2018… what a heavy year for Avicii fans after the tragic passing of the Swedish producer in April. But even in death, his powerful message lives on. Today, we celebrate his life by looking back on one of his greatest accomplishments: the release of his mainstream breakthrough album True, which officially debuted on September 13th, 2013.
Avicii’s crossover success can be attributed to several singles from his massively successfully album True. Featuring hit singles “Addicted to You,” “Hey Brother,” “Wake Me Up,” and “You Make Me,” True was the crossover success dance music needed in 2013.
True peaked in the top ten of at least ten countries. Since it’s release, the album went over the 4 billion mark in streaming numbers, marking a huge feat in Avicii’s storied career.
While the entire album was truly brilliant, the single “Wake Me Up” is remembered as a once-in-a-lifetime single. Featuring Aloe Blacc, “Wake Me Up” was one of the top songs of 2013. The track spent 21 weeks in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 and 53 weeks overall. The single marked the first Dance/Electronic song to stay over a year on that chart. It was by far the summer anthem of 2013 and streamed from festivals to soccer moms minivans.
So for a blast to the past, and some respect for the great Avicii, stream True in it’s entirety below!