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Avicii wins posthumous award for Best Dance at MTV VMAs

The award was for the track ‘Lonely Together feat. Rita Ora’...

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Avicii posthumous VMA DJ Mag

Avicii won a posthumous award for Best Dance at the MTV VMAs last night (20th August).

The award was given for the video to ‘Lonely Together’, a track featuring Rita Ora which was released in September 2017.

The video was directed by Levan Tsikurishvili and Phillip R. Lopez.

In the category, Avicii and Ora’s track was up against videos by Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Marshmello and Zedd. The anthemic collaboration between the late EDM star and the pop vocalist came out on top thanks to its wonderfully choreographed video. You can check that out below.

Just last week (15th August), Avicii’s father accepted an award on his son’s behalf at the Rockbjörnen awards gala in Stockholm, Sweden.

Earlier this month it was announced that Avicii’s co-producer, Carl Falk, was currently working on the EDM legend's unreleased Chris Martin collaboration, ‘Heaven’ with a posthumous release expected sometime in the near future.

At this year’s Tomorrowland festival, multiple tributes were paid by both DJs and guests to the sorely missed EDM star. For instance, a massive Swedish flag with Bergling’s image imprinted on it (pictured above) was spread out in the crowd during Nicky Romero’s set. Meanwhile, a heart shaped tribute to the ‘Wake Me Up’ producer was also displayed.

Following the news of his death, DJ Mag’s digital editor Charlotte Lucy Cijffers reflected on the young DJs enormous influence on the global EDM community and on how his openness surrounding his struggles with fame, touring and alcoholism gave a troubling, if necessary, insight into a side of dance music the world often does not see.

 

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