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In 1999 the Mambo fever which broke out in Germany arrives in more than 20 countries world-wide: “Mambo No.5” is #1 of the charts, hit of the year, newcomer of the year and all radio stations play the song again and again. Within short time Lou Bega infects the whole globe with “Mambo No.5”.

With his debut album “A little bit of Mambo” Lou Bega enters the top positions of the charts world-wide. In USA the successful album reaches #3 of the Billboard album charts. “A little bit of Mambo” is sold more than 7 million times world-wide. Only in USA he sold more than 3.5 million exemplars. His second single “I got a girl” reaches the top 20 of the charts in 5 countries.

Like no other Lou has been able to form his own style of music by blending elements of the 40s and 50s era with up to date grooves and sounds

Awards from all over the world bombard the down-to-earth artist. He receives the German music award ECHO in 2 categories and is nominated even five times. He is also nominated for the GRAMMY, in Cannes he receives the reputable WORLD MUSIC AWARD. Further awards like the BLOCKBUSTER ENTERTAINMENT AWARD in Los Angeles/USA, FESTIVAL BAR in Verona/Italy, the AMADEUS AWARD in Vienna/Austria as well as the BUNTE NEW FACE AWARD in Berlin/Germany and many more follow…

LOU BEGA LETS THE WHOLE WORLD DANCE AND CELEBRATE!
From 1999 till today Lou Bega tours together with his band and his exotic female dancers all over the world – highlights are e. g. the USA tour with CHER in 22 cities of the USA or “mega live shows” in South America. Rio de Janeiro, in Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo turn into boiling pots by Lou Bega. The artist’s world tour also stops on the Indian subcontinent where he performs in Bombay, New Delhi, Madras, Bangalore and Calcutta. The more than 200 European concerts inspire more than 3 million visitors. Also in Las Vegas, Tokyo, Moscow, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates Lou Bega’s shows cause great enthusiasm. International companies, princes and royal houses – beneath the King of Morocco – book Lou Bega and his live show for private or corporate events.

He has been guest in the biggest TV shows world-wide, e. g. JAY LENO, ALLY MCBEAL, MOTOWN LIVE, JENNY JONES, QUEEN LATIFAH, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD – just to mention some of the shows. In the more than 20-year-old history of Europe’s biggest TV show WETTEN, DASS…? Lou Bega is the only artist ever who performs one song twice in the show in front of a frenetic audience. Even his visit of the grave of the Mexican national hero Perez Prado is reported on the 8 o’clock evening news of Mexico’s No.1 TV station and moved millions of Mexicans to tears. And there are further TV productions with the artists like „Hitmachine“, „Les Années Tubes“, „Música Si“, „Amigo Awards“, „Big Breakfast“, „Planet Xuxa“, „Vigna De Mar“ etc.
On New Year’s Eve 2007 Lou Bega performs his live show in front of 170.000 visitors in Poland, the Polish TV broadcasts his complete performance live.

WALT DISNEY, the biggest entertainment company world-wide, counts on Lou Bega, too, and releases together with the artist the “Jungle Book” as computer game. He records the theme song here and performs in the video clip of the game. Lou Bega is also common with presentations and so he presents the „American Music Awards“, „Grammy Awards“, „Billboard Radio Awards“ and the „Love Parade“ in Berlin/Germany.

Like in the past Lou Bega writes his own texts for all his songs and compose it by himself, too. In spring 2001 he release his second album “Ladies and Gentlemen” in Germany and several other countries.