Helmut Lotti

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Helmut Lotti
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Background information
Birth nameHelmut Barthold Johannes Alma Lotigiers
Born (1969-10-22) 22 October 1969 (age 49)
OriginGhent, Belgium
GenresClassical, pop, rock & roll, easy listening
Years active1988–present
LabelsPiet Roelen Productions

Helmut Lotti (born Helmut Barthold Johannes Alma Lotigiers on 22 October 1969), is a Belgian tenor[1] and singer-songwriter. Lotti performs in several styles and languages. Once an Elvis impersonator, he has sung African and Latino and Jewish music hit records, and he crossed over into classical music in the 1990s.[1]

Life and music[edit]

The son of Luc and Rita (née Lagrou), Helmut Barthold Johannes Alma Lotigiers was born 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.

Lotti sings in his native language Dutch, as well as Afrikaans, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele and others. He has sold over 13 million albums worldwide and received over 90 platinum and 70 gold albums.[citation needed]

Lotti does volunteer work as an ambassador for UNICEF. Lotti took part in the 0110 concerts against racism, organised by Tom Barman.[citation needed]


Title Date of
Vlaamse Nachten / Flemish Nights 1990
Alles Wat Ik Voel / All That I Feel 1992
Memories 1993
Just For You 1994
Helmut Lotti goes Classic 1995
Helmut Lotti goes Classic II 1996
Helmut Lotti goes Classic III 1997
Romantic 1998
Helmut Lotti goes Classic Final Edition 1998
Romantic 2 1999
Out of Africa 1999
Vlaamse hits / Flemish hits 2000
Latino Classics 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
The Crooners 2006
Time To Swing 2008
Mijn Hart & Mijn Lijf 2013
Faith, Hope & Love 2015
The Comeback Album 2016
Soul Classics in Symphony 2018


  1. ^ a b Goldsmith B (2009). Belgian tenor Helmut Lotti wants to find his own style[permanent dead link]. WDEZ. Retrieved 23 April 2010.

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