In Photos: Avicii’s Life and Career

Picturing the life of the Swedish DJ and his beautiful career. The death of the 28-year-old Swedish DJ and producer cuts short a globally successful career, filled with arena tours and big star collaborations.

From a perform during 2010’s Electric Zoo held at Randall’s Island park in New York City to a concert in 2012 in Florida and Avicii’s thoughts, all these photos will leave you breathless.

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‘It’s been a very crazy journey. I started producing when I was 16. I started touring when I was 18. From that point on, I just jumped into it 100 percent.’ Avicii performs during 2010’s Electric Zoo held at Randall’s Island park in New York City
Photograph: Ben Hider/Getty Images

‘I just feel so happy that I’m one of the few people who can actually say that I love what I’m doing. To have gotten to the point where I’m at today, it’s amazing. I still can’t believe it.’ Avicii performs on the last day of the Rock in Rio festival in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2016
Photograph: Jose Sena Goulao/EPA

‘Dance music is like a virus: it has affected so many different genres.’ Avicii in Melbourne in 2012
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‘I think she might have been disappointed in me for not being able to put in as much time as she wanted. A lot of things start suffering when you don’t have the energy or time to do things properly. You think you can get away with it, but the quality suffers.’ Avicii joined by Madonna at the Ultra music festival in 2012 in Miami, Florida
Photograph: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

‘EDM started getting oversaturated four, five, six years ago, when money became everything. From that point, I started mentally not wanting to associate myself with EDM.’ Avicii takes a selfie on Table Mountain, South Africa, in 2018
Photograph: Social Media/Reuters

‘The one thing that kept me from stopping was that I felt weird – like, ‘Why the fuck can’t I enjoy this like all the other DJs?’ But I’m starting to realize that a lot of the DJs who look excited at every show have the same thoughts.’ Avicii performing his last set at Tennent’s Vital in Belfast
Photograph: Mark Winter/Rex/Shutterstock

‘Lyrics are important, but it’s hard because English isn’t my first language – although it feels like it is these days! I grew up with amazing melodies, so getting that right on a song has always been the key thing for me, but there’s no reason why a great melody doesn’t deserve great lyrics.’ Avicii accepts the favorite electronic dance music artist award at the 41st American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California
Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

‘The scene was not for me. It was not the shows and not the music. It was always the other stuff surrounding it that never came naturally to me. All the other parts of being an artist. I’m more of an introverted person in general.’ Avicii performs at the Electric Daisy Carnival in London 2013
Photograph: Jeff Lombardo/Getty Images

‘I have been lucky enough to work with some of the most creative, cool musicians and voices out there.’ Avicii with Nile Rodgers in 2013
Photograph: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA/Rex/Shutterstock

‘When I look back on my life, I think, ‘Whoa, did I do that?’ It was the best time of my life in a sense. It came with a price – a lot of stress a lot of anxiety for me – but it was the best journey of my life.’ Avicii at the New Look Wireless Festival, London, 2015
Photograph: Olly Stabler/Rex/Shutterstock

‘House music is losing all its melody as it becomes more about how dirty the drop is and how energetic it is. It loses touch with what music really is.’ Austin Mahone, Kendall Jenner and Avicii at the 2013 American Music Awards
Photograph: Michael Buckner/AMA2013/Getty Images for DCP

‘I love DJing, I do, I love everything that comes with it; it’s fun and it’s kind of glamorous. It’s just like when it’s right in the moment and you have that stupid bright light on you. It feels so awkward.’ Avicii in concert in 2012 in Florida
Photograph: Kevin Tighe/Getty Images

 

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