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Wouter "Wally" De Backer (born 21 May 1980), known professionally as Gotye
Gotye
(/ˈɡoʊtieɪ/ GOH-tee-ay), is a Belgian-born Australian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. The name "Gotye" is a pronunciation respelling of "Gauthier", the French cognate of Gotye's given Dutch name "Wouter" (English "Walter", hence the nickname "Wally"). Gotye
Gotye
has released three studio albums independently and one album featuring remixes of tracks from his first two albums. He is a founding member of the Melbourne
Melbourne
indie-pop trio The Basics, who have independently released four studio albums and numerous other titles since 2002. His voice has been compared to those of Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel
and Sting.[2][3][4] Gotye's 2011 single "Somebody That I Used to Know" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making him the fifth Australian-based artist to do so and the second born in Belgium
Belgium
(after The Singing Nun
The Singing Nun
in 1963).[5] He has won five ARIA Awards
ARIA Awards
and received a nomination for an MTV EMA for Best Asia and Pacific Act. On 10 February 2013, he won three Grammy Awards at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards Show: Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Somebody That I Used to Know" and Best Alternative Music Album for Making Mirrors. Gotye
Gotye
has said he sometimes feels "less of a musician, more of a tinkerer."[6]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 2001–2004: Boardface 2.2 2006–2009: Like Drawing Blood 2.3 2010–2013: Making Mirrors
Making Mirrors
and international success 2.4 2014–present: Hiatus and preserving the Jean-Jacques Perrey legacy

3 Influence 4 Discography 5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Early life Born in 1980, in Bruges, Belgium, De Backer emigrated to Australia with his family two years later.[7] They first resided in Sydney before settling in Montmorency, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria.[8] His parents chose to use the English equivalent of his name, Walter, when enrolling him in school. As a youth, De Backer displayed a passion for music, learning various instruments, most notably piano and drums. In his teens, De Backer formed the band Downstares[9] with three of his high school friends, including Lucas Taranto (who still plays in his Gotye
Gotye
live shows).[10] After high school, the members of Downstares went their separate ways, leaving De Backer with no musical outlet.[citation needed] In 2001, his parents moved into a new home, leaving their old family house in Montmorency,[11] so he could continue his studies at the University of Melbourne
Melbourne
where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.[12] Two friends moved in with him and the house became affectionately known as The Frat House,[13] where friends would regularly drop by and hang out. The first seeds of Gotye
Gotye
were planted when De Backer was given a large collection of old records. An elderly neighbour, having heard Downstares rehearsing over the years, gave his then-recently deceased wife's LP record
LP record
collection to De Backer.[14] Career 2001–2004: Boardface In 2001, De Backer recorded his first tracks primarily using samples. He put together a four-track CD which included the song "Out Here in the Cold".[15] He made approximately 50 copies of this first collection, handwriting the track list and colouring in the cover sleeve in pencil. He drew on his cultural history for inspiration when naming his new project; Wouter translates into French as Gaultier (or Gautier or Gauthier), a pet name used by his mother (who gave French classes) when he was a child. He chose his own spelling of this variation and named the project Gotye. He sent the CDs out to every radio station and recording industry contact he could find in the phonebook, then followed each up with phone calls to ensure they were delivered. Feedback on the first release was mainly positive with Melbourne
Melbourne
street press and Australian alternative, youth orientated radio station Triple J
Triple J
taking notice,[16] giving him confidence to continue with further sample-based recordings. Around this time, Gotye
Gotye
met fellow singer-songwriter Kris Schroeder at a party in Mt Eliza, and the two began performing together under the name The Basics. They formed an enduring songwriting and performing partnership and became regulars on the live music scene, giving De Backer an outlet for his passion for live performance. The Basics have continued to tour and record alongside Gotye, releasing four albums between 2004 and 2010. De Backer went on to produce two more four-track Gotye
Gotye
collections which were met with positive reviews, with several tracks getting onto the rotation at youth radio station Triple J. The CDs were made in the same style as the first, with De Backer hand crafting each one and tenaciously chasing up every opportunity to get an audience for his work. Interest in the Gotye
Gotye
project was growing, and De Backer was eventually offered a distribution deal by the label company Creative Vibes for an album, which would essentially be a collection of the tracks from his three earlier releases. The album art is a painting of De Backer's father that was salvaged from his home garden where it was discarded. His album was released as Boardface
Boardface
in late 2003. 2006–2009: Like Drawing Blood In 2004, De Backer's parents opted to sell The Frat House and De Backer moved into a shared house in the South East of Melbourne. He took up work at a local library, while continuing to perform with The Basics and record his own Gotye
Gotye
tracks. Over the next few years, De Backer moved several times, each time shifting his home recording studio to a new location with new acoustic qualities. The culmination of this was the second Gotye
Gotye
album, Like Drawing Blood—named in reference to the difficulties De Backer experienced in recording his music in ever-changing environments.[17] The album marked the beginning of his working relationship with long term manager Danny Rogers – manager of Australian indie band The Temper Trap
The Temper Trap
– whom he had first approached via email.[18] Like Drawing Blood
Like Drawing Blood
was featured by Triple J
Triple J
in May 2006[19] and was voted No. 1 in the listener poll of the Best Album of 2006.[20] The album was also nominated for a J Award that year.[21] Two tracks from that album, "Learnalilgivinanlovin" and "Hearts a Mess", were ranked No. 94 and No. 8 respectively in Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2006.[22] Like Drawing Blood
Like Drawing Blood
has been certified Platinum in Australia
Australia
for sales of over 70,000 copies. His first single, "Learnalilgivinanlovin", was released in August 2006. In September 2006, Gotye
Gotye
was nominated for an ARIA Award for best independent release for the album Like Drawing Blood.[23] Also in 2006 Gotye
Gotye
won 'Most Outstanding New Independent Artist' at the inaugural Australian Independent Record (AIR) Chart Awards[24] and Like Drawing Blood was amongst nine shortlisted finalists in the 2006 Australian Music Prize.[25]

