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Avicii’s track “Wake Me Up” has achieved a remarkable milestone by crossing the two billion streams mark on Spotify, a decade after its release.
The late producer’s track, featuring the vocals of Aloe Blacc, has now joined an elite roster of only 40 songs in history to reach this monumental achievement and is only the fourth dance music track to achieve this benchmark.
Spotify’s CEO, Daniel Ek, proudly shared the news on X, acknowledging the significance of Avicii’s influence and the enduring appeal of his work. “Wake Me Up” marks a historic achievement as the first song by a Swedish artist to achieve over two billion streams on Spotify, further solidifying Avicii’s musical legacy.
Upon its release in 2013, “Wake Me Up” faced a mix of responses due to its unconventional blend of genres, with elements of bluegrass and dance music. Nevertheless, the track quickly defied initial scepticism and became a game-changer in the music industry. It soared to the top of the charts, earning its place as the highest charting dance track of the 2010s.
Furthermore, the track’s success didn’t stop at streaming numbers. Earlier this summer, “Wake Me Up” was awarded diamond status after selling 10 million certified copies, a testament to its cultural impact and enduring popularity. Aloe Blacc, the vocalist on the track, reflected on the accolade, highlighting the passion that Avicii poured into creating the song’s unique sound.
Avicii, AKA Tim Bergling, left an indelible mark on the world of electronic dance music. Despite his tragic passing in 2018, his music continues to resonate with audiences globally. The achievement of two billion streams on Spotify further solidifies “Wake Me Up” as a timeless classic and a tribute to Avicii’s musical artistry.
As his legacy lives on, a documentary is currently in the works to shed light on Avicii’s remarkable life and career. With “Wake Me Up” achieving such a significant milestone, it’s clear that Avicii’s influence and musical contributions will continue to bring joy to listeners around the world for years to come.
Listen to “Wake Me Up” below.