Lou Bega is a German Grammy nominee whose chart-topping single ‘Mambo No. 5’ is known in every corner of the globe and has become a staple at parties all over the world. Lou’s remake of Perez Prado’s original 1949 song reached number 1 in an incredible twenty-one countries. Still creating music and performing shows to this day, Lou creates an infectious atmosphere of the 90s, shaking up arenas and getting everyone on their feet and dancing.
Originally starting out as a rapper and forming a hip hop band when he was just 13, Lou would discover Latin music after moving to Miami and moved away from the rap scene. Upon moving back to Germany, Lou met his manager and would sign a music contract with the recording label Lautstark. It was this partnership where the concept for the song Mambo No. 5 would be created and born. The rest, as they say, is history, and after the release of Mambo No.5 in 1999, Lou gained worldwide fame and so his iconic career began. The infamous song was chosen by Channel 4 for coverage of cricket test matches between 1999 and 2005 and has been streamed over 520 million times on Spotify alone.
Since the release of his first hit single, Lou gas led a star-studded career as a singer, performing all over the world. Some of his career highlights include touring with Cher throughout the whole of the USA in the biggest cities, and performing at 80 concerts throughout Europe with over one million visitors in total. Lou would carry on releasing consistently infectious music with numerous other hit singles being added to his name including ‘I Got A Girl’, ‘Just a Gigolo’, ‘Lonely’ and ‘Scatman & Hatman’; with the latter song being streamed over 13 million times globally.
A unique talent, Lou has appeared on the biggest TV shows all over the world, including Jay Leno, Queen Latifah, Wetten Dass…?, Disney, and on Mexico’s 8 o’clock news watched by millions. It comes as no surprise that Lou has won numerous awards including World Best Selling German Artist and World Best Selling New Male Artist by the World Music Awards, Cannes, Most Successful National Artist Abroad and Most Successful National Rock/Pop Single of the year by Echo (Hamburg). As the singer of one of the most iconic songs which has lasted the test of time, still being played over 20 years since its last release, if you are in need of a performer who can entertain all ages, look no further than Lou Bega to hire at your next event.