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Marshmello, one of the most popular yet mysterious DJs, soon became one of the favorites of people around the world, with his synth and bass-heavy electronic dance music. The American DJ, who is just in his late 20s, has already captured the hearts of millions of followers, but it seems he has just started. Here are some really interesting things to know about the famous, yet not-so-know DJ Marshmello, that will make you love him more:

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  1.  The first ever song he posted was “WaVez,” as an original mix. He posted it on his SoundCloud in March 2015, following which he gained the support of famous DJs, including Skrillex.
  2.  He joined hands with Fortnite player Tyler “Ninja”Blevins” for the Epic's E3 Celebrity Pro Am charity tournament, and won a million dollars as the prize money.
  3.  The duo donated half of the prize money to KIND – Kids in Need of Defense, an organization that focuses on helping refugees and immigrant children with legal counsel.
  4.  Marshmello was ranked at #8 in the Forbes list of “World’s Highest-paid DJs,” with earning of over $21 million, in the year 2017.
  5.  His very first and major award was for the “Best Electronic” category at the MTV Europe Music Awards in the year 2018.
  6.  In the year 2019, he won the “Best New Pop Artist” award, as well as the “Dance Artist of the Year” award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.
  7.  He also earned the “Best Song (Pop/Electronic)” award at the 2019 International Dance Music Awards, for his song “Happier.”
  8.  It was with this single “Happier” and its pet-dog-themed video, that Marshmello supported the #FindYourFido campaign by ASPCA – American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, in October 2018.
  9.  “Happier” is also the highest charting single for Marshmello, as well as the British band Bastille, till date, in both the United Kingdom and the United States.
  10.  The same single, which pealed at #2, was in the top ten of the Hot 100 for 27 weeks, and also currently holds the record for most weeks spent at number one on the US Dance/Electronic Songs.
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  12.  His second song “Alone,” which peaked at #60 on the Billboard Hot 100, was his very first single to be certified platinum in the United States and Canada, with at least a million copies of certified units.
  13.  “Alone” is also the first and only single, released by the Canadian record label Monstercat, to have received the Platinum certification by the RIAA - Recording Industry Association of America.
  14.  He has published gaming and cooking videos for his YouTube series – “Gaming with Marshmello” and “Cooking with Marshmello.”
  15.  For one of the episodes in the “Cooking with Marshmello” series, American singer Paula Abdul was featured as a guest.
  16.  Throughout the cooking series, he presents the different methods of cooking he uses for various foods like meals, snacks and desserts.
  17.  Being a non-speaker, Marshmello is known to use his body language to express himself in the videos in both of the YouTube series.
  18.  Marshmello was born as Christopher Comstock on May 19, 1992, in Philadelphia. However, he later moved to Los Angeles, California for his career. Before making it big as Marshmello, he was better known as Dotcom.
  19.  Since the initial days of his career, he had kept his identity under wraps, and anything related to his personal life, like his early life and romantic relationships, including his looks, a secret.
  20.  While he maintained an image of masking himself with a white bucket, fans often guessed him to be Dotcom, due to the similarity in the musical styles.
  21.  However, his girlfriend Kelsey Calemine, once gave the fans a rare look on her Valentine’s Day post on Instagram, in which Marshmello was without his mask.
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  23.  His girlfriend Calemine did not tag his official Instagram account directly, but had tagged the account for Dotcom, which was his non-anonymous project from the early days, without the mask.
  24.  In the music video of his famous single “Alone,” he was shown placing a rat in a cage with the label “Joel” on the front. This is said to be a reference to DJ Joel “Deadmau5” Zimmerman, the Canadian electronic music producer.
  25.  It was reported that prior to this single, Deadmau5 blasted at Marshmello, for his poor music, and even called his followers as “brain-dead sheep,” in a series of tweets.
  26.  Marshmello had replied coolly to the tweets, asking if the Canadian DJ was up for a basketball match, and that the loser would have to buy dinner. Following this, Deadmau5 deleted all his tweets related to this matter.
  27.  He became a sensation gaining international recognition, after the release of remixes of songs from American DJ duo Jack Ü and Russian-German DJ Zedd.
  28.  He collaborated with R&B singer Khalid, for his single “Silence,” which went on to be certified platinum and multi-platinum in eight countries.
  29.  The “Silence” is said to have ranked in the Top 200 list in nearly 28 countries, while topping the Dance charts in US, UK, and Australia. The single also peaked in the Top 10 list in more than 15 countries.
  30.  He launched his own record label Joytime Collective, and even recruited Slushii as the first signee. The duo collaborated and released the sing “Twinbow.”
  31.  His single “Wolves,” in collaboration with singer Selena Gomez” topped the charts in Latvia, Poland and Serbia, while peaked in the Top 10 list in 19 countries including the UK and Australia.
  32.  “Wolves,” which was certified Platinum or higher in nearly 15 countries worldwide, was the second most successful electronic song of the year 2018, in the United States.
  33.  Marshmello Net Worth: $40 Million

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