Kygo’s birthday – National Today
Kygo is a renowned Norwegian DJ and music producer. Kygo, real name Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, was born in Singapore. His parents are Norwegian and the family later moved to Tonsberg, Norway, where Kygo spent much of his childhood. He started learning to play the piano at the age of six. He began producing music using Logic Studio, an Apple music production program, and an electronic keyboard in his mid-teens.
Kygo signed with Romanian label Ensis Records and released his debut single, “Epsilon”, in 2013. The song wasn’t hugely popular but the following year he released a song called “Firestone” which got him hooked. put on the international house music map. . He supported the late Swedish DJ Avicii at the Norwegian Findings Festival and replaced his set at Tomorrowland the same year. He also collaborated with Avicii to produce a remix of the song “Midnight” by pop-rock band Coldplay that year. In 2015, he became the first artist on Spotify to reach one billion streams. He released his first full album, “Cloud Nine”, in 2016.
He became the first house music artist to perform at the Olympics closing ceremony when he performed at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Two years later, “Billboard” magazine ranked him #3 on their Dance 100 list. He was also ranked number 32 on “DJ Mag” magazine’s Top 100 DJ list that year. Also in 2018, Kygo launched his label, Palm Tree Records, in collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment and his manager, Myles Shear. He continued to release music in the late 2010s and early 2020s with some of the biggest names in the pop music industry, including Selena Gomez, One Republic, and Zara Larsson.