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Tim Bergling Biography, Wiki, Age, Career, Net Worth, Google Doodle Honors Tim Bergling aka Avicii on his 32nd Birthday

Who was Tim Bergling aka Avicii?

Tim Bergling; 8 September 1989 – 20 April 2018), known by his stage name Avicii was a Swedish DJ, remixer, record producer, musician, and songwriter.

Google doodle honors Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, aka Avicii on 32nd birthday

Google doodle honors Tim Bergling on his 32nd birthday

Google dedicated its doodle to celebrate the 32nd birthday of Swedish superstar DJ, producer, songwriter, and humanitarian Tim Bergling. He is better known by his stage name Avicii. 

Avicii had a brief career during which he redefined the dance-pop genre by mixing electronic music along with different musical genres. People still sing his song “Wake Me Up” which was a super hit. Take a look at his brief but complete life here. 

The video doodle created by Google is set to his famous track ‘Wake me Up’. 

It is created by Alyssa Winans, Olivia When, and Sophie Diao. In the doodle video we can see the DJ creating his music with the same dedication, he used to while he was alive. The doodle is especially full of colors and seems to be done using pencil shades. Take a look at the video doodle below. 

Google spoke with Avicii’s father, Klas Bergling, about his son and mental health. “The Doodle is fantastic, my family and I feel honored and Tim would have been very proud and love it. It is a friendly and warm story of a young man fulfilling his dream to be a DJ and at the same time telling us that our journey in life is not always easy despite fame and fortune,” he said.

Tim Bergling Biography, Wiki

Born in 1989 in Stockholm, Tim started mixing tunes in his bedroom by the age of 16. In 2011 he released the dance anthem ‘Levels’ under the name “Avicii,” breaking ground as one of the first electronic music tracks to climb the Pop charts.

From 2011 to 2016, Bergling played an estimated 220 Avicii sets globally, including a five-year residency in Ibiza and sold-out shows at the 16,000 people Ericsson Globe arena in Stockholm.

In addition to breaking down sonic boundaries with hits like the 2013 bluegrass-house-hybrid “Wake Me Up,” Bergling was also among the first DJs and producers to share the spotlight previously reserved for vocalists and instrumentalists.

In 2012, Bergling also set off on “House for Hunger,” an American tour that donated its proceeds to combating food insecurity worldwide. That year, Madonna joined him in closing Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, where the pair broke the festival’s live stream viewer record.

Real NameTim Bergling
Nickname(s)Avicii, Tim Berg, Tim Lidén, Tom Hangs, Timberman
Profession(s)Musician, DJ, Record producer
Famous ForBeing counted among the world’s most successful DJs
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 180 cm
in meters– 1.80 m
in feet inches– 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms– 75 kg
in pounds– 165 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)– Chest: 40 inches
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 14 inches
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourBlond
Personal Life
Date of Birth8 September 1989
BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden
Date of Death20 April 2018
Place of DeathMuscat, Oman
Age (at the time of death)28 Years
Death CauseAcute pancreatitis due to excessive drinking (Suspected)
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
Signature 
NationalitySwedish
HometownStockholm, Sweden
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityN/A
Educational QualificationHigh school graduate
DebutSingles: “Sound of Now” (2008)
Album: True (2013)
ReligionChristianity
EthnicitySwedish, Danish, Norwegian
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressA 7,000 square ft. mansion in Hollywood Hollywood Hills, California, USA
HobbiesTraveling, Skiing, Playing video games, Reading
Awards & Achievements2013- American Music Award for Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist
2013- International Dance Music Award for Best Artist (Solo)
2013- MTV Europe Music Award for Best Swedish Act and Best Electronic
2014- Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song
2014- Echo Music Award for Electronic Dance Music National/International
2014- iHeartRadio Music Award for EDM Song of the Year for the song “Wake Me Up”
2014- Teen Choice Award for Choice EDM Song “Wake Me Up”
2014- World Music Award for World’s Best Electronic Dance Artist and World’s Best Swedish Act
Tattoo(s)Left-arm- Gorilla and women wrapped in bandages   Right forearm- A boy hiding flowers and a girl hiding a gun
ControversiesNot Known
Girls, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsEmily Goldberg (2011-2013)   Racquel Natasha Bettencourt (2013-2014)
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
ChildrenSon– None
Daughter– None
ParentsFather– Klas Bergling
Mother– Anki Liden (Actress)
SiblingsBrothers– Anton Körberg, David Bergling
Sister– Linda Sterner
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Crepes, Sushi
Favourite BeverageBurn energy drink
Favourite Video GameGrand Theft Auto 5
Favourite Musician/Band(s)Kiss, Daft Punk, Laidback Luke, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso
Favourite Dog BreedPuli
Favourite TV Show(s)Arrested Development, South Park
Favourite BookGame of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Favourite Fashion BrandDenim & Supply – Ralph Lauren
Favourite HotelThe Peninsula Shanghai in Shanghai, China
Favourite Restaurant(s)Nobu in California
D.O.M. in Sao Paulo
Favourite MarketÖstermalms Saluhall in Stockholm
Style Quotient
Car CollectionVolvo
Money Factor
Salary$28 million/year
Net Worth$85 million

Tim Bergling Career

Tim Bergling was born in Stockholm on 8 September 1989, the son of Klas Bergling and actress Anki Lidén. He started mixing in his bedroom at the age of eight. 

