Famous American DJs

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 1 Marshmello

Marshmello
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Famous As: DJ Famous for Wearing a Helmet Resembling a Marshmallow
Birthdate: May 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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, United States
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.

 3 Diplo

Diplo
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: November 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
Rapper, producer, and DJ Diplo is part of the duo Jack U, with Skrillex, and of the supergroup LSD, with Labrinth and Sia. He is also a co-creator of the electronic dance-music trio Major Lazer, with DJs Ape Drums and Walshy Fire. He owns a record company and a non-profit.
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 4 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.

 5 DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled
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Famous As: Disc Jockey
Birthdate: November 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Founder of We the Best Music Group record label, DJ Khaled is an internationally acclaimed DJ and record producer. He has won prestigious awards, such as the Grammy and American Music Award. Apart from music, Khaled is also known for his acting and writing skills; his book, The Keys, was named in New York Times Best Seller list.

 6 Ansel Elgort

Ansel Elgort
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 14, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

Actor, singer, and DJ, Ansel Elgort, started taking acting classes as a child and made his debut when he was a teenager. Gaining international fame with his role in the film The Fault in Our Stars, he was named one of the best actors under 20 years of age. As a singer, he has released several singles.

 7 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. 
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 8 Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson
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Famous As: Disc jockey
Birthdate: September 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Seven-time Grammy-winning music producer and DJ Mark Ronson shot to fame with Amy Winehouse’s album Back to Black and single Rehab, and his own single Uptown Funk, featuring Bruno Mars. He won both the Grammy and the Golden Globe for co-writing Shallow. He supports disadvantaged children and budding artists.

 9 Pauly D

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

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.

 10 Casey Kasem

Casey Kasem
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Famous As: DJ, 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.

 11 Shaggy

Shaggy
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Jamaican reggae singer Orville Richard Burrell, better known as Shaggy, has delivered international hits such as It Wasn't Me and In The Summertime. The two-time Grammy-winning artist was also bestowed with the Jamaican Order of Distinction. He was part of the U.S. Marine Corps during Operation Desert Storm.

 12 Christopher Masterson

Christopher Masterson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States

Actor Christopher Masterson is best known for playing the protagonist Malcolm's eldest brother Francis in the TV series Malcolm in the Middle. Although his parents are not involved in the show business, he and his siblings are all actors. In the 2010s, he ventured into deejaying as well. He is a follower of Scientology.

 13 DJ Yella

DJ Yella
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 14 Questlove

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

 15 Daniel Peter Masterson

Daniel Peter Masterson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Albertson, New York, United States
Danny Masterson is best known as Steven Hyde from That '70s Show and Jameson "Rooster" Bennett from The Ranch. He also performs as a DJ, using the pseudonym "DJ Mom Jeans." He is also a poker enthusiast. In 2020, he was charged of raping multiple women.

 16 Amanda Seales

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

 17 Biz Markie

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

 18 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

 19 Grandmaster Flash

Grandmaster Flash
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barbados, British West Indies [now Barbados]

 20 Taboo

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

 21 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. 

 22 Afrika Bambaataa

Afrika Bambaataa
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Famous As: DJ, Rapper, Producer
Birthdate: April 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

 23 Syd

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

 24 Ryan Lewis

Ryan Lewis
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Famous As: Hip-hop Artist & DJ
Birthdate: March 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States

 25 Samantha Ronson

Samantha Ronson
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: August 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England, UK

Samantha Ronson is an English singer, songwriter, and DJ. Best known for her work as a DJ, Ronson spins at high-profile gigs across the world. She has also played private events for popular personalities like Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, and Ellen DeGeneres among others. Samantha Ronson is also known for getting entangled in several controversies including lawsuits. 

 26 Roman Kemp

Roman Kemp
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Famous As: Radio host
Birthdate: January 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Radio host and TV personality Roman Kemp is known for his stint on Capital FM, as the host of their breakfast show. He ranked third in the 19th season of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! He is also popular for his prank and comedy content on YouTube.

 27 Porter Robinson

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

 28 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

 29 DJ Screw

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

 30 Bob Eubanks

Bob Eubanks
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: January 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States

 31 Zaytoven

Zaytoven
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Famous As: Record producer
Birthdate: January 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

 32 Flying Lotus

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

 33 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

 34 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. 

 35 Paul Wall

Paul Wall
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Famous As: Rapper, Disc jockey who became successful with his major label debut The Peoples Champ
Birthdate: March 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 36 The Alchemist

The Alchemist
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Famous As: Rapper and Record producer
Birthdate: October 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California, United States

 37 DJ Quik

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

 38 Efren Ramirez

Efren Ramirez
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 39 DJ Kool Herc

DJ Kool Herc
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Famous As: Disc jockey and Rapper
Birthdate: April 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

 40 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

 41 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

 42 DJ Shadow

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

 43 Wink Martindale

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

 44 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

 45 Lady Miss Kier

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

 46 Kshmr

Kshmr
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Famous As: Record producer, Disc jockey
Birthdate: October 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States

 47 Shaggy 2 Dope

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

 48 Hannah Bronfman

Hannah Bronfman
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, DJ
Birthdate: October 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 49 Brian Tyler

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

 50 The Blessed Madonna

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