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Nico D

Oslo, Oslo County, Norway | INDIE

Oslo, Oslo County, Norway | INDIE
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"Nico D´s Ruff Times hits national reggeae charts"

Norwegian reggae artiste Nico D´s single, Ruff Times, featuring Jah Mason is getting regular rotation on local radio and the song has begun to pop up on reggae charts on the island.
The song, which is distributed by Tads/Kontractor Music, speaks to the spiritual and economic challenges facing the world at this time. The artiste returned to Norway, and last week opened for Sizzla in Oslo, Norway. While Nico D was in the island, he performed at Passa Passa, Weddy Weddy and Club Jamaica Jamaica in Runaway Bay with Capleton. He will return in December to do some of the major shows. Contractor, who was hired to co-ordinate his public relations while he was in the island, was pleased with the artiste´s development. "People in Jamaica recognise his message of love and peace. He is true to the message in the music", Contractor said. Nico D is poised to be one of the frontrunners of conscious reggea in the Scandinavian countries. Nico D, alias Nicolas Albert Holter, has a more international upbringing than most. He was born in Paris 27 years ago and moved frequently from country to country with his family before settling in Oslo, Norway. "Things are looking really bright for my career right now," Nico D, who is working with his first album, said. "Very very bright." - Chat magazine, Jamaica (29 oct 2009)


Appeared on loads of Norwegian rap albums as a guest artist/singer before he started his own career with the soundsystem Jah Ark Manifest. Has released one critically acclaimed album in Norway, and the single Ruff Times is out as a worlwide iTunes release. Nico D has been getting airplay in Norway, France, Jamaica (#1 in charts), Sweden, Kenya, Netherlands and in the USA.



Norwegian reggae artist Nico D with historic #1 hit in Jamaica!
Nico D’s massive hit single “Ruff Times” feat. Jamaican music star Jah Mason has taken Jamaica by storm, hitting the reggae single chart as # 1 after twentytwo consecutive weeks on the list – an achievement never done before by a north European reggae artist!
Ruff Times has been listed by Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) P3 & MP3 (radio) were he has stayed on for 9 weeks and counting. Nico D has also got heavy rotation at NRK (TV) Svisj and MTV Nordic as well as being played by over 400 college radio channels in the USA. The hit single is currently number 14 on The New York Top 30 Reggae Chart as well as number 13 on the San Fransisco Top 30 Reggae Chart, climbing week by week.
Produced by Oslo based “J.A.M productions”, the song represents a social commentary hitting a nerve in the streets of Kingston and the whole Jamaican music scene.
Nico D is a 27 year old sing jay of French and Norwegian descent who spreads his message of love and unity through his music, transforming the world into a 21st century musical global village.
Already a well established artist in Norway, Nico D has been in high demand the last five years as one of the leading reggae/dancehall artist in Scandinavia. His CV includes opening shows in Norway for The Wailers, Steel Pulse, Busy Signal, Wayne Wonder and Sizzla among others. Nico D has also featured on rap/hip-hop albums, touring and doing festival gigs in Norway and Sweden with great reviews.
Nico D was picked out as a “Hot Artist to Watch” by Stampede Street Chart’s were he stayed as number 1 for two weeks on the their chart! Ruff Times is also on the highly acclaimed international compilation by Tads Records. He just returned from Jamaica after five weeks working on his new single and upcoming album, performing at festivals such as “March Out”, Pepsi Teen Splash” and “Rebel Salute” in front of 10 000 ++ ecstatic fans.
“I have never seen a new international reggae artist getting that amount of attention as quickly as Nico D” Winford Williams TV host during live interview with Nico D.
"Promoting Nico D’s single - Ruff Times feat. Jah Mason is going very well here in Jamaica and also in the USA. The song is getting good air play on Irie FM in Jamaica and over 400 college stations in the US and Caribbean."
- Tad Dawkins (Tads Records)