Avicii Honored By The Chainsmokers and Halsey During Live Billboard Awards Ceremony

The 2018 Billboard Awards were aired live Sunday night. The Chainsmokers; Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, were among the many presenters. Alex and Drew took the opportunity while presenting the Award for Top Hot 100 Song of 2018, with singer and songwriter Halsey, to honor Avicii, who recently passed away after suffering from longtime mental health issues. Avicii was adored by many music fans and those who are in the music industry; however, Alex and Drew shared a special bond with the Swedish DJ and music producer.

Before Alex, Drew and Halsey presented the award to Luis Fonsi for “Despacito,” the three of them took the opportunity to share a few words with the 12,000 audience members and millions of viewers by television. Clearly emotional, Drew started the brief tribute by stating, “Avicii was an artist who inspired so many in so many ways and meant so much to us and the EDM community.” Halsey added, “Everyone who worked with him would say that he was such a joy…It’s a reminder to all of us to be there and support and love our friends and family members who may be struggling with mental illness.”

Alex and Drew took another moment later in the night to pay tribute to Avicii when the duo won the Top Dance/Electronic Award. “We want to dedicate this award to Avicii. He is someone who made us believe that this is something we could do with our lives. [He] inspired all of us, influenced our music and influence pop music in general. He will be missed, and I hope he’s found peace,” stated Drew.

Alex and Drew formed The Chainsmokers in 2012 after both met while Drew was attending college and Alex was interning for Interscope Records. Their EDM style has made the group hugely popular among fans and often crosses over into pop music. The duo released their first single “#Selfie” for free in 2013 and performed their first live performance in 2014. Their second hit single has received over one billion listeners on Spotify. The Chainsmokers are the first-ever group to be recognized for the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Award.

In March, The Chainsmokers debuted their latest single release of “Memories…Do Not Open,” which is titled “Everybody Hates Me.” The single was released during a live performance in Prague.

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Kim Dao Enjoys Japanese Food in Sydney

Kim Dao flies from Perth to Sydney, Australia in this video. As she waits for her friend to meet her at the airport, Kim Dao eats a nice breakfast from Joe & the Juice before the day gets started. Once her friend, Hojusara, arrives she and Kim Dao head out for some fun in Sydney. Once they drop their bags off at the hotel, they begin exploring the city together. Kim Dao and her friend pick out restaurants to try out once their appetites pick up, and they look for places to hang out while they explore the area. They take a stroll through China Town, and Kim Dao tries out a cheese whipped cream drink which she finds delicious although it seemed like a peculiar option to her when her friend suggested it to her at first. The food options seems endless as they see more restaurants on their way through the city that catch their eyes. Kim Dao and her friend also stop to peruse some lovely sunglasses as they make their way to another restaurant. The more restaurants they visit, the more fancy and unique the service becomes and the more delicious the food looks. After they’ve eaten, they take a walk back to their hotel room, and give a cute tour of the quaint space. They only lounge briefly at the hotel before they’re back again taking in the city together and finding more amazing places to dine and explore. Sydney looks absolutely magical at night time, as Kim Dao and her friend check out the city together for some evening time fun. Learn more here: https://www.pinterest.com/kimdaoblog