Famous as :Singer, musician
Birth Name :Wouter De Backer
Birth Date :May 21, 1980
Birth Place :Bruges, Belgium
Claim to fame :Album "Like Drawing Blood" (2006)
His first ARIA victory was in 2007 as best male artist. The exposure led to the album re-entering ARIA albums chart in top 50.
His success translated to Europe a year later when "Learnalilgivinanlovin" and "Hearts a Mess" charted in Belgium. Dutch radio stations also played his songs. In 2010, Goyte set up a recording studio in a barn at his parents' farm and released a new single titled "Eyes Wide Open" which received generally positive reviews.
While his album was in the baking process, Goyte made appearances in festivals in 2011. He scored a big gig, which featured also Coldplay and Kanye West among others, at the Grass music festival. A follow-up to "Eyes Wide Open" titled "Somebody I Used to Know" was released in July 2011 ahead of the album's release. It debuted at #27 on the ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart and received endorsements from Ashton Kutcher and Lily Allen on Twitter. Again, the song became his successful story in Europe.
"Making Mirrors" was released in Australia in August 2011 and entered number one on ARIA albums chart. He was nominated for seven categories at ARIA Awards that year but release date restrictions of the eligibility period ...
terminated some of them. He won in three categories; Best Male Artist, Best Pop Release and Single of the Year for the song "Somebody That I Used to Know."
His big break Stateside came when "Somebody I Used to Know" charted in U.S. and Canada. He promoted his latest album in early 2012, appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to perform the song as well as "Eyes Wide Open" and "State of the Art". "Somebody I Used to Know" entered the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number three, while "Making Mirrors" entered the Top 10 of Billboard Hot 200.
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