Kygo, the international musician, producer, songwriter and DJ, will perform his song “Carry Me” with guest vocalist Julia Michaels at the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to be held Aug. 21 at 8:00 p.m. BRT at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The Norwegian star, the Olympic Channel and Sony Music Entertainment recently announced a content collaboration to promote the upcoming launch of the new worldwide digital platform.
The 24-year-old made his name by producing a series of remixes from his bedroom and has since become a buzzing name on the electronic and mainstream music scenes in just a few short years.
“The opportunity to be a part of the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio is a huge milestone in my career and it will be the biggest performance of my life,” said Kygo. “I’ve been a sports fan since forever, and to be able to combine this with my music and help to launch something like the Olympic Channel is a dream come true!”
“As one of the hottest music acts in the world, Kygo’s music speaks to new generations of Olympic fans,” added Mark Parkman, General Manager of the Olympic Channel. “His Closing Ceremony performance is sure to electrify viewers around the world on Sunday night as we prepare to launch the Olympic Channel. Kygo and his music will be an important element of the Olympic Channel where fans will be able to continue their excitement of Rio and the Olympic Games all year long.”
Born Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll in Bergen, Norway, the artist entered the industry creating a unique tropical house sound. Since officially becoming the fastest artist ever to reach one billion streams on Spotify late last year, Kygo released his debut album Cloud Nine, with the single “Carry Me,” in early 2016 to widespread critical acclaim and has already sold over two million albums and 15 million singles. He became the first electronic musician to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert and will host his very own Kygo-themed festival in his hometown of Bergen.
Starting Sunday, Aug. 21, after the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 in Brazil, the Olympic Channel digital platform will be available worldwide via a mobile app for Android and iOS devices and at olympicchannel.com. With the goal of providing a new way to engage younger generations, fans and new audiences in the Olympic Movement, the Olympic Channel is a free platform that will present original programming, live sports events, news and highlights offering additional exposure for sports and athletes all year round.