After an amazing performance at the music industry festival By:Larm in Oslo, Norway, Nico & Vinz (formerly known as Envy), comprised of Nico Sereba & Vincent ´Vinz´ Dery made their selves well known to the Norwegian public in 2011. That year they 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. Nico & Vinz released their debut album The Magic Soup and The Bittersweet Faces in 2012.
April 2013 saw the two releasing ‘Am I Wrong’ under the name Envy. In January 2014, the duo changed their name from Envy to Nico & Vinz, in coordination with their signing to Warner Bros. Records in the United States to avoid being confused with other artists with a similar name. The song has peaked to number 2 on the Norwegian Singles Chart, the song has also peaked to number 2 on the Danish Singles Chart and number 2 on the Swedish Singles Chart. It was followed up with another release, ‘In Your Arms’, which also charted in Norway, Denmark and Sweden.
Early 2014 saw Nico & Vinz being bestowed with the European Border Breakers Award (EBBA) at the Eurosonic Festival, completing a Scandinavian tour, and launching ‘Am I Wrong’ worldwide. By the time ‘Am I Wrong’ made its American radio debut in April 2014, it was the #1 most added record at the Top 40/mainstream format with 90 adds, a rarity in first-week airplay for a new artist. As one of the most Shazamed songs worldwide, ‘Am I Wrong’ reached #1 on Shazam’s Top 100 Worldwide and peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also reached #3 on SoundHound’s hottest chart
Nico & Vinz latest album is ‘Black Star Elephant’ which saw its release in September 2014 followed by the single ‘When the Day Comes’ in October 2014.
Nico & Vinz are managed by Amanuel Kidane of KID M&C Group – a participant of Music Norway’s Export Programme.