The Chainsmokers and Halsey recently during the Billboard Music Awards honored Avicii, a famous Swedish and DJ, and Producer who died. The Chainsmokers and Halsey were presenting an award to Luis Fonsi for “Despacito,” and before presenting it, they honored Avicii. Alex Pall and Andre Taggart told the thousands of people gathered at the Garden Arena in Las Vegas that Avicii was an artist who inspired so many people in various ways which meant so much to the Chainsmokers and the EDM community. Halsey added that everyone who worked with Avicii would say that he was such a joy and his death was painful to people. She added that this is a reminder to everyone to love and support family members and friends who are struggling with mental illness.
When the duo was called to receive their award for Top Dance/Electronic art they also mentioned Avicii. Taggart said that they would like to dedicate the award to Avicii because he was someone who made the duo believe that they could live on their passion of being DJs and producing music. Taggart added that Avicii i inspired them, influenced their pop music and he will be missed. Avicii died on April 20, 2018, at the age of 28 and his family later revealed that he committed suicide. Avicii had a new song which had not been released, but the president of his star label known as Greffen Records said that the song might still be released.
The Chainsmokers is a famous American DJ and production duo which is made up of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Their breakthrough was in 2014 with their song “Selfie” which was a hit in many countries. They released their EP “bouquet” on October 2015 which featured their hit singles such as “Roses” which reached the top 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The EP also featured “Don’t Let Me Down” which was nominated at the 59th Grammy awards ceremony and it won the Grammy award for the Best Dance Awards. The duo is well known for the hit “Closer” which became their first number one single on the chart. The Chainsmokers have won many other awards including five iHeartRadio Music Awards and two American Music Awards.