Marshmello is the pseudonym of an American dance music producer and DJ whose real identity is a subject of speculation. He wears a bucket shaped Marshmallow helmet on his head to hide his face. He first burst into the electronic music scene in 2015. In 2017, sufficient indications appeared on social media that identify him as American DJ Chris Comstock but officially, Marshmello has neither confirmed nor denied that he his Comstock. In November 2017, Forbes magazine published an article in which they claimed Chris Comstock to be Marshmello based on an old interview with another DJ, royalty earnings records and the common manager for Marshmello and Chris Comstock but there was no official confirmation of the same from the management and the lawyer of Marshmello. Despite speculation about his identity, Marshmello remains one of the most popular as well as acclaimed DJs in the world today. According to some, his anonymous identity adds an element of mystery to his persona that helps him gain popularity. He has been prolific and has built an extensive body of work in a short period of time.
Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name, Avicii, was a Swedish musician, DJ, remix artist, and record producer. Born and raised in Stockholm, he was one of the most popular musicians of his time. He showcased his music skills online to receive exposure. Avicii started making music at the age of 16 and began posting his singles on various online music forums. Soon, he caught the attention of a music label. In 2011, he achieved nationwide fame with his single ˜Levels.' Two years later, he released his debut album, ˜True.' His music touched a new level of experimentation, as he mixed electronic music with several genres of popular music and led the album to become a major commercial and critical success. The album made its way among the top 10 hits in more than 15 countries around the world, such as Sweden, US, and Australia. For the next few years, he toured around the globe, amassing a large fan following, and became one of the most popular DJs of this generation. However, Avicii suffered from serious mental-health issues and committed suicide on April 20, 2018.
Alan Walker is a Norwegian-British music producer, and disc jockey. He shot to fame with his single track, ˜Faded.' The song was applauded by music lovers all over the world, and it received platinum certification in more than ten countries. Walker was fascinated about computer programming, and graphic designing quite early in life. He became interested in music production, after listening to the music composers, such as David Whistle, and Hans Zimmer. Walker had no formal training in music composing. He learned music production by listening to the tutorial videos on ˜YouTube.' Following the success of ˜Faded,' Walker composed many other tracks such as the ˜Spectre,' ˜Alone,' and ˜Sing Me to Sleep.' Alan Walker had a humble beginning as a music producer. He started music production on his laptop, using the ˜FL Studio.' He gives live performances on stage. Walker is known for his unique way of dressing too. In his shows, Walker makes his appearance wearing a hoodie, and a mask covering half of his face. He is active on social media platforms, including ˜Instagram,' Facebook,' and ˜Twitter.'
Martijn Gerard Garritsen is a Dutch musician, record producer, and DJ whose music is typically categorised in ˜progressive house', ˜electro house', big room house', and ˜future bass' genres. Professionally known as Martin Garrix (stylized version Mar+in GarriÃ—) and also as GRX, Garritsen began playing guitar at the early age of eight. Deeply influenced by the fellow Dutch DJ TiÃ«sto and his performance at the opening ceremony of 2004 Athens Olympics, Garritsen downloaded ˜digital audio workstation' and ˜FL Studio', and taught himself how to compose tracks. Discovered by TiÃ«sto a few years later, he has also collaborated with the likes of AfroJack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Dillion Francis, Usher, Julian Jordan and Troye Sivan. His career was launched with Spinnin' Records. In 2016 he created his own label ˜STMPD RCRDS' and signed with Sony Music. He is set to appear for a summer residency at HÃ¯ Ibiza' club in 2017. He was ranked at the No. 1 spot on the DJ Mag's list of top 100 DJs of the world in 2016.
