Madcon is a Norwegian dance/hip hop duo formed in 1992 by Yosef Wolde-Mariam and Tshawe Baqwa.
Madcon has released six albums to date.
In 2008, Madcon released a cover version of a 1967 Four Seasons song "Beggin'", earning the group several #1 chart positions in France, Portugal, Norway and Russia, and a global position # 2 on the European Billboard Hot 100 chart. In addition, they achieved 9 x 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 3Elementz (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 10 November 2008 and won the World's Best Selling Norwegian Artist Award. "Beggin" reached Gold sales in the U.S..
Ray Dalton (born May 10, 1991) is an American singer and songwriter based in Seattle, Washington. He began his career as a gospel and R&B singer. Dalton gained prominence as the featured singer on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 2013 song "Can't Hold Us", which gained popularity when it was released as a single in 2013. The song was certified platinum in the U.S. in April 2013. He has won two MTV Video Music Awards.