Wouter Andre De Backer was born in 21st of May, 1980 in Burges, Belgium. He is popularly known as Gotye. He has the origin from Melbourne, Victoria. He has made his presence in the music industry as an instrumentalist as well as songwriter and singer. He commonly sings the genre of indie rock, alternative rock, indie pop and trip pop.
He has started his professional career from 2001 and he is continuing it till now. In this short period of time, he has been able to mesmerize people with his songs. He has won three Grammy Awards as well, which is also the symbol of his height of success. He was inclined towards music from his early age. His parents helped him a lot to pursue his career. He started to play different instruments as well. He has been listed in the top 50 influential Australians in the art as well. He has released three albums altogether individually.
He released his first album “Boardface” in 2003. He got recognized in the mass from this album. Then, he released his second album “Like Drawing Blood” in 2006. The real success was achieved when he released his third album, “Making Mirrors”. The audience appreciated the songs in the album and he won many awards as well from this album. He got the international success from this album. Though he is of different nationality and ethnicity, this album helped him to join with the people around the world.
From the song “Somebody That I Used to Know”, he won the ARIA Awards for Single of the Year, Best Pop Release and Best Male Artist. He also won APRA Music Awards from this song. From the album itself, he won the ARIA Music Awards for Album of the Year, Best Australian Live Act and Most Played Australian Work Overseas. He won the Grammy Award for the category of Record of the Year, Best Pop Performance and Best Alternative Music Album.
Gotye is a tall guy with the height of 6 feet 4 inch. He will turn 35 in this year. He has not thought about getting married yet. He is focusing more about his career till now. There is no official record of his girlfriends and dating, as he wants his personal life to be secret. Though he has not talked about it fully, he has made hint about having a wife and children earlier this year. Most of the people think that he is a gay. His pictures are so viral in the web and have large number of fans followers in the social networking sites. If you are also his fan and want to know more about him, you can follow him through twitter and Instagram.
He is one of the richest singers with Australian origin with the net worth of $316 million. He has tasted the success in this field not very long ago. So, he wants to continue that legacy. His songs can be watched in YouTube as well. His full biography is available in Wikipedia and IMDb.