We know, we know; you're not a fan of Avicii. You heard "Levels" too many times in 2012, or just don't like the term "EDM" and want to reject one of the scene's most talked-about artists. We get it. Avicii's quick rise to the top of the dance music scene might anger some, but as we've shown you, it's not like he's been without quality music. Avicii (and the At Night management team) saw the opportunity to rise up and struck while the iron was hot. For good or ill, that's just how it happened.
We know Avicii has many fans out there... he has to, or those fees he commands for DJing wouldn't be justified. The question is, how much do you know about his career, and the places his music has landed? Do you know where the name "Avicii" came from? Take a quick look at the quick rise of Avicii's EDM empire.
Tim became "Avicii" because of MySpace
Avicii's girlfriend introduces herself as "Avicii's girlfriend"
Avicii counts Eric Prydz and Swedish House Mafia as huge inspirations
Avicii wants to end global hunger
Over 4,000 people submitted sounds of "Avicii x You"
"Wake Me Up" is the longest-running #1 song for a Swedish act since 1989
A cover version of "Wake Me Up" charted before the original
"Levels" was Shazam'd over 3.5 million times in 2012
Zedd has a thing for "Levels"
Shaq scratched to "Levels" during a segment on TNT
We blame DJ Irie for this.