Gotye is a popular Australian singer who has released three studio albums in his career. He has released many hit singles like “Somebody That I Used to Know” feat Kimbra, “Ghosts” feat Yum Cha Sessions, and “Quasimodo’s Dream” feat Perfect Tripod. Gotye has released a number of music videos. He has sold many albums across the world and he is considered more of a tinkerer and less of a musician. Here is a quick summary of Gotye’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Gotye Early Life
Gotye’s real name is Wouter “Wally” De Backer. He was born in Bruges, Belgium on 21 May 1980. He spent his childhood in Australia’s Montmorency, Victoria.
After completing his high school, he went to the University of Melbourne for his Bachelor of Arts degree.
In 2011, Gotye was in a relationship with popular Australian singer Tasha Parker. He is currently single.
He was passionate about music from an early age. He used to learn drums, piano, and many other instruments. Later, he formed the band called Downstares. After, his band was disbanded he decided to have a solo career. He was also a member of the band called ‘The Basics’.
Gotye Career, Awards & Achievement
In the beginning, Gotye used to record tracks using samples. Later, he met singer Kris Schroeder and together, they were known as ‘The Basics’. The two of them released four albums from 2000 to 2010. Their music received positive reviews from the listeners.
As a solo artist, Gotye released his first album called ‘Boardface’ in 2003. It was released on the label Creative Vibes. The album included the singles “Out of My Mind”, “Loath to Refuse”, “Wonder Why You Want Her”, “What Do You Want?”, and “Out Here in the Cold”.
In 2006, he came up with his second album called ‘Like Drawing Blood’. This was a commercially successful album and peaked at No. 13 on the Australian Charts. The track listing was made both Australian as well as international.
In 2011, he came up with his third album entitled ‘Making Mirrors’ on Eleven Records. This was a major commercial success and was certified triple-platinum by ARIA. It included the singles “I Feel Better”, “Eyes Wide Open”, “Easy Way Out”, “State of the Art”, and “Somebody That I Used to Know”.
His single “Somebody That I Used to Know” was major hit across the world. He has also released other singles like “Hearts a Mess”, “Eyes Wide Open”, “Coming Back”, “I Feel Better”, “Ghosts”, “Save Me”, and “Learnalilgivinanlovin”.
Awards & Achievements
Gotye is the winner of three Grammy Awards in 2013. He was nominated for two MTV Europe Music Awards and three MTV Video Music Awards. In 2013, he was nominated for the People’s Choice Award and has been nominated three times for the Teen Choice Awards. He has received nominations from Soul Train Music Awards, mtvU Woodie Award, Brit Awards, and American Music Awards. He has won awards like APRA Music Awards, ARIA Music Awards, and Billboard Music Awards.
Net Worth of Gotye
The estimated net worth of Gotye is more than $13.5 million. The singer made this net worth by releasing many albums in his career. He has released two commercially successful albums and his single “Somebody That I Used to Know” was also a major hit across the planet. He has also released albums as The Basic. Additionally, Gotye has released the remix album called ‘Mixed Blood’ in 2007. He has also made guest appearances in the songs “Hotel Home” and “Surrender”.
Gotye is one of the most famous singers in the world. He has got fans from across the world and is a very talented individual. He has never been involved in any controversy and can play many instruments. He is very active in his career and we can expect to see a lot from him in the coming days.