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Madcon is a Norwegian europop duo formed in 1992 by Yosef Wolde-Mariam and Tshawe Baqwa.

Madcon was founded in 1992 by Tshawe Baqwa and Yosef Wolde-Mariam in. They are well known from the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 Interval Act, in which they performed their hit song "Glow". Madcon quickly established themselves in the Nordic music industry, and supports various international superstars like Destiny's Child, 50 Cent, Alicia Keys, Wu-Tang Clan, Xzibit, Saian Supa Crew, Clipse, Redman, Busta Rhymes. Madcon supported the latest official European tour with Gang Starr. Madcon released their first single, "God Forgive Me" in 2000 (Virgin Records), but the first commercial breakthrough came with a long-time collaborators Paperboys with the hit single "Barcelona" in 2002 (Bonnier Amigo). In 2004, Madcon released their first official album "It's All A Madcon" (AA-Recordings/Bonnier Amigo), for which they won a Norwegian Grammy and several other awards. In 2005, Madcon were TV personalities at the Nordic music channel The Voice, while growing with their music in the studio. The show "The Voice of Madcon" was a great success for both Madcon and the network, presenting the life behind the scenes of the popular group. Tshawe was at the end of 2007 invited to take part in the popular Norwegian version of Dancing With The Stars, and was the last winner. Their second album, entitled So Dark The Con Of Man, was published in 2007 on 3 December. In the United Kingdom, at the RCA, the album charted on the UK album charts at number 137th In Norway, the album was certified gold in 3 hours and platinum in 3 days. The album featured soul singer Noora Noor and Paperboys on two of the songs. In 2008, Madcon published a cover version of a 1968 Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Song Beggin’, earning the group several # 1 chart positions in Europe (including France, Portugal, Norway and Russia), and a global position # 2 on the European Billboard Hot 100 chart. In addition, they achieved 9 x platinum in Norway, and was No. 1 on the official Norwegian sales charts for 12 weeks, thus making Beggin’ one of the biggest hits of all time in Norway. Madcon’s cover of Begin was created by 3Elementz, who also produced the other singles “So Dark The Con Of Man ", and all tracks of the" Inconvenient Truth "album. They led World Music Awards on November 10, 2008 , where also the World's Best Selling Artist Award winning Norwegian. After several negotiations, Madcon label (Bonnier Amigo) signed a licensing agreement with Sony BMG for Central Europe, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand, with Universal Republic in the U.S., with Warner Music for Spain , and with Just Music in South Africa. Madcon have also hosted the Norwegian version of Do not Forget the Lyrics!, “Kan du Teksten?” on TV 2 (Norway). Their third album, "Inconvenient Truth" was released all over Europe in the early to mid-2009, and the group looked to the other big release, including USA, Japan and Australia in 2009. Their song "Glow", was the background of the "Euro Vision 2010 Flashmob dance" music video that aired on Euro Vision Song Contest 2010 Interval act.