Avicii died a true legend. And if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that within his 28 years on this Earth, you were inspired or impacted by his music in some way.
He’ll be remembered through his many amazing hits, for paving the way for other music producers, and for staying true to his artistry. It was his struggles with life on the road that seemed to bring out his purpose the most.
“WE ALL REACH A POINT IN OUR LIVES AND CAREERS WHERE WE UNDERSTAND WHAT MATTERS THE MOST TO US,” Avicii shared on his website last year.
“For me it’s creating music. That is what I live for, what I feel I was born to do.”
Although he retired from touring, Avicii vowed to continuously make music and he did up until his death. Below on our Remembering: Avicii playlist highlights over 50 of our favorites from the dance music icon.
The industry will never be the same. With the passing of Avicii comes a huge void that only he could ever fill. We consider ourselves lucky to have heard some of these masterpieces before he was taken far too soon.
From “Levels” to “Lonely Together,” this is the timeline and the greatest hits of Avicii. May he Rest In Peace.
RIP Avicii (1989 – 2018)
September 8, 1989 – Born as Tim Bergling in Stockholm, Sweden
2007 – Avicii signed with a label, Dejfitts Plays
2010 – “Seek Bromance” achieved the top 20 status in several countries
2011 – “Levels” was released, which launched him into the mainstream and superstardom
2012 – His collab with David Guetta, “Sunshine” and “Levels” were nominated for Grammys
2012 – Headlined Ultra Music Festival for the first time
2013 – True era unfolded, including “Wake Me Up” and “Hey Brother”
2014 – Bergling announced he had been hospitalized
2014 – Stayed busy in studio, working on 70 songs for his next album Stories
2015 – Stories released
2016 – Avicii played his last show in Ibiza, before retiring from touring
2017 – His six-track EP Avīci (01) was unleashed
2017 – Avicii: True Stories documentary released
April 20, 2018 – Avicii died at the age of 28 in Muscat, Oman
Remembering: Avicii (Your EDM on Spotify)
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