The Best DJs In The World Right Now!
The world of music has experienced various trends as well as movements that have captured the imagination of music lovers from time to time. Disk jockeying, though not a full-on movement, happens to be a subtype in which a person called a Jockey would present an old song, but with a completely new twist. Since Jimmy Saville, the world’s first DJ, music lovers have enjoyed the work of several international artists. There are a bunch of talented DJs who have cemented their position in the hearts of the masses and have been ruling this particular genre for almost ten years or so. A list of the best DJs in the world in the current times has been prepared just for you. Check them out.
The Frenchman is a DJ, a record producer, a music programmer, as well as a sonic writer, all rolled into one. He is often hailed as the best in the world of deejaying. He has had the distinction of selling more than 9 million albums throughout the globe to date. Aside from that, he has sold over 30 million studios too. Now, that’s something incredible! DJ Mag conducted a poll in the year 2011 where people had to choose the world’s best DJ.
Pierre David Guetta was chosen as the numero uno. Guetta won all hearts with One Love, his 2009 album and since then, he has constantly been the crowd’s favorite. Some of his hit singles are Turn Me On, Gettin’ Over You, Little Bad Girl, and When Love Takes Over. He is the recipient of one Billboard Music Award, one American Music Award, and has grabbed the Grammy Awards twice.
As of 2021, Martin Garrix is considered the world’s best DJ. He had a passion for music right from the time when he was young. He learned the guitar from the tender age of eight. Martin’s developed an interest in deejaying when he watched DJ Tiesto’s performance at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
He completed his graduation from Utrecht’s Herman Brood Academy in 2013 and caught everyone’s attention with Animals, his solo release in the same year. Scared to be Lonely, In the Name of Love, Martin has performed at a host of music festivals, including the Ultra Music Festival, the Electric Daisy Carnival, Creamfields, and Coachella. He has also come up with his own record label, named Stmpd Records in the year 2016. Martin enjoys a huge fan following on social media, perhaps the highest among the EDM DJs.
Calvin Harris probably kickstarted his EDM career in the year 2007 with I Created Disco, his first album. The tracks grabbed the No.1 spot in the UK singles chart and according to the reports, 223,845 copies of the album were sold, just in the United Kingdom. His second album, Ready for the Weekend, was released in 2009. It grabbed the top spot again and nearly 274,786 copies of the album were sold.
This was just the beginning Harris wanted and the British DJ was in no mood to look back. It was in 2012 that Harris attained international fame with 18 Months, his third album. Harris went on to be the first-ever solo artist from the United Kingdom to have over one billion streams on the Swedish audio streaming services provider, Spotify. He has been one of the most influential people in the U.K. in 2017 and has been the highest-paid DJ right from 2013 to 2018.
Armin van Burren
If you are talking about the best DJs in the world today, you simply can’t miss out on Armin van Burren. He deserves a place in the top 5. He is also a remixer and a record maker and has had the fans going gaga over his creations. The Dutchman has earned various accolades over the years. DJ Mag has ranked him as the No.1 DJ a whopping five times. That’s a record!
He happens to be the fourth trance artist in the world to have earned a nomination for the prestigious Grammy Awards for This Is What It Feels Like, his 2013 single. He has entered the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums list 21 times. It’s a record in the United States.
Tiesto, Alan Walker, Sonny Moore (Skrillex), Chris Comstock (Marshmello), Steve Aoki, and Hardwell are the other popular DJs who deserve a spot in the top 10.
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