Gotye takes home three Grammy Awards including Record Of The Year
AUSTRALIA'S Wally De Backer, aka Gotye, has made it three out of three at the Grammy Awards winning Record of the Year.
The Melbourne-based 32-year-old, who goes by the stage name of Gotye, won for Best Alternative Music Album for Making Mirrors and Best Pop Duo/Group performance at the pre-show and now the biggest award of the night, Record of the Year.
Past winners of record of the year include Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, U2, Coldplay and Olivia Newton-John, who as the last Australian to win the award, way back in 1975.
Somebody That I Used To Know, featuring Kiwi singer Kimbra Lee Johnson, has sold more than 13 million copies worldwide, was No.1 in 18 countries and in the key US market it was was the biggest selling single in 2012.
It sat on top of Billboard's Hot 100 in the US for eight straight weeks.
For more about this year's Grammy Awards, see tomorrow's The Cairns Post.
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Triple treat: Wally De Backer, aka Gotye, with one of his Grammy Awards. Picture: AFP