30 Facts About Avicii


Tim Bergling, known professionally as Avicii, was a Swedish DJ, remixer and music producer.


Avicii rose to prominence in 2011 with his single "Levels".


Avicii had three siblings: David Bergling, Linda Sterner, and actor Anton Korberg.


Avicii started mixing in his bedroom at the age of eight.


Avicii was a member of the Laidback Luke Forums, where he refined his craft and, at times, demonstrated his distinct deep house style.


Bergling explained that the name Avicii means "the lowest level of Buddhist hell" and he chose the moniker because his real name was already used upon creating his Myspace page.


Avicii remixed Nadia Ali's classic single "Rapture" for her album Queen of Clubs Trilogy: Onyx Edition.


Avicii was supported by Matt Goldman and Cazzette at the two shows.


Avicii was nominated alongside Calvin Harris and Ne-Yo, Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia and John Martin, and Al Walser.


Avicii produced and collaborated with Chris Martin from Coldplay, co-writing and co-producing the track "A Sky Full of Stars" from the band's sixth studio album Ghost Stories, released on 19 May 2014.


Avicii played and recorded the piano parts on the track.


On 17 November 2014, Wyclef Jean released a track titled "Divine Sorrow" featuring Avicii, which was part of Product Red's "Share the Sound of an AIDS-Free Generation" campaign.


Avicii previewed his bootleg of Kings of Tomorrow's song "Finally" and one of his old songs that he did with ASH, titled "Papa Was a Rolling Stone".


Avicii played a full version of his track "Heaven" and said that he was doing another track with Chris Martin on vocals called "True Believer".


On 24 January 2020, another posthumous single by Avicii was released: "Forever Yours", a collaboration with Kygo and Sandro Cavazza.


Avicii described his introduction to electronic music as "listening to a lot of Daft Punk, way before I knew what house music was".


Avicii supported campaigns against human trafficking and gang violence when he directed the videos for his tracks "For a Better Day" and "Pure Grinding".


Avicii developed anxiety at a young age, with his parents taking him to a therapist at the age of 14.


Avicii then dated Racquel Bettencourt, a Canadian student and model; they lived together in California before splitting up in late 2014.


Avicii was sensitive to the 'flood of hate mail' after cancelled gigs.


Avicii was buried at Hedvig Eleonora Church in June 2018.


Avicii was an artist who inspired so many in so many ways, and simply put, he meant so much to us and everyone in the EDM community.


On 21 April 2018, a collection of Avicii's songs were played on the carillon within Dom Tower of Utrecht, performed by Malgosia Fiebig.


On 21 May 2018, during the first night of the finale of the fourteenth season of reality television singing competition show The Voice, coach Alicia Keys performed Avicii's "Wake Me Up" as part of her coach duet with the last remaining artist on her team, Britton Buchanan.


Since 2019 people in the music industry are claiming Avicii's death has raised awareness of mental health in the industry.


Avicii inspired many artists in the EDM genre, many of whom paid tribute to him after his death.


Avicii is credited for influencing other attempts at continuing this genre crossover, including songs such as Zedd's "The Middle" and Hailee Steinfeld's "Let Me Go".


Avicii influenced a number of mainstream artists outside electronic music.


On 21 November 2019, Billboard named Avicii's 2011 hit "Levels" as one of the one hundred songs which defined the 2010s, whereas his 2013 hit "Wake Me Up" came 13th on the Official Charts Company's chart of the decade.


The renamed Avicii Experience was opened in February 2022 by Prince Carl Phillip and Princess Sofia, alongside Bergling's father Klas, in Space Stockholm, a new digital culture centre near Sergels torg.