Let’s meet Nico Ross
32 Times platinum and Gold Record Artist and Songwriter
Nikolas Takacs aka Nico Ross was born on June 26. 1986. in Galanta, Czechoslovakia.He is coming from a dynasty of legendary musicians.
In 2010 Nico participated in the Hungarian version of the worldwide known TV talent show X-Factor, where he gained national and international reputation in Eastern Europe.
After finishing runner up his first album "Az első X" (The First X) was released, which led the Hungarian MAHASZ Top 40 chart for 6 consecutive weeks and reached triple platinum status.
Nico and Portugal's most successful female songstress Aurea covered the famous soul classic "Where Is the Love" recorded by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway in 1972.
Nico represented Hungary in the 47th "Top of the Top Festival" in Sopot, Poland. This monumental event is the second biggest contest in Europe after the historical European Song Contest.
Nico in 2014 he was honored by The Coca-Cola Company to be the performer of their annual Christmas campaign song.
Short before Christmas the long awaited studio album "Be True and Love" has hit the stores and was sold out in a few couple of days. Nico has worked together with a number of Hungary's best musicians and producers as well as American bass player and GVR Records founder Larry Kimpel as well as Grammy Award winner American smooth jazz saxophonist and songwriter Kirk Whalum.
· 2006 - Honored by the Union of Hungarian Music and Dance Artists (MZTSZ) for the extraordinary performance (Budapest, Hungary)
· 2008 - Honored by the Union of Hungarian Music and Dance Artists (MZTSZ) for the extraordinary performance (Budapest, Hungary)
· 2010 - 2nd place, X-Factor Singing Competition (Budapest, Hungary)
· 2010 - Nominated for the Fonogram award in the category "Newcomer of the Year"
· 2011 - Triple platinum record award for the album "Az első X", Sony Music
· 2011 - Golden record award for the album "A második X", Sony Music
· 2011 - "Man of the Year" award by Glamour magazine
· 2011 - "The most handsome guy - 2nd place" awarded by Joy magazine
· 2012 - Nominated for the Fonogram award in the category "Best National Classic Pop-rock Album of the Year"
· 2012 - Sony Music award "Top 3 in most digital downloads in Hungary"
· 2012 - International nomination for "Top of the Top Song Contest" (Sopot, Poland)
· 2015 - Nominated for the Playboy award in the category "Man of the Year"
· 2015 - "Elegance Award" by Marie Claire magazine
· 2015 - "Jazzagóga" award for teaching the art of listening to music