Helmut Lotti is a Belgian popular singer and songwriter. The son of Luc Lotigiers and Rita Lagrou, he began his singing career with a visual and singing style in an obvious imitation of Elvis Presley, and was described as 'De Nieuwe Elvis' or 'The New Elvis'. His first two albums were Vlaamse Nachten ('Flemish Nights', 1990) and Alles Wat Ik Voel . 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 Latino, African and Russian‐style music.
Helmut Lotti has sold over 13 million albums worldwide and received over 80 platinum and 70 gold albums.