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Facts about Avicii that you might not have known

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Tim Bergling widely known as Avicii, was a Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer.

Avicii, who rose to fame with his hit song, Levels, in 2011, was nominated for Grammy Award three times.

Sadly, the Swedish musician passed away on April 20, 2018, in Muscat, Oman, at the age of 28.

Here are 5 facts about Avicii you might not have known

His name’s meaning

Avīci is actually the lowest tier of Buddhist hell, which is defined as a structure with no support to stand on.

Avicii stylized the name after finding that the MySpace account name, Avici, was already taken.

He co-wrote a Coldplay song

He co-wrote and co-produced Coldplay’s third single from the band’s sixth album, Ghost Stories.

He also co-produced the band’s song, Hymn for the Weekend, which featured American singer, Beyoncé.

Mike Posner’s shout out to Avicii in his song ‘I Took a Pill in Ibiza

Millions have heard Mike Posner sing, ‘I took a pill in Ibiza/ to show Avicii I was Cool,’ but most didn’t know why.

Posner had actually co-written the song, Stay With You, with Avicii in Sweden. 

Avicii had a gig in Ibiza, and while he was playing a song, Posner was offered a “plastic baggie” by some of his fans.

He was the first DJ to headline Radio City Music Hall

By the time Avicii was 23, he had performed sold-out shows worldwide, and his music was nominated for a Grammy.

Avicii made history in October 2012, when he headlined Radio City Music Hall, becoming the first ever DJ to headline the venue.

He signed the deal over a cup of coffee

Tim started making mixes in his own bedroom after he found his passion during his senior year at high school.

His manager, Ash Pournouri, stumbled upon one of Avicii’s blog and invited him for a coffee to sign his management deal.