One social medium or the other must have informed you about the news and you probably might have shrugged it off not knowing how big of a loss his sudden demise has been for the music industry globally. That’s right because Avicii was one of the most successful DJs in the electronic music industry.
The DJ, whose original name was Tim Bergling, died in Muscat, Oman, on Friday, April 20. So, although the news of his death came as a shock for many, Avicii had publicly discussed about his health issues in the recent times.
The famous musician has to his name two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award and was also nominated for the Grammy twice. As a matter of fact, his death comes just days after he was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for top dance/electronic album for his EP “Avicii (01).” In 2012, he ended up on Forbes’ “Highest Paid DJs list”, and became number three on the list by 2014.
The musician had recently become the number one single internationally with his 2011 soundtrack ‘Le7els’. Although Avicii had been singing prior to this song too (ever since he was 8) but this track launched his career when he was only 20.
Avicii’s biggest hits include “Le7els,” “Wake Me Up!,” “The Days,” and “You Make Me.” Furthermore, the star had also collaborated with other artists and remixed their songs, working with Madonna, Robyn, Major Lazer, Daft Punk Coldplay (“A Sky Full of Stars”, “Hymn for the Weekend”) and Wyclef Jean and Santana (the 2014 World Cup anthem “Dar um Jeito”).