Gotye was born on May 21, 1980, in Belgium. His real name is Wouter De Backer. Gotye is a singer and a songwriter. He is mostly famous for his song “Somebody That I Used to Know”. He holds numerous awards, including 14 ARIA Awards and 3 Grammy Awards.
Gotye was born in Belgium, but when he was just 2 years old, his family moved to Australia. In the early childhood, Wouter showed interest in music. He learned how to play various music instruments, including the drums. When Gotye was a teenager, he and his classmates established a band called Downstares. However, they disbanded after finishing high school. Gotye went to the University of Melbourne where he studied Arts.
In 2001, Gotye started to experiment with music. He recorded a CD, which didn’t gain any popularity even though he sent it out to all radio stations. However, it got positive reviews and gave Wouter the idea to create a pseudonym. The same year Gotye met Kris Schroeder and they formed a duo called The Basics. They performed on a regular basis and allowed Gotye to gain experience and popularity.
In 2003, Gotye released his first album Boardface. The LP made it into Australian ARIA charts. But it reached just the 93rd spot.