Regardless of whether booming from speakers of a music festival mainstage or into the headphones of millions of listeners worldwide, the music of Swedish whiz DJ, maker, musician, and helpful Tim Bergling—known best by his stage name Avicii—is broadly considered to have always adjusted the trajectory of the Pop kind. The present video Doodle, set to one of his most iconic tracks “Wake Me Up,” celebrates his 32nd birthday and honors his heritage as one of the first artists to hoist electronic music to standard worldwide achievement.
On this day in 1989, Tim Bergling was naturally introduced to a group of creatives in Stockholm, Sweden. From 60s soul to 80s glam-rock, multi-genre musical experiences played an important role in his upbringing. By 16, he was mixing tunes in his room, and started writing uplifting, melodic electronic music before long. In 2011 he delivered the dance hymn ‘Levels’ under the name “Avicii,” getting things started as one of the main electronic music tracks to climb the Pop charts. Craving something beyond industry achievement, Bergling additionally set off on “House for Hunger,” a 2012 American visit that gave its returns to combating food insecurity worldwide. That year, Madonna went along with him in shutting Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, where the pair broke the festival’s live stream viewer record.
From 2011 to 2016, Bergling played an estimated 220 Avicii sets all around the world, including a five-year residency for Ibiza and sold-out shows at the 16,000 man Ericsson Globe field in Stockholm. As well as separating sonic limits with hits like the 2013 bluegrass-house-hybrid “Wake Me Up,” Bergling was additionally among the main DJs and makers to share the spotlight recently saved for vocalists and instrumentalists.
Inside a couple of years, Bergling piled up over dozen global music awards like Swedish Grammis Awards for Best Innovator (2012) and Best Artist (2014), just as a World Music Award for Best Electronic Dance Artist (2014). In the U.S. he was designated for a few Grammys and won the American Music Award for Electronic Dance Music Artists (2013), the Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song (2014), and the MTV Music Award for Best Dance Music Video (2018).
Like such countless people all around the world, Bergling battled with his mental health for quite a long time. Tragically, he passed on by self destruction in 2018 at 28 years old.
In 2021, it was reported that Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe Arena would be changed to Avicii Arena. An image of Swedish pride, the arena stands today as an occasions setting as well as a center for the trading of thoughts zeroed in on mental health. This drive is driven by the Tim Bergling Foundation, an association established by the Bergling family to respect Tim’s life and inheritance, eliminate the shame joined to self destruction, and promote mental health awareness, particularly among youngsters around the world. Also, the establishment upholds help work in regions where Tim had an enthusiasm, for example, climate change, global hunger and preservation of wildlife and endangered species.
Here’s to you, Avicii.
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