Thousands gathered at the Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to attend the Billboard Music Awards earlier this month and it was impossible to ignore the absence of a celebrated artist.
The death of Swedish producer and DJ, Tim Bergling, better known in the EDM scene as the artist Avicii, is a tragedy that’s still affecting the music community and the Chainsmokers made sure they paid their respects to a promising young star.
While appearing on stage with pop star Halsey to hand Luis Fonsi the Top Hot 100 Song award for “Despacito,” the Chainsmokers, made up of producers Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, spoke about Avicii’s contribution to EDM as a community and how his legacy will sand as an inspiration to others. Halsey chimed in, urging those in attendance to reach out to loved ones suffering from mental illness like Avicii had.
When the Chainsmokers took the stage again, awarded for being the Top Dance/Electronic act, Taggart dedicated their win to Avicii’s memory for inspiring and influencing their music, ending with the hope that the late artist is finally at peace.
After word of his death hit social media in late April, Avicii’s family formally announced that the 28-year-old had taken his own life.
Geffen Records have yet to make a final decision as to whether or not they will make any of Avicii’s unreleased music available to the public.
About The Chainsmokers:
The Chainsmokers is an American EDM duo that rose to critical fame in 2014 following the release of their hit single “#Selfie.” Before long their name ascended on the Billboard Charts with each subsequent release, and their single “Don’t Let Me Down” was awarded Best Dance Recording at the 59th Grammy Awards ceremony in 2017.
Members Alex Pall and Drew Taggart were introduced through their manager Adam Alpert which led to the formation of the Chainsmokers. Pall has worked as a song writer for various recording artists and is a classically trained pianist. Taggart has also written a number of songs for others and has produced a number of records outside of the duo.
Micheal Jackson has a had a career that all celebrities wish that they will one day have. He has won countless of Grammys, beloved by millions, to this day still have the highest selling album and was an innovator in the entertainment world.There is no one who would ever duplicate the King of Pop, but there is a man who does a great impersonator of the late great Michael Jackson.
There have been countless of people who have tried to make a big career out of impersonator Micheal Jackson, but only Sergio Cortes have come the closest of receiving worldwide success. Cortes is pretty much a walking clone of Michale Jackson. If you ever get a chance to seed Cortes perform, you would see that he has perfected his dance moves to Micheal Jackson to as close as possible. Not only do Cortes do an excellent job as impersonating Jackson moves, but he also has Jackson’s mannerism. Cortes has even perfected the soft-spoken voice that Jackson was infamous for when he was alive.
When Cortes perform, he often either lip sing to Micheal Jackson voice or he will lip sing to his own voice.Besides the great impersonation, he does of Jackson, their similar personalities and similar life are quite eerie. Just like how the world did not know much about Micheal Jackson life, besides the things that were reported in the media, Cortes lives a sheltered life as well. Both Jackson and Cortes are timid individuals when not on the stage. Micheal Jackson had a reputation of only opening up when he was speaking about his music or performing, and Cortes is the same way. Some people may go as far as saying that Cortes is Jackson reincarnation if you are the kind of person that believe in that kind of stuff.
Cortes uses three different allies when he performs as Michael Jackson. He goes by the names of Sergio Cortes Parra, Perseus, Sergio Jackson and as mention Sergio Cortes. It is noted that his birth name is Sergio H. Parra.Micheal Jackson was truly one of a kind, and no one would ever be able to duplicate him, but it is awesome that Cortes has devoted his life to keep the thought of Michael Jackson alive.