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Avicii

Being a Rock Star

Is Awesome!

10/17/2013 7:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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We know his music ... but yesterday in L.A., we finally saw Avicii's face -- as the DJ behind the smash hit "Wake Me Up" left a Hollywood nightclub.

The 24-year-old Swedish DJ was leaving Hooray Henry's ... when we asked how it felt for a guy from an electronic music background to become such a huge force in the rock world.

For the record, Avicii doesn't sing on "Wake Me Up" --  the voice you hear is singer Aloe Blacc. The song also features some acoustic guitar from Incubus rocker Mike Einziger.

Now play the video ... and good luck getting the song out of your head today.

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16.

Chairman    

So Basically other than the beat, which sounds like all his other beats, he had nothing to do with it musically...... These rave babbies are all idiots. They will wake up from the molly haze in 5 years completely fu__ked.

268 days ago
17.

The Zombie    

Sounds like a country boy singing over some kind of crappy dance music with synthesized guitars. It's horrible with a very weak hook. It's not stuck in my head, and I'll probably forget it in about twelve minutes.

268 days ago
18.

Fitzie    

If you even dare talk bad about my boo, Avicii .. or ever feature him on TMZ again, it's gonna be a problem! I think that rock chart comment was stretch .. he's infusing EDM with soul .. don't get it twisted though

268 days ago
19.

Hahaha    

I just went to his official video on YouTube, the one that has over 100m hits, and he doesn't credit Aloe Blacc at all in the About section. What a douche! He wouldn't have a song without Aloe Blacc. Give the credit, Avicii and his team!!!!!!

268 days ago
20.

Truth    

Forbes says he's 23 and made 20 million dollars last year. Maybe these commenters are just out of touch... Or jealous.

268 days ago
21.

KenzieQ    

aww he's cutee! Avicii's song Lay Me Down ft. Nile Rodgers & Adam Lambert is da best <3

267 days ago
22.

NE1    

that's kind of annoying.. i watched the video just to try and see the real singer and couldn't.

267 days ago
23.

b    

Who is the "WE" u talk about knowing his music. I had never heard of him and the song Fukkkin sux!

267 days ago
24.

Frank    

The beginning guitar sounds like "Save Tonight" by Eagle Eye Cherry.
BTW, I live here and the radio stations suck! Same 10 songs, whether you're listening to KROQ, Jack FM, etc. Complete crap. The city of Detroit may suck, but go WRIF!!

267 days ago
25.

englishpetal    

Dont quite get the hate! The man is a musical genius...... his not just a dj he creates the music he plays! Im guessing his not that bigin th eUS but his is massive everywhere else! ......

267 days ago
26.

Dawn    

This guy is big into charity work and feeding the hungry. He gets my respect. $1 million to feed hungry people in America, donated 2 million meals to Africa - and that's just for starters. I've seen him in interviews. He's said that giving back helps him grow as a person. RESPECT!

266 days ago
27.

Tracey    

SO IN LOVE WITH THIS SONG!

265 days ago
28.

Tracey    

Puhleeeze! We all know that is really Tracy Chapman singing. ;)

265 days ago
29.

Ego    

It's Mr.Roboto

231 days ago
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