Known professionally as Avicii or Tim Berg, Tim Bergling is a Swedish DJ, remixer, and record producer born in Stockholm. His single “Bromance” (recorded under name Tim Berg) charted in the top 20 on the national single charts of Belgium, the Netherlands, and his native Sweden.
Tim Bergling explains his “Avicii” moniker saying, “Avici is kind of like Dante’s Inferno … it’s the lowest level of hell in Buddhism. A friend of mine told me about it, and it stuck in my head. I was going to make up a name for my MySpace page for the first time, and I just went with it. I had tried a couple of other [names] before, but they were all taken. I ended up with Avicii, and then I got really attached to it.”
He’s only 28 years old, but already has a net worth of 75 million, all due to his incredible success in just the last five years. After a year long hiatus he’s released Avīci, his six-track EP that was teased only a few weeks before its August 10 release date.
My favorite by far is this collaboration with the amazingly talented, Rita Ora.
“At the bottom of a bottle
You’re the poison in the wine
And I know
I can’t change you
And I won’t change..”
..And an acoustic take is always a must for me! Here’s my favorite cover of the same track!