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Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ certified diamond after becoming highest performing dance single

Watch a new video about the making of the track, featuring never-before-seen footage and images


Avicii’s megahit ‘Wake Me Up’ has been certified with diamond status after becoming the highest-performing dance single in history.

Released as the lead single from the late DJ and artist's 2013 debut album 'True', 'Wake Me Up' — which features vocals from co-writer Aloe Blacc and acoustic guitar from Incubus' Mike Einzinger — was later named the highest charting dance track of the decade.

Now, the track, which celebrated its 10th anniversary over the weekend (17th June), has received an honourable diamond certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shifting over 10 million certified units. This makes it the highest certified dance/electronic song in RIAA history, having now received 11x platinum status.

The late Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, is the first Swedish artist in history to receive the accolade. Bergling died by suicide in April 2018 at the age of 28.

"Tim's energy and effort in producing my vocal performance and other instrumentation really shows the passion he had for creating," said Aloe Blacc of the diamond status. 

Watch a new anniversary video about the making of 'Wake Me Up' below, featuring never-before-seen footage and images.

A new documentary about Avicii is currently in the works from Academy Award-winning, producer Lawrence Bender.

Previously unseen footage from Bergling's headline performance at the 2015 edition of UNTOLD Festival surfaced online recently, as did footage of him playing the track 'Addicted To You' at Ushuaïa Ibiza in 2016.