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Watch This Singer Perform A Chilling Acapella Tribute To The Late Avicii

Featuring "Hey Brother," "Levels," and "Wake Me Up."

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On Friday, April 20, the world learned about the passing of Tim Bergling, the Swedish DJ who went by the name Avicii. Since then, multiple artists and musicians have paid tribute to him through music, including Rita Ora, Nick Jonas, and Kygo

Now, singer Sam Tsui has released his own tribute to Avicii, covering three of the DJ's songs in an acapella style. Tsui begins with Avicii's "Hey Brother" before moving into a mash-up of "Levels" and "Wake Me Up," some of Avicii's greatest hits. 


Tsui presents the performance by breaking up the screen into multiple boxes. In each, he sings and harmonizes with himself, making for one beautiful rendition. 

"Amazing tribute to Avicii," one YouTube viewer commented on Tsui's performance. "So sad he's gone since he's one of the producers that got me into [electronic dance music], and as a result, production. The music industry definitely won't be the same without him."

Indeed, the music industry will not be the same: Avicii's music resonated with so many, earning him two Grammy nominations, and collaborations with artists such as Coldplay's Chris Martin, Madonna, and more. 

But through music, like Tsui's performance, we're certain the world won't forget all that Avicii has done.

Check out Tsui's tribute below:


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