Kygo is a notable Norwegian DJ, songwriter and music producer who burst into the limelight with the remix of Ed Sheeran’s 2013 song I See Fire. Kygo went on to achieve further stardom with his song Firestone, which peaked at number one in a number of countries, including his home country Norway. His other notable songs include It Aint Me (with Selena Gomez), Carry Me and Stay.
Kygo was born to Lars Gørvell-Dahll and Kjersti Gjerde on 11th September 1991. As of 2016, Kygo was in a romantic relationship with a lady called Maren Platou.
Facts about Kygo
- He was born in Singapore.
- He began playing the piano when he was just 6 years old.
- Growing up, he and his family lived in a number of countries around the world, including Brazil, Egypt and Kenya because of his father’s work that required constant traveling.
- His debut album titled Cloud Nine came out in May 2016.
- In August 2016, Kygo performed the song Carry Me with American singer Julia Michaels at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, thereby becoming the first house music artist to ever perform at closing ceremony of the Olympics.
- He is a strong supporter of the English professional football club Manchester United.
- He is a supporter of gay rights.
- In 2016, he gave $50,000 to the famous Ugandan LGBT advocate Dr. Frank Mugisha to support the rights of the gay community in Uganda.
- His favorite artists include The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay.
- He derived his stage name “Kygo” by combining the first two letters of his first name “Kyrre” and the first two letters of his last name Gorvell-Dahll.
- He was once in the Norwegian military because the laws of Norway require that every citizen between the ages of 19 and 44 complete nineteen months of compulsory military service. In an interview with iHeartRadio, he said of his time in the military as fun time.