His first EP “Pillumagneetti” was released in the spring of 2000 as a free download. After over 30 000 downloads in one month his record company Open Records formed an alliance with Poko Rekords to release Petri’s music officially. “Vitun suomirokki” single sold over 17 000 copies. The second single “Kanava nolla” sold over 9 000 copies and his debut album “Mun levy!” went on to sell
gold in Finland.
Mun Levy was followed by two more albums that never reached the same sales but Petri still had a loyal following in Finland. In 2003 he moved to Chigago, IL and he started to make music in English.
He started to gain newfound success over the Internet in 2009 when he released a new album “Kaikkee pitää olla”, which sold a few thousand copies and included few controversial hit singles.
In 2010, Petri Nygård was the most googled person in Finland and thanks to his smash radio hit single “Selvä päivä” feat. Lord Est, he is once again one of the most popular artists in Finland.
His newest album “Kaikki tai ei mitään” was released February 16th, 2011.
Edited by Kuspo on 17 Feb 2011, 14:18
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wikipedia, finnish media, myself
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