‘It’s All Madacon’ in Belfast
BACKSTREET BOYS have confirmed MADCON as Special Guests for their forthcoming concert @ The Odyssey Arena, on Thursday 12th November.
MADCON is a multi-platinum award winning Norwegian urban duo. Their musical style is described as retro-urban mix with influences from funk, soul and hip-hop, with additional elements from reggae, Latin and African musical influences. Their latest single LIAR was released earlier this year, which is the follow-up single to Begginâ€™
The group has achieved international fame, due in large part to the international success of their single Begginâ€™ Madcon has won a World Music Award, sold millions of singles and compilations, and have performed and toured all over Europe.
Madcon was founded by Tshawe Baqwa (aka Kapricorn) and Yosef Wolde-Mariam (aka Critical) in 1992. They quickly established themselves in the Nordic music industry, and supported various artists including Destinyâ€™s Child, 50 Cent, and Alicia Keys.
Their first single â€˜God Forgive Meâ€™ was released in 2000 but their first commercial breakthrough came in 2002 with long term collaborators â€˜Paperboysâ€™ with the hit single â€˜Barcelonaâ€™
In 2004, they released their first official album â€˜ITâ€™S ALL A MADCONâ€™ which won them a Norwegian Grammy Award plus several other awards
Their second album, â€˜SO DARK THE CON OF MANâ€™ was released in 2007. The album featured soul singer Noora Noor and Paperboys on two of the songs
In 2008, they released â€˜BEGGINâ€™ which spent eight weeks in the UK Top 10 and was a No 1 hit in France, Portugal, Norway & Russia, and achieved 7 times Platinum status in Norway, becoming one of the biggest Norwegian chart hits of all time
The duo performed at the World Music Awards in 2008, and were presented with the Worldâ€™s best Selling Norwegian Artist Award
Special Guests MADCON
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THURSDAY 12th NOVEMBER 2009
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