award for Best Cover Art, ARIA Music Award for Engineer of the Year, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Australia & New Zealand Act, Danish Music Award for International Hit of the Year, ARIA Music Award for Best Video, Porin Award for Best International Song, ARIA Music Award for Producer of the Year, APRA Music Awards for Songwriter of the Year, APRA Music Awards for Song of the Year, MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Australia & New Zealand Act, APRA Music Awards for Most Played Australian Work, ARIA Music Award for Best Australian Live Act
Music Groups The Basics
Nominations MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist, Billboard Music Award for Top Digital Song, Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Artist, MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing, American Music Award for New Artist of the Year, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Push Artist, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song, World Music Award for World’s Best Video, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, World Music Award for World’s Best Song, American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Rock Artist, MTV Video Music Award for Most Share-Worthy Video, Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Male Artist, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Breakout Artist, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Asia and Pacific Act, People's Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, Teen Choice Award for Choice Rock Song, Echo Award for Best International Newcomer, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music – Break-Up Song, Soul Train Music Award for Best International Performance (CENTRICTV.com), Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Male Artist
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1 His birth name is Wouter, which is Flemish for Walter. When he moved to Australia, he began to go by Walter or Wally. His stage name, Gotye, is derived from Gauthier, the French form of Wouter.
2 His stage name Gotye is pronounced "go-ti-yeah".
3 The Gotye song "Easy Way Out", from his 2011 album "Making Mirrors", was background music in a bar scene from an episode of Prime Suspect (2011) titled Prime Suspect: Shame (2011).
4 Performs under the stage name Gotye.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Voice 2012-2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
888.com World Grand Prix 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena mini - España 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Transparent TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
New Girl TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
So You Think You Can Dance TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2014
Boyhood 2014/I performer: "Somebody That I Used to Know" / writer: "Somebody That I Used to Know" - as Walter Andre De Backer
Arrow 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
VH1 You Oughta Know in Concert 2013 TV Special writer: "Somebody That I Used To Know"
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Voice of the Philippines 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Block 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Paris 2013 performer: "Eyes Wide Open" / writer: "Eyes Wide Open"
The Simpsons 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Great Gatsby 2013 writer: "Hearts A Mess"
Steel River TV Mini-Series short performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The X Factor 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Suits TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Made in Chelsea 2012 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Dancing with the Stars 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
In Your Light 2012 Video short performer: "In Your Light" / writer: "In Your Light"
Saturday Night Live TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Glee 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Parenthood TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Gossip Girl 2009-2011 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Prime Suspect 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Puzzled Love 2011 performer: "Heart's a Mess" / writer: "Heart's a Mess" - as Walter De Backer
Going the Distance 2010 performer: "Learnalilgivinanlovin'" - as Gotye / writer: "Learnalilgivinanlovin'" - as Walter De Backer
Whip It 2009 performer: "Learnalilgivinanlovin" / writer: "Learnalilgivinanlovin"
Packed to the Rafters TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2008 performer - 1 episode, 2008
The Bank Job 2008 writer: "Hey There"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Your Light 2012 Video short as Wally De Backer
Gotye: Easy Way Out 2012 Short music by
Precious Memories 2009 Short as Wally De Backer
Gotye: Coming Back 2008 Video short as Wally De Backer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Re-Living Off the Land 2009 Wally / Gotye (as Wally De Backer)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Your Light 2012 Video short singer - as Wally De Backer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Australian Story 2014 TV Series documentary Himsellf
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Nominee (as Wally De Backer, credit only)
Big Morning Buzz Live 2013 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Singer
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2012 TV Series Himself
2012 MTV Video Music Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live 2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2012 TV Series Himself
Gotye Feat. Kimbra: Somebody That I Used to Know 2011 Video short Himself
Quelli che... il calcio 2009 TV Series Himself - Performer
Spicks and Specks 2007 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series Himself - 'Somebody That I Used to Know' Video

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Alternative Music Album For the album "Making Mirrors."
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Duo/Group Performance · Kimbra
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Record of the Year · Kimbra
· François Tétaz (Engineer/Mixer)
· William Bowden (Mastering Engineer)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Breakout Artist
2012 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Video of the Year · Kimbra
2012 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Editing · Natasha Pincus
· Kimbra (artist)
2012 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Most Share-Worthy Video · Kimbra


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