Kygo has had a remarkable rise to prominence in the past three years, going from an unknown bedroom producer making mediocre piano house tracks to one of the biggest DJs in the world. His star power has shined at festivals and arenas globally and now he is about to take his talents to one of the biggest stages possible - the Olympics. The "Stole The Show" producer just announced that he will be performing at the 2016 Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 21.
Kygo will perform his song "Carry Me," lifted from his debut album Cloud Nine, with the help of vocalist Julia Michaels.
In addition to the performance, Kygo and the Olympic Channel have announced a content collaboration to promote the launch of a new digital platform.
"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," says Kygo in a press release. "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."
The Closing Ceremony kicks off this Sunday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. local time.