The Billboard Music Awards honored Avicii, Swedish producer and DJ along with The Chainsmokers and Halsey. Alex Pall and Drew Taggart told thousands who attended the event in Las Vegas that Avicii is an artist that has inspired so many people in many ways.
Halsey also commented that it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with him and that the whole situation is a reminder that mental illness is a struggle for many.
Taggart dedicated the award to Avicii and also reiterated what Halsey said about him being a good influence.
Unfortunately, Avicci died at age 28 when he took his own life. Unreleased music of his still may be released according to president of Geffen Records who the late star used to produce his music.
The Chainsmokers are in a streak of hits and have just released their “Sick Boy” song. The catchy music video for the song got over 136,000,000 views and had a memorable and captive sound to it. Perhaps the song has become such a hit due to the live instrumentation, or Drew’s Vocals.
In February their song, “You Owe Me,” reached #4 on the Hot 100 Singles chart and is a dark and shocking sing with over 34,000,000 views on YouTube. It took just one month. Their video for “Closer” got over 2 million views in February and was released in July of 2016.
The Chainsmokers are not slowing down anytime soon, and in March their hit single, “Everybody Hates Me,“ got over nine million views in under a month. Not bad for just an audio track.
The iHeartRadio Awards was another bright highlight for the duo and Taggart and Drew received awards for Dance Album of the Year, Dance Artist of the Year, and Best Collaboration.
At the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, The Chainsmokers performed six new songs integrated with their commercial hits, electro mashups, and hard dubstep to get eth crowd going.
The duo has broken the mold and is continuously pushing the limits of music, and that is just one of the reasons why their fans love them.