Artist Of The Month For May 2016 – Kygo

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There are plenty of talented young artists out there, but very few of them become true superstars who lead their own style of music. Our Artist of The Month knew he had made it when he replaced Avicii on the TomorrowWorld mainstage a couple of years ago. Yes, it’s none other than Kygo!

Born Kygo Gørvell-Dahll in Bergen, Norway on September 11th 1991, Kygo took his first steps towards music when he started to learn how to play the piano at age 6. He stopped when he was 15 or 16 and started producing music on Logic with help from YouTube video tutorials.

He was studying business and finance at Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, when he decided to take up music full time.

In December 2014, he officially released his first single called ‘Firestone’, which made him an instant superstar worldwide. The YouTube video of the track has got more than 235 million views. The track reached the Top 10 on the charts of various countries, including the top spot in his own country, Norway.

He followed it up with another track “ID”, which was the official anthem of Ultra Music Festival 2015, and was also featured on the FIFA 16 soundtrack.

In 2015, Kygo won several awards, including Best Breakthrough Artist at the IDMA awards.

Kygo’s next single was a collaboration with Parson James, called “Stole The Show”. This track went on to become his second #1 track in Norway.

He was also approached by Avicii and Coldplay to make an official remix of “Midnight”.

Meanwhile, Kygo’s next single “Nothing Left” became his third #1 track on the Norway charts. He then produced two more singles, “Here For You” which featured vocals by Ella Henderson, and “Stay”, which was one of the biggest hits of 2015.

Kygo has also worked with Marvin Gaye, on “Sexual Healing”, with Labrinth on “Fragile”, with Ed Sheeran on “I See Fire” and with Kodaline on “Raging”, which released earlier in 2016. Kygo’s debut studio album, “Cloud Nine” will be released on May 13th, 2016.

We wish him all the best for his future endeavors.

Shantanu Puro
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