Google Doodle remembers Swedish pop superstar DJ Avicii Tim Bergling on his 32nd birthday


New Delhi: It’s been three years since Tim Bergling passed away, aged 28, but the music created and left behind by the Swedish pop icon better known by his stage name Avicii has kept him alive in millions of years. hearts.

It’s her 32nd birthday today and Google Doodle dedicated a video to “Wake Me Up”, one of her most iconic tracks, to celebrate the “superstar DJ, producer, songwriter and humanitarian.”

Avicii’s music is “widely considered to have forever changed the trajectory of the pop genre,” says Google Doodle page as she seeks to honor her legacy “as one of the first artists to elevate electronic music to the rank of global success for the general public “.

On his birthday, the ‘Avicii Memory Board’ on its website also has messages pouring in from all over the world.

“The most happy birthday in legend. !! You are helping me overcome my mental illnesses and your music makes me smile at my lowest moment” – reads one of the posts.

Aviicii’s life and music

Avicii was born under the name Tim Bergling that day in 1989 in Stockholm, Sweden. He was a family of creatives and he had been exposed to multi-genre musical experiences since his childhood.

At the age of 16, he had started mixing tunes, before embarking on writing electronic music. His dance anthem, “Levels”, under the name “Avicii” arrived in 2011 and began to climb the Pop charts, one of the first pieces of electronic music to do so.

In 2012, he was joined by superstar Madonna to close the Miami Ultra Music Festival. The duo broke the festival’s record for live viewers so far.

That same year, Bergling humanitarian aid’s “House for Hunger” US tour donated the proceeds to fight food insecurity around the world.

Bergling also emerged as one of the first DJs and producers to gain the attention that only singers and instrumentalists usually received.

During his brief ten-year career, he won several awards, including the Swedish Grammis for Best Innovator in 2012 and Best Artist in 2014, as well as the World Music Award for Best Electronic Dance Artist in 2014. .

It has been nominated for several Grammys in the United States and won the American Music Award for Electronic Dance Music Artists in 2013, the Billboard Music Award for Top Dance / Electronic Song in 2014, and the MTV Music Award for Best Dance Music Video in 2018.

Bergling was only in his 20s but struggled with mental health for years before taking his own life in 2018.

Earlier this year, Sweden announced that the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm would bear its name and be called Avicii Arena. The venue is now a hub for the exchange of ideas focused on mental health issues.

The Tim Bergling Foundation, founded by the Bergling family, works to eliminate the stigma associated with suicide, promoting mental health awareness, especially among young people around the world. He also helps fight climate change, global hunger and the preservation of endangered wildlife and species – areas where Tim had a passion.

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