This Norwegian DJ is a well known musician, record producer and songwriter. He tasted his first shot to fame with his remix of Ed Sheeran’s track ‘I See You’, the song has been heard by over 50 million users on Sound Cloud and has over 65 million views on YouTube. ‘Firestone’, one of his singles had over 400 million plays on spotify with an addition to 400 million views on YouTube, in 2016. In 2016, he won three awards by International Dance Music Awards including ‘Best Break through DJ’, ‘Best Break Through Solo Artist’ and ‘Best Chillout Track’.
Kygo Biography and Family
Kyrre Gorvell Dahll was born in 1991 on 11th September to a dentist Kjersti Gjerde and a maritime worker, Lars Gorvell Dahll. He has four siblings in total, including his elder step brother,Mads.Two elder sisters Johanne and Jenny and a half brother named Sondre, who is the youngest of child in the family.
He was born in Singapore but wasn’t raised there. During his childhood he traveled and briefly lived in places like Brazil, Kenya, Egypt and Japan. He has been learning to play piano since the age of 6. When he was only 16, he started working with MIDI Keyboard and Logic Studio on his system, to produce his own music.
Due to his traveling and constant relocating during his childhood, he changed a lot of schools. He entered Heriot Watt University in Scotland to gain a degree in finance and business. But he soon dropped out of the university half way to pursue his passion in music.
His single ‘Firestone’s’ release turned out to be the breakthrough in his career, the song features the vocals of Conrad, which gained the music producer world recognition, earning him a place in several worldwide charts. After this massive success, he approached Avicii and Coldplay to talk about his upcoming tour.
In 2014, Sony International and Ultra Music signed him for a record label deal. In 2015, his song ‘ID’ got featured in Ultra Music Festival’s trailer and FIFA 16, which is a popular video game based on EA Sports. The same year he released four more singles ‘Here for You’, ‘Nothing Left’, ‘ID’ and ‘Stay’.
In 2016, he released his first studio album ‘Cloud Nine’. He went on a tour to promote this album. This album includes some of the best singers in the industry like James Bay, Foxes, Maty Noyes, Tom Odell, Kodaline, John legend and several more.
He performed in 2016 Summer Olympics closing ceremony with Julia Michaels.
Kygo Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $5.5 Million US Dollars
Despite working in the music industry for only a few years, Kygo has managed to create a name for him in the world of remixing and music hybridization. With all of his singles and song remixes earning more listeners every day, the musician’s bank account numbers are also increasing. The net worth of this fine music producer is estimated to be around $5.5 million US dollars as of 2017. He made thousands from his 2014 ‘Endless Summer Tour’ and 2016’s sold out ‘Cloud Nine Tour’. Since his breakthrough, Kygo has been moving and growing fast, creating new fans and delivering better work.
His latest release ‘It Ain’t Me’ with Selena Gomez has already become a huge hit with over 20 million views on YouTube and has millions of views on Sound Cloud. He sure knows how to make money, by opting for the artists who currently in the headlines.
Kygo Business Model
He is a philanthropist by heart, who actively partakes in charity and awareness causes. In 2016, he donated a major amount of $50,000 to Frank Mugisha, from his sold out concert according to NRK.
He is a strong believer of free will, and stands by the LGBT community, and feels the world should be more open to people’s sexual orientation.
The singer is currently working on his second album, which is set to be released this year. Recently in February he released his lead single from the album ‘It Ain’t Me’ which features American singer Selena Gomez.
The music producer has millions of fans who dig his music. One cannot just sit and listen to his music, it will certainly make you groove. He has the potential and fan base to become the next big DJ in the music industry. We just hope he is able to deliver and produce more of his fine work.