The Chainsmokers is an American DJ and production group that was created by Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The duo originated in New York and has performed at many large scale events with artists, including Pharrell. The group would describe their style of music as a blended mixture of indie rock, dance music, hip hop, and pop.
This past Sunday, The Chainsmokers was accompanied by Halsey during the Billboard Music Awards to honor the dear Avicii. Avicii was a Swedish DJ and producer who has inspired many artists today. The Chainsmokers and Halsey educated many viewers at Las Vegas’ Grand Garden about what type of person Avicii was and how his career and passion for his art has affected others in a number of ways. Following Avicii’s introduction, the award for the Top Hot 100 Song of 2018 was presented for the hit, “Despacito”.
The honor was emotional because Avicii committed suicide on April 20th at the age of 28. after struggling with a mental illness. Halsey went on to express how many loved Avicii and how his tragedy should always be a reminder of how much others support us no matter the struggles that we face internally. Louis Fonsi was able to accept his award on his behalf.
The Chainsmokers later dedicated their award for the Top Dance/Electronic act to Avicii. The duo believes that his influence has helped them become one of the best duo’s today. They thanked him for being a muse for their success and hoped that he has gained peace. Although Avicii is gone, he will never be forgotten due to the fact that Avicii has some unreleased music that may still be released according to the president of Geffen Records. He will continue to be an influence to many aspiring artists in the industry and his legacy will live on forever.