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TOP 10: The most famous DJs in the world 2018

Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Hardwell - these and similar names appear more frequently on such top 10 lists. However, this is usually because these DJs make the most money, sell the most records, or play in the biggest arenas.

However, we want to try something different here to determine the most famous DJs. Without tensing you up any longer, here are the 10 currently hottest DJs in the world when it comes to online searches and followers on social media channels.

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No. 10 Skrillex


At 16, Sonny John Moore began his career with the emocore band From first to lastto go out alone a few years later. Although he still looks more like a post-hardcore star today, we can safely say that his electronic career is a little more successful.



# 9 The Chainsmokers

Although their name is entirely made up (they supposedly never smoked, and certainly not that regularly), The Chainsmokers have amassed a whole host of followers who have catapulted them to the top of the list. Some collaborations with well-known names certainly helped.



No. 8 Deadmau5


By far the least mainstream name on the list, at least when it comes to style. Joel Zimmermann's alter ego is known for his online breakouts as well as his diverse attitudes towards house music. His impressive set at Tomorrowland 2016 together with Eric Prydz helped deadmau5 to the top and the applause has not stopped since then.



No. 7 Hardwell


Robbert van de Corput
was quite precocious as far as the music was concerned. He is part of the new generation that has made a direct transition into the EDM world, and his big room house catapulted him onto the top 100 list of DJ magazine for two years (2013 and 2014).



No. 6 Armin van Buuren


He's been the king of trance for over a decade, but having AvB listed in the EDM category is the best testament to his massive reputation. He's part of an older generation, but still draws crowds from all over the world.



No. 5 Tiësto


Even after three decades, this top DJ is unstoppable. Today Tijs Micheil Verwest combines trance music with a touch of pop, which leaves a new generation of fans at his feet. In 2014, Tiësto topped the Forbes list of the world's top-earning DJs with a whopping $ 22 million.



No. 4 Calvin Harris


Calvin Harris is probably the second best import from Scotland aside from whiskey. Since his breakthrough in 2007, he has had one foot in dance music and the other in the pop world. He has a heart for anyone born in the 80s, but he's still found fans in all age groups over the past decade.



No. 3 David Guetta


Pierre David Guetta has been a successful musician and promoter since the early 1990s, but with his solo career he has achieved a whole new level of awareness. In 2013, Billboard magazine named his 2009 single with Kelly Rowland "When Love Takes Over" the best dance-pop collaboration of all time. Not even be Step away while on the set at Tomorrowland 2014 hurt his career.



No. 2 Marshmello


Marshmello is known for trendy EDM when it comes to house, and his eye-catching headdress sets him apart from the competition and helped him keep his identity a secret. The rise of Marshmello in 2017 was arguably the greatest success in the electronic dance music genre since the man from our number 1 conquered the scene a few years ago.



No. 1 Martin Garrix


If we wanted to choose an electronic music prodigy, Martijn Garritsen would probably be the best choice. In February 2014, at the age of only 17, he conquered with Animals the international charts by storm. We admit that Garrix takes a stab at our confidence.



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