Adam Richard Wiles, renowned as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer considered contemporarily as one of the most successful musicians in British popular culture. His journey into music started during his teens when he got drawn towards electronic music and started recording bedroom demos. Starting with his first studio album ˜I Created Disco' that debuted at #8 on the UK Albums Chart, he succeeded in creating magic with music in the years to come, producing several hit and chartbusting albums and singles. Among these his second studio album ˜Ready for the Weekend' topped the UK Albums Chart while ˜I'm Not Alone', its lead single, marked his first single to top the ˜UK Singles Chart'. His third studio album ˜18 Months' brought him international spotlight. It not only topped several international charts but also made its way to the US Billboard 200 chart reaching #19. Eight singles of the album and also the song ˜We Found Love' in collaboration with Rihanna reached the top 10 of UK Singles Chart marking the album the first of its kind to generate 9 top 10 singles thus surpassing record of Michael Jackson.
Born Anton Zaslavski, he is an international DJ who was nominated for the Next Pop Superstar of 2013 Award at the Popdust ceremonies.
Skrillex is an American singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, music producer, and DJ who is acclaimed for his music videos and albums like ˜First of the Year', ˜Bangarang', and ˜My Name is Skrillex'. His career as a musician and singer took off when he volunteered to play the guitar for the rock band ˜From First to Last', but was instead chosen as the lead vocalist. Skrillex, during his association with the band, contributed significantly towards the launch of albums including ˜Heroine' and ˜Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count' but eventually left to chart a solo career. As a soloist, Skrillex joined forces with bands like ˜All Time Low', Forever the Sickest Kids', ˜The Matches', and ˜All Time Low' during countrywide music tours. ˜Gypsyhook EP' was his debut extended play (EP) to be launched commercially, and following its release, Sonny began recording his first studio LP ˜Bells' but eventually called it off. He resumed performing and recording albums using his stage name ˜Skrillex'. The first EP ˜My Name is Skrillex' he recorded under his nom-de-plume was available for download free of cost via his official MySpace profile. Skrillex has bagged eight Grammy Awards till date.
William Sami Etienne Grigahcine, popularly known as DJ Snake, is a French rapper and deejay who earned widespread fame when he earned two Grammy Award nominations for his composition and production skills. DJ Snake first partnered with <a title='Lady Gaga' href='/famous/lady-gaga.htm'>Lady Gaga</a> for composing, recording, and releasing her album, ˜Born This Way' which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Later on, he teamed with US-based rapper and record producer, Lil Jon for the latter's music video, ˜Turn Down for What' which received a Grammy nomination for ˜Best Music Video'. DJ Snake, who regards hip-hop singers Cypress Hill and KRS-One as his early influences, was heavily into graffiti art as a youngster. He almost always avoided being nabbed by the gendarmes in Paris who used to go after him for defiling the city walls with graffiti. This dodging ability of his earned him the epithet ˜Snake'. Later on when he took to deejaying, he was referred to as ˜DJ Snake' and the nickname stuck. He started out as a DJ when he was just a teenager, performing in discotheques and nightclubs in Paris. After a few more years, he achieved global recognition after he joined forces with the likes of <a title='Lady Gaga' href='/famous/lady-gaga.htm'>Lady Gaga</a>, Diplo, and Lil John, producing and releasing numerous hit singles. DJ Snake's earnest endeavors to spearhead the music genres of ˜Trap', ˜House', and ˜Electronic Dance Music' have been amply acknowledged through Grammy, Billboard, and MTV Video Music Award nominations.
Pierre David Guetta, better known as just David Guetta, is a world famous music producer and a house music DJ who has shared the limelight with many of the movers and shakers of the music industry. Some of his collaborations include songs like ˜Sexy Chick' with Akon, ˜Titanium' and ˜She Wolf' with the Australian singer Sia, Usher and ˜Where Them Girls At' performed with rapper Flo Rida. This very talented DJ was born in Paris in France and got into working as a DJ in the 1980's. In those days, he would play at night clubs which he kept doing till he released his first album in 2002, prior to which he co-founded Gum Productions in 2001.. His ventures in the international music scene were initiated by a chance meeting with Robert Owens, the Americal Rhythm & Blues and House singer, at one of Guetta's performances. One of his biggest hits has been the song ˜I Gotta Feeling' which he mixed for the Black Eyed Peas. His latest adventure has been his latest album ˜Nothing but the Beat' and its followup, ˜Nothing but the Beat 2.0'. There is also a documentary that has been made on this talented musician; it's called ˜Nothing But the Beat' and it captures his journey to fame. David Guetta's life has been very interesting; to say the least, so let's take a look his biography and explore his life in a little more detail.
