Lou Bega is a Latin pop musician famous for his song “Mambo No. 5”, a remake of Perez Prado’s instrumental hit.
He started his musical career as a rapper in a hip hop group. While living in Miami he discovered Latin music.
Fascinated by mambo’s sounds and stylish fashions, Bega created “Mambo No. 5”, which became an instant worldwide hit, charting in the top 5 across Europe and in the USA, where it became a popular stadium anthem at sports events.
With his debut album “A little bit of mambo” Lou entered the top positions of the charts world-wide.
His second studio album “Ladies and gentlemen” was released in 2001 but failed to experience success similar to its predecessor in Bega’s native market or internationally. The album produced two singles “Just a gigolo” and “Gentleman”, both of which charted moderately.
His third studio album “Lounatic” was released in late 2005. The first music video released was “You wanna be Americano” followed by “Bachata”.
In 2010, Bega released his fourth album called “Free again”, which also didn’t find much success on the charts.
Bega’s fifth studio album “A little bit of 80’s” was released in 2013. It featured covers of Sade’s “Smooth operator,” Culture Club’s “Karma chameleon,” and Dexys Midnight Runners’ “Come on Eileen.”
From 1999 till today Lou Bega tours together with his band and his exotic female dancers all over the world.