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Swedish-born DJ Avicii dead at 28

Apr 21, 2018 12:59 IST
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Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday (20 APRIL 2018). He was 28. Avicii was nominated for two Grammy Awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards and one Billboard Music Award. Avicii was an international pop star, performing his well-known electronic dance songs around the world for feverish fans, sometimes hundreds of thousands at the music festivals, where he was the headline act. His popular sound even sent him to the top of the charts and landed onto U.S. radio: His most recognized song, “Wake Me Up,” was a multi-platinum success and peaked at No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. On the dance charts, he had seven Top 10 hits. (AP)