How much is Gotye worth?
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 21, 1980|
Wouter “Wally” De Backer, better known by his stage name Gotye, is an Australian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter who was born in Belgium on May 21, 1980. His estimated net worth is $10 million.
The name Gotye is derived from Walter (or Wouter) Gaultier’s French form. At the age of two, he relocated to Australia with his family. From a young age, Gotye showed musical skill, especially when playing the piano and drums. Together with three other classmates from high school, he joined the band Downstares. When he finished high school, the band disbanded, but one of the members, Lucas Taranto, still performs with Gotye.
Gotye started recording his first songs as a solo artist in 2001. He started distributing his own four-track CDs, which he sent to radio stations and other members of the music business. These endeavors eventually served as the basis for his debut album, Boardface, which was published in 2003. At the same period, Gotye and Kris Schroeder started recording as The Basics.
Numerous interruptions to Gotye’s personal life occurred throughout the course of the following few years. Because of how it felt to finish the recordings, the album he worked on ultimately bore the name Like Drawing Blood. The album, which was released in 2006, gave Gotye his big break in Australia. Both the Australian Music Prize and the ARIA Award for Best Independent Release were nominated for Like Drawing Blood. Gotye received the ARIA Award for Best Male Artist in 2007.
Gotye was able to concentrate more carefully on his songs thanks to the stability provided by Like Drawing Blood. His upcoming album’s lead track, “Somebody That I Used To Know,” was made available in Australia in July 2011 and rapidly reached the top spot. The Making Mirrors album’s #1 debut in August came after that. Three ARIA Awards, including Single of the Year, went to Gotye. Early in 2012, “Somebody That I Used To Know” reached number one in the UK and started to rise in the US charts.
The Thin Green Line Foundation was the beneficiary of a Gotye concert in 2014, which also featured Tex Perkins and Nicky Bomba. On “The Way You Talk” and “The Outfield” from English electronic musician Bibio’s 2016 album A Mineral Love, Gotye contributed vocals. De Backer made friends with electronic music pioneer Jean-Jacques Perrey in 2015–2016, and the two collaborated to protect Perrey’s recorded heritage.
De Backer stated in an interview with Australia’s Broadsheet in 2018 that the ondioline has a “You can dial in an incredibly wide range of sounds on the ondioline, and the unique mechanics for playing it allows you to create sounds very sensitively and with a musical deftness I just feel isn’t present on most other electronic instruments from the ’40s — or decades since.”
Pulling the Stitching Out, an album by Les Campbell, was released in March 2018 and includes 10 Gotye-featuring songs. In the Broods’ song “Eyes a Mess” from August 2018, Gotye co-wrote an original lyric and was sampled. B.A.S.I.C., The Basics’ fifth studio album, was released in November 2019.
Live at The Songroom, a live album by Gotye, was released in July of 2020. (Season 2, Episode 9). Gotye’s net worth is projected to reach $10 million as of 2023.