The Grammis, which is the Swedish version of the American Grammy Awards, was hosted on February 7 in Stockholm.
The late Swedish music producer Tim Bergling, known professionally as Avicii, was awarded an honorary Grammy.
In 2012, Avicii won a Grammy for his legendary single, Levels.
His father, Klas Berfling attended the award ceremony on his late son’s behalf.
Avicii’s father accepted the award with a moving speech:
“Tim was a friendly person with humor and very serious, humble and stubborn as sin. When it came to the music, he was on the verge of obsessed to reach the optimal he had imagined. It could be demanding for many who worked with him. He was a shy person who didn’t want to be in the center and he had a hard time with the official role. He had a need to withdraw, find peace and find himself – something that many of us probably recognize.”
The documentary, ‘Avicii: True Stories’, was recently re-released on Netflix. The film follows Avicii’s rise to fame while also shedding light on the toll that pressure of the industry had on both his mental and physical health.
Watch the trailer below:
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