Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, better known by his stage name Kygo, is a Norwegian DJ, songwriter and record producer. He garnered international attention with his December 2013 remix of the track “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran and his December 2014 single “Firestone”. In late 2015, he became the fastest artist to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify, and by June 2016, he had reached 2 billion streams on Spotify.
Kygo has since released several singles, such as “Stole the Show”, “Here for You” and “Stay” in 2015, “It Ain’t Me” in 2017 and a 2019 remix of “Higher Love” performed by Whitney Houston, all of which have debuted on several international charts. His debut album, Cloud Nine, was released on May 13, 2016.
“Carry On” is a song with British singer Rita Ora, released as a single from the soundtrack to the 2019 film, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. It has streamed 174 million times in Spotify.
On 6 December 2019, Kygo collaborated with The Chainsmokers on a track, named “Family”.
On January 20, 2020 Kygo, via his socials, teased an unreleased Avicii track known as “Forever Yours”. This track was first played by Avicii at Ultra Music Festival 2016 but never completed during his lifetime so Kygo gave his tropical touches to the song after Sandro Cavazza his fellow collaborator sent him the track and with due consent from Tim’s family.
On March 23, 2020, Kygo announced via his social media that he had completed his third album titled Golden Hour. The first single, “Like It Is” with Zara Larsson and Tyga, was released on 27 March 2020.
Kygo’s stage name is derived from the first 2 letters of his first and last names, and he got the idea for the name after a school computer system automatically generated the word “Kygo” as his login username.
See a full list of upcoming Kygo shows here.
Without further ado, Kygo’s top 5 tracks of all time:
5. Kygo & Imagine Dragons – Born To Be Yours
4. Kygo & Whitney Houston – Higher Love
3. Kygo & Selena Gomez – It Ain’t Me
2. Kygo – Stole The Show ft. Parson James
1. Kygo – Firestone ft. Conrad Sewell
Bonus: Kygo & Avicii – Forever Yours
Bonus: Kygo – Carry On ft Rita Ora