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Avicii

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  • Born: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://www.avicii.com
  • Recent Activity: 04.16.14 Thanks @Sony @PlayStation for the infamous second son special edition for my PS4! Perfect for my time off!!
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All Music Guide:

Cleverly using dance music blogs as the platform to launch his career, Tim Bergling, aka Avicii, has since become one of the most prominent producers on the burgeoning Swedish house scene. Born in Stockholm in 1989, Bergling only started making music at the age of 18, writing and remixing tracks in his bedroom and then leaking them onto various blogs. Influenced by Daft Punk and Steve Angello, his melodic house sound gained a huge following, and led to support from Tiësto, who invited him to perform a weekly residency at Privilege in Ibiza, and Pete Tong, who released first single "Manman" through his Bedroom Bedlam label. After he remixed tracks for Little Boots, Robyn, and Dizzee Rascal, Bergling's first mainstream release, the Ministry of Sound instrumental "Seek Bromance," became a huge hit across Europe and later in the U.K., thanks to a vocal version featuring Amanda Wilson. In 2012 he released the song "2 Million" after reaching that number of followers on Facebook, while his single "Le7els" and its accompanying video were nominated at that year's MTV Music Video Awards. Towards the end of 2012 he released his highly-anticipated collaboration single with Nicky Romero. "I Could Be The One" was a smash hit and was featured heavily on reality TV shows and radio play across Europe. In 2013, Avicii teamed up with Ericsson and creates the first "crowdsourced" track which enabled the producer to connect to fans and promote his brand. The single "3 Million" was released to celebrate the 3 millionth fan on his Facebook page. "Le7els" was nominated for the Best Dance Recording at the 2013 Grammys but lost out to Skrillex & Sirah's "Bangarang". Ahead of his debut album #TRUE, he released the single "Wake Me Up" in June 2013. Featuring Aloe Blacc, it reached the top of the UK Charts and confidently showed off his new musical direction.

Wikipedia:

Tim Bergling (born 8 September 1989), better known by his stage name Avicii (stylized as ɅVICII), is a Swedish DJ, remixer, and record producer. Avicii ranked 3rd on DJ Magazine's annual Top 100 DJs in 2011, 2012 and again in 2013. He has been nominated twice for a Grammy Award for his work on "Sunshine" with David Guetta in 2012 and in 2013 for his song "Levels". His other hit singles are "Wake Me Up" and "Hey Brother".Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).

Contents

Musical career1.1 2007–09: Career beginnings1.2 2010–2013: Focus on electronic music1.3 2013–present: True & Avicii By Avicii

Musical career[edit]

2007–09: Career beginnings[edit]

In May 2007, Avicii signed to At Dejfitts Plays.

2010–2013: Focus on electronic music[edit]

In 2010, Avicii released the 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.

In 2011, Avicii released "Levels" that became a huge mainstream hit. The song was produced and written by Tim Bergling and contains a vocal sample from the 1962 gospel-inspired "Something's Got a Hold on Me" by Etta James. The same vocal sample was used first by Pretty Lights in his 2006 song "Finally Moving". This sample was also used by Drum and Bass producer Logistics on "Call Me Back" and by Flo Rida in his single "Good Feeling", which was produced by DJ Prak and Cirkut. Levels reached the top ten in Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom and topped the charts in Hungary, Norway, and Sweden

In 2012, his collaboration track "Sunshine" with David Guetta was nominated for a Grammy award under the category for Best Dance Recording. His track "Fade into Darkness" was sampled by Leona Lewis on her single "Collide". The sampling was not accredited and led to controversy as Avicii attempted to block the single's release. However, the matter was resolved outside of court with representatives stating "that Leona Lewis and Avicii will work together on the forthcoming single of Collide".

