Following His Untimely Death Avicii's Songs Are Re-Entering The Music Charts
Avicii tracks have re-entered the Official UK Singles Chart as fans revisit the DJ/producer’s catalogue following the shocking news of his death on Friday.
In today’s Official Chart Update, his former No.1 smash ‘Wake Me Up’ has entered at No.13, while his legendary breakthrough song ‘Levels’ surfaces at No.24. ‘Hey Brother’ also makes an appearance at No.32.
On Friday news broke that the Swedish superstar, real name Tim Bergling, had been found dead in Muscat, Oman. A statement from his publicist read "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii.”
“The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given."
Further reports have reported that there are no suspicious circumstances in his death, but a cause of death has yet to be released.
Avicii retired from touring in 2016. In past interviews, he opened up about battles with excessive drinking and had been suffering with pancreatitis.
The dance world has been in mourning ever since the announcement. David Guetta called him “a friend with such a beautiful heart”, while Calvin Harris praised the “extremely talented” producer.
Deadmau5 tweeted: “Banter aside, nobody can deny what he has accomplished and done for modern dance music and I’m very proud of him.”
Something really horrible happened. We lost a friend with such a beautiful heart and the world lost an incredibly talented musician. Thank you for your beautiful melodies, the time we shared in the studio, playing together as djs or just enjoying life as friends.
RIP @Avicii pic.twitter.com/IGiTYetJcq
— David Guetta (@davidguetta) April 20, 2018
Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do. My heart goes out to his family. God bless you Tim x
— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) April 20, 2018
my sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to the friends, fans and families of @Avicii :( Banter aside, nobody can deny what he has accomplished and done for modern dance music and im very proud of him.
— Goat lord (@deadmau5) April 20, 2018
Meanwhile in today’s Official Chart Update, Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa look set to stay No.1 for a second week with their brand new collab ‘One Kiss’. Ascending to the top spot last week, the single became the biggest Number 1 of 2018 so far with a combined sales total of 70,000 units.
However, Ariana Grande is hot on their heels with her incredible new single ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ entering at No.2, less that 1,000 combined sales behind Calvin and Dua.
- Mike Pell.