This year’s Billboard Music Awards was lit. There was an outstanding lineup of performances that kept the crowd on their feet the whole time. The event was attended by many celebrities in the Showbiz industry. However, despite the glamour, fun and energetic performances, there were a few somber moments. The Chainsmokers and Halsey took their time during the first hour of the live telecast to pay tribute to the late Swedish DJ Avicii.
Alex Pall of the Chainsmokers started by taking the crowd through a quiet moment to remember the life of the ‘Wake me up’ hit maker. Andrew Taggart of the Chainsmokers continued to note that the passing of Avicii was a great loss to the music industry and also to them since he was a close friend. According to Andrew Taggart, Avicii inspired many people across the world in so many ways.
Halsey on his part noted that Avicii was a nice artist to work with since he was easy with everyone. Halsey who lives with bipolar disorder noted that the passing on of Avicii was painful for everyone who loved him loved him dearly. Halsey continued to note that Avicii’s death is a reminder to everyone that they should support their friends and family members struggling with mental issues.
Avicii, whose official names are Tim Bergling was 28 years-old at the time of his death. In 2016, Avicii announced that he was leaving live performances to try and find a balance in his life. He passed on April 20th, 2018 but the police did not release any report on his death.
At first, his family was reluctant to comment on his death as they requested time to mourn their son. Later on, his family released a statement indicating that Avicii took his life. According to the family, Avicii was a perfectionist who struggled to find a balance in his life. Avicii worked so hard causing extreme stress.
Chainsmokers is a production duo that comprises of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggert. The duo made a debut in the music industry by creating remixes of the popular indie bands that attracted millions of views. The two the released their first single in 2014 called ‘Selfie’ that celebrated 2010 narcissism.