On 23 March 2012, Avicii's unsigned single "Last Dance" was previewed on Pete Tong's show on BBC Radio 1. The song was later released on 27 August 2012. At Ultra Music Festival 2012 in Miami, he premiered two tracks, "Girl Gone Wild" (Avicii's UMF Remix) with Madonna and "Superlove" with Lenny Kravitz. Avicii's UMF Remix of "Girl Gone Wild" was released on 20 April 2012, and "Superlove" with Kravitz was released on 29 May 2012. After reaching two million followers on Facebook, Avicii released a new song titled "Two Million". It was put out as a free download on his official Soundcloud page. On 27 April 2012, Avicii released "Silhouettes". The song featured vocals from Salem Al Fakir and peaked at number 5 on the UK Dance charts and number 4 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs.

Avicii was a featured performer on 4 August 2012 at Lollapalooza festival in Chicago's Grant Park. On 12 August 2012, Avicii released "Dancing in My Head" (Avicii's 'Been Cursed' Mix) on Beatport. The track features vocals from Eric Turner. A radio edit of the track, titled "Dancing in My Head" (Tom Hangs Mix) was released on 14 August 2012 on iTunes, and a remix EP was later released on 30 October 2012 featuring remixes from Charlie Bernardo and Michael Woods.

On 26 September 2012, Avicii made history by being the first DJ to headline the world famous Radio City Music Hall in New York City. He performed two sold out shows on 26 and 27 September. He was supported by Matt Goldman and Cazzette at the two shows. At his Radio City Music Hall shows, he played a preview of his new track with Mike Posner titled "Stay with You".

On 29 December 2012, Avicii released "I Could Be the One" with Nicky Romero. After first being debuted at his shows almost a year earlier, the track finally got released via Avicii's record label LE7ELS. The new vocal version was released along with an instrumental version, a radio edit, and remixes from Audrio and Didrick.

2013–present: True & Avicii By Avicii[edit]

On 9 January 2013, Avicii launched the Avicii X You project, a partnership with Ericsson designed to create the world's first "crowdsourced" hit song. The project enabled fans to send in basslines, effects, melodies, rhythms and vocals to Avicii as sound files over the Internet. The song features sequences from Kian Sang (melody), Naxsy (bassline), Martin Kupilas (beat), ВАНЯ ХАКСИ (break), Jonathan Madray, Mateusz Kolata, and Christian Westphalen (effects). Avicii acted as executive producer and created the finished song officially titled "X you", which was released on 26 February 2013.

On 30 January 2013, Avicii released "Three Million" featuring Negin to mark the third millionth fan on his Facebook page.

Avicii was nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance Recording with "Levels" at the 2013 Grammy Awards. He was nominated alongside Calvin Harris and Ne-Yo, Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia and John Martin, and Al Walser. The award show took place on 10 February 2013 and the award was won by Skrillex.

From late February to early March 2013, Avicii toured Australia as one of the headline acts in the Future Music Festival alongside The Prodigy and The Stone Roses. In late February 2013, Avicii made his first South American Tour including concerts in Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil and Chile.

In March 2013, Avicii announced and premiered many new tracks from his new album, which would later be set to be released in September, during his Main Stage set at Ultra Music Festival in Miami. The new tracks were experimental in nature, and received mixed critical reviews.

On 11 April 2013, Avicii released his new album promo mix on SoundCloud.

The EBU and SVT announced on 15 April that Avicii, along with ex-ABBA members Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, had composed the anthem for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. The song was performed for the first time in the Final on 18 May.

On 14 June 2013, the world premier of Avicii's new single, "Wake Me Up!" was previewed by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1 featuring vocals from Aloe Blacc. The song was later released on iTunes and radio on 25 June 2013. It is the first single from Avicii's album, True, which was released on 16 September 2013. "Wake Me Up!" was number 1 on the Spotify Global Chart and Avicii was at 2 in most streamed artist worldwide.

The Official Charts Company announced on 21 July that "Wake Me Up" had become the UK's fastest selling single of 2013 after overtaking Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines", to sell 267,000 copies in its first week on sale in the UK. "Wake Me Up!" subsequently became a major hit, topping the charts in over 20 countries including Australia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and New Zealand.

