The large community of electronic dance music (EDM) lovers had a chance to reminisce about the loss of one of their own. The Billboard Music Awards of 2018 took a moment to remember the loss of Avicii, a Swedish DJ. Hasley and the Chainsmokers, both inspired by Avicii, took time to pay their respects during the show. The Chainsmokers are a musical duo who took the loss as if it was one of their own family members.
Avicii has had a long struggle with mental health. This battle caused him to take his own life. The Chainsmokers, as well as many others, made it a fact to mention the importance of discovering and getting treatment for mental illness. Mental illness is not a problem that can be blatantly obvious. During the Billboard Music Awards, the Chainsmokers along with Hasley wanted to take time to remember those who were lost in the recent outbreak of school shootings as a result of mental illness.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart make up the well-known group, the Chainsmokers. Both members started out DJing and found out they were good at it. The band members have changed over time. Under their present management, they stand as a successful EDM band. Amongst many of their inspirations, Avicii will always remain in their hearts. Even as the Chainsmokers received an award for their own music, they dedicated it to Avicii.
Mental illness affects many people of different backgrounds. It affects students who are still being molded into influential people all the way to successful people who you wouldn’t expect like Avicii. Many people assume you are with too young or too successful to have any mental issues that you are dealing with. The Chainsmokers wanted to express this during the Billboard Music Awards while they took the time to remember the good points that Avicii brought to everyone in the industry.