Lukas Graham Forchhammer, lead singer of the self-titled group, Lukas Graham, is going to be a father!
The 7 Years singer told People, “In September, a little golden nugget will be welcomed into the world.” Despite the success of their latest album, Lukas Graham, Forchhammer told the magazine, “Seeing my child born is so much more important than anything else I’ve got going on.”
This will be the first child for Forchhammer and his long-time love Marie-Louise “Rillo” Schwartz Petersen. Forchhammer plans to take two months off following the baby’s birth.
The singer’s own childhood was rather unconventional. He was raised in a commune within the center of Copenhagen called Freetown Christiania but also spent much of his childhood in Ireland, where his father lives. As a result of the ex-pat community he lived in, he has said that he feels more Irish than Danish.
Lukas Graham is well-known in Denmark, having released two successful albums there, but 7 Years is considered the band’s US breakout hit Their first global album dropped on April 1, 2016 and the song quickly reached the No. 2 spot on the Billboard charts.