Kygo is huge, but he reached legend status when he was selected to replace Avicii after he cancelled all gigs do to heath problems. Billboard has now gone on to pegged him to be the next elecronic music superstar.
Here are their words:
To start, Kygo (real name: Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll) has all the ingredients for EDM superstardom: Frat-boy good looks with surfer style; co-signs from Diplo, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran; a sold-out summer tour that included three shows in New York City and three in Los Angeles. But what makes him stand out from the other DJ hopefuls is his signature sound: an infectious brand of slowed-down electronica called tropical house that’s primed for beach parties and summer festivals.
In July, that sound scored one of the biggest record deals of the year: a one-album deal with Ultra Records and Sony International that lands him with RCA in the U.S. and Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment in the U.K. Terms were not disclosed, but insiders say it’s broadly similar to those secured by Deadmau5, Skrillex and Benny Benassi.
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