Posted on: May 3rd, 2018 11:50 am
With four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe for “Entertainer of the Year” (1988), 63 gold and 24 platinum records, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Engelbert Humperdinck has been a legend in the international music industry for the last forty plus years. He knows how to pick songs with eternal themes of love and longing, and lovers always want to hear them sung. His latest album “Engelbert Calling” will be released in September 2014 and will feature duets with a who’s who of the music world, including Elton John, Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson, Shelby Lynne, Charles Aznavour, Neil Sedaka, Dionne Warwick, Kenny Rogers, Lulu, Beverly Knight, and Gene Simmons.
His voice comes from heaven, and he has been a legend in the international music industry for the last forty years, with over 140 million records sold. Engelbert Humperdinck, celebrating forty years in the business in 2006, has recorded everything from the most romantic ballads to the platinum-selling theme song “Lesbian Seagull” for the latest Beavis and Butthead movie. His sense of humor has endeared him to millions of fans around the globe and the MTV generation has just “discovered” what a magnificent musician the rest of the world has celebrated for decades.
Few people realize that several of the major forces in the world of rock n’ roll, including Jimi Hendrix and The Carpenters, started Out as opening acts for Humperdinck in the late 60s, 70s and’80s. The Humps’ current CD, Vie Dance Album, is his first album in the dance genre. Released by the red-hot dance label Interhit Records, the album features newly recorded dance versions of six of Engelbert’s greatest hits, along with five original songs. Favorites such as “Quando, Quando, Quando” and “Release Me” are set to an infectious dance beat by dance producer/ remixers Chris Cox and Barry Harris, known collectively as Thunderpuss 2000. The new album has enjoyed tremendous success, with “Release Me” hitting Top Ten in the Billboard Dance charts. Says Billboard magazine of The Dance Album: “…brilliantly cool…one of the most fun pop/dance albums of the decade.” With four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe for “Entertainer of the Year” (1988) and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Humperdinck might rest easy on his laurels. Hardly. In the past few years, he has joined in elite group of musical artists, such as Tony Bennett and Burt Bacarach, who have crossed over successfully to strike a new chord with a younger generation in addition to their core audiences. The Humpster has appeared on several MTV programs in the past, including two appearances on “MTV Beach House”, “Chilling with the Weaze” and “Oddville.”
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