Avicii's "Waiting For Love" Eclipses 1 Billion Streams, Martin Garrix Pays Tribute In Heartfelt Post – EDM.com

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Martin Garrix is credited as a songwriter and producer on "Waiting For Love," the opening song on Avicii’s sophomore album, "Stories."
Avicii has added another page to his story after "Waiting For Love" hit the one billion stream milestone.  
The late dance music legend's single, the opening song on his celebrated sophomore album, Stories, recently joined Spotify's billion-stream club. To celebrate, Martin Garrix, who is credited as a songwriter and producer on the track, took to Instagram to cheer on the astounding achievement.
"I miss you @avicii! Waiting for love reached 1 billion streams today and I wish we could celebrate it together," Garrix wrote alongside a "heart" emoji.
In nabbing the milestone, "Waiting For Love" joins a number of dance tracks which have also established a place on the coveted list. Axwell / Ingrosso's "More Than You Know," David Guetta and Sia's "Titanium" and Ed Sheeran's "Bad Habits," to name a few, are also part of group.
"Wake Me Up," a generational dance anthem by Avicii and Aloe Blacc, crossed the one billion stream mark just two short years ago. 
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After the tragic death of Avicii in April 2018, the global EDM community was rattled to its core and many fans found themselves ambivalent about how dance music would recover from such a devastating loss. Artists, festivals and music companies from around the world have since rallied together to share their ongoing support for mental health and spread the importance of love, acceptance and vulnerability.
Watch the music video for "Waiting For Love" below. 
Lennon is a music journalist who has contributed to EDM.com for over five years. A seasoned music business reporter, his writings bridge the gap between education and technology through a musical lens. He is also the host of the music business podcast When Life Hands You Lennons and founder of his own electronic music website, EDM In A Soda.
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