Gotye
Gotye
at the Golden Plains Festival
Golden Plains Festival
2007

In 2007, De Backer won the ARIA for best male artist. As a result of the publicity of the nomination, Like Drawing Blood
Like Drawing Blood
re-entered the ARIA albums chart at No. 36, surpassing the previous peak of No. 39. Also, Mixed Blood debuted on the ARIA albums chart at No. 44. Both of these entries came the first week after the ARIA Awards. In 2008, Like Drawing Blood won iTunes album of the year in the UK.[26] In 2009, "Hearts a Mess" came in at No. 77 in Triple J's Hottest 100 of All Time, voted by the Australian public.[27] Gotye's first European success came in 2008, when "Learnalilgivinanlovin" and "Hearts a Mess" charted in Belgium, followed in 2009 by the single "Coming back".[28] "Learnalilgivinanlovin" also received air play on Dutch radio stations. In 2011, Like Drawing Blood
Like Drawing Blood
came in at No. 11 in Triple J's Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time.[29] Amidst the lead-up to Gotye's third album, Like Drawing Blood
Like Drawing Blood
re-entered the ARIA charts in mid-2011, peaking at its highest ever position of 13. Like Drawing Blood
Like Drawing Blood
was officially released in the U.S. in 2012. 2010–2013: Making Mirrors
Making Mirrors
and international success After the success of Like Drawing Blood, De Backer was able to establish a permanent home, still in Melbourne's south east. In 2010, he set up a recording studio in a barn at his parents' farm and set about recording tracks for his third album. He released a new single, "Eyes Wide Open", online and on 10" vinyl in mid-October 2010. The "Eyes Wide Open" single received generally positive reviews and reached Number 25 on the Triple J
Triple J
Hottest 100 of 2010.[30] "Eyes Wide Open" was also shortlisted for the 2011 APRA Music Awards in the Song of the Year category.[31] In late March 2011, De Backer revealed the next album's title to be Making Mirrors. The title was inspired by an artwork his father painted in the 1980s, discovered by De Backer among old bills and newspapers in his parents' barn; it was later edited in Photoshop to become the album artwork. "The mirror reflects on artwork and it is all very related to self-reflection and introspection on the album."[32] De Backer also revealed that the album would see a release in June or July 2011, with a single to precede the release.[32] De Backer also stated that the album would be similar to its predecessor in terms of diversity.[32] On 19 May 2011, it was announced that the album would be released on 19 August, with its launch the following day at the Sydney
Sydney
Opera House as part of the Graphic Festival which would feature animators and a 10-piece orchestra as part of Gotye's performance.[33] De Backer also released a follow-up single to "Eyes Wide Open" titled "Somebody That I Used to Know" featuring New Zealand musician Kimbra, which was released on 6 July 2011[33] and debuted at Number 27 on the ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart.[34] The single quickly moved up the ARIA singles chart despite a lack of airplay on commercial radio stations.[citation needed] The song was further boosted by endorsements from Ashton Kutcher and Lily Allen
Lily Allen
via Twitter,[35] exposing Gotye's music to their millions of followers.[36][37] The single has gone on to reach 11× Platinum status (700,000 units sold) in Australia
Australia
and 8× Platinum status (8,000,000 units sold) in the US. It has peaked at Number 1 in 18 countries including the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, the Belgian Singles Chart, the Dutch Megacharts, the German Media Control Chart, the Official UK Top 40 and the US Billboard Hot 100. "Somebody That I Used To Know" has been the Number 1 single on iTunes in 46 countries.

