Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll (born 11 September 1991), commonly known by his stage name Kygo, is a Norwegian DJ, record producer and musician. He garnered international attention with his remix of the track “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran, which has received over 33 million plays on SoundCloud and 50 million views on YouTube and his single “Firestone” which has over 140 million views on YouTube with an additional 350 million plays on the music streaming service Spotify, as of January 2016. Kygo has accumulated over 300 million views on his music on SoundCloud and YouTube.
After receiving over 80 million views on YouTube and SoundCloud, Kygo was contacted by both Avicii and Chris Martin of Coldplay to create official remixes of one of the artists’ songs. He has also supported Avicii at Findings Festival in Oslo, Norway, in 2014. On 19 September 2014, it was confirmed that Kygo was to replace Avicii at mainstage in TomorrowWorld, due to Avicii’s health concerns. Kygo is also set to play various events in North America, and some of the shows have already been sold out. He also got a feature interview in the official Billboard magazine, where he talked about his remixes for Diplo and Coldplay, and talked about his upcoming tour in North America. In July 2014, Kygo partnered with EDM lifestyle brand Electric Family to produce a collaboration bracelet for which 100% of the proceeds are donated to Doctors Without Borders. In that same month, he signed a record label deal with Sony International and Ultra Records. In February 2015, his song “ID” was featured in the official trailer for Ultra Music Festival. The same track is also featured on FIFA 16, a popular video game by EA Sports. In August 2015, Kygo was a featured headliner at Lollapalooza in Chicago, one of the biggest music festivals in the world. He made his U.S. television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden in October 2015.