Flula Borg in Los Angeles, 24 July 2014
|Also known as||Flula, DJ Flula|
|Genres||Techno, hip hop, rap|
|Occupation(s)||DJ, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, hype man|
|Instruments||Vocals, rapping, beatboxing, trombone, accordion, melodica, glockenspiel, stylophone, baritone|
Flula Borg is a German techno DJ, hype man, actor, and YouTube personality who is better known as DJ Flula or simply Flula (often stylized as f|u|a). He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California, in the United States.
In early 2014, Flula was cast in Pitch Perfect 2. He appears in the film as the leader of a German a capella group competing against the Bellas in an international competition. In October 2014 Flula also joined the cast of the WWE Films' Killing Hasselhoff, which features such actors as Ken Jeong, Hulk Hogan, and David Hasselhoff. Both films are due to be released in 2015.
Flula regularly posts videos on YouTube and his channel has amassed over 500,000 subscribers and 62 million total views since its launch in 2007. Some of his most popular videos are his vlogs, most notably "Jennifer is a Party Pooper", and his AutoTunes series, in which he records cover songs live in his car. His AutoTunes video with YouTube celebrity Chester See, a cover of "No Diggity" by Blackstreet, has over three million views and was nominated for a Streamy Award in 2014. Also in 2014, Flula's YouTube channel was listed on New Media Rockstars Top 100 Channels, ranked at #69.
Flula's original music has also achieved some notoriety. After releasing his single "Sweet Potato Casserole", he was listed at #3 on Billboard's Next Big Sound chart, while "Dirk Nowitzki, German Moses" coincided with the Dallas Mavericks' championship run in 2011 and was picked up by ESPN and other mainstream outlets.
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- Freeman, Eric (2011-05-12). "Listen to "His Name Is Dirk," your new Mavericks anthem". Sports.Yahoo.com. Yahoo Sports & NBC Sports Network. Retrieved 2015-01-09.