Avicii – Wake Me Up

wake me up

PEAK POSITION: Number 1 (3 weeks)

COMBINED SALES: 2 million (April 2018)

YEAR OF RELEASE: 15th July 2013

YEAR IT REACHED 1 MILLION SALES: 6th October 2013

WHEN DID IT REACH 2 MILLION COMBINED SALES: April 2018

Wake Me Up became the third song that was released in 2013 to become a million seller. Avicii is Swedish dance music producer, Tim Bergling.

He has had several top ten hits before and by the time this track became a million seller, another one had already joined it in the top ten. He has one previous Number 1 single, ‘I Could Be The One’ released in February of the same year.

The track features 2010’s ‘I Need A Dollar’ singer Aloe Blacc on vocals. Although the vocals are widely known to be performed by Blacc, the track is attributed to just Avicii. On release the track song 267,000 copies in its first week, and is, as of October of 2013, far and away the fastest selling single of the year.

Source:

http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/aviciis-wake-me-up-becomes-one-of-the-uks-biggest-selling-singles-of-all-time-2526/

Update 26-8-2016

After the sad death of Tim Bergling in April 2018, the single recharted at Number 26. At that point combined sales were announced as reaching 2 million. Alan Jones of Music Week gave the exact figure as 2,086, 903 copies.

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