Tim Bergling, Avicii
Tim Bergling, Born 8 September 1989 – 20 April 2018), better known by his stage name Avicii, was a Swedish DJ, remixer, record producer, musician, and songwriter who specialized in audio programming, remixing, and record producing.
Tim Bergling (born September 8, 1989 in Stockholm, Sweden, died April 20, 2018 in Muscat, Oman), better known by his stage name Avicii (stylized as ΛVICII and ◢ ◤), was a Swedish DJ, remixer and record producer. Avicii was ranked 3rd on DJ Magazine 's annual Top 100 DJs in 2012 and 2013 and has been nominated twice for a Grammy Award, once for his work on "Sunshine" with David Guetta in 2012 and once for his song "Levels" (which sampled the 1962 Etta James track "Something's Got a Hold on Me") in 2013. Some of his most famous songs are "I Could Be the One" with Nicky Romero, "Wake Me Up", "You Make Me", "X You", "Hey Brother" and "Addicted to You".
In May 2007, Avicii signed on with the Dejfitts Plays label. Then, in 2010, Avicii released the hit song "Seek Bromance", which reached the top 20 in several countries including Belgium, France, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Sweden. He also remixed Nadia Ali's classic single "Rapture" for her album Queen of Clubs Trilogy: Onyx Edition. In October 2010, Avicii signed with the European A&R team with EMI Music Publishing.
Avicii released his final album prior his death in 2015 titled "Stories". The LP was his second album to go #1 and spawned the chart-topping "Waiting for Love" as well Top 5 hit singles "For a Better Day" and "Broken Arrows". The single "Pure Grinding" also reached Top 20.
In 2017, Avicii released what was originally meant to be the first EP to a three-part album.
The extended play was named "Avīci (01)" and spawned the #1 Sandro Cavazza-assisted hit "Without You".
Additionally, the Top 3 single "Lonely Together" which featured Rita Ora was also released from the EP.
"Avīci (01)" itself also went #1 and was another smash success for the DJ.
He died on 20 April 2018 in Muscat, Oman, at the age of 28; the cause of death is identified as suicide.
At the age of 16, Bergling began posting his remixes on electronic music forums, which led to his first record deal.
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 ten in more than fifteen countries and topped international dance charts; the lead single, "Wake Me Up", topped most music markets in Europe and reached number four in the United States.
Anki Lidén: Mother
Klas Bergling: Father
Anton Körberg: Brother
Linda Sterner: Sister
David Bergling: Brother
He made history in 2012 by becoming the first DJ to headline at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.