Avicii Snubs Singers Like Chris Brown and Rihanna For ‘More Talented’ Artists
Avicii is currently taking the dance scene and mainstream charts by storm proving himself worthy competition for the likes of Calvin Harris and David Guetta, so it’s no surprise that he can afford to pick and choose which of pop’s biggest stars he would like to work with and it has emerged that Chris Brown and Rihanna are not on his hit list.
The Swedish producer, real name Tim Bergling, is riding high with his single ‘Wake Me Up!’ featuring Aloe Blacc storming to the top of the UK charts this week and several other countries, officially becoming the fastest selling single of 2013 after shifting an incredible 267,000 copies in its first week trumping Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines.’
For those expecting Avicii’s debut album ‘TRUE’ to replicate Calvin Harris’ ’18 Months,’ which featured the likes of Rihanna, Ellie Goulding, Tinie Tempah, Ne-Yo, Kelis and Florence Welch, they will be sorely disappointed as the DJ has snubbed high-profile collaborations.
“I tend not to go for your Rihannas and Chris Browns,” Avicii told the Daily Star.
“Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it’s more fun when there’s no boundaries. I try to go after the people who are a bit far-fetched and out of the box, who could add something new.”
He added: “I’ve got more access to really talented people nowadays, like Nile Rodgers and Aloe, especially on my next record.”