The Chainsmokers Salute Avicii For His Contributions To the EDM Community
The Chainsmokers a DJ/production duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart were recently given an opportunity to present Luis Fonsi with the award for top hot 100 song of 2018, “Despacito.” Before they called Luis Fonsi, they told the multitude that came for the Billboard awards that night that Avicii’s death was a blow to the EDM community. He recognized the Swedish DJ saying he had changed the lives of so many people in many different ways.
Halsey, the star that had collaborated with the pair in their hit song “Closer” was with them and said that Avicii was easy to get along with and everyone who worked with him acknowledged this. She added that Avicii’s death was a reminder to everyone to love and support their friends and family who might be struggling with mental health. Tim Bergling, famously known by his stage name, Avicii, died on April 20th and his family later revealed that it was a suicide case.
Later that night the duo was honored with the top dance/electronic award act which they dedicated to the beloved Swedish DJ. Andrew Taggart told the audience that through Avicii, they had learned to believe in themselves and followed their dreams. He added that he inspired all of them and influenced pop music at large.
The American DJ pair that met through Alex’s manager then has been hitting the headlines since January this year for all the right reasons having released a couple of hit songs like” you owe me” and “Everybody hates me.” They have won awards like iheartRadio Awards for having the best collaboration of the year and are working towards expanding the boundaries reached by other DJs. In the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, the two gave their fans an electrifying performance and are proving every day to be hardworking and passionate about electronic music.
The duo that writes their songs have managed to get fans internationally and the feedback they get from social media has motivated them to push on. Some fans have tattooed the lyrics of their songs while others leave messages for them asking them to keep writing their kind of music.