Kygo, the 22-year-old Norwegian DJ, songwriter, and producer behind the hit album Cloud Nine, received a plaque commemorating the Platinum status of three of the album’s singles in Canada last week.
Ultra Music Canada presented Kygo with the award at the inaugural FUZEnation music & technology summit, which took place Sept. 27 – 30 in the Waterloo, Ontario region.
Photo (left to right): Gareth Jones (VP & Radio Promotion, DMD), Asim “Awesome” Awan (Co-President, Ultra Music Canada) Kygo, Myles Shear (Manager for Kygo, GoldenHareGroup), Adrian Strong (Co-President, Ultra Music Canada / President, DMD), Matt Attfield (Artist Marketing, Ultra Music Canada / Head of Marketing & PR, DMD)
Kygo achieved Platinum status for his songs “Stay” ft. Maty Noyes, “Stole The Show” ft. Parson James, and “Firestone” ft. Conrad Sewell last month. The songs were among the initial titles to be certified under Music Canada’s new Single Award guidelines, which now includes on-demand audio streams from subscription services with digital download and CD single sales.
Kygo has made an immediate impact in the streaming world, as he became the fastest artist ever to reach 1 billion streams via Spotify.