Without delving too deep into exactly what Harris and Avicii have done to make their marks on the EDM genre, their groundbreaking ways on taking electronic dance music onto a whole other level has not gone unnoticed. Avicii’s True album was a bona fide hit, as well as Harris’ 18 Months. Already smashing records with Harris’ “Summer” and Avicii’s well-received collaboration with Coldplay on “Sky Full of Stars”, these two cannot be stopped. To measure the impact of “Wake Me Up”, it helps to remember that it debuted at Ultra in 2013, and is still regarded as a top track by the audience.
As the two continue 2014 with their success and this may seem like just another award won, it is so much more than that. These two artists’ music have the radio waves to thank for a lot of their success, and the listeners are the ones voting. Both Mr. Harris and Avicii were the only ones added to Forbes’ annual “World’s Most Powerful Celebrities” list.