Tix

Norwegian singer and musician

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TIX
TIX in Rotterdam (2021)
TIX in Rotterdam (2021)
Background information
Birth nameAndreas Andresen Haukeland
Born (1993-04-12) 12 April 1993 (age 28)
Bærum, Norway
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • producer
  • author
Years active2012–present

Andreas Andresen Haukeland[1] (born 12 April 1993[2]), better known as Tix (stylized as TIX), is a Norwegian musician, best selling author, record producer and songwriter from Bærum, Norway. He represented Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the song "Fallen Angel".

He has Tourette syndrome, a condition characterised by involuntary movements called tics. During his childhood he was bullied for his condition and he was called "tics", which he later turned into his stage name.[3] Besides being a musician, Andreas is a mental health awareness advocate, and has shared his experiences with suffering from Tourette syndrome, loneliness and suicidal thoughts.[4]

In 2019, Andreas was a part of Norwegian Paradise Hotel, season 11, checking in as a VIP-contestant. After his long run that season, he was part of the jury deciding the winners.

He currently has an official fan group on Facebook - TIX fangruppe - with more than 10 000 members. [5]

Early life

Andreas was born on April 12, 1993.

During his school years, Andreas was bullied for his Tourette syndrome and his tics - leading to him struggling with his mental health for most of his life. During a conversation with his mom, he said "I don't think I'll ever get a girlfriend. I don't think I'll ever find someone who can love me and accept my tics. I don't think anyone will consider me normal... most importantly, I don't think I'll ever find a girl that will have children with me, someone that will marry me. I don't think that's in the cards for me."[6]

In 2010, during a russ celebration, Andreas's girlfriend at the time asked him if he could write a song for the bus crew. This would be his first russ song. In 2011, he would submit a song for that year's Melodi Grand Prix 2011, but to no avail. The song is not planned to ever be released in any media form.[7]

Career

2013–2019: Russ music, controversy, and struggles with mental health

TIX is known for his Russ music, with many of his songs being known for controversial, misogynist, and sexist lyrics. Andreas offered three explanations for the song "Sjeiken": it was satire, it was a result of supply and demand, it was a provocation for the sake of provocation.[8]

In 2015, he was featured in several Staysman and Lazz music videos in which he is seen doing various things, including touching the instructor's breast during a sex ed class,[9] partying excessively[10] and waking up with a man in bed, who he kisses on the forehead before leaving, albeit in a hurry.[11]

Between 2015-2017, he would release many songs, all in russ music; 19 in 2015, 17 in 2016, and 12 in 2017.

In September 2016, TIX released his debut studio album, Dømt og berømt, which peaked at number 2 on the VG-lista, the official Norwegian Albums Chart.

In 2017, he would be a co-producer for the song "Game Time" by Flo Rida. In the summer of 2017, TIX was a warm-up artist for Justin Bieber at Forus Travbane in Stavanger.[12] He would also co produce the song "Sweet but Psycho" by Ava Max in 2018.

In 2018, he released his first non-russ pop song, "Shotgun" which reached No. 5 in the singles chart in Norway. However, in the same year and in 2019 he would also create new russ songs, but with a new theme of a foreboding party burnout and depression.

2019–2020: Paradise Hotel, Norwegian Idol, new music videos

In 2019, he was a contestant on Paradise Hotel as a VIP contestant. Before the show, he was interviewed by Dagbladet, where he said "It's like.. now or never. I will die young. (…) Brutally honest."[13] After the show, he was once again interviewed, this time by Se og Hør Norge, where he randomly asked the interviewer who had a fortune teller toy "I wonder if I’m gonna die before I’m 30? Because that’s the plan really.”[14]

In 2020, he was a judge on the Norwegian version of Pop Idol, called Norwegian Idol.

