|Birth name||Helmut Barthold Johannes Alma Lotigiers|
|Born||22 October 1969|
|Genres||Classical, Pop, Rock & Roll, Easy Listening|
|Labels||Piet Roelen Productions|
Helmut Lotti (born Helmut Barthold Johannes Alma Lotigiers on 22 October 1969), is a Flemish Belgian tenor and singer-songwriter. Lotti performs in several styles and languages. Once an Elvis impersonator, he has sung African and Latino hit records, and he crossed over into classical music in the 1990s.
Life and music
The son of Luc and Rita (née Lagrou) Lotigiers, Lotti was born Helmut Barthold Johannes Alma Lotigiers in Ghent, Belgium, and began his singing career with a visual and singing style in an obvious imitation of Elvis Presley, and was described as "De Nieuwe Elvis" (in Dutch) or "The New Elvis". His first two albums were Vlaamse Nachten ("Flemish Nights", 1990) and Alles Wat Ik Voel ("All That I Feel", 1992). After a few more albums, he changed direction in 1995 with the first of what became a long series of "Helmut Lotti Goes Classic" albums, which proved to increase his popularity. Since 2000 he has also made successful recordings in traditional Latino, African and Russian-style music.
Helmut Lotti sings fluently in his mother language Dutch, as well as Afrikaans, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian. He has sold over 13 million albums worldwide and received over 90 platinum and 70 gold albums.
|Vlaamse Nachten / Flemish Nights||1990|
|Alles Wat Ik Voel / All That I Feel||1992|
|Just For You||1994|
|Helmut Lotti goes Classic||1995|
|Helmut Lotti goes Classic II||1996|
|Helmut Lotti goes Classic III||1997|
|Helmut Lotti goes Classic Final Edition||1998|
|Out of Africa||1999|
|Vlaamse hits / Flemish hits||2000|
|Latino Love Songs||2001|
|My Tribute To The King||2002|
|Pop Classics in Symphony||2003|
|From Russia With Love||2004|
|Meine geliebte Klassik / My Favorite Classics||2006|
|Time To Swing||2008|
|Mijn Hart & Mijn Lijf||2013|
Out of Africa (Helmut Lotti)
In his 'Out of Africa' album, African and African themed songs are arranged for symphony orchestra, choir, and soloist. It was recorded with the Golden Symphonic Orchestra at the Bosotho Cultural Village in the Maluti Mountains in South Africa.
- Out of Africa
- Circle Of Life
- The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- Jikela Emaweni Hamba
- Tula Tula
- Sarie Marais
- Kumbaya My Lord
- Pata Pata
- African Sunrise
- My Angel
- Nkosi Sikelele Africa
- Goldsmith B (2009). Belgian tenor Helmut Lotti wants to find his own style. WDEZ. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
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