Tim Bergling was born on 8 September 1989 in Sweden, Avicii began remixing and producing tracks in his own bedroom at the age of 18.
“Growing up with older siblings, I’ve also had loads of different influences when it comes to my music taste such as Leeson MC and DJ Boonie. There are loads of other people that have influenced me but I think the biggest inspirations I’ve had aside from my manager has been the Swedish House Mafia guys and Eric Prydz, they were the ones who first got me into house!” he said.
He put his music online and started to gain recognition in 2010 when he got signed to EMI. He reached to top 20 in several countries including the U.K. with his track “Seek Bromance”. After an incredible year with worldwide hit singles like “My Feelings For You” plus hit remixes of DJ Tiesto, Robyn, and Bob Sinclar, all bodes right for Avicii in 2011.
With massive monster tracks lined up and many of the world’s biggest events headlining Avicii on the bill, little was left to dispute that 2011 was this enviously young talent’s year. No surprise when his first release of 2011, “Street Dancer”, went straight for number one on the worldwide Beatport charts.
He also scored a hit once again when releasing “Levels” containing vocal sample of Etta James’ gospel-inspired classic song “Something’s Got a Hold on Me”. He capped off the successful year by landing a Grammy nomination for Best Dance recording, thanks to his collaboration with David Guetta in “Sunshine”.
With his many successful collaborations.
He was born in Stockholm on September 8, 1989, and died on Friday April 20, 2018 in Muscat, Oman.
He chose the name Avicii – which means “the lowest level of Buddhist hell” – because his real name was already taken on MySpace.
He shot to fame with his ‘Levels’ single in 2011, and followed it up in 2013 with the award-winning hit ‘Wake Me Up’.
The lead single “Wake Me Up” already soared high to the very top spot in Europe.
How did the Wake Me Up DJ die?
Avicii was found dead in Muscat, Oman, on April 20 2018.
No details were released about his death, but his publicist said: “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii.
He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th.
The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”
According to local media outlet Gulf News, two autopsies have been carried out and there is no criminal suspicion regarding his death.
Avicii’s heartbroken elder brother, David was reported to have flown to Oman to “search for answers”.