Diplo (Thomas Wesley Pentz) has slowly risen to fame to make his place in the American music industry as one of the most dynamic and talented musical geniuses. The American record producer, rapper, musician, singer and songwriter also happens to be the founder of the Dancehall music group's project ˜Major Lazer'. His association with DJ <a title='Skrillex' href='/famous/sonny-moore.htm'>Skrillex</a> brought the electronic super duo Jack U into form. He started with his mash up mix tapes and it wasn't soon before he started being known as the master in the electronic dance music on the local front, playing in local clubs in Philadelphia. He slowly rose to fame among the local party crowd and it didn't take him too much time after that to start his own club nights along with his friend DJ Low Budget, which they named ˜Hollertronix'. They released a mix tape in 2003 titled ˜Never Scared' and shot to worldwide fame. Diplo kept working towards his dreams and quickly released his first solo album titled ˜Florida', which was just the first one of the many successful ventures as an artist. ˜Major Lazer' became his most popular stint and his international fame rose to the skies.
Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll, popularly known by his stage name Kygo, is a Norwegian record producer, musician, and songwriter. He came to international attention with his remix of the song ˜I See Fire' by Ed Sheeran. It has received more than 55 million plays on SoundCloud and over 65 million views on YouTube. Born in Singapore, he started taking piano lessons from the age of six. As a young man he aspired to pursue a career in business and finance and began studying the subjects in university. However, he soon realized that music was his true calling. He released his first single ˜Epsilon' in 2013. The next year, he released his single ˜Firestone' which became a huge success. He released his first album ˜Cloud Nine' in 2016. It entered various charts worldwide, and stood at the 11th position on the US Billboard 200. His second album ˜Kids in Love', was also a success, though not as much as the first one. It stood at the 73th position on the US Billboard 200. Throughout his career, he has received several awards and nominations, such as the ˜YouTube Music Video Music Award', the ˜MTV Europe Music Award', the Spellemannprisen' and the ˜International Dance Music Award'.
DJ with tens of thousands of followers on Soundcloud who also tours nationally. His 2015 tour was called A Walk in the Park.
Dillon Rupp is an American music artist, DJ, and social media influencer. In his impressive musical career so far, Dillon, also known as DJ Rupp, has opened for world-renowned artists like Demi Lovato and Tyga. Dillon's career started back in his high school days, as he released his debut single, ˜Buckwild,' in 2014. The song went on to chart at the top position on the iTunes charts for a couple of days, gaining him recognition. Dillon and his music are quite popular on social media. His Instagram page has gathered over 494,000 followers, while his Twitter page has amassed more than 470,000 followers. He also uploads his music on Spotify and SoundCloud, much to the delight of thousands of his fans.
Andrew Taggart is an American DJ who gained fame as one half of the famous DJ duo ˜The Chainsmokers,' alongside Alex Pall. The two met and experimented with indie music remixes. Andrew soon joined ˜The Chainsmokers' as a replacement for Rhett. The duo performed live for the first time as the opening act for American band ˜Timeflies' in New York. They made their breakthrough with their single ˜#Selfie,' which reached the number one spot on the ˜Dance/ Electronic Songs' chart. Their second sensational hit was the single ˜Roses,' which earned the multiplatinum status in the US. This was followed by the release of their debut EP, ˜Bouquet.' Their debut studio album, ˜Memories...Do Not Open,' was certified platinum and reached the number one spot on the ˜Billboard 200' chart. Their single ˜Don't Let Me Down' won the ˜Grammy Award' for the ˜Best Dance Recording.' Taggart was in a live-in relationship with ˜Instagram' star Haley Rowe. However, their relationship hit a rough patch when he made a steamy performance with singer Halsey at the ˜MTV Video Music Awards.' The couple later broke up, and he began dating model Christine Burke. He is currently believed to be single.
