NORWAY – Considered the most important awards in the Norwegian music industry, the winners of the 49th edition of Spellemann 2020 were recently revealed by the organization of the awards.
One of the highlights was the presentation of the award for Best Artist of the Year to TIX, representative of Norway at the Eurovision Festival 2021, with the organization highlighting the artist’s work during the pandemic:
“He was able to animate the nation in difficult times and, despite all the cancellations, it made us all have a party spirit,” said the statement.
The musician, producer and songwriter performs as his persona TIX, a nickname he chose so he could take ownership of his experience of growing up with Tourette’s syndrome (a condition that can lead to different types of involuntary tics).
In 2015, the singer-songwriter had his first major breakthrough with the Sjeiken which became a party anthem for that year’s “Russ” (Norwegian high school graduates). The hitmaker then went on to create a name for himself co-writing Ava Max’s Sweet But Psycho, which became the most played song of 2018.
A string of Spotify chart-toppers followed, with Karantene (‘Quarantine’) becoming an enormous hit in May 2020.