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Hederspris tilldelas Tim “Avicii” Bergling – Grammisgalan 2019 (TV4 Play)


From the beginning in a room in Stockholm to being acclaimed by President Obama, tons of hit singles that will live with us forever, Graamis nomination, collaborations with names like Madonna, David Guetta, more than 6 billions stream, only on Spotify. Still we’re just scratching the surface. His songs, loops, melodies and sounds are eternal. This year’s honorary award winner is of course, Tim “Avicii” Bergling. One minute of silence. For Avicii. For Tim Bergling. And here to accept the award: Klas Bergling. Can you hold this? As Tim’s father I’m very honoured. To accept this beautiful award… and.. It’s a bit hard. It’s not as long as it might appear, the letters are very big. Tim was a friendly person. With a sense of humor and also seriousness. Humble and very stubborn. And when it came to music, almost obsessed with reached perfection, like he had imagined it. At times it could be demanding for people working with him. Salem, Vincent, Marcus and Per. He was a shy person who didn’t like being the center of attention. He had a hard time with his public role. And he felt the need to shy away. And try to find a sense of calm. Finding himself. Something I think a lot us can relate to. Even for us coming of age. Thinking “won’t this ever end?”. But it doesn’t seem like it will. Carl Jung’s relating Theory of Introvert and Extrovert Personalities made a deep impact. Tim felt he was to introvert. And said delighted “Carl Jung, what a fucking king!” We miss Tim. He left a big void. And the same time, we’ve been given so much love and support from his fans, partners in the music business, colleagues, and by that I mean everyone who’s been involved. And his friends. His music is played in new forums, new interpretations The memorial in Hedvig Eleonora Church was fantastic. School choirs, symphonic orchestras… It’s something we’re very proud of at it gives us warmth. It’s also striking when fans write about Tim and the impact he’s had on them and what he’s meant to them. As a person, and with his music. Even in tougher situations in life. They’ve been able to identify with Tim and have been given strength. We’ve gotten so many letters about that and they’re so beautiful. It’s amazing. Tim, we believe your music will live on. And continue to bring joy to people. Thanks you, Tim. And thank you for letting me speak. Tim and I wrote this song as a tribute to the place where we were born. The place we come from will always vibrate from the positive energy of Tim. So tonight, this is my tribute to you, brother.

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