We have seen different trends and movements throughout the music that changed the world forever.
In that Disk Jockeying was a subtype in which a Jockey would introduce an old song with a new twist.
Jimmy Savile was the first DJ in the world, and since then, we had many international artists till now.
Today, we will list down famous DJs who are ruling the genre for a decade.
We won’t be including music artists like Kygo, and DJ Khaled because they fall into a diversified genre.
Here are the top best 10 DJs in the world in 2020:
10. Alan Walker
Alan Olav Walker (DJ Walkzz) is a record-breaking British Norwegian music producer.
After releasing the single “Faded,” which received platinum certifications in 14 nations, Walker earned international acclaim in 2015.
Some of the genres like EDM, electro house, progressive house, big house, and the deep house could be classified for Alan Walker’s music.
As a child, Walker had become fascinated by computers and was surrounded by technology.
Walker began creating music on his laptop in 2012, inspired by EDM producers K-391, Ahrix, whom he discovered on YouTube, as well as movie composers like Steve Jablonsky and Hans Zimmer.
Some of the popular tracks of this top Dj includes Faded, Spectre, Sing Me to Sleep, Darkside, Lost Control, Lily, On My Way, Ignite, and Diamond Heart.
He had over 34 million Youtube channel subscribers as of now in 2020.
Sonny Moore, also known by his name Skrillex, is an American DJ specializes more in Dubstep, EDM, electro house, and Moombahton.
He started his career in music around 2004 from a local band where he was the lead vocalist.
Around 2008, he started mixing & composing his own songs in which the first hit was the “Hate.”
This proved like a launchpad which was later followed by super-hits like Bangarang, First of the year (Equinox), Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.
Skrillex is also Grammy awards winner eight times, one time Annie award & two times MTV Video Music Awards.
DJ Chris Comstock (Marshmello) is an EDM producer and DJ.
Marshmello also is known as Dotcom and is one of your DJs making new hit songs by passing years.
He has a signature “feel-good” production style which makes him & his music completely unique.
He first gained international attention for releasing remixed songs by DJ duos Jack Ü & DJ Zedd, which eventually became a successful hit.
Marshmello is known for collaborations for a remix or composing with other musical artists.
Among them, almost all have been multi-platinum listed in several countries and have ranked in the Top 30s on Billboard Hot 100’s.
Some superhits include “Silence,” “Summer,” “Wolves,” “Friends,” “Happier,” and recent “One Thing Right” in 2019.
Many of his tracks are remixes, while others are original or collaborative productions.
This is part of what gave Marshmello amazing success.
He can take a track that was otherwise not friendly to the dance floor and transform it into a main stage anthem.
Hardwell is a Dutch electro house DJ originally from the Netherlands and works as a record producer and remixer.
In 2013 and again in 2014, DJ Mag voted him as the number one DJ in the world.
DJ Mag again listed him on number three position in DJ Mag’s top 100 polls for 2018 DJs.
Unlike other DJs in our list, we well know Hardwell performing at best music festivals more than production he plays both his songs & remixes from other artists.
In 2020, he will be mostly performing in the Ultra Music Festival, Sunburn, and Tomorrowland.
This Dutch DJ won first recognition for “Show Me Love vs B” bootleg in 2009.
He founded the Revealed Recordings record label in 2010 and a Hardwell On Air radio show and podcast in 2011.
Under his label, he has released eleven compilation albums and a documentary film.
Hardwell’s popularity skyrocketed after he released his debut studio album, United We Are, in 2015.
Songs like “Spaceman,” “Imaginary,” “Live The Night,” “Bigroom Never Dies” and recent “Summer Air” in 2019 are some hits recognized for him.
Tiësto is a Dutch DJ also from Netherlands & record producer.
He was named “All Time’s Greatest DJ” by Mix magazine by-poll from Fans.
In 2013, DJ Mag readers voted him “the best DJ of the last twenty years.”
