There’s this amazing song I’ve been hearing lately from a new incredible duo! I’m talking about Nico & Vinz 🙂
These guys started singing together back in 2009 and they hail from Oslo!
Norway has great music fans and I’m sure they have a loyal following!
The duo started out as “Envy” and they made their debut performance at Emergenza Festival in 2011. They went on to win first place at the Taubertal Open Air Festival World’s “Emergenza Final” for new emerging artists!!! 😀
They released a mixtape together entitled “Dreamworks: Why Not Me” under the name Envy and in June 2011 their debut single “One Song” was released. That song went to #19 on the Norwegian Singles Chart!
Take a listen to “One Song” here:
“The Magic Soup and the Bittersweet Faces” was released on April 27th, 2012 as the duo’s debut studio album! The album peaked at #37 on the Norwegian Albums Chart 🙂
In January 2014, the duo changed their name from Envy to Nico & Vinz, to avoid being compared to other artists with that name as they signed Warner Bros. Records in the US!
Then in April 2013 they released the song “Am I Wrong” and it went all the way to #2 on the Norwegian Singles Chart, the Danish Singles Chart, and the Swedish Singles Chart!
The song is so amazing! I love their voices!!! Take a listen…
Their next release: “In Your Arms” also charted in Norway, Denmark, & Sweden!
When “Am I Wrong” made its debut on US radio in April 2014, it was the #1 most added record at the Top 40/mainstream format with 90 adds, a rarity in first-week airplay for a new artist! 😀 Congratulations Nico & Vinz!!!
“Am I Wrong” is the 11th most “Shazamed” song worldwide…which means…it’s a song that people want to know what it is so they use the Shazam app to find out! 🙂
As it stands, “Am I Wrong” is one of the Top 5 songs in the US!
I’m so proud of Nico & Vinz and I just realized that I love them so much because I have a soft spot for amazing vocals like Akon has…and these guys have that Akon quality that I look for in a male voice 😀
Nico & Vinz are a new act to grace the music airwaves & I’m rooting for them! 🙂