Kygo Performs at Closing Ceremony of 2016 Rio Olympics
It's been a massive year for Kygo. And now the Norwegian producer has officially performed what will likely be the biggest gig of his entire career... the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
But before we travel to Rio. Let's look back at what Kygo has accomplished.
After such hits as "Firestone" and "Stole the Show," Kygo was named the most Shazamed artist of 2015 and the fastest artist to hit one billion streams on Spotify.
On January 21, 2016, Kygo sold-out Barclays Center in New York City, marking the biggest headlining show of his career.
Days later, Kygo announced he would be throwing his very own festival, Cloud Nine.
In April of 2016, the Norwegian producer received his own radio station on SiriusXM.
On May 13, 2016, Kygo dropped his debut album, one of the might highly anticipated releases of the year both in the dance music and pop worlds. Cloud Nine debuted at number one on iTunes in 18 countries, the top 10 in 50 countries and number two in the UK and Germany.
Last week, Kygo unveiled his clothing line - Kygo Life A/W 2016 Collection.
This brings us to the latest milestone and possibly the biggest achievement of any producer in dance music. Kygo appeared at the Closing Ceremony for the 2016 Summer Games, performing his song "Carry Me" with guest vocalist Julia Michaels at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
"The opportunity to be a part of the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio is a huge milestone in my career and it will be the biggest performance of my life, said Kygo. I've been a sports fan since forever, and to be able to combine this with my music and help to launch something like the Olympic Channel is a dream come true!"
The special performance celebrated the launch of the International Olympic Committee's new channel, a digital platform which will broadcast Olympic content year-round.
"As one of the hottest music acts in the world, Kygo's music speaks to new generations of Olympic fans," added Mark Parkman, General Manager of the Olympic Channel. "His Closing Ceremony performance is sure to electrify viewers around the world on Sunday night as we prepare to launch the Olympic Channel. 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."
Born Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll in Bergen, Norway, Kygo went from playing for a couple of hundred people to performing at the Olympic Games, all in less time than it would take to earn an undergraduate degree.
Big congrats to Kygo and his team!
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