Deadmau5 is a Canadian electronic DJ/dance artist and record producer. Blessed with excellent skills in electronics, he displays a variety of styles in his works, and uses different forms of electronic music. He has worked with several famous DJs and producers on a number of releases. Nominated for the Grammy Awards six times, deadmau5 is well known for his trademark helmet and popular live shows. In the initial years of his career, he had created the buzz for his brand of electronic music on the indie dance site ˜Beatport', and his works were included in compilation albums and DJ playlists. He then created ˜deadmau5.com' and started uploading songs to SectionZ from 2002. This dance-music superstar describes himself as being very unsocial with a huge anxiety disorder, and is the happiest when left all alone. Best known for the dance music hits ˜Ghosts 'n' Stuff,' ˜I Remember,' and ˜Strobe', he has tried his hand at everything in the electronic spectrum. He has been often described by the media as an incredibly humble and loyal individual, who just wants to do his best for his fans.
Also known as DJ Pauly D, he became famous for his role on MTV's Jersey Shore, and later starred in The Pauly D Project. In 2013, he released the single "Back to Love," which peaked at #113 on the UK charts.
Born Tijs Michael Verwest, this Dutch House DJ and producer released the #1 album Elements of Life in 2007. He was nominated for a Grammy in 2008 for Best Electronic/Dance album.
Famous disc jockey for MTV TRL and reality star known for her VH1 series LaLa's Full Court Life and worked as a VJ for Total Request Live.
Steven Spence is a musician and social media personality, best known for his association with the heavy metal band, ˜Black Tide.' Steven was associated with the band as drummer and keyboardist. After playing for ˜Black Tide' for five years, he left the band to focus on his solo career. Steven went on to establish himself as a DJ and music composer. He is also famous as a social media influencer and has millions of followers on his official Instagram account. He also has a self-titled YouTube channel, where he posts his music videos. In 2014, he displayed his skills as a songwriter when he collaborated with the likes of Clinton Sparks and Kylie Morgan for a song titled ˜I'm Good.' He is also an actor and has appeared in a couple of films.
Jinx or Jinx Da Rebel is an American YouTube star. A native of Wisconsin, Jinx had an active childhood. He excelled in sports and later enlisted in the US Air Force. After he was discharged from his military service, he returned home and looked for a creative outlet. He set up his YouTube channel in April 2013. The first video was uploaded in June that year. Jinx made videos on a wide range of topics, from challenges to comedy to music. However, it was through the reaction videos that he accumulated the most fans. As of early 2018, he had amassed 1.7 million subscribers and 116 million views. However, he received heavy criticism from some of the top YouTube stars because of the same reaction videos. As a result, he eventually stopped making reaction videos. Jinx is also an aspiring musician. He released his debut EP in 2015 and subsequently was accused of plagiarising music of other hip-hop artists.
One half of the brotherly duo known as <a title='Dimitri Vegas' href='/famous/dimitri-vegas.htm'>Dimitri Vegas</a> and Like Mike who were honored with the 2013 International Dance Music Awards Breakthrough DJ award.
Commonly associated with rapper <a title='YG' href='/famous/keenon-jackson.htm'>YG</a>, he is a hip hop and R&B record producer and DJ who released the mixtape Ketchup in 2013.
Hugely successful DJ who is better known as Hardwell. As of 2013, he was ranked as DJ Magazine's #1 DJ on the Top 100 list.
Techno DJ, producer, and singer-songwriter who became popular through his YouTube channel, djflula. He's known for posting his original music, interviews and collaborations with a variety of celebrities, and much more.