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Chainsmokers Honors Avicii during the Billboard Music Award

You probably don’t easily recognize their faces, but you possibly sing their hit song “Closer”. The Chainsmokers duo, Andrew Taggart, and Alex Pall have a music background. Andrew attended the prestigious Bandier Program for music at Syracuse University while Alex majored in music and art history at New York University.

 

The rise of Chainsmokers

Pall was working in New York in 2012 when he was trying to introduce himself as a skilled DJ while Andrew had just graduated. The duo formed the Chainsmokers after they were both made known to each other by their current manager, Adam Alpert. In 2014, the duo produced their first song, “Selfie”, though the song did not hit as expected. In 2016, they established their label with three hit songs in the Billboard top 10.

 

Avicii Honored at the Billboard Music Award

During the 2018 billboard music Awards, Avicii, a Swedish producer, and DJ was honored by Halsey and The Chainsmokers. Before presenting the accolade for the Topmost Hot 100 Track of 2018 to Despacito’s singer, Luis Fonsi, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, the Chainsmokers duo, informed the fans who had assembled at Grand Garden Arena located at Las Vegas that Avicii was a source of inspiration to many including the EDM community. In honoring Avicii, Halsey said that the death was more painful since Avicii was such a joy when one interacted with him.

When receiving the award for the top dance/electronic, the Chainsmokers said that they are dedicating the Award to the Swedish song producer. Avicii motivated them and made them believe that music is something that can sustain them. Avicii also played a significant role in their musical journey and also impacted the popular music in general.

Avicii dead aged 28 on April 20th. According to a report from his family, he took his own life. The music which Tim Bergling, Avicii’s real name, had not released may also be published according to the president of the Geffen Records, the star’s label. It was also during the award ceremony that the BBMAs host, Kelly Clarkson, got the chance to eulogize those killed at Texas’ school shooting recently.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/dance/8280568/the-chainsmokers-everybody-hates-me-video