Norwegian Duo On The Making of 'Am I

October 25, 2016 – 03:02 am
Eurovis Songs, Alexander Rybak

Nico &lifier Vinz's pop smash is known as "Shall We Be Held Wrong, " but to date the song are only able to do right. The Norwegian duo's debut chart entry leapfrogged in to the top ten from the Billboard Hot 100 dated June 7, just its sixth week around the tally. Around the June 21 Hot 100, the song dips to No. 8 from the No. 6 peak, however with a 9 % grow in chart points. Nico &lifier Vinz continue to be mostly unknowns stateside, although that has not stopped the song from overtaking the airwaves: "Shall We Be Held Wrong" advances 14-10 on Radio Tunes having a 22 percent jump to 83 million audience impressions, based on Nielsen BDS, and goes top ten on Pop Tunes (12-10) and Adult Pop Tunes (11-7). It's offered 844Thousand copies up to now, based on Nielsen SoundScan.

Pop radio is adopting the song's world music-meets-soul vibe - think Akon singing within the Police - but it is a brand new seem for Oslo-born Nico Sereba and Vincent Dery, both 23. Before they recorded "Shall We Be Held Wrong" in Feb 2013, the happy couple had labored together like a stylish-hop duo known as Envy since 2009.

"I had been an New England guy - Jay Z, Nas, Wu-Tang, " states Sereba.

"And That I was all West Coast - Xzibit, [Dr.] Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, " adds Dery. "I'd a do-rag and everything."

The happy couple only started singing from necessity. "We'd write these hooks and become like, 'Wouldn't it's dope when we got R. Kelly or some large star to sing this ?' " states Dery. "But yeah - R. Kelly wasn't visiting Norwegian."

The stylistic transformation faster once the bandmembers transformed their title (to prevent conflicts along with other groups named Envy) and began integrating their African skills to their music. "Nico includes a father from Ivory Coast along with a mother from Norwegian, and that i have parents from Ghana, " states Dery. "We mixed individuals African roots with urban influences and Scandinavian tunes."

Before "Shall We Be Held Wrong" first showed around the May 3 Hot 100, the song had been a success in Norwegian, Sweden and Germany. Nico &lifier Vinz signed a U.S. cope with Warner Bros. in The month of january, and also have been rich in studio periods throughout their breakout single's rise, focusing on an album that'll be launched within the fall.

"We always understood it had been easy to achieve outdoors of Norwegian with this music, " states Sereba. "With this particular song, we would have liked to state, 'Are we wrong for believing that we are able to really do that?A That's how that message came into being - having faith in your stomach feeling, going for this and looking out for your own personel happiness."


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