Gotye
Gotye
in Montreal
Montreal
on 30 March 2012

On 5 July 2011, Gotye
Gotye
released a film clip for the song "Somebody That I Used to Know" on YouTube
YouTube
and Vimeo. Directed by Natasha Pincus, the video has now been viewed over 815 million times (as of October 2016). On 6 October 2011 the video was awarded the Melbourne
Melbourne
Design Award. The video was the Number 15 most viewed video of all-time on YouTube and the Number 4 most liked video of all-time[when?]. On 15 July 2011, it was announced that "Somebody That I Used to Know" had come in third in the 2011 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition.[38] On 8 August 2011, Gotye
Gotye
released a film clip for the song "Bronte" on YouTube
YouTube
and Vimeo. The visuals were animated and directed by Ari Gibson at Mechanical Apple. Also on this date, Gotye released a video title "Making Making Mirrors", which is a short documentary about the recording process of "Making Mirrors". The video was directed by James Bryans and Wally De Backer. On 13 August 2011, Gotye
Gotye
released a film clip for the song "State of the Art" on YouTube and Vimeo. The visuals were animated and directed by Greg Sharp & Ivan Dixon at Rubber House. In its first week of release, Making Mirrors
Making Mirrors
was already at Number 1 on the Australian ARIA albums chart, making Gotye
Gotye
the first Australian act to simultaneously hold both the Number 1 single and album since Silverchair
Silverchair
in 2007. The album became an international success, charting in the Top 10 in 17 countries and reaching Number 1 in six. It charted on the U.S. Billboard 200
Billboard 200
(Number 7) and in Canada. The album is 3x Platinum status in Australia, Platinum in France, Poland and Belgium, and Gold in the US, New Zealand, Germany, UK, Ireland, Canada and Netherlands. On 11 October 2011, it was announced that Gotye
Gotye
had been nominated for seven ARIA Awards.[39] Due to the release date restrictions of the eligibility period, Making Mirrors
Making Mirrors
could not be nominated, and the seven nominations all related to "Somebody That I Used to Know". Gotye was nominated for Highest Selling Single, Single of the Year, Best Pop Release, Best Male Artist and three awards in the ARIA Artisan category: Best Video (Natasha Pincus), Engineer of the Year (Francois Tetaz) and Producer of the Year (Wouter De Backer). On the same day the nominations were revealed, the winners of the Artisan categories were announced, with Gotye
Gotye
and the album personnel winning all three. On 27 November 2011, Gotye
Gotye
won three ARIA Awards: Best Male Artist, Best Pop Release and Single of the Year for "Somebody That I Used to Know". Kimbra, who collaborated with Gotye
Gotye
on the song, also won the ARIA award for Best Female Artist.[40] On 18 October 2011, Gotye
Gotye
released a film clip for the song "Don't Worry, We'll Be Watching You" on YouTube
YouTube
and Vimeo. The visuals were animated and directed by Benjamin Drake and Eddie White. On 20 November 2011, Gotye
Gotye
released a film clip for the song "Don't Worry, We'll Be Watching You" on YouTube
YouTube
and Vimeo. The visuals were animated and directed by Greg Sharp and Ivan Dixon at Rubber House.

Gotye
Gotye
in front of Fractured Heart (2013)

