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Avicii awarded two Swedish Grammis for posthumous album 'TIM'

Avicii's music won awards in the best electro/dance and song of the year categories

  • Melissa Gardner
  • 11 February 2020
Avicii awarded two Swedish Grammis for posthumous album 'TIM'

Avicii has won two Grammis (the Swedish equivalent of the GRAMMY Awards) for his posthumous album 'TIM', which won the best electro/dance of the year category, and his song 'SOS' feat. Aloe Blacc, which won the best song of the year gong.

Carl Falk, one of the producers responsible for completing the album shared a thank you to all involved with the creation of 'TIM' on social media last night. Avicii’s father Klas is seen holding the award, and Falk states in the caption that “The smile on his face says it all”.

It’s coming up to two years since the Swedish music producer Tim Bergling AKA Aviici took his own life.

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The 12-track album features collaborators Avicii formerly worked with. Aloe Blacc features on the award-winning lead single 'SOS'. The song provides an insight into Bergling’s state of mind, addressing his struggle with mental health problems and drug addiction. Blacc believes it contains "an important message to deliver to honour his legacy".

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin features on the track 'Heaven' ,which Bergling first started making back in 2014. Imagine Dragons also feature on the raw and moody 'Heart Apon My Sleeve'.

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Falk has previously spoken on the process of creating an album that testifies to Avicii's legacy, saying: "When someone close to you passes, the emptiness becomes a mission. [Avicii] told me that this was the first time he’d enjoyed making music in years, so I had to make this as good as I could to honor him and our friendship."

Net profits raised by 'TIM' are being donated to The Tim Bergling Foundation, established by his family to benefit mental-health and suicide-prevention charities.

Melissa Gardner is a freelance writer and photographer, check her website and follow her on Instagram

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