Kygo, who was known for his single “Firestone,” will be performing at the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics.
The DJ was chosen by the International Olympic Committee to treat the audience of the Rio Olympics closing ceremony with his powerful performance of “Carry Me” together with single Julia Michaels.
But who is Kygo before taking up the center stage of the Rio Olympics?
Here are some fast facts about the musician before he wow us at the Rio Olympics 2016 closing ceremony.
Kygo is a 24-year-old Norwegian. His real name is Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, Heavy said in a report.
The DJ was born in Singapore and has also travelled to a lot of countries thanks to his large family who has always been into taking road trips. He has been to Brazil, Kenya, Japan, and Egypt.
In his high school years, he was a fireman for the Norwegian military. Later on, he was introduced to music when his friend taught him the DJ tools he needs.
We would later on become obsessed with Avicii’s “Seek Bromance” and opted to pursue being a DJ than a soccer player.
Kygo made name when he had a remix for Ed Sheeran’s “I See Fire.” This has been viewed via YouTube for about 63.4 million. He also released a remix of the hitmaker’s “Thrift Shop,” and “No Diggity.”
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Kygo even hinted on a possible collaboration with the “Thinking Out Loud” singer, saying he would love to work with him for his comeback.
Meanwhile, Kygo’s own hit single “Firestone,” has over 324 million views on YouTube.
Kygo now has his own brand called Kygo Life and Kygo Vibe, which are both inspired by designs from Scandinavia.
“Behind the music, there is a craftsmanship and a drive to always improve and perfect every step of the process,” he said in an interview with Stureplan.
He was chosen to launch the Olympic Channel, channel which will showcase previous Olympics videos as a refresher for the fans.
According to Billboard, the general manager of Olympic Channel Mark Parkman saw that Kygo representes the new generations of Olympic fans with his music.
“Kygo and his music will be an important element of the Olympic Channel where fans will be able to continue their excitement of Rio and the Olympic Games all year long,” he said in a statement.
For his part, Kygo considers his performance at the Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony as his “biggest performance.”
He said, “I’ve been a sports fan forever, and to be able to combine this with my music and help launch something like the Olympic Channel is a dream come true.”