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Karpe in 2011.
|Also known as||Karpe Diem|
|Members||Magdi Omar Ytreeide Abdelmaguid
Chirag Rashmikant Patel
Magdi Omar Ytreeide Abdelmaguid, of mixed Egyptian/Norwegian origin, was born on 3 June 1984 in Oslo to an Egyptian father and a Norwegian mother from Stryn, Sogn og Fjordane. Chirag Rashmikant Patel, of Indian origin, was born on 20 July 1984 in Lørenskog. His Indian father immigrated from Uganda and Chirag grew up in Oslo. His mother originates from Gujarat, India.
Magdi and Chirag first met in 1998 in the Oslo Handelsgymnasium, where they were both studying and making music individually. The duo was formed in 2000.
The duo has released five albums, four EPs and won a number of awards, including seven Spellemannprisen awards.
Karpe's debut release, Glasskår EP in 2004, was a commercial success and the same-titled single "Glasskår" peaked at #9 on VG-lista, the Norwegian Albums Chart staying for 6 weeks in the chart and becoming certified Gold. Their debut studio album was Rett fra hjertet released in 2006. It reached #10 on VG-lista and sold 18,000 copies. The band got nominated for "Best Album" in Spellemannprisen in 2006 and Karpe won the Norwegian Alarmprisen in 2007. Their 2008 album Fire Vegger was an even bigger success. The album sold more than 30,000 copies and reached #3 in the Norwegian Albums Chart. Aldri solgt en løgn became their third and biggest album topping the Norwegian charts and making them win the prestigious Spellemannprisen award as "Best Hip Hop album" and the single "Ruter" as "Best hit of the year". Other accolades for the album included the official award Bendiksenprisen, Sigval Bergesen d.y.'s honorary "Almennyttige Ærespris" award and international recognition as "Best Norwegian Act" in MTV Europe Music Awards in 2010. They were the recipients of Spellemannprisen 2012 in the category Pop music, for the album Kors på halsen, Ti kniver i hjertet, Mor og Far i døden. In November 2013 Karpe was honored with the P3 award on the radio station P3s first music award show, P3 Gull at Sentrum Scene in Oslo.
In October 2015 they launched a brand new musical project called Heisann Montebello. Nine songs released over two years, each one with their own ambitious music video. For their efforts, they were awarded Spellemannprisen 2016 in the categories Best Urban Act and Album of the Year. They were even nominated in the categories Best Songwriter and Best Music Video for "Den islamske elefanten", directed by Thea Hvistendahl.
- 2008: Spellemannprisen in the category "Hip hop", for the album Fire Vegger
- 2010: Spellemannprisen in the category "This years spellemann"
- 2012: Spellemannprisen in the category "Pop music", for the album Kors på halsen, Ti kniver i hjertet, Mor og Far i døden
- 2013: P3 Gull in the category "P3 Prize"
- 2015: Spellemannprisen in the category "Best music video" for the single "Hvite menn som pusher 50"
- 2016: P3 Gull in the category "Live Artist of the Year"
- 2016: P3 Gull in the category "Song of the Year", for the single "Lett å være rebell i kjellerleiligheten din"
- 2016: Spellemannprisen in the category "Urban", for the album Heisann Montebello
- 2016: Spellemannprisen in the category "Album of the Year", for the album Heisann Montebello
- 2017: P3 Gull in the category "Live Artist of the Year"
- 2017: Edvardprisen in the category "Text" for Heisann Montebello
- 2019: P3 Gull in the category "Live Artist of the Year"
- 2019: Spellemannprisen in the category "Album of the Year"
|2006||Rett fra hjertet||10|
|2010||Aldri solgt en løgn||1|
|2012||Kors på halsen, ti kniver i hjertet, mor og far i døden||1||
|2006||"Piano"||12||Rett fra hjertet|
|2008||"Under overflaten"||8||Fire vegger|
|2010||"Ruter" (featuring Andreas Grega)||2||Aldri solgt en løgn|
|2012||"Her"||7||Kors på halsen, ti kniver i hjertet, mor og far i døden|
|"Påfugl" (featuring Yosef Wolde-Mariam)||12|
|"Toyota'n til Magdi"||20|
|2015||"Lett å være rebell i kjellerleiligheten din"||3||
|"Hvite menn som pusher 50"||8||
|"Den islamske elefanten"||—||
|2017||"Rett i foret"||4
|2022||"(Åh) Tåmy, Tåmy – Rifla x Sheriff"
(with Arif Murakami)
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