Avicii – Shay’s Spotlight Artist of the Week
Avicii is a Swedish DJ, remixer and producer. His real name is Tim Bergling.Over the last couple of years he has become a superman in the world of DJ's and music. And he makes me feel old..he was born in '89, the year before I graduated high school. At only 24 he's been nominated for 2 Grammy awards.
His first song was released to European radio in 2010 and made the Top 20 but it wasn't until 2011 that he hit mainstream radio. He still hadn't made it in the U.S. though. That would soon change.
In 2012 he collaborated with David Guetta and was also featured on Madonna and Lenny Kravitz releases. In August of that year he was a featured artist at Lollapallooza in Chicago. He went on to perform sold out shows in New York and even made history as the first DJ to headline Radio City Music Hall.
2013 was full of accolades. Avicii received Grammy nominations and made the DJ Mag 2013 Top 100 DJs Lis; coming in at #3. Most recently he was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for his work with Aloe Blacc, as well as World Music Award and MTV Europe awards.
Again he's only 24 so I don't think we've heard the last of this young man. He has a very bright career ahead of him. Know you know where all that great music remix is coming from behind your favorite artists.