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".
Early Life & Career
Kygo was born Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll in Singapore, on September 11, 1991. At the time his family was living abroad for his father's work. Kygo mainly grew up in Bergen, Norway. He started taking piano lessons at age six. At age 15 he began producing music using a MIDI keyboard and Logic Studio. He learned to produce by watching YouTube tutorials. He was studying business at a University in Scotland when he decided to follow in the footsteps of his idol, fellow Swede Avicii, and pursue music full-time.
Kygo first became well-known for his 2013 remix of the song "I See Fire" by Ed Sheeran. The Song would eventually garner more than 300 million views on YouTube. Kygo himself has mover than 3 billion views on YouTube.
After making waves on Soundcloud and YouTube, in 2014 Kygo was asked by Chris Martin of Coldplay to remix their song "Midnight". In September of that year Kygo replaced Avicii at mainstage at the TomorrowWorld concert. On December 1, 2014, Kygo released the single "Firestone" (featuring Conrad Sewell). The song eventually reached #1 in Norway and the Top 5 in Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland. Kygo's 2015 single "Stole the Show" (featuring Parson James) reached #1 in Norway and Sweden and the Top 3 in Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
To date he has remixed songs by Rihanna, Whitney Houston, James Blake, Passenger, Matt Corby, Dolly Parton, The xx, Ellie Goulding, Marvin Gaye, The Weekend, Of Monsters and Men, among others.
Kygo is a Norwegian DJ and record producer who has a net worth of $25 million.