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The Chainmokers and Halsey Honors Avicii

The Chainmokers and Halsey Honors Avicii

The Chainsmokers were always inspired by the incredible artist, Avicii. His electronics music inspired the Chainsmokers and band member Andrew Taggart openly admits that Avicii was one of his greatest inspirations.

Unfortunately, in April of 2018 Avicii took his own life. Million of fans and several artists were saddened by the news. He was loved by many and his music made an impact on millions of people around the world. At the 2018 Billboard Music Awards artists, Halsey and the Chainsmokers showed nothing but love for Avicii and honored him.

The Chainsmokers openly told the crowd that Avicii was “an artist who inspired so many in so many ways and meant so much to us and the EDM community.” Halsey then stated “Everyone who worked with him would say that he was such a joy and that makes this tragedy all the more painful. It’s a reminder to all of us to be there and support and love our friends and family members who may be struggling with mental illness.”

The Chainsmokers went on to win an award for Top Dance/Electronic act. Again they made sure to honor their late friend and inspiration Avicii. They dedicated their awards to him and stated “We wanna dedicate this award to Avicii. … He is someone who made us believe that this is something we could do with our lives. Inspired all of us. Influenced our music and influence pop music in general. He will be missed and I hope he’s found peace.”

Hearts were moved by their speech along with the Hosts, Kelly Clarkson’s speech about the heartbreaking shooting at another Texas school that left ten dead and ten injured. Kelly cried as she stated “I’m so sick of moments of silence — why don’t we do a moment of change? Why don’t we change what’s happening?”