Billboard Hot 100 action for Madcon
After having experienced solid success on the European market, hip-hop outfit Madcon sets its sight on the US market with the launch of the duo’s infectious and highly successful single Beggin.
Beggin debuted on the 95th spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in its first week, jumped to no 85 in its second week and is currently on the 84th spot on the list.
Beggin that earned the duo several 1 chart positions in Europe (including France, Portugal, Norway, Russia and many more), and an overall 2 position on the European Billboard Hot 100 chart. Madcon has won a World Music Award, sold millions of singles and compilations and the two have performed and toured all over Europe. In 2009 the adventure continues with album releases all over Europe, and their debut release in the US and Australia.
Madcon was founded by Tshawe Baqwa and Yosef Wolde-Mariam in 1992. Madcon’s musical style is described by the two as retro-urban-mix with influences from funk, soul and hip hop (with additional elements and vibes from reggae, latin and african in the finished product). Yosef & Tshawe blend singing and rapping in a unique and harmonious way.
Madcon recently went on a successful European promo-tour, but is currently back in California to support their single Beggin’s strong Billboard performance.