XOV gained international recognition in 2015 following his collaboration with Lorde on the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Soundtrack. His music has been streamed over 100 million times with hit singles "Boys Don't Cry" and "Lucifer" certifying Gold / Platinum in several European countries. He's performed at festivals such as Reeperbahn Festival in Germany, By:Larm in Norway and Way Out West in Sweden. His breakout year ended with a spectacular performance at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on NYE 15/16 where he performed to an audience in the millions.
In 2016, XOV took a 3-year hiatus from music to devote his time to humanitarian work, founding the compassion movement I AM YOU [Humanitarian Aid] while volunteering in what the BBC calls the "worst refugee camp in the world". Today, XOV combines music with international philanthropy projects, serving as an advisor for Human Rights Watch, I AM YOU, and others.
The fall of 2020 marks the beginning of a new XOV season packed with releases. XOV is currently in Stockholm, Sweden working on his sophomore album.