Kygo: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

Kygo: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Kygo. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about Kygo. Enjoy the journey!

Full Name: Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll

Born: September 11, 1991

Origin: Bergen, Norway

Genres: EDM – Tropical house – Deep house

Zodiac: Virgo

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Early Start

  • As a child, Kygo lived in T*nsberg where his mother worked as a dentist in Norway and his father as a maritime worker abroad.
  • He lived and travelled with his family in Brazil, Japan, Kenya, and Egypt during his childhood.
  • In addition to being a disc jockey, Kygo started taking piano lessons when he was six years old.
  • Logic Studio and a MIDI keyboard were the first tools he used when he was 15 or 16.
  • As a student at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, he was halfway through a degree in business and finance when he decided to pursue music full-time.
  • Swedish DJ Avicii was his main inspiration.



Career Journey

  • 2013: Kygo launched his first single called “Epsilon” on the Romanian record label Ensis Records.
  • 2014: The single “Firestone”, featuring vocals from Conrad Sewell came out.
  • 2015: Kygo’s song “ID” was featured in the official trailer for Ultra Music Festival and on FIFA 16, a popular association football video game by EA Sports. He also released his second single, titled “Stole the Show”, featuring Parson James.
  • 2016: His debut studio album with the title Cloud Nine was launched and he pioneered a new lifestyle brand called Kygo Life.
  • 2017: Kygo collaborated with American singer Selena Gomez in the single “It Ain’t Me”,
  • 2018: American rock band Imagine Dragons and Kygo worked together for the hit song “Born to Be Yours”
  • 2019: “Think About You” featuring American singer Valerie Broussard was released.
  • 2020: Kygo launched the track list for the Golden Hour album plus another track, with OneRepublic, titled “Lose Somebody”.
  • 2021: Kygo released track “Love Me Now”‘s music video with German singer Zoe Wees plus the single “Undeniable” featuring American pop- rock band X Ambassadors.



Awards & Recognition

  • He won YouTube Music Awards
  • MTV Europe Music Awards (4 nominations)
  • International Dance Music Awards (won 4 awards)
  • Spellemannprisen ’15 (2 awards out of 8 nominations)
  • NRJ Music Awards nomination
  • WDM Radio Awards (3 nominations)
  • Billboard Music Awards (6 nominations)




Fun Facts & Trivia

  • KYGO is the username he got from the digital learning platform (Its Learning) that he had in secondary school which gave him the idea on his stage moniker.
  • Kygo was studying at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland taking up a degree in business and finance when he decided to stop and pursue music.
  • Age 6 was when he started having piano lessons.




Artist’s Favorites

Ice Cream Flavor:  Chocolate
Inspirational Figures:  Avicii, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso
Football Team:  Manchester United
Dead Artists to work with: Bob Marley, Michael Jackson
Living Artists to work with:  Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, The Weeknd




Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Kygo:


Length: 4:31

Release: 2015

Opening Lyrics:

I’m a flame, you’re a fire
I’m the dark in need of light
When we touch, you inspire
Feel the change in me tonight
So take me up, take me higher
There’s a world not far from here
We can dance in desire
Or we can burn in love tonight
Our hearts are like firestones
And when they strike, we feel the love
Sparks will fly, they ignite our bones
But when they strike, we light up the world
Our hearts are like firestones
And when they strike, we feel the love
Sparks will fly, they ignite our bones
But when they strike, we light up the world

More Songs to Listen to:

Kygo: Top 5 Songs



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