Wouter "Wally" De Backer (born 21 May 1980), also known professionally by his stage name Gotye, is an Australian-Belgian multi-instrumental musician and singer-songwriter. The name "Gotye" is derived from "Gaultier" (or "Gautier" or "Gauthier"), the French translation of "Wouter". He has released three studio albums independently and one remix album featuring remixes of tracks from his first two albums. De Backer is also one-third of Melbourne indie-pop band The Basics, who have independently released three studio albums and numerous other titles since 2002. He has won five ARIA Awards and received a nomination for an MTV EMA for Best Asia and Pacific Act.