On 1 February 2012, Gotye
Gotye
made his American television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, performing "Eyes Wide Open", "Somebody That I Used to Know" with Kimbra
Kimbra
and "State of The Art".[41][42] On 12 February 2012, "Somebody That I Used to Know" reached Number 1 on the UK singles chart. The next week it fell from the top spot but on 26 February it reached the top spot for a second time, where it remained for a total of five weeks.[43] On 24 February 2012, Gotye
Gotye
released a film clip for the song "Easy Way Out" on YouTube
YouTube
and Vimeo.This video won the award of Best Music Video at the 2013 Byron Bay International Film Festival.[44] The visuals were animated and directed by Darcy Prendergast and Oh Yeah Wow. Gotye
Gotye
performed "Somebody That I Used to Know" on Saturday Night Live on 14 April 2012 along with "Eyes Wide Open". These collective performances helped the single to reach Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending 28 April 2012, giving Gotye
Gotye
his first U.S. Number 1 single; the first Australian artist to reach Number 1 in the U.S. since Savage Garden
Savage Garden
in 2000.[45] In April 2012, "Somebody That I Used to Know" broke a 47-year-old record in the Netherlands by becoming the most successful song in the history of the Dutch charts.[46] Gotye
Gotye
was interviewed on 7 April 2012 broadcast of National Public Radio's All Things Considered.[47] The magazine American Songwriter named Gotye
Gotye
their Writer of The Week for the week of 6 February 2012.[48] On 31 May 2012, Gotye
Gotye
announced that he would release a digital compilation of the 10 official remixes of "Somebody That I Used To Know" on 8 June.[49] Gotye
Gotye
announced a world tour in May 2012 covering many parts of the world where he had not previously played. The tour began in August 2012 in Korea and wound through Japan, North America, Europe, the Middle East and finished in Australia
Australia
in December 2012. On 15 February 2013, Fractured Heart, an interactive sound and light sculpture designed and built by illuminart[50] in collaboration with Gotye, was launched at the National Film and Sound Archive
National Film and Sound Archive
(NFSA) headquarters in Canberra, Australia.[51] Gotye
Gotye
also curated and presented a special screening of works by some of his favourite animators, including those who have worked with him on the music videos for "Hearts a Mess", "Easy Way Out" and "State of the Art". 2014–present: Hiatus and preserving the Jean-Jacques Perrey
Jean-Jacques Perrey
legacy In 2014, Gotye
Gotye
performed with Tex Perkins
Tex Perkins
and Nicky Bomba
Nicky Bomba
in support of The Thin Green Line Foundation.[52] He also launched Spirit Level, an independent record label with Tim Shiel, signing American band Zammuto.[53] Later in 2014, De Backer claimed in an online newsletter that “there will be no new Gotye
Gotye
music,” but maintained the possibility that the project could continue in the future.[54] He remained active as a drummer and singer of The Basics, who released The Lucky Country in 2014 and The Age of Entitlement
The Age of Entitlement
in 2015. Although the band formed a political movement named " The Basics Rock 'n' Roll Party" ahead of the 2014 Victorian election, De Backer denied reports that he intended to enter politics himself.[55] Gotye
Gotye
was a featured vocalist on "The Way You Talk", a track from English electronic musician Bibio's 2016 album A Mineral Love.[56] In 2017, Gotye
Gotye
revealed that he chose not to allow online advertising on his music videos, including that of "Somebody That I Used to Know" which had then been viewed nearly one billion times on YouTube, thereby foregoing up to millions of dollars in advertising revenue.[57] In 2015–2016, De Backer became friends with electronic music pioneer Jean-Jacques Perrey, and worked with Perrey to preserve his recorded legacy.[58] After purchasing two vintage Ondiolines (an electronic keyboard closely associated with Perrey), De Backer formed the Ondioline
Ondioline
Orchestra in New York. The sextet made their debut performing two shows in tribute to Perrey at National Sawdust, in Brooklyn, on 22 November 2016.[59] Perrey, who lived in Switzerland, had planned to attend the tribute, but died at the age of 87 on 4 November.[60] In May 2017, De Backer launched a new record label, Forgotten Futures, whose first release was Jean-Jacques Perrey
Jean-Jacques Perrey
et son Ondioline, a compilation of rare and previously unreleased Perrey recordings.[61][62] In a 2018 interview with Australia's Broadsheet, De Backer said, “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."[63] On 13 February 2018, De Backer and his Ondioline
Ondioline
Orchestra performed Circuit Breakers: Gotye
Gotye
Presents a Tribute to Jean-Jacques Perrey
Jean-Jacques Perrey
at Roulette's Mixology Festival 2018, in New York.[64] Influence The Australian newspaper identified Gotye
Gotye
in its "top 50 most influential Australians in the arts" list; the selection was largely based upon the success of the "Somebody That I Used to Know" song[65] and the publication described the composition as "one of the most successful songs in Australian music history".[66] Discography Main article: Gotye
Gotye
discography

Boardface
Boardface
(2003) Like Drawing Blood
Like Drawing Blood
(2006) Making Mirrors
Making Mirrors
(2011)

