Story of Song
Nico said: “It symbolizes our journey from where we started. We’re singing about our identities”. The duo had dreams to be international stars, not just famous in their home country Norway. In an interview with MTV News, Nico told the story of the song, saying: “We sat down in the studio and we said ‘we don’t care what people say, we are gonna follow our gut feeling, we’re gonna do what we want to do and believe in ourselves, so, we sat there and asked ourselves the questions, am I wrong? For thinking we can become this for real? Am I trippin’ for having this vision? I’m gonna be on top of the world’.”
The duo were previously known as ‘Envy’, but after signing with the Warner Brothers label in the US in early 2014, they changed the name to Nico & Vinz.
Released on April 12, 2013 (as Envy), re-released on January 2014 (as Nico & Vinz)
William Wiik Larsen – Nico Sereba – Vincent Dery
EMI – Warner Bros – 5 Star Entertainment
US – 4
UK – 1
GERMANY – 3
In the US, ‘Am I Wrong’ peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the highest-charting song by a Norwegian artist since A-Ha’s ‘Take On Me’ in 1985. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it double platinum for sales over 2.2 million copies. The single topped the UK Singles Charts, and was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for sales over 600.000 copies. It also made Nico & Vinz the first Norwegian act to top the UK Singles Chart since A-Ha’s ‘The Sun Always Shines on T.V.’ in 1986. It reached the top 10 charts in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Scotland, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, and Switzerland. It was certified 14 times platinum in Norway, platinum platinum in Australia, double platinum in Italy and platinum in Canada, New Zealand, and Sweden.
Artist’s age on release date
The duo had been active for 5 years when they released this song.
Lower Than Atlantis – Boyce Avenue – Tiffany Alvord – other less famous artists covered this song on YouTube