Avicii re-enters Billboard’s charts following his death
When the news of Avicii‘s death hit the music world just two weeks ago it was quite clear that it would not be forgotten any time soon. The power of Tim Bergling‘s music was undeniable, and the legacy that has been left with his productions is admirable and unforgettable. Tributes flowed in, from DJ’s playing his music in their sets, to a 1000 person choir singing ‘Wake Me Up’ in his native Sweden. However, the best tribute of all is that the Avicii’s music has been listened to by heartbroken fans that much that he has reentered Billboard‘s dance/electronic charts.
The untimely death of one of musics most loved and respected producers has seen his vast worldwide following show their love and appreciation for the Stockholm-born superstar, sending his debut album ‘True‘ back to #1 in the album charts. This made the 7th time that the album had topped the charts since its release back in 2014. ‘Stories‘ also made its way up there, hitting the #4 spot, and his final released EP ‘AVICI (01)’ reached #2.
Individual tracks also had presence in the singles charts. Unsurprisingly, ‘Wake Me Up‘ hit the highest with the #2 spot, with ‘Levels‘ and ‘Hey Brother‘ landing the #4 and #7 spots respectively. A total of 12 tracks were ranked in the Top 25 of the EDM Music & Dance Songs Chart, whilst his track ‘Silhouettes‘ entered the charts for the first time, making it his 30th chart entry. This puts Avicii level with David Guetta for having the second-most entires to the the chart. The fact that Bergling has continued to hit charts and records displays the impact and legacy that such an incredible producer has left. Described by Nile Rodgers to be “Maybe one of the best, if not the best [melody writer] I’ve ever worked with”, Avicii is certainly not going to be left behind by his fans, who continue to stream and buy his music.
Topping charts even after his death, Avicii’s music is sure to live on for a long time into the future, and its clear to see why. The Swede’s blissful melodies, smooth chord progressions, and most importantly open mindedness to explore new genre-crossing ideas is what makes him and his music so well supported, and so sadly missed.
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