Awards and nominations

Year Ceremony Nominated work Category Result

2006 AIR Awards[67] Himself Most Outstanding New Independent Artist Won

ARIA Music Awards[68] Like Drawing Blood Best Independent Release Nominated

2007 ARIA Music Awards[68] Mixed Blood Album of the Year Nominated

Best Male Artist Won

Best Dance Release Nominated

Best Independent Release Nominated

Best Cover Art Nominated

"Heart's a Mess" Best Video Nominated

2011 ARIA Music Awards[69] "Somebody That I Used to Know" Single of the Year Won

Highest Selling Single Nominated

Best Pop Release Won

Best Video (Natasha Pincus) Won

Engineer of the Year (François Tétaz) Won

Producer of the Year (Himself) Won

Himself Best Male Artist Won

MTV Europe Music Awards Himself Best Asia and Pacific Act Nominated

2012 Los Premios 40 Principales "Somebody That I Used to Know" Mejor Canción Internacional en Lengua No Española Nominated

Himself Mejor Artista Revelación 2012 Nominated

APRA Music Awards "Somebody That I Used to Know" Song of the Year Won

Most-played Australian work Won

Himself Songwriter of the Year Won

Teen Choice Awards Himself Choice Breakout Artist Nominated

"Somebody That I Used to Know" Choice Rock Song Nominated

Choice Break-Up Song Nominated

MTV Europe Music Awards Himself Best Australia
Australia
& New Zealand Act Won

Best Asia and Pacific Act Nominated

Best Push Act Nominated

"Somebody That I Used to Know" Best Song Nominated

American Music Awards Himself Favorite Alternative Rock Artist Nominated

Best New Artist of the Year Nominated

ARIA Music Awards[70] Making Mirrors Album of the Year Won

Best Pop Release Won

Best Cover Artist (Frank de Backer, Himself) Won

Engineer of the Year (François Tétaz) Won

Best Male Artist (Himself) Won

Himself Best Australian Live Act Won

2013 APRA Music Awards "Somebody That I Used to Know" Most Played Australian Work Overseas[71] Won

People's Choice Awards Himself Favorite Breakout Artist Nominated

Grammy Awards "Somebody That I Used to Know" (feat. Kimbra)[72] Record of the Year Won

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Won

Making Mirrors Best Alternative Music Album Won

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Bernard Fanning
(2006) Gotye
Gotye
(2007) Nick Cave
Nick Cave
(2008) Daniel Merriweather
Daniel Merriweather
(2009) Dan Sultan
Dan Sultan
(2010) Gotye
Gotye
(2011) Gotye
Gotye
(2012) Flume (2013) Chet Faker
Chet Faker
(2014) Vance Joy
Vance Joy
(2015) Flume (2016)

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ARIA Award for Album of the Year

Whispering Jack
Whispering Jack
by John Farnham
John Farnham
(1987) Man of Colours
Man of Colours
by Icehouse (1988) Temple of Low Men
Temple of Low Men
by Crowded House
Crowded House
(1989) Matchbook by Ian Moss
Ian Moss
(1990) Blue Sky Mining
Blue Sky Mining
by Midnight Oil
Midnight Oil
(1991) Baby Animals by Baby Animals (1992) Hepfidelity
Hepfidelity
by Diesel (1993) The Honeymoon Is Over
The Honeymoon Is Over
by The Cruel Sea (1994) Don't Ask
Don't Ask
by Tina Arena
Tina Arena
(1995) Hourly, Daily by You Am I
You Am I
(1996) Savage Garden
Savage Garden
by Savage Garden
Savage Garden
(1997) Unit by Regurgitator
Regurgitator
(1998) Internationalist by Powderfinger
Powderfinger
(1999) Reflector by Killing Heidi (2000) Odyssey Number Five
Odyssey Number Five
by Powderfinger
Powderfinger
(2001) Barricades & Brickwalls by Kasey Chambers
Kasey Chambers
(2002) Vulture Street by Powderfinger
Powderfinger
(2003) Get Born
Get Born
by Jet (2004) The Sound of White
The Sound of White
by Missy Higgins
Missy Higgins
(2005) Tea & Sympathy by Bernard Fanning
Bernard Fanning
(2006) Young Modern
Young Modern
by Silverchair
Silverchair
(2007) Apocalypso by The Presets
The Presets
(2008) Walking on a Dream
Walking on a Dream
by Empire of the Sun (2009) Down the Way
Down the Way
by Angus & Julia Stone (2010) Moonfire by Boy & Bear (2011) Making Mirrors
Making Mirrors
by Gotye
Gotye
(2012) Lonerism
Lonerism
by Tame Impala
Tame Impala
(2013) 1000 Forms of Fear
1000 Forms of Fear
by Sia (2014) Currents by Tame Impala
Tame Impala
(2015) Skin by Flume (2016) Go Farther in Lightness
Go Farther in Lightness
by Gang of Youths
Gang of Youths
(2017)

