|!||This article is about the person Helmut Lotti. For the episode, see Helmut Lotti (episode).|
|Full name||Helmut Lottigiers|
|Born||October 22, 1969|
|First appearance||Helmut Lotti|
|Last appearance||Helmut Lotti|
Helmut Lotti (born Helmut Barthold Johannes Alma Lotigiers on October 22, 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.
He is best known on this wiki for guest starring on an episode of Samson and Gert
Life and musicEdit
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, Russian, Ukrainian, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, and Spanish. He has sold over 13 million albums worldwide and received over 90 platinum and 70 gold albums. Lotti does volunteer work as an ambassador for UNICEF. Lotti took part in the 0110 concerts against racism, organised by Tom Barman.