Having secured a pan-Nordic success with their chart-topping track ‘Am I Wrong’, Envy is now ready to step it up a notch or two. This week their Norwegian record label Warner Music Norway announced that the celebrated duo have inked a global record deal with Warner Bros
– This is huge: Warner Bros signs a worldwide deal with a Norwegian act, says CEO of Warner Music Norway Guttorm Raa to 730.no. – Envy proves that concerted and focused efforts do pay off! Everyone at Warner Music Norway are immensely proud of this and we can’t wait to be part of the continuation of this success!
Says Envy’s Nico Sereba to 730.no: – We’ve signed a huge deal that clearly proves the record label’s enthusiasm and we’re committed to do the job that now needs to be done. The real job starts now. Props to our fantastic team and loyal fans!
Following a spirited performance at the music industry festival By:Larm in Oslo, Norway, hip-hop duo Envy (Nico Sereba & Vincent ´Vinz´ Dery) caught national attention in 2011. That year the two released the hit single ‘One Song’, toured the entire country and won the Spellemann (the Norwegian equivalent to a Grammy award) for best music video. Envy released their debut album The Magic Soup and The Bittersweet Faces in 2012.
The duo spent 2012/13 writing new music and returned with force in spring 2013. The single ‘Am I Wrong’ was released in April 2013 througout Scandinavia, and was one of the summer’s most played and sold singles in Norway, Denmark and Sweden.
Sereba and Vincent Dery, signed to their own label 5 Star via Parlophone Norway, have pulled of a number of feats this summer and autumn; ‘Am I Wrong’ quickly went to the top of Norway’s iTunes sales charts but, perhaps more surprising, repeated the feat in Sweden and Denmark backed by Danish Radio P3 and Swedish stations Mix Megapol/Rix FM and NRJ. The timeless crossover/world-musicesque track, produced by Will IDAP alias Nasty Kutt, has also reached no. 7 on the global Spotify charts, previously a predominantly Swedish domain.