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Jessie J song 'Domino' tops most-played list of 2012 - Source: The Independent - Music The chart-topper edged ahead of popular songs by Gotye and Emeli Sande, according to music royalties body PPL, which analysed radio play in 2012 as well as performances on TV and in venues such as pubs and shops.
The Bee Gees "“ 'Night Fever' - Source: One A Day I have no idea how it's taken us this long to get around to writing about The Bee Gees. I mean, we've claimed them as Australian in the same way we claim Gotye (formerly a Belgian), Kimbra (formerly a Kiwi) and Crowded House (still Kiwis) as our own, because they got their big musical start in the dusty plains of Queensland after moving here from the UK.
Sir Paul McCartney, Gotye, FUN., And Mumford And Sons All Win Big At Grammy Awards - Source: Stereoboard Mumford and Sons, FUN., and Gotye all picked up prestigious accolades at the Grammy Awards last night, but Sir Paul McCartney was the biggest winner after grabbing what is his 16th Grammy and earning a spot in the Hall of Fame.
Paul McCartneys Kisses on the Bottom (via Concord/Hear Music) managed to win Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the 55th annual Grammy Awards last night, while his track Band on the Run with Wings, a previous winner both as last years Best Historical Album and for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus in 1974, has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Indie-pop threesome FUN. picked up two highly sought-after gongs too, seeing their track We Are Young (featuring Janelle Monae) earn Song of the Year, as well as being named as Best New Artist.
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Wouter “Wally” De Backer (born 21 May 1980 in Bruges, Belgium), better known by the stage name Gotye, is an indie pop singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Victoria, Australia. Backer was born in Belgium, but moved with his family to Melbourne, Australia when he was two. Originally a member of the indie band Downstares, Backer began performing under the name Gotye in 2001 when the band disbanded. Aside from his solo work, De Backer has been a member of the indie band The Basics since its formation in 2002. Gotye’s second album Like Drawing Blood was featured by Triple J in May 2006 and was voted Number 1 in the listeners poll of the Best Album of 2006 . The album was also nominated for a J Award that year. Two tracks from that album, Learnalilgivinanlovin and Heart’s A Mess, were ranked 94 and 8 respectively in Triple J’s Hottest 100 for 2006. Like Drawing Blood has been certified Platinum. In September 2006, Gotye was nominated for an Australian Recording Industry Music Award (ARIA award) for best independent release for his album Like Drawing Blood, and won ‘Most Outstanding New Independent Artist’ at the inaugural Australian Independent Record (AIR) Chart Awards. In 2007, Gotye won the ARIA for best male artist. As a result of the publicity of the nomination, Like Drawing Blood re-entered the ARIA album chart and was named iTunes UK Album of the Year in 2008. In 2009, Heart’s A Mess came in at #77 in Triple J Hottest 100 of all time, voted by the Australian public. Amidst the lead-up to Gotye’s third album, Like Drawing Blood re-entered the ARIA charts in mid 2011, peaking at its highest ever position of 13. Learn more about Gotye