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ARIA Award for Single of the Year

"You're the Voice" by John Farnham
John Farnham
(1987) "Beds Are Burning" by Midnight Oil
Midnight Oil
(1988) "Under the Milky Way" by The Church (1989) "Crying in the Chapel" by Peter Blakeley
Peter Blakeley
(1990) "I Don't Wanna Be with Nobody But You" by Absent Friends (1991) "Treaty (Filthy Lucre Remix)" by Yothu Yindi
Yothu Yindi
(1992) "The Day You Went Away" by Wendy Matthews (1993) "The Honeymoon Is Over" by The Cruel Sea (1994) "Tomorrow" by Silverchair
Silverchair
(1995) "Where the Wild Roses Grow" by Nick Cave
Nick Cave
and the Bad Seeds and Kylie Minogue (1996) "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden
Savage Garden
(1997) "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia
Natalie Imbruglia
(1998) "The Day You Come" by Powderfinger
Powderfinger
(1999) "Don't Call Me Baby" by Madison Avenue (2000) "My Happiness" by Powderfinger
Powderfinger
(2001) "Can't Get You Out of My Head" by Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue
(2002) "Born to Try" by Delta Goodrem
Delta Goodrem
(2003) "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet (2004) "Catch My Disease" by Ben Lee
Ben Lee
(2005) "Black Fingernails, Red Wine" by Eskimo Joe
Eskimo Joe
(2006) "Straight Lines" by Silverchair
Silverchair
(2007) "Sweet About Me" by Gabriella Cilmi
Gabriella Cilmi
(2008) "Walking on a Dream" by Empire of the Sun (2009) "Big Jet Plane" by Angus & Julia Stone (2010) "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra
Kimbra
(2011)

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Grammy Award for Record of the Year

1959−1980

"Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)" by Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno
(1959) "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin
(1960) "Theme from A Summer Place" by Percy Faith
Percy Faith
(1961) "Moon River" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1962) "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" by Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1963) "Days of Wine and Roses" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1964) "The Girl from Ipanema" by Astrud Gilberto
Astrud Gilberto
& Stan Getz
Stan Getz
(1965) "A Taste of Honey" by Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
and the Tijuana Brass (1966) "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) "Up, Up and Away" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1968) "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1969) "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1970) "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1971) "It's Too Late" by Carole King
Carole King
(1972) "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1973) "Killing Me Softly with His Song" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1974) "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John
(1975) "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille (Daryl Dragon, Toni Tennille) (1976) "This Masquerade" by George Benson
George Benson
(1977) "Hotel California" by Eagles (Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Joe Walsh) (1978) "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1979) "What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers
The Doobie Brothers
(Jeffrey Baxter, John Hartman, Keith Knudsen, Michael McDonald, Tiran Porter, Patrick Simmons) (1980)

1981−2000

"Sailing" by Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes
Kim Carnes
(1982) "Rosanna" by Toto (Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, David Hungate, Steve Porcaro) (1983) "Beat It" by Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) "What's Love Got to Do with It" by Tina Turner
Tina Turner
(1985) "We Are the World" by USA for Africa
USA for Africa
(1986) "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood
Steve Winwood
(1987) "Graceland" by Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1988) "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
(1989) "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1990) "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1991) "Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
with Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
(1992) "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
(1995) "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal (1996) "Change the World" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1997) "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin
(1998) "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1999) "Smooth" by Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson) featuring Rob Thomas (2000)

2001−present

"Beautiful Day" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2001) "Walk On" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2002) "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) "Clocks" by Coldplay
Coldplay
(Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Phil Harvey, Chris Martin) (2004) "Here We Go Again" by Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2005) "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day
Green Day
(Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Frank Edwin Wright III) (2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" by Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison) (2007) "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(2008) "Please Read the Letter" by Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
and Robert Plant
Robert Plant
(2009) "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
(Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill) (2010) "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
(Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood) (2011) "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele
Adele
(2012) "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra
Kimbra
(2013) "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk
Daft Punk
featuring Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams
& Nile Rodgers (2014) "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) by Sam Smith (2015) "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
featuring Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2016) "Hello" by Adele
Adele
(2017) "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2018)

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