Famous American DJs

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 1 Marshmello

Marshmello.
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Famous As: DJ & Music Producer
Birthdate: May 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

Marshmello is an American DJ and electronic music producer. In 2017, he was named as one of the world's highest-paid DJs by Forbes magazine. He wears a custom helmet, which looks like a marshmallow, for public appearances, and his identity was unknown at the beginning of his career. He is also a well-known philanthropist and a generous donator.

 2 Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida
DJ and music producer Steve Aoki had already soared to fame with I'm in the House by the time his first album, the Grammy-nominated and Billboard-charting Wonderland, released. He is known for his collaborations with artists such as Kid Cudi. Steve has also established a charity and authored a memoir.
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 3 Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

Widely regarded as the queen of neo-soul, Erykah Badu is an American singer-songwriter whose debut studio album Baduizm helped popularize neo-soul in the late-1990s. Thanks to her popularity, Erykah Badu serves as a subject for street art in several places, including Greater London, England. Also an actress, Badu has appeared in popular films, such as The Cider House Rules.

 4 Pauly D

Pauly D.
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Famous As: DJ, Television Personality
Birthdate: July 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island

Paul D. DelVecchio Jr., also popular as Pauly D and DJ Pauly D, soared to fame with the MTV reality show Jersey Shore. He was also part of the A Double Shot at Love. After bagging a three-album deal with G-Unit Records, he released hits such as Back to Love.

 5 Metro Boomin

Metro Boomin.
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Famous As: Record Producer
Birthdate: September 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
Leland Tyler Wayne, better known as Metro Boomin, gained recognition for his recordings with artists such as 21 Savage, Ludacris, and Gucci Mane. He is also known for his Billboard-topping debut solo album, Not All Heroes Wear Capes. He owns the label Boominati Worldwide and is a four-time BET award-winner. 

 6 DJ Yella

DJ Yella.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Compton, California, USA

 7 Casey Kasem

Casey Kasem.
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Famous As: Radio Jockey, Voice Actor
Birthdate: April 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: June 15, 2014
Legendary RJ and voice actor Casey Kasem is remembered as the host of several hit radio countdown shows, most notably American Top 40. He had also voiced countless characters in animated children’s programs, such as Shaggy in the Scooby-Doo franchise. He was a vegan and took interest in American politics.
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 8 Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: September 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, U.S.

Virgil Abloh is not just a designer but also a qualified architect. He has been a DJ, too. Apart from heading Louis Vuitton's menswear collection as its artistic director, he also became the first Black designer to lead a major fashion brand. He has also launched the luxury streetwear label Off-White.

 9 Questlove

Questlove
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 10 Biz Markie

Biz Markie
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Famous As: Rappers
Birthdate: April 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, USA

 11 Wilson Bethel

Wilson Bethel.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hillsboro, New Hampshire

Wilson Bethel is an American actor known for playing important roles in popular TV series, such as The Young and the Restless, Hart of Dixie, and All Rise. Apart from being an actor, Wilson Bethel also contributes as an executive producer and writer every now and then.

 12 Amanda Seales

Amanda Seales
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 13 Taboo

Taboo
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California

 14 Jam Master Jay

Jam Master Jay
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 21, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: October 30, 2002

 15 Syd

Syd
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

 16 Perry Farrell

Perry Farrell
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA

Perry Farrell is a singer, songwriter, and musician. He is best known as the lead singer of the alternative rock band Jane's Addiction. In 1991, he created the touring festival Lollapalooza, which has since evolved into an annual destination festival. Besides music, he is an environmentalist and has worked with Global Cool in the past. 

 17 Uncle Kracker

Uncle Kracker
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: June 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States

 18 Porter Robinson

Porter Robinson
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: July 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

 19 DJ Screw

DJ Screw.
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Famous As: Hip-hop DJ
Birthdate: July 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Smithville, Texas, United States
Died: November 16, 2000

 20 Irv Gotti

Irv Gotti
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Famous As: Record producer
Birthdate: June 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, USA

 21 Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus
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Famous As: Record Producer
Birthdate: October 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 22 Marky Ramone

Marky Ramone
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Marky Ramone is a drummer best known for creating his own band Marky Ramone and the Intruders. Born as Marc Steven Bell, he adopted the name Marky Ramone when he joined the band the Ramones as a young man. He has also performed for a number of other punk rock and heavy metal bands. 

 23 DJ Quik

DJ Quik
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Compton, California, USA

 24 Jessie Andrews

Jessie Andrews
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florida, USA

 25 DJ Shadow

DJ Shadow
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: June 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States

 26 Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Ali Shaheed Muhammad
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: August 11, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York, United States

 27 Kurtis Blow

Kurtis Blow
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: August 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

 28 James Murphy

James Murphy
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Princeton Junction, New Jersey, United States

 29 Lady Miss Kier

Lady Miss Kier
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, USA

 30 The Blessed Madonna

The Blessed Madonna
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: October 22, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kentucky, United States

 31 Shaggy 2 Dope

Shaggy 2 Dope
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

 32 Gnash

Gnash.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

 33 Kaskade

Kaskade
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: February 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 34 Bob Mould

Bob Mould
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Malone, New York, USA

 35 Brian Tyler

Brian Tyler
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: May 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Orange County, California, United States

 36 Jesse Leach

Jesse Leach
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States

 37 Fred the Godson

Fred the Godson
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: February 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: April 23, 2020

 38 Frankie Knuckles

Frankie Knuckles
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: January 18, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: March 31, 2014

 39 Wink Martindale

Wink Martindale
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Famous As: Disc Jockey
Birthdate: December 4, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jackson, Tennessee, USA

 40 Erick Morillo

Erick Morillo
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Famous As: Disc jockey
Birthdate: March 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York (state) New York, U.S.
Died: September 1, 2020

 41 Gary Owens

Gary Owens
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Famous As: Disc jockey
Birthdate: May 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mitchell, South Dakota, U.S.
Died: February 12, 2015

 42 Lady Starlight

Lady Starlight
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: December 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, United States

Lady Starlight is an American musical performer and DJ best known for her frequent collaborations with Lady Gaga. Starlight is credited with helping Lady Gaga design her eccentric onstage outfits early in her career. Gaga's costumes would later contribute immensely to her overall popularity. Starlight is also credited with influencing Lady Gaga's on-stage persona and career.

 43 Johnny Otis

Johnny Otis
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vallejo, California, United States
Died: January 17, 2012

 44 CoCo Brown

CoCo Brown
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States

 45 Mike Huckaby

Mike Huckaby
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: April 24, 2020

 46 Dan Foster

Dan Foster
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Famous As: Disc jockey
Birthdate: September 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: June 17, 2020

 47 Super Sako

Super Sako.
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Famous As: Rapper, DJ
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Yerevan

 48 MISSPSTAR

MISSPSTAR
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Famous As: Rapper, Dancer
Birthdate: June 13, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

 49 Andrew Taggart

Andrew Taggart.
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: December 31, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Portland, Maine

 50 Natalia Barulich

Natalia Barulich.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 13, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: California