Say Mama, Who Is This Gotye, Anyways? [Photos]

Gotye was born Wouter De Backer in Bruges, Belgium.
Gotye was born Wouter De Backer in Bruges, Belgium.
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 30: Wouter De Backer of Gotye forms on stage during the Laneway Music Festival at Silo Park on January 30, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
Wouter... err... Gotye moved to Australia with his family when he was two years old.
Wouter... err... Gotye moved to Australia with his family when he was two years old.
MAITLAND, AUSTRALIA - MAY 07: Wally De Backer of Gotye performs on stage at the Groovin The Moo Festival on May 7, 2011 in Maitland, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
Gotye grew up listening to Sting, Depeche Mode and Peter Gabriel, in case you couldn't tell.
Gotye grew up listening to Sting, Depeche Mode and Peter Gabriel, in case you couldn't tell.
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 11: Wally De Backer of The Basics performs on stage at The Art Gallery of Western Australia's ArtBar season launch on June 11, 2009 in Perth, Australia. The season of after-dark events are designed to attract visitors with their combination of entertainment, drinks and art. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
His name "Gotye" is pronounced Gautier (kinda like 'Goat yay'), and is the French version of his Belgian first name, Wouter.
His name "Gotye" is pronounced Gautier (kinda like 'Goat yay'), and is the French version of his Belgian first name, Wouter.
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 11: Wally De Backer of The Basics, poses at The Art Gallery of Western Australia's ArtBar season launch on June 11, 2009 in Perth, Australia. The season of after-dark events are designed to attract visitors with their combination of entertainment, drinks and art. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
The name "Wouter" would be "Walter" in English.
The name "Wouter" would be "Walter" in English.
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 11: Wally De Backer of The Basics performs on stage at The Art Gallery of Western Australia's ArtBar season launch on June 11, 2009 in Perth, Australia. The season of after-dark events are designed to attract visitors with their combination of entertainment, drinks and art. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
Gotye speaks both English and French.
Gotye speaks both English and French.
BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23: GOTYE (aka Wally de Backer) performs on stage during day four of the East Coast Blues & Roots Festival on March 23, 2008 in Byron Bay, Australia. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
Gotye used to drum for an indie band called Downstares in Melbourne, AUS.
Gotye used to drum for an indie band called Downstares in Melbourne, AUS.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 24: Australian musician GOTYE (aka Wally de Backer) performs at St Jerome's Laneway Festival 2008 at Lonsdale Street on February 24, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
Gotye has won five ARIA Awards and received a nomination for an MTV EMA for Best Asia and Pacific Act.
Gotye has won five ARIA Awards and received a nomination for an MTV EMA for Best Asia and Pacific Act.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 27: Wally De Backer poses with the award for Male Artist of the Year at the 2011 ARIA Awards at Allphones Arena on November 27, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
Gotye has released three studio albums independently and one album featuring remixes of songs from his first two albums.
Gotye has released three studio albums independently and one album featuring remixes of songs from his first two albums.
BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23: GOTYE (aka Wally de Backer) performs on stage during day four of the East Coast Blues & Roots Festival on March 23, 2008 in Byron Bay, Australia. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
In February 2012, Gotye made his American TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
In February 2012, Gotye made his American TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23: GOTYE (aka Wally de Backer) performs on stage during day four of the East Coast Blues & Roots Festival on March 23, 2008 in Byron Bay, Australia. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
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