Lou Bega

David Lubega Balemezi (born 13 April 1975), better known by his stage name Lou Bega, is a German singer.

His 1999 song “Mambo No. 5”, reached number 1 in many European countries and was nominated for a Grammy Award. The song is an instrumental mambo and jazz dance song originally composed and recorded by Cuban musician Dámaso Pérez Prado in 1949. Lou Bega sampled the original for the new song and added lyrics.

Bega released his debut album in July 1999. ‘A Little Bit of Mambo’. It peaked at No. 3 both in Bega’s native Germany and the U.S. While it charted moderately in the UK, peaking at only No. 50, it reached No. 1 in Austria, Canada, Finland, Hungary, and Switzerland. The second single, “I Got a Girl” charted well, entering the Top 10 in some European countries.

Backing Tracks – I Got A Girl … Mambo Number 5

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