Halsey & Chainsmokers Honor Avicii at BBMAs

Halsey and EDM duo the Chainsmokers paid tribute to Avicii one month to the day after the superstar deejay’s death.

The group were taking the stage at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night to present the award for top Hot 100 song when they paused to honor their fallen musical colleague.

“We’d like to take a moment and talk about our friend, Avicii,” began Alex Pall, before his partner Andrew Taggart continued the message. “His passing was a great loss for the music world and for us. He was an artist that inspired so many in so many ways, and simply put, but he meant so much to us and everyone in the EDM community.”

Halsey then concluded the tribute, adding: “Everyone that worked with him would agree that he was such a joy and it makes this tragedy all the more painful — and it’s a reminder to all of us to be there and to support and love all of our friends and family members who may be struggling with mental health issues.”

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