2021: Melodi Grand Prix, Eurovision Song Contest, opening up about mental health struggles

On 15 January 2021, during an interview on Norwegian talk show "Lindmo", Andreas told of how he tried to commit suicide in 2018. He said the character of Tix had completely taken over and that there was no room for the real Andreas. He was crying on the floor of his bathroom when his cat, Findus, came in to comfort him. Andreas told Findus about his troubles and, to this day, he says that Findus saved his life.[15]

On 20 February 2021, Tix won the Melodi Grand Prix 2021 with the song "Fallen Angel",[16][17] and thus earned the right to represent Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam. A week later, he apologized for the lyrics he used in his old russ songs on Instagram, saying in part "The Russ era is a time that is normless, that is boundless by nature and that acts as a valve for young people. The music is made to be played in that context. It is made for young people, who party, who drink and who have sex. Could and should I have used other words and phrases? In retrospect - yes. My focus was on the party and the community. My heart's desire... I have, or have never had, any intention of hurting anyone. I want to apologize to everyone who has felt trampled on by the songs. That was not the intention, and I am genuinely sorry." However, he would also say that he would not change anything that he did in the past; he simply had said that he was sorry some had been offended.[18]

On May 4, 2021, two weeks before the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, Tix released the music video for "Fallen Angel", in which he recreates a moment from his youth where he's bullied for his Tourettes syndrome as well as shows the genesis of the Tix persona.[19] The song would qualify from the first semi-final, finishing 10th place with 118 points, and would finish the grand final in 18th place with 75 points. During the performance, he took off his glasses in order to show his tics to the audience, saying "I'll show the biggest weakness I could do on a stage... I think it will help/comfort/inspire to many out there." He created a 10 part vlog series on social media, which detailed his journeys and experiences at Eurovision, including traveling around Rotterdam and Amsterdam, behind the scenes footage, and a dedicated video to Azerbaijani singer Samira Efendi.

On May 14, 2021, Tix released the single "Engel, Ikke Dra", which was a dedication to a fan of his, Aurora Buerskog, who died from cancer in the summer of 2019. One of her last wishes was to have Tix attend her funeral.[20] Her funeral in Stavanger was the same day as a concert he was doing for VG-Lista in Bergen. He attended the funeral first and then went to perform for a crowd of over 10,000. In an Instagram post on the day of the single's release, he says he was struck with the following thought after getting off the stage that day: "How many of these kids are going through hard times right now? How many people struggle with anxiety, eating disorders, exclusion, violence, loneliness, bullying, etc.? And the biggest question: Statistically speaking… How many of these are perhaps no longer with us the next time I return to the city? That was the beginning of a new chapter, and the reason I chose to show the humanity behind TIX. Meeting Aurora made me understand how important my music is in many people's everyday lives. And therefore I want to be the soundtrack to both the good and the bad moments."[21]

Personal life

Andreas has a 16 year old cat named Findus.

He has become an outspoken advocate of mental health and has shared many of his experiences with struggles with it.

He was in relationship with Marthe Elise Brenne, a Norwegian influencer, from early 2019 to late 2020, with whom he met and was partnered in Paradise Hotel. Brenne won Paradise Hotel in 2019. Andreas dedicated one of his songs 'Deg Eller Ingenting' to Marthe in June 2020 and shared on his instagram romantic photos of the couple saying "I do not have many close ones around me, but over the past year Marthe has been an important part of my life. I love her so much. Actually love her."[22] It is rumored that both his songs Tusen tårer and Ut av mørket/Fallen Angel are about her.

On the 18th of October 2021 he released a book named "TIX: Den Stygge Andungen" (The Ugly Duckling) based on his childhood in which Andreas Haukeland tells the story of himself, inviting the reader into his own universe, with all the uncertainty, pain, festivities and gold confetti it entails. Nearly two weeks after its release, it became Norways best selling non-fiction children book.

He says that it's was my highest desire was for others to accept me for who I really was, inside me, rather than imitating who they thought I was. or was the only way out to actually become a completely different one?"

