Posted by The Celebrity Group on Apr, 20 2012

Engelbert Humperdinck

Engelbert, or Enge, is now a legendary British pop singer. He has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has also won a Golden Globe Award as entertainer of the year. Engelbert Humperdinck got his first chance to record in 1958 with Decca Records and his first single was 'I'll Never Fall in Love Again'. In 1965, Humperdinck teamed with his former roommate, Gordon Mills, who came up with the now familiar name of Engelbert Humperdinck: borrowed from the 19th-century composer of operas such as Hansel and Gretel. Humperdinck enjoyed first real success during July 1966 in Belgium, where he and four others represented England in the annual Knokke song contest. In early 1967 the changes paid off when Humperdinck's version of "Release Me," done in a smooth ballad style with a full chorus joining him on the third refrain, made the top ten on both sides of the Atlantic and number one in Britain, keeping The Beatles' adventurous "Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane" from the top slot in the UK. In 1976, Humperdinck recorded "After the Lovin'," a ballad produced by Joel Diamond and released by CBS subsidiary Epic. The song, a Top-10 hit in the US, marked another peak in his career; nominated for a Grammy Award, it went Gold, and won the "most played juke box record of the year" award. Humperdinck sang The Star-Spangled Banner before the start of the 1996 Daytona 500. Humperdinck performed the song Lesbian Seagull for the 1996 film Beavis and Butt-head Do America. In the movie, the song is sung by one of Beavis and Butt-head's teachers, Mr. Van Driessen. The song appeared on the official movie soundtrack.

Recognition & Charity Work

Humperdinck was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1989 and won a Golden Globe Award as entertainer of the year. In 1989, Humperdinck began major involvement in charitable causes such as the Leukemia Research Fund, the American Red Cross, the American Lung Association, and several AIDS relief organisations. Enge also represented the United Kingdom in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012, staged in Baku, Azerbaijan, on 26 May. He sang a track produced by Grammy award-winning producer Martin Terefe and co-written by Sacha Skarbek. An award-winning legendary pop-singer, Engelbert is a top choice for any endorsement need.