Kygo

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This article is about the Norwegian musician. For the radio station in Denver, Colorado, see KYGO-FM.
Kygo
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Kygo in 2014
Background information
Birth name Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll
Born September 11, 1991 (age 23)
Bergen, Norway
Genres
Occupation(s) Producer, musician
Instruments Keyboards, guitar, pan-flute
Years active 2011–present
Labels Sony Music[1]
Associated acts Avicii, Coldplay, Conrad
Website kygomusic.com

Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll (born 11 September, 1991), commonly known by his stage name Kygo, is a Norwegian DJ and record producer. He is best known for his remix of the track "I See Fire" by Ed Sheeran, which has been played 26.5 million times on Soundcloud and around 40 million times on YouTube.[2][3] The remix entered Romania's Top 40 and has remained there for 14 weeks, peaking at number two as of 3 June 2014.[4] Kygo has accumulated over 100 million views on his music on Soundcloud and YouTube. After a break-through in 2014, he was asked by Coldplay vocalist Chris Martin to create a remix for the song "Midnight".[5][6]

On December 1, 2014, he released his first single "Firestone", featuring vocals from Conrad (mononym for Conrad Sewell). On March 15, 2015, he released his second single, titled "Stole the Show".[7]

Early life and career[edit]

Kygo started to learn to play the piano at age six through lessons.[8] He decided to have a go at remixes and creating electronic music after discovering Avicii at age 15-16. After receiving over 80 million views on YouTube and Soundcloud, Kygo was contacted by both Avicii and Chris Martin of Coldplay to create official remixes of one of the artists' songs. He has also warmed up for Avicii at Findings Festival in Oslo, Norway, in 2014.[5] On 19 September 2014, it was confirmed that Kygo was to replace Avicii at mainstage in TomorrowWorld, due to Avicii's health concerns.[9]

Kygo is also set to play various events in North America, and some of the shows have already been sold out. He also got a feature interview in the official Billboard magazine, where he talked about his remixes for Diplo and Coldplay, and talked about his upcoming tour in North America.[10]

In July 2014, Kygo partnered with EDM lifestyle brand Electric Family to produce a collaboration bracelet for which 100% of the proceeds are donated to breast cancer awareness. In that same month, he scored a huge record label deal with Sony International and Ultra Records.[11] In February 2015, his new song "Stole The Show" was featured in the official trailer for Ultra Music Festival [12]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions
NOR
[13]
AUS
[14]
AUT
[15]
BEL (FL)
[16]
BEL (WA)
[17]
DEN
[18]
FIN
[19]
FRA
[20]
GER
[21]
ITA
[22]
NLD
[23]
SWE
[24]
SWI
[25]
UK
[26]
"Younger (Kygo Remix)"
(with Seinabo Sey)
2013 1 25
"Cut Your Teeth"
(with Kyla La Grange)
2014
"Firestone"
(featuring Conrad)
1 42 5 4 5 6 3 5 3 14 4 2 4 8
"ID - Ultra Music Festival Anthem" 2015 31 83 76
"Stole the Show"
(featuring Parson James)
1 51 27 37 4 2 117 33 45 4 1 15 53
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Original works[edit]

Year Song title
2013 "Laber Bris (For Many Years)"
"Epsilon"
"For Many Years"
2014 "Firestone" feat. Conrad
2015 "Stole the Show" feat. Parson James

Remixes[edit]

Year Song title Original artist
2013 "Stay" Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko
"The Wilhelm Scream" James Blake
"Limit to Your Love" James Blake
"Let Her Go" Passenger
"Brother" Matt Corby
"Resolution" Matt Corby
"Caravan" Passenger
"Jolene" Dolly Parton
"Angels" The xx
"No Diggity" vs. "Thrift Shop" Ed Sheeran & Passenger
"Can't Afford It All" Jakubi
"Electric Feel" Henry Green
"Dancer" Didrik Thulin
"I Don't Like You" Eva Simons
"High for This" Ellie Goulding
"Sexual Healing" Marvin Gaye
"I See Fire" Ed Sheeran
2014 "Younger" Seinabo Sey
"Cut Your Teeth" Kyla La Grange
"Miami 82" Syn Cole feat. Madame Buttons
"Wait" M83
"Shine" Benjamin Francis Leftwich
"Midnight" Coldplay
"Often" The Weeknd
"Dirty Paws" Of Monsters and Men
2015 "Coming Over" James Hersey

References[edit]

  1. ^ NRK.no "Kygo signerer med Sony" (in Norwegian)
  2. ^ "Ed Sheeran – I See Fire (Kygo Remix)". Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kygo – I See Fire". Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Kiss Top 40 – Cu Andreea Berghea". Retrieved April 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Coldplay ringte norske Kygo og ba om musikk". April 18, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Norske Kyrre (22) spiller på megafestival". May 9, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Kygo – Stole the Show feat. Parson James". 
  8. ^ "Fanabuen Kyrre (22) gikk fra pianotimer til DJ-suksess". Retrieved April 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Kygo to Replace Avicii at TomorrowWorld". September 19, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Kygo Talks Mixing for Diplo, Coldplay and Upcoming Tour". April 17, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Norwegian DJ Kygo Is On the Verge of Becoming Dance Music's Next Superstar". October 24, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Ultra Music Festival Announces Brand New Show For Kygo And Reveals His Next Song". 
  13. ^ "Kygo discography". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "australian-charts.com - Discography Kygo". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  15. ^ "Kygo discography". austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "Kygo discography". ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "Kygo discography". ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "Kygo discography". danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  19. ^ "Kygo discography". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "Kygo discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  21. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Kygo / Single" (in German). musicline.de PhonoNet. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Kygo discography". italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  23. ^ "Kygo discography". dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  24. ^ "Kygo discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  25. ^ "Kygo discography". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  26. ^ "Official Charts > Artist > Kygo ft Conrad". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 

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