The Chainsmokers and Halsey paid attribute to the late Avicii who was a famous Swedish DJ and producer during the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs).
The Chainsmokers told the multitude of people who gathered to celebrate the event that Avicii was an inspiring artist and that he inspired various musicians and he meant a lot to the EDM community. The duo (Chainsmokers) said this before awarding Luis Fonsi with the award for the Top Hot 100 Song of 2018 Despacito.
Halsey also added that everyone who ever worked with Avicii knows that he brought so much joy to the industry and that it is a painful tragedy losing him. She said that it is crucial to support and show love to individuals who have mental illness and be there for them and the family at large.
As the event went on, the Chainsmokers remembered Avicii again while receiving the award for Top Dance/Electronic act. Taggart, one of the Chainsmokers said that they would like to dedicate the award to Avicii as he is the person who inspired them to become whom they are today. He further explains that he encouraged and influenced their music and pop music in general. Taggart said that many people will miss Avicii and that he hopes he already found peace.
Avicii died at the age of 28, April this year. The family would later reveal that Avicii took his life. Avicii real name is Tim Bergling. His unreleased music is expected to be released according to the president of the Geffen Records.
The event that was hosted by Kelly Clarkson who took the opportunity to condemn the school shooting happened at Grand Arena and thousands of people attended.
The Chainsmokers consist of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. They are famous American DJ producers. The two got a breakthrough when one of their songs title Selfie played at top 20 single in 2014 in different countries. The duo has also received a number of awards including; Grammy Awards for Best Dance Recording for their song Don’t Let Me Down. In 2015, their song Roses was among the top 10 on the United States Billboard Hot. 100