Tropical house is the white-hot, ultra-decadent radio sound that saved Justin Bieber's career. Kygo is the shy, studious Norwegian who invented it. Now that he has finally decided to release an album, he has just one question: Does he have to be famous?
On what might be the night of his young life, Kygo is gliding around the backstage area of Brooklyn's Barclays Center with a giant grin on his face and a tall glass of champagne in hand. The 24-year-old Norwegian has just finished his first-ever performance at the arena, a sold-out headlining gig. With his lush hair tucked under a backward black baseball cap and crisp white T-shirt nicely filled out, he looks game for the meet-and-greet -- or to step in as the jovial ringer for an office softball team.