Danish singer, songwriter, musician, and producer. Born on 15 October 1964 in Aarhus. Dropped out of high school in 1981 to concentrate on a career as a musician. In 1983, he became the lead singer of the Danish band Elevatordrengene. He experienced his commercial breakthrough with the debut album Thomas in 1985 and also took part in the Danish version of Aid for Africa. He recorded the soundtrack for the Danish film Den Kroniske Uskyld along with Danish singer Anne Linnet.
In 1986, Helmig paired up with another famous Danish singer, Søs Fenger, on their successful Christmas song Når sneen falder and the AIDS-support single Den jeg elsker, elsker jeg.
Helmig's own albums, 2 (1986) and Kære Maskine (1987), were great successes, and when Helmig released the album Vejen Væk following his divorce Søs Fenger, the song Nu hvor du har brændt mig af became a great hit. The follow-up album, Løvens Hjerte (1990), did not reach the same commercial success and became Helmig's last album featuring Danish lyrics.
Helmig released his first English-language album Rhythm in 1992 followed by Say When in 1993, which received three Danish Grammys. The return of commercial success came with the 1994 album Stupid Man, which sold 250,000 albums and was awarded six Danish Grammys.
Helmig consolidated his success with the album Groovy Day (1996), Dream (1999), IsItYouIsItMe (2001) and the compilations Årene Går (1997) and Wanted (2000). Helmig's latest album, El Camino, was released in April of this year.
Helmig has furthermore written songs for Danish singers, such as Hanne Boel, Lis Sørensen, and Sanne Salomonsen. Privately Helmig lives in Risskov just outside Aarhus with the former model Renée Toft Simonsen and their children.