The Chainsmokers are famous nationally and known as the American producer, and DJ and the duo consist of Andre Taggart and Alex Pall. The Chainsmokers together with Halsey honoured Mr Avicii with their Billboards Music Award. Avicii is the most beloved producer and Swedish DJ. Before the duo presented the award for the top hit and hot song for the year 2018 they told the thousands gathered at the famous Grand Garden Arena that Mr Avicii is one artist who has inspired many people in various ways and especially the EDM community. The Chainsmokers handed the “Despacito” song to Luis Fonsi. Halsey also added that working with Avicii is such a joy and it’s a tragedy he is undergoing a painful moment of his life, and she elaborated the need of love and support of family and friends to anyone struggling with mental illness.
The Chainsmokers for the second time that night mentioned Avicii when receiving their Electronic/Dance act award. They dedicated the prize to Avicii saying that he made them achieve their success and pushed them to believe in succeeding in life by inspiring them, influencing their music and especially the pop music. The duo ended their speech by declaring that they miss Avicii and hopes he has finally found his peace. Avicii died at 28 years of age on 20th April 2018, and the family revealed he committed suicide. Avicii real name was Tim Bergling, and his unreleased music may be released to the public according to Geffen Records Label President. The show was hosted by Kelly Clarkson who took an opportunity to remember the recent shooting in a Texas school, and he said that its time to change the happening and keep children safe and alive.
The Chainsmokers achieves their first breakthrough in music in 2015 after their hit song “Selfie” became top single in different countries. In 2015 the duo released their debut EP the Bouquet, and it featured various songs like the “Roses” that enjoyed a position among the US top 10 Billboard Hot 100. Chainsmokers has won the Grammy Award for their unique dancing moves and recording during the 59th awards, and they have also won to other American Music Awards and five iHeartRadio Music Awards.