Avicii

Avicii
Avicii wearing a red flannel shirt over a grey T-shirt. He wears a black baseball cap facing backwards. It bears the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks logo.
Avicii in 2014
Born
Tim Bergling

(1989-09-08)8 September 1989
Stockholm, Sweden
Died20 April 2018(2018-04-20) (aged 28)
Muscat, Oman
Resting placeHedvig Eleonora Church, Stockholm
Other names
  • Tim Berg
  • Tom Hangs[1]
  • Timberman
Occupation
  • DJ
  • remixer
  • record producer
  • songwriter
Years active2006–2018
Parent(s)
Relatives
AwardsFull list
Musical career
Genres
Labels
Websiteavicii.com
Signature
Avicii's signature.svg

Tim Bergling (Swedish: [ˈtɪmː ˈbæ̂rjlɪŋ] (listen); 8 September 1989 – 20 April 2018), known professionally as Avicii (/əˈvi/, Swedish: [aˈvɪ̌tːɕɪ]), was a Swedish DJ, remixer and music producer. At the age of 16, Bergling began posting his remixes on electronic music forums, which led to his first record deal.[2] He rose to prominence in 2011 with his single "Levels". His debut studio album, True (2013), blended electronic music with elements of multiple genres and received generally positive reviews. It peaked in the top 10 in more than 15 countries and topped international charts;[3][4][5][6] the lead single, "Wake Me Up", topped most music markets in Europe and reached number four in the United States.

In 2015, Bergling released his second studio album, Stories, and in 2017 he released an EP, Avīci (01).[7] His catalog also included the singles "I Could Be the One" with Nicky Romero, "You Make Me", "X You", "Hey Brother", "Addicted to You", "The Days", "The Nights", "Waiting for Love", "Without You", and "Lonely Together". Bergling was nominated for a Grammy Award for his work on "Sunshine" with David Guetta in 2012[8] and "Levels" in 2013. Several music publications credit Bergling as among the DJs who ushered electronic music into Top 40 radio in the early 2010s.[9][10]

Bergling retired from touring in 2016, after several years of stress and poor mental health.[11] On 20 April 2018, he committed suicide while on holiday in Muscat, Oman. In 2019, his third and final album, Tim, was released posthumously.[12]

  1. ^ "Tom Hangs on Apple Music". 1 May 2020.
  2. ^ McIver, Joel (22 April 2018). "Avicii obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  3. ^ Avicii – True. Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  4. ^ Avicii – True. danishcharts.dk. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  5. ^ Avicii – True. Swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  6. ^ Avicii – Chart history. Billboard. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  7. ^ Rishty, David (10 August 2017). "Avicii Breaks Musical Silence With 'Avīci' EP: Listen". Billboard.
  8. ^ Avicii (December 2011). "Grammy Awards 2012". Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  9. ^ Gottlieb, Jed (21 April 2018). "Avicii's hits brought electronic dance music to mainstream". Boston Herald. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Top DJ Avicii dies at 28". The Straits Times. 21 April 2018. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Aviciis familj i öppet brev: "Tim var inte gjord för det maskineri han hamnade i"" [Avicii's family in open letter: "Tim was not made for the machinery he ended up in"]. SVT Culture (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. 26 April 2018. Archived from the original on 26 April 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  12. ^ Cite error: The named reference :0 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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