Google Tuesday dedicated its doodle to celebrate the 32nd birthday of Swedish superstar DJ, producer, songwriter, and humanitarian Tim Bergling — known best by his stage name Avicii. During his brief career, Avicii redefined the dance-pop scene by mixing electronic music with many different musical genres.

 

He was a child prodigy who started out with professional work quite early in life. At 16, he was ready to take on the world with his music by his side. He got his first record deal when he was just 17.

 

Google Doodle page reads: “Desiring more than just industry success, Bergling also set off on “House for Hunger,” a 2012 American tour that donated its proceeds to combating food insecurity worldwide. That year, Madonna joined him in closing Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, where the pair broke the festival’s live stream viewer record.”

 

Google spoke with Avicii’s father, Klas Bergling, about his son and mental health. “The Doodle is fantastic, my family and I feel honored and Tim would have been very proud and loves it. It is a friendly and warm story of a young man fulfilling his dream to be a DJ and at the same time telling us that our journey in life is not always easy despite fame and fortune,” he said.

 

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Avicii also won several global music awards such as Swedish Grammis Awards for Best Innovator (2012) and Best Artist (2014), as well as a World Music Award for Best Electronic Dance Artist (2014). In the US, he was nominated for several Grammys and won the American Music Award for Electronic Dance Music Artists (2013), the Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song (2014), and the MTV Music Award for Best Dance Music Video (2018).

 

Notably, Avicii, was one of the top DJs in the world when he passed away at the age of 28 in 2018 because of suicide. He is widely considered to have forever altered the trajectory of the Pop genre.

 

 

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