This is pretty much old news today, but if you ain't heard, Gotye is Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the USA with the song he produced and recorded in his home studio ... 'Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)'.
Gotye's single has now accrued over 5 million sales worldwide with over 500,000 copies sold in the U.S. last week alone. In fact "Somebody That I Used To Know" is only the sixth song in American chart history to sell more than half a million downloads in just one week.
Significantly, his album Making Mirrors also broke into the top 10 of the US Billboard 200 this week, hitting the #7 spot. It has sold well over a million copies around the world so far.
Gotye's US success follows similar achievements elsewhere. The song has now been #1 on iTunes in 33 countries and the album has been certified Gold in major markets including the UK, Germany, France and Canada. It is 3 x Platinum here in Australia.