Quote: "I'm spending on my studio and eBaying fiendishly, buying rare synthesisers and drum machines. I'm building a techno geek's lair." Singer/songwriter Gotye reveals how he is spending his royalty money from his massive hit single Somebody That I Used To Know.
Quote: "Little bit lost for words to receive an award from the man standing behind us here with the cane. Many years listening to this man's music growing up and a big reason I was inspired to make music. Thank you." Singer Gotye couldn't believe he was being presented with the Record of the Year prize for his infectious tune Somebody That I Used to Know by soul superstar Prince, who was dressed in a hooded black top and holding a silver cane.
Fact: Gotye's hit Somebody I Used to Know has been named digital music service Spotify's song of the year. The track was the website's most streamed tune globally in 2012 - ahead of Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe and We Are Young by fun. David Guetta's Nothing But the Beat is the most streamed album globally, while Rihanna and Coldplay have topped the list of most streamed females and groups.
Fact: Australian star Gotye has racked up a fourth week atop the U.S. singles chart with his catchy Somebody That I Used To Know. The song holds strong at number one, while fun.'s We Are Young and Maroon 5's new track Payphone are also non-movers at two and three, respectively.
Fact: Actress Rumer Willis and reality TV star Audrina Patridge joined 100 lucky Gotye fans for a private performance at Hollywood's Sayers Club on Monday afternoon (23Apr12). The gig was staged by Los Angeles radio station 98.7.