Tim Bergling (born 8 September 1989), better known by his stage name Avicii (stylized as ɅVICII), is a Swedish DJ, remixer, and record producer. Avicii ranked 3rd on DJ Magazine‘s annual Top 100 DJs in 2011, 2012 and again in 2013. He has been nominated twice for a Grammy Award for his work on “Sunshine” with David Guetta in 2012 and in 2013 for his song “Levels”. His other hit singles are “Wake Me Up” and “Hey Brother”.
In 2010, Avicii released the song “Seek Bromance”, which reached the top 20 in several countries including Belgium, France, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Sweden. He also remixed Nadia Ali’s classic single “Rapture” for her album Queen of Clubs Trilogy: Onyx Edition. In October 2010, Avicii signed with the European A&R team with EMI Music Publishing.
In 2011, Avicii released “Levels” that became a huge mainstream hit. The song was produced and written by Tim Bergling and contains a vocal sample from the 1962 gospel-inspired “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” by Etta James. The same vocal sample was used first by Pretty Lights in his 2006 song “Finally Moving”. This sample was also used by Drum and Bass producer Logistics on “Call Me Back” and by Flo Rida in his single “Good Feeling”, which was produced by DJ Prak and Cirkut. Levels reached the top ten in Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom and topped the charts in Hungary, Norway, and Sweden.
|Alternative names||Bergling, Tim|
|Short description||Swedish record producer|
|Date of birth||8 September 1989|
|Place of birth||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Date of death||29 March 2014|
|Place of death|