On 19 October 2013, the DJ Mag 2013 Top 100 DJs List was announced, with Avicii ranking No.3 on the list. Hardwell became the new World No.1 displacing Armin Van Buuren. On 28 October 2013, Avicii released the single "Hey Brother". On 10 November, Avicii won his first award "Best Electronic" at the MTV EMA's. On 24 November 2013 he won the American Music Award for favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist.

In January 2014, the French hit music radio station NRJ released a new web radio station called "NRJ AVICII", which plays songs only by Avicii. On 8 March 2014, Avicii's Instagram account confirmed a collaboration with pop artist Madonna. The extent of the collaboration is unknown.

On 21 March 2014, Avicii released a remixed edition of his album True titled True: Avicii By Avicii containing remixes by himself of all the tracks excluding Heart Upon My Sleeve for unknown reasons. The promotion of this album was supposed to begin at the 2014 Ultra Music Festival, but unfortunately Avicii announced he had been hospitalised on 28 March, and was unable to play his closing set at the festival.

On 7 April 2014, Avicii is set to release his upcoming single "Addicted to You".Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).

Influences[edit]

Avicii's influences include Daft Punk, Laidback Luke and former Swedish House Mafia quartet Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello, Axwell and also Eric Prydz.Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).

Charitable work[edit]

Since achieving widespread commercial success, Avicii began working with his manager and executive producer Ash Pournouri to start House for Hunger in 2011, a charity dedicated to alleviating global hunger. The pair wanted to showcase the giving spirit fostered by the house music community. Avicii explained, "You have to give something back. I am so fortunate to be in the position where I can actually do that. I feel lucky every day when I wake up and am able to do what I love and make a living." In addition to donating $1 million to Feeding America, a charity founded by Lauren Bush, House for Hunger has helped fund the efforts of The Feed Foundation, allowing it to distribute over two million school meals throughout Africa.Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).

DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJs Rankings[edit]

2010: No. 33 (New Entry)2011: No. 62012: No. 32013: No. 3

Tour[edit]

True Tour (2014)
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Date Venue Location Tickets
04.19.14 Encore Beach Club Las Vegas, NV US
05.04.14 Encore Beach Club Las Vegas, NV US
05.09.14 Wynn Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV US
05.10.14 Encore Beach Club Las Vegas, NV US
05.15.14 Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL US
05.17.14 Rogers Centre Toronto, ON Canada
05.18.14 Wynn Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV US
05.25.14 Wynn Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV US
05.26.14 Encore Beach Club Las Vegas, NV US
06.07.14 Encore Beach Club Las Vegas, NV US

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  • 04.16.14 Thanks @Sony @PlayStation for the infamous second son special edition for my PS4! Perfect for my time off!!
  • 04.12.14 Which is the best twiter app?
  • 04.08.14 Health must always come first and in this case especially after my ruptured appendix that got removed doctors orders have been really strict
  • 04.08.14 Im sorry for having to postpone the shows this month. I sincerely rly wish I didnt have to but unfortunately theres no going around it.
  • 04.04.14 Feeling alot better one appendix and gallbladder short👍! Thank you everyone for all the kind words and support!
  • 04.03.14 The first release from @Spencer_Brown is out now on LE7ELS! Get his EP from @beatport now at http://t.co/TSSMxuhQbH
  • 04.01.14 Still in hospital ! At least im finally catching up to season 2 of House of cards
  • 03.30.14 Now i feel like shit but at least i’m on the road to recovery…
  • 03.30.14 Turns out i had a ruptured appendix on top of my sick gallbladder…both were removed during the operation http://t.co/4VsSPrJEug
  • 03.29.14 Thanks for your concern everyone, it means a lot to me!
  • 03.29.14 It's a routine procedure and all going well, I expect to be fully recovered and back on my feet in time for my US True Tour.
  • 03.29.14 My doctors have decided to operate and remove my gall bladder tomorrow morning.