This year at Sweden's annual Grammisgalan (the equivalent of the Grammys held in the United States) the academy awarded late Swedish producer Avicii (real name Tim Bergling) with an honorary Grammy. Presenting this award to someone not nominated is a new act for the event. 

In 2012 Bergling won a Grammy for his iconic track, "Levels". He was nominated in the states in 2012 and 2013. He also recently won a posthumous MTV EMA.

Klas Bergling, the producer's father, accepted the award on his behalf. When speaking on his son, he had the following to say: 

“Tim was a friendly person with humor and very serious, humble and stubborn as sin. When it came to the music, he was on the verge of obsessed to reach the optimal he had imagined. It could be demanding for many who worked with him. He was a shy person who didn't want to be in the center and he had a hard time with the official role. He had a need to withdraw, find peace and find himself - something that many of us probably recognize."

Recommended Articles

edc las vegas

EDC Las Vegas 2021: Set Times, COVID-19 Guidelines, and Everything Else You Need to Know

Keep a pulse on EDC Las Vegas 2021, the 25th anniversary of the iconic music festival.


Wolf In Sheep's Clothing? How Spotify's Discovery Mode May Harm Artists and Listeners

The Discovery Mode feature feeds audiences the music that saves Spotify the most money, contradicting its original value proposition.

Lane 8

Lane 8 Announces Release Date of Fourth Album, "Reviver"

The deep house virtuoso said his upcoming record is his "most dancefloor focused album yet."

On April 20th, 2018, Bergling was found dead in Muscat, Oman. The Swedish DJ/producer had long suffered from anxiety and depression, causing him to discontinue touring back in 2016. In a statement made by his surviving family members, it came to light that his cause of death was suspected to be suicide. 

According to sources, Geffen Records has helped Avicii's surviving family members catalog over 100 demos he left behind in various stages of completion. Most recently, a leak from a track with Mike Posner has been released.

H/T: EDM Tunes





The Swedish Grammys Dedicate Tribute Video to Avicii

The late musician's country honors him in a beautiful way.


Watch Avicii's Father Talk About Attempts to Help His Son in Intimate Interview

A heartbreaking look into a family's struggle to save their son.


Iconic Stockholm Concert Venue Renamed After Avicii

The Ericsson Globe has been renamed after the legendary dance music producer to raise awareness of mental health issues.


Avicii's Father Speaks on the Tribute Concert in New Interview

In a recent interview, Avicii's father talked about the tribute concert dedicated to his son.


Avicii's Biography Receives Official North America Release Date

Fans can get their hands on a copy in November.

TimStudio2104_edit 2

Avicii's Father Thanks Fans After "Levels" Voted as Top Tomorrowland Anthem

Avicii's iconic single beat out tracks from Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, and more.

TimStudio2104_edit 2

Avicii Considered His Upcoming Releases His Best Work

Accounts from Avicii's collaborators make his passing all the more tragic.


City of Stockholm to Build Memorial for Avicii in Humlegården Park

The district of Östermalm, where Avicii resided, is working with the Tim Bergling Foundation on the memorial.