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Gotye is a Belgian-Australian pop-music sensation. His eclectic music, which draws from a variety of sources, has topped charts and won awards worldwide.
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Germany and the United Kingdom. It also reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart—a feat that only four Australian artist had achieved prior to Gotye. A video directed for the song and released on YouTube was one of the website’s most viewed videos of all time.
On August 19, 2011, Gotye's third album was released. It was titled Making Mirrors, a name inspired by a painting by Gotye's father, which is featured on the album cover. The day after the album’s release, Gotye performed the album to a sold-out crowd at the Sydney Opera House. Making Mirrors charted Top 10 in 17 countries and No. 1 in six, due in no small part to the album's hit single, "Somebody That I Used to Know." The song, which features singer-songwriter Kimbra on vocals, went on to win two 2013 Grammy Awards—for record of the year and best pop duo/group performance. Additionally, Making Mirrors won the 2012 ARIA for best album and the 2013 Grammy for best alternative music album, and Gotye received the 2012 ARIA for best male artist.
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