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Lou Bega

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13, 1975
Munich, Germany
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13, 1975 (age 47)
Munich, Germany


German musician known for his incorporation of sounds from the '40s and '50s. He scored a hit with 1999's "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...)." In 1999 he released his debut album A Little Bit of Mambo, which peaked at No. 3 both in Bega's native Germany and the U.S.

Before Fame

He lived with his mother in Italy until the age of six. He went to West Germany in 1972 to study biology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.


His hit Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...) was named International Song of the Year at the 2000 NRJ Music Awards.

Family Life

He welcomed a daughter, Jada Love, with Jenieva Jane in 2009. He and Jenieva Jane wed in 2014.

Associated With

He supported pop star Cher on a 22-city tour of the United States.