He is also considered by many sources to be the “Godfather of EDM.”
His first solo album, “In My Memory,” was released in 2001, which gave him several major hits that started his career.
DJ Magazine elected him World No. 1 DJ consecutively for three years from 2002 to 2004 in his annual Top 100 DJs.
Tiësto launched his radio show Tiësto’s Club Life on Radio 538 in the Netherlands in April 2007.
He has released his third Elements of Life studio album which was nominated for Grammy in the coming years.
5. Calvin Harris
With the release of his first album, “I Created Disco” in 2007, Calvin’s career in the EDM world started.
The album’s tracks entered the top spot on the UK singles chart and sold 223,845 copies just in the UK.
This British DJ then published his second album Ready for the Weekend in 2009 after his excellent beginning.
After its release, this album again came directly to number 1 in the UK Albums Chart and sold 274,786 copies.
With many famous artists such as Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Example, Florence Welch, he released many more his collaborated tracks.
Now that’s what we talked about by working with the popular artist, he received a lot of fame.
In 2012, he released his latest album 18 Months, which just an instant hit in the EDM scene for this album sold over 923,000 copies in the United Kingdom.
This album gave him the biggest achievement in his life, making him internationally famous.
And now Calvin Harris is the richest DJ in the world!!!
4. David Guetta
A French DJ, music programmer, record producer and sonic writer, Pierre David Guetta.
Over 9 million albums and 30 million solo studios have been sold around the world.
In the 2011 poll of the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs, Guetta was voted number one.
With his album, One Love from 2009 Guetta was a major success.
These included the hit singles “When Love Takes Over,” “Gettin Over You,” “Sexy Bitch,” and “Memories.”
Personally, he is my favorite DJ.
3. Armin van Buuren
Armin van Buuren is a top DJ in the world, record maker, and remixer known for his progressive house singles.
His six songs have become global successes for a popular radio series called ‘A State of Trance.’
The music impressed Armin, who was born in Leiden, South Holland.
When he was 14 years old, he began to create music and performed as a DJ in many local bars and pubs.
He started to gain larger prospects of music over a period. In the early 2000s, he gradually moved his attention from law to music.
To date, Armin has published six studio albums and is now one of the most famous Dutch DJs.
In the US, he is a record holder for the highest amount of appearances on the Billboard Dance/Electronics list.
In the USA he has also received a nomination for his song ‘This is Whatever It Feels Like.’
2. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Belgian brother group have been delighting audiences all around the globe for over 15 years now with some of the finest songs around.
The collaboration with Tomorrowland was key to their explosive popularity.
This made these brothers more popular in the most challenging music areas.
They had to tour the world and develop their activities, supporting productions and screenings with the support from Tomorrowland.
Dimitri Thivaios (Dimitri Vegas) and Michael Thivaios (Like Mike) were born in Willebroek, a tiny town in Antwerp, Belgium.
They shifted into Ibiza in 2003 and started staying in some top clubs on the island.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s musical style is generally referred to as in EDM.
1. Martin Garrix
Martin Garrix DJ and record producer from the Netherlands.
He is said to be the world’s number one DJ, and he picked up music at the very tender edge to learn guitar and fed his passion.
Garrix has a degree in production in Utrecht from Herman Brood Academy.
Tiesto influenced Garrix’s performance in the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004 and expressed a desire to become a DJ.
Martin Garrix began experimenting with progressive house music, tried to make this style, and distracted him from his patent large-room sound style.
He had worked early 2015 on his track, ‘Forbidden Voices’ that was a blessing to his official Facebook page for 10 million Facebook likes.
Garrix is also the best EDM DJ with the highest followers on Instagram in 2020.
If this list wasn’t about the top 10 DJs in the world, I would have included late Avicii, deadmau5, The Chainsmokers, Swedish House Mafia, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Alison Wonderland, etc.
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See you at EDC Las Vegas 2020.