Discography

Albums

Title Details Peak chart positions
NOR
[23][24]
Dømt og berømt
  • Released: 9 September 2016
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: Digital download, CD
2

Singles

Singles as lead artist
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
NOR
[23][24]
BEL
(FL)
Tip

[25]
FIN
[26]
LIT
[27]
NLD
[28]
SWE
[29]
UK
Down.

[30]
"Fraternity"[31] 2014 Non-album singles
"Sjeiken 2015"
(with The Pøssy Project)[32]
2015 5
"Habbo Club 2015"
(with The Pøssy Project)[33]
22
"East High 2016"
(with The Pøssy Project)[34]
Dømt og berømt
"Hydra 2016"
(with The Pøssy Project)[35]
2016 15
"Uncle Sam 2016"
(with The Pøssy Project)[36]
"Ponyville 2016"
(with The Pøssy Project)[37]
17
"Tronen 2016"
(with The Pøssy Project, Meland & Hauken)[38]
24
"Dory 2017"
(with The Pøssy Project)[39]
8
"Versarce 2017"
(with The Pøssy Project)[40]
5 Non-album singles
"Gullalderen 2017"
(with The Pøssy Project)[41]
33
"Skammekroken 2017"
(with The Pøssy Project)[42]
2017 25
"Baymax 2017"
(with The Pøssy Project)[43]
"Skaperen 2017"
(with The Pøssy Project)[44]
"Tyven 2017"
(with The Pøssy Project)[45]
"Geriljaen 2017"
(with The Pøssy Project)[46]
"Hakkebakkeskogen 2017"
(with Meland & Hauken)[47]
32
"Ulovlig"
(with Moberg)[48]
22
"Kobraen"
(with Moberg)[49]
"Future 2018"
(with Moberg)[50]
"Bad Boy"
(with Moberg)[51]
"Banken 2018"
(with The Pøssy Project)[52]
2018
"Blåfjell 2018"
(with Tunge Ferrari)[53]
"Gatebarna 2018"
(with Bougee)[54]
"Nasjonen 2018"
(with The Pøssy Project)[55]
29
"Bergen 2018"
(with The Pøssy Project)[56]
"Shotgun"[57] 5
"Makten 2019"
(with The Pøssy Project)[58]
"Håper nissen har råd"[59] 5
"Snøstorm 2019"
(with The Pøssy Project)[60]
"Jeg vil ikke leve"[61] 2019 1
"Neste sommer"[62] 3
"Når jeg er full"[63] 14
"Brosjan Jesus"[64] 20
"Jævlig"[65] 3
"Kaller på deg"[66] 2020 1
"Karantene"[67] 1
"Skål"[68] 2
"Karantän"
(with Samir & Viktor)[69]
56
"Dommedagen 2020"
(with Soppgirobygett)[70]
17
"Deg eller ingenting"
(with Morgan Sulele)[71]
4
"Nå koser vi oss"[72] 4
"Ikke han"
(with Teddy)[73]
"Jul i karantene"[74] 10
"Tusen tårer"[75] 6
"Ut av mørket" 2021 1
[76]
"Fallen Angel" 2
[77]
18 20 23 65 41
[78]
15
"Engel, ikke dra"[79] 1
[80]
"BeautiFull" 3
[81]
"Jente i Oslo" 3
[82]
Hver gang vi møtes
"Sov godt" 2022 37
[83]
"Bli hos meg"
"Av og på"
"Hvis jeg forlot verden" 2
[84]
TBA
"Delux"
"Himmelen og helvete" 9
[85]
"Pust" 7
[86]
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.
Singles as featured artist
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
NOR
[23]
"The Tramp"
(Olly Hence featuring JStanley & Tix)[87]
2015 non album single
"Igjen og igjen"
(El Papi featuring Tix)[88]
2020 1 TBA

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
2021
Succeeded by
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