Dan­ish pop band Lukas Gra­ham dis­cusses Grammy nom­i­na­tions

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Dan­ish pop group Lukas Gra­ham were sur­prised to re­ceive three Grammy nom­i­na­tions for their global hit "7 Years", says front­man Lukas Forch­ham­mer. The group is com­pet­ing for "Song of the Year," "Record of the Year" and "Best Pop Duo/Group Per­for­mance" at the Grammy Awards to be held in Los Angeles on Feb 12. "We hope for every­thing and we try to work harder than the peo­ple we meet on the road but we don't ex­pect to be hon­ored in this way.

And the Gram­mys mean a lot es­pe­cially be­cause it is a peer to peer vot­ing sys­tem," Forch­ham­mer, 28, told Reuters Tele­vi­sion. Forch­ham­mer said he draws in­spi­ra­tion from his past grow­ing up in Chris­tia­nia, a cel­e­brated hippy en­clave within the Dan­ish cap­i­tal, Copenhagen. The re­cent birth of his daugh­ter, Vi­ola, added a new el­e­ment to his writ­ing, he said. "I write about what my life ex­pe­ri­ences and my life sit­u­a­tion is, so of course there is go­ing to be songs about be­com­ing a fa­ther," he said.

"But I feel that hav­ing a baby has also opened this other di­men­sion where it is eas­ier for me to write songs where the sto­ries are not nec­es­sar­ily about my life. It's some­thing about what you are look­ing at," For­cham­mer said. "7 Years" went quadru­ple plat­inum, reach­ing No. 2 on the Bill­board Hot 100 chart, and is the high­est sell­ing sin­gle from a de­but artist this year. Lukas Gra­ham con­sists of lead singer Forch­ham­mer, bassist Mag­nus Lars­son, drum­mer Mark "Love­stick" Fal­gren and Morten Ris­torp on the key­board. — Reuters

Peo­ple wear­ing Santa Claus hats play mu­sic out­side the Opera House in Paris. — AFP

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