At the Billboard Music Awards over the weekend, the band The Chainsmokers gave an award for the Top 100 songs to the Swedish DJ, Avicii. The Billboard music awards took place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Grand Garden arena. The Chainsmokers made a speech saying this person was a big inspiration to the EDM community. Further saying Avicii was a kind and caring guy to work with. Later on during the show The Chainsmokers mentioned Avicii again, while announcing the award for the Top Dance and Electronic act. In fact that particular award was dedicated to Avicii. Avicii is loved and missed by many.
Avicii passed away back in April at the young age of 28. It was later released that the reason for his death was apparent suicide. Avicii biological name was Tim Bergling and he has music that may still be released at a later time.
During the award show, host Kelly Clarkson mentioned the victims of the Santa Fe High school shooting in Texas. Stating that a change needs to be made to prevent other shootings in the future.
The Chainsmokers is a DJ duo group from New York City, made up of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Their first single “Selfie” made the top 20 in many different countries throughout the world. In the beginning the duo included Alex Pall and DJ Rhett Bixler. Later on in 2012, this group was re-invented by Adam Alpert. This is when Alex Pall was introduced to Andrew Taggart. In 2013 they released their single “Selfie” for free in late 2013. The duo had their first live performance during fall of 2014. The song “Selfie” was picked up by Dim Mak records and later redone by Republic records. Eventually they decided to sign with Disruptor records.