Andreas Haukeland, better known as TIX, hails from Bærum (just outside of Oslo) and is one of Norway's most popular artists. TIX chose to perform the English version of his track Ut Av Mørket (Fallen Angel) at the Melodi Grand Prix final, a bold move that paid off as he’ll now perform at Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam this May.
The musician, producer and songwriter performs as his persona TIX, a nickname he chose so he could take ownership of his experience of growing up with Tourette's syndrome (a condition which can lead to different types of involuntary tics).
In 2015, the singer-songwriter had his first major breakthrough with the Sjeiken which became a party anthem for that year’s ‘russ’ (Norwegian high school graduates). The hitmaker then went on to make a name for himself co-writing Ava Max’s Sweet but Psycho, which became the most played song of 2018.
A string of Spotify chart toppers followed, with Karantene (Quarantine) becoming an enormous hit in May 2020.