The death of Avicii the popular Swedish DJ and sought after producer, hit the music industry hard this year when word got out that he passed away on April 20 at just 28 years of age. The loss was felt extremely hard and noted during awards season. During the Billboard Music Awards American singers Halsey and the Chainsmokers took advantage of a few minutes time before presenting the Top Hot 100 Song of 2018 to take a break for passing out awards and watching performances by ominees to pay tribute to the man who had, as they said, ‘inspired so many in so many ways’. The producer’s family announced shortly after his death that he passed away by taking his own life. In the speech Halsey told ‘.audience members ‘to be there and support and love all of our friends and family members who may be struggling with mental health issues
The Chainsmokers are a popular pop act that was formed in 2012. Today the group is made up of members Alex Pall and Andrew Tagart, singers from New York. The duo performed live for the very first time in the fall of 2014 when they opened for the group Timeflies. Their debut EP was entitled “Bouquet“ and was released to the public in 2015. A single from it, Roses, was the Chainsmokers first Top 10 hit on the pop charts. Today the Chainsmokers a staple on the concert scene and at most of the popular award shows.
The Chainsmokers and Halsey collaborated on the number “Closer” and the trio has performed it on several occasions together.
Delivering the brief memorial for Avicii was just another celebration of the relationship between the female pop star and the popular duo.
Although known as Avicii professionally, his real name was Tim Berling.