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Kygo performing on a high stage

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18.9.23

Kygo most played artist for the fourth year in a row

With 38 different songs and over 1,000 hours on the air, Kygo consolidates its position as the most played Norwegian artist on Norwegian radio stations for the fourth year in a row.

It's songs like "Higher Love", "Gone Are The Days" and "Dancing Feet" that lift the DJ from Bergen to the top of the list. According to the annual radio play statistics published by Gramo, "Dancing Feet" alone was played 4,872 times during last year, with a total playing time of over 282 hours. In 2019, 2020 and 2021, Kygo was also the Norwegian artist with the most airplay on Norwegian radio stations.

- The statistics show that there are many loyal Kygo fans among Norwegian radio listeners. In addition to being the most played artist in the last four years, Kygo was also the most played artist in 2015. His monster hit "It Ain't Me" is the second most played song in the last 10 years, and Kygo has seven songs in the Top 100 most played songs in the period 2013-2022, says Kim Skarning Andersen, CEO of Gramo.

Only beaten by Ed Sheeran_200D↩

Disregarding nationality, Kygo is only surpassed by one international artist. Ed Sheeran received over 19,500 plays of his songs, and more than 1,100 hours of playtime. That's almost 6.5 weeks of music from the British artist. He is therefore alone at the top, as the most played artist on Norwegian radio in 2022, and the song "Bad Habbits" was played a total of 5,452 times and reached a total playing time of 337 hours during last year.cf_200D↩.

Astrid S is the only woman in the top 5

BehindEd Sheeran and Kygo, we find the first female artist, and it's our very own Astrid S. She finishes in a solid fourth place, just behind Canadian superstar The Weeknd. Astrid S had a total of 40 songs in rotation on the radio, and was played 18,026 times with a play time of 811 hours.‍.

5 out of 10 at the top

Kygoand Astrid S. are followed by several Norwegian artists at the top of the Gramo statistics. Alan Walker and Chris Holsten are in fifth and sixth place. Dagny is in ninth place, flanked by Elton John and Justin Bieber in seventh and eighth place respectively, and David Guetta in tenth. This gives Norwegian artists a total of 5 of the top 10 places on the list of most played artists on the radio in 2022.

- "It's inspiring to see that younger, Norwegian artists are really able to compete with the international stars with longer experience. This bodes well for the future of Norwegian record labels and artists, and hopefully also for the recruitment of new talent to the music industry," says Andersen.

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This song was played over 313 hours

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Picture of Aden Foyer. Photo: Abdi junior
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This song was played over 313 hours

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