Nick Jonas Pays Tribute to Avicii With Performance of ‘Wake Me Up


Nick Jonas performed a touching, stripped-down version of one of Avicii’s greatest hits after news broke of the DJ/producer’s passing on April 20.

At the Akron, Ohio stop on his spring tour, Jonas picked up an acoustic guitar and softly strummed through «Wake Me Up!,» Avicii’s 2013 smash collaboration with Aloe Blacc. Jonas began with «Rest in peace, Avicii» before the first chords of the song rang out, and the entire crowd at the University of Akron’s James A. Rhode Arena joined him in singing nearly every word.

«Wake Me Up!» peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reigned atop the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart in the weeks following its release, and took home the distinction of Top Dance/Electronic Song at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

Watch Jonas’ moving performance of «Wake Me Up!» below.

This article was originally published by: Billboard