- Also Known As:
- Tim Bergling
- 5' 11"
Avicii (born Tim Bergling in Stockholm, Sweden on September 8, 1989) was a Swedish musician, DJ and producer. He was signed to his first record label in 2007, and by 2010, his songs started making it onto the charts in Sweden. Avicii’s first mainstream hit was “Levels,” released in 2011. The next year, he collaborated with David Guetta on the song “Sunshine,” which was nominated for a Best Dance Recording Grammy. His next mainstream hit, “Wake Me Up,” hit the charts in 2012 and reached No. 1 in the United States. He released his first full studio album, True, in 2013, and followed it up with his second, Stories, released in 2015. Once he became an international success, Avicii began touring all over the world, but announced his decision to stop performing in 2016, after suffering from various health issues. He continued to release music, including an EP, which included a song with Rita Ora in 2017. Avicii has worked with stars like Lenny Kravitz, Leona Lewis and more. His documentary, Avicii: True Stories, was released in Oct. 2017.
Best Known For:
Avicii is best known for his hit songs like “Wake Me Up” and “Levels.”
Avicii dated Canadian model Raquel Bettencourt for more than a year in 2013 and 2014. They lived together during their relationship, but split at the end of 2014. Avicii was hospitalized for a week and a half in 2012, and diagnosed with acute pancreatitis, which was due, in part, to excessive drinking. In 2014, he had his appendix and gall bladder removed. It was revealed on April 20, 2018, that Avicii had died at the age of 28.