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 Yosef Wolde-Mariam
 Tshawe Baqwa.

Madcon is a dance/hip hop duo formed in 1992 by Yosef Wolde-Mariam and Tshawe Baqwa. Yosef Wolde-Mariam with artist name "Critical" is one half of the rap duo Madcon. He was born in Norway and raised on mothers home. His parents are from Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Tshawe Baqwa also known by his stage name "Kapricon". He was born in Germany of South African parents. Tshawe came to Norway with his mother when he was 6 months old, and moved back to South Africa when he was 14 years old.

Madcon, a shortened form of Mad Conference released their first single, "God Forgive Me" in 2000, but their first commercial breakthrough came with the hit single "Barcelona" in 2002 with long-time collaborators Paperboys. In 2004, Madcon released their first official album "It"s All A Madcon", for which they won a Norwegian Grammy and several other awards. In 2005, Madcon were TV personalities on the Nordic music channel The Voice, while working on their music in the studio. The show "The Voice of Madcon", a behind-the-scenes of the duo, was a great success for both Madcon and the network.

In 2008, Madcon published a cover version of a 1967 Four Seasons Song "Beggin", earning the group several no 1 chart positions in Europe (including France, Portugal, Norway and Russia), and a global position no 2 on the European Billboard Hot 100 chart. In addition, they achieved 9 platinum in Norway, and were No. 1 on the official Norwegian sales charts for 12 weeks, making "Beggin" one of the biggest hits of all times in Norway. Madcon"s cover of "Beggin" was created by 3 Elementz (now ELEMENT), who also produced the other singles "So Dark The Con Of Man", and all tracks of the "Inconvenient Truth" album. They led the World Music Awards on November 10, 2008, and won the World"s Best Selling Norwegian Artist Award. "Beggin" reached Gold sales in the U.S.

Madcon performed their song "Glow", as the background of the "Eurovision 2010 Flashmob dance" that aired in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 Interval act. The song became another one of the biggest hits of all times in Norway, reaching more than 10 times platinum status in Norway and platinum in Germany.

Madcon"s latest music video "All I Do", is filmed in Bremanger, the video shows off some of the breathtaking views and attractions the region has to offer.

In May 2016, Marcus & Martinus released the singles "Girls", featuring Madcon.



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