Song:Wake Me Up
The success of Avicii (pronounced A-Vee-Chee) shows what the music business has become. This guy started out remixing in his bedroom and posting the tracks on the internet. Now he's had a worldwide smash hit with Wake Me Up and everybody wants to work with him. He was born Tim Bergling Sept. 8, 1989 in Stockholm, Sweden. As I said, he started out posting remixes on the internet and some of those records were successful in Europe. He signed with Universal and the 2011 single Levels was his first chart single in North America. Then he recorded Sunshine with David Guetta and that was nominated for a Grammy. So finally Avicii recorded the album True in 2013. The single Wake Me Up reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped charts everywhere else. The record features soul singer Aloe Blacc and Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger. Avicii released his second album Stories in 2015. It didn't do as well as the first album. It makes me think that Wake Me Up was a bit of a fluke. Right now he's working on a new album. Avicii retired from performing in July citing health concerns. My guess is he has had his one big hit and with each album giving diminishing returns, Avicii will return to producing for others which is probably all he wanted to do in the first place. Here's the video for Wake Me Up by Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc.