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Nico & Vinz make Billboard history

By Tomas Lauvland Pettersen Posted: 26. Jun, 2014

Nico & Vinz’ ‘Am I Wrong’ makes history: No#4 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.

A historical feat for Nico & Vinz this week: their stateside hit ‘Am I Wrong’ reaches No#4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The achievement is only matched by 80s pop icons a-ha who reached No#1 with their 1985 hit ‘Take On Me’.

Nico & Vinz is the third Norwegian act ever to reach the coveted upper echelon of the charts, following in the footsteps of a-ha and Ylvis. Last autumn, Ylvis made it to No#6 with their viral phenomenon ‘The Fox’.

Shazam reports that ‘Am I Wrong’ remains the most Shazamed song globally, ahead of Magic!’s ‘Rude’ and Kiesza’s ‘Hideaway’.

The track is currently No#5 on the Billboard Digital Songs – the week’s top-downloaded songs across all genres, ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

Nico & Vinz are also performing strongly on the US Top 10 iTunes US charts – ‘Am I Wrong’ is currently No#4 on the download sales list.

Last week, Nico & Vinz’ track ‘Find A Way’ was confirmed as an entry to the soundtrack of motion picture ‘The Good Lie’.

Nico & Vinz – the duo formerly known as Envy, have enjoyed great success in Scandinavia over the last year, topping charts in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Earlier in 2014, the two have also been bestowed with a Boarder Breaker Award, celebrating the best new pop acts in Europe which have achieved cross-border chart success, in addition to signing a worldwide deal with Warner. Earlier this year, the duo relocated to LA.