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Halsey and The Chainsmokers pay tribute to Avicii at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas

The music community is still mourning the death of Avicii—real name Tim Bergling—who passed away on April 20. 

On Sunday, the Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the late musician with a few words from Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers and Halsey. 

‘His passing was a great loss for the music world and for us,’ Taggart said. ‘He was an artist who inspired so many in so many ways. Simply put, he meant so much to us and everyone in the EDM community.’ 

Gone too soon: The music community is still mourning the death of Avicii—real name Tim Bergling—who passed away on April 20

In remembrance: On Sunday, the Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the late musician with a few words from Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers and Halsey

In remembrance: On Sunday, the Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the late musician with a few words from Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers and Halsey

Halsey added: ‘Everyone who worked with him would agree that he was such a joy and it makes this tragedy all the more painful. 

‘It’s a reminder to all of us to be there and to support and to love all of our friends and family members who may be struggling with mental health issues.’

Avicii died of an apparent suicide at the age of 28.      

'Everyone who worked with him would agree that he was such a joy and it makes this tragedy all the more painful,' Halsey said. 'It's a reminder to all of us to be there and to support and to love all of our friends and family members who may be struggling with mental health issues' 

‘Everyone who worked with him would agree that he was such a joy and it makes this tragedy all the more painful,’ Halsey said. ‘It’s a reminder to all of us to be there and to support and to love all of our friends and family members who may be struggling with mental health issues’ 

'His passing was a great loss for the music world and for us,' Taggart added. 'He was an artist who inspired so many in so many ways. Simply put, he meant so much to us and everyone in the EDM community' 

‘His passing was a great loss for the music world and for us,’ Taggart added. ‘He was an artist who inspired so many in so many ways. Simply put, he meant so much to us and everyone in the EDM community’ 

Nominee: The EDM phenomenon was up for the Top Dance/Electronic Album on Sunday night

Nominee: The EDM phenomenon was up for the Top Dance/Electronic Album on Sunday night

The EDM phenomenon was nominated for the Top Dance/Electronic Album on Sunday night. 

But the Billboard Music Award went to The Chainsmokers. 

‘We want to dedicated this award to Avicii,’ Taggart said during The Chainsmokers’ acceptance speech. ‘I know everyone that was nominated for this award was massively influenced by him. 

He made us believe that this was a realistic career, something we could do with our lives, inspired all of us, influenced our music, influenced pop music, music in general, and he will be missed. I hope you’re somewhere. I hope you’ve found peace, and we love you.’ 

Bittersweet: The Billboard Music Award went to The Chainsmokers 

Bittersweet: The Billboard Music Award went to The Chainsmokers 

'We want to dedicated this award to Avicii,' Taggart said during The Chainsmokers' acceptance speech. 'I know everyone that was nominated for this award was massively influenced by him. I hope you're somewhere. I hope you've found peace, and we love you.'

‘We want to dedicated this award to Avicii,’ Taggart said during The Chainsmokers’ acceptance speech. ‘I know everyone that was nominated for this award was massively influenced by him. I hope you’re somewhere. I hope you’ve found peace, and we love you.’

Following his death, Avicii’s parents addressed his passing in a statement. 

‘Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions,’ they wrote. ‘When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most — music.

‘He really struggled with thoughts about meaning, life, happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace…Tim, you will forever be loved and sadly missed.’ 

Too young: Avicii died of an apparent suicide at the age of 28

Too young: Avicii died of an apparent suicide at the age of 28

Billboard Music Awards 2018: Nominations

Top Artist:

Drake

Kendrick Lamar

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift

 

Halsey is nominated for Top Female Artist

Halsey is nominated for Top Female Artist

Top Female Artist:

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Halsey

Demi Lovato

Taylor Swift – WINNER

 

Top Male Artist:

Drake

Kendrick Lamar

Bruno Mars

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran

 

Top Hot 100 Song:

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, ‘Despacito’

Kendrick Lamar, ‘Humble.’

Bruno Mars, ‘That’s What I Like’

Post Malone ft. 21 Savage, ‘Rockstar’

Ed Sheeran, ‘Shape Of You’

 

Ed Sheeran is nominated for ÷ (Divide)

Ed Sheeran is nominated for ÷ (Divide)

Top Selling Album:

Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.

P!nk, Beautiful Trauma

Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide)

Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1

Taylor Swift, reputation

 

Top Country Song:

Kane Brown ft. Lauren Alaina, ‘What Ifs’

Sam Hunt, ‘Body Like A Back Road’

Dustin Lynch, ‘Small Town Boy’

Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, ‘Meant To Be’

Brett Young, ‘In Case You Didn’t Know’

 

Top New Artist:

21 Savage

Camila Cabello

Cardi B

Khalid – WINNER

Kodak Black

 

 

 



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