MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s possible you haven’t heard the name Nico and Vinz but, if you listen to the radio, you’ll likely recognize their music.
Nico & Vinz are an international music sensation who have already set the European entertainment scene on fire.
Hailing from Oslo, Norway, the Afro-Norwegian singing/songwriting duo have won the hearts of music fans worldwide.
Their meg hit single “Am I Wrong” was first released in Europe and here in the U.S in April of this year and is a hit.
The song has had more than 27 million hits on YouTube and is Top 5 on the Pop Billboard charts.
“Who knew two Afro-Norwegians would have such a big hit here in the U.S.? We are seeing our dream come true. It’s incredible,” said singer Nico Sereba.
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Crossing over from the Norwegian Sea to the shores of Miami Beach, Nico and Vinz are making their South Florida premiere at the Fillmore Miami Beach.
The duo are the headliners of Friday night’s “Splashion” event, produced by Miami Magazine. It’s the unofficial kick-off party for the week’s Swim Week festivities.
“Just looking at this incredible stage behind us, and knowing what a great crowd Miami has, we are ready” said Vinzy Dery.
Their sound has been compared to Paul Simon’s Graceland and The Police–with a little rap mixed in.
“We just try to put all we have into our music. Our African-Norwegian heritage is a part of who we are. Our music reflects the music we grew up listening to,” said Vinz.
The singers are enjoying their new path to super stardom and hope to continue to make great music and stay true to who they are.
“Our main goal is to keep our heads cool. No funny stuff. Just produce good music, stay grounded and keep the people proud of us,” said Vinz