He had three siblings: David Bergling, Linda Sterner, and actor Anton Körberg. Inspired by his brother, who was also a DJ, he began making music at the age of 16. 

In May 2007, Bergling signed on with the Dejfitts Plays label. He was a member of the Laidback Luke Forums, where he refined his craft and, at times, demonstrated his distinct deep house style.

From 2009 to 2010, Bergling was a prolific producer and was releasing music incredibly quickly. His remixes during this period were “Sound of Now”, “Muja”, “Ryu” and “Even”. Bergling explained that the name Avicii means “the lowest level of Buddhist hell” and he chose the moniker because his real name was already used upon creating his Myspace page. 

Then, in 2010, Bergling released the hit song “Seek Bromance”, which reached the top 20 in several countries, including Belgium, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Sweden. He also remixed Nadia Ali’s classic single “Rapture” for her album Queen of Clubs Trilogy: Onyx Edition. In October 2010, Bergling signed with the European A&R team with EMI Music Publishing.Wake Me Up by Tim Bergling aka Avicii

Tim Bergling Awards and Achievements

He majorly became popular in 2011 when he released the dance anthem Levels under the name Avicci. It was the first-ever electronic music track to climb up the Pop charts globally. Since then there was no looking back for Berling.

In 2012, Avicii’s collaboration track “Sunshine” with David Guetta was nominated for a Grammy award. 

Some of his famous tracks also include his unsigned single Last Dance which was premiered on BBC Radio 1, Girl Gone Wild with Madonna, Superlove with Lenny Kravitz, Silhouettes

Bergling was a featured performer at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago’s Grant Park on 4 August 2012.

He also made history by becoming the first DJ to headline the world-famous Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

He was again nominated for the Grammys in the category of Best Dance Recording with “Levels” in 2013.

Between 2011 and 2016 he played almost 220 Avicci sets across the world and sold-out shows and 5-year residency in Ibiza. He toured and made records. Did you know that when Madonna joined him for their paired song at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, they broke the record of live stream view across the globe? 

He won Swedish Grammis Awards for Best Innovator (2012) and Best Artist (2014), as well as a World Music Award for Best Electronic Dance Artist (2014). 

Within a few years, Bergling racked up over a dozen global music awards such as Swedish Grammis Awards for Best Innovator (2012) and Best Artist (2014), as well as a World Music Award for Best Electronic Dance Artist (2014). In the U.S. he was nominated for several Grammys and won the American Music Award for Electronic Dance Music Artists (2013), the Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song (2014), and the MTV Music Award for Best Dance Music Video (2018).

Tim Bergling’s Sudden Death

This is also quite controversial in itself. 

He struggled with mental health issues and lost his life to them at the tender age of 28. The life that he lived and the contributions he made to the music industry could have lasted a little longer had his mental health become better. Avicii’s suicide shook the world.

At the time of his death, he had 20 songs developed but unreleased and a few under development. The songs were released posthumously and the proceeds were sent to the Tim Bergling Foundation. This was followed by the second album Tough Love released in 2019 and the last ever single of Avicii was Heaven, released in 2019.

It was co-written by Coldplay artist Chris Martin. Avicii lived a short but complete life. His contributions to the world of music would always be cherished. 

Some Interesting Facts about Tim Bergling aka Avicii

  • Avicii was fasinated towards remixing since his childhood and did his first DJ gig at a prom for 40 teens during his school days.
  • He started remixing and making tracks at his home at the age of 8.
  • His mother is a renowned Swedish actress who starred in the Oscar-nominated film ‘My Life as a Dog’ (1985).
  • His manager, Ash Pournouri, was the one who first noticed his talent. After watcing Avicii’s content uploaded on various blogs, Ash messaged him on Facebook to meet him, and later made a pivotal role in moving his carrer in the right direction.
  • He got his stage name “Avicii”, a Buddhist word, on suggestion of his friend, which means “the lowest level of Buddhist hell.”
  • In 2007, he signed with the Defjitts Plays label, and after 3 long years, he released the song “Seek Bromance” that reached to the top 20 in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, the UK, and Sweden.
  • In 2010, he signed with the European A&R team with EMI Music Publishing.
  • He rose to fame after his deadly combination with David Guetta in “Sunshine” that was nominated in the Grammy Awards for Best Dance recording in 2012.
  • He liked wearing placid shirts.
  • He always used to carry a MacBook Pro.
  • On 20 April 2018, he was found dead in Muscat, Oman, in the afternoon.

Tim Bergling FAQ’s

Who was Tim Bergling?

Tim Bergling; 8 September 1989 – 20 April 2018), known by his stage name Avicii was a Swedish DJ, remixer, record producer, musician, and songwriter.

How old was Tim Bergling?

Tim Bergling was 28 years old when he died.

What was Tim Bergling net worth?

Tim Bergling had a whooping net worth of around $85 Million.

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