After releasing the highly anticipated posthumous album ‘TIM’ at the beginning of the month, the friends and producers of the late great Avicii will be delighted to hear of the success his tracks are having within the dance genre. So much so that ‘TIM’ has reached No.1 in Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums chart; making this Avicii’s third album to top the list.
According to Nielsen Music, ‘TIM’ earned 28,000 equivalent album units in its first full frame, with 6,000 of these stemming from traditional album sales. His genre-blending sensation ‘True’ also saw success in the chart, spending six weeks at the top between 2013-14 and returning for a further 2 weeks in 2018, shortly after the Swedish DJ passed away.
Joining in the success of ‘TIM’ is the latest release from the album, ‘Heaven’ which features vocals from Coldplay’s Chris Martin. The highly euphoric single enters Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No.4, making this Avicii’s 11th top 10 single in the chart. Having debuted the song back in 2016 at Ultra Miami, Heaven originally featured vocals from Simon Aldred, but the Chris Martin version is the one we hear today. The track became a fan favourite amongst crowds last summer, after Dutch DJ Nicky Romero premiered it shortly after Tim’s passing.
It’s not just ‘Heaven’ entering into the chart this week, with other Avicii tracks including ‘Heart Upon My Sleeve’ featuring vocals from Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds coming in at No.14 as well as ‘Hold the Line’ featuring A R I Z O N A making it to the No.18 spot. Additionally, ‘Heaven’ has received 7.6 million U.S streams, pushing it up to No.3 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs chart. All proceeds from the album will go to the Tim Bergling foundation, set up to tackle mental health awareness and suicide prevention in order to help prevent other families from experiencing similar events.
You can listen to the entire posthumous album below.