POP NEWS: Tiësto, the profile of a 250K$ x night cachet DJ
Written by V2Beat on March 21, 2019
Hello guys and girlz, the episode of POP NEWS is dedicate to a well known DJ Tiësto.
Tiësto, (real name Tijs Michiel Verwest) is a dj and producer of Dutch origins.
From the beginnings with trance music, he then produced almost exclusively house music.
He is the founder of two record companies, the Musical Freedom and the AFTR: HRS.
His career began at the age of 16, when he performed in a well-known local club playing house music. Attracting the attention of an important record company, he made his first mixed sequence, Forbidden Paradise and at the end of the ’90s he participated at the ID & T Innercity party.
Tiësto’s success came in the 2000s with the first album My Memory and in 2002, after a 9-hour performance at the Dutch Dimension Festival, he received the Harp Music Award. In the same year he also received the Lucky Strike Dance Award for best Trance and Progressive Dj.
Defined as the best Dj in the world by Dj Magazine for two consecutive years, in May 2003 he was the first Dj in the world to perform in front of an audience of 25,000 people at Arnhem’s Gelredome in Holland, an event that has been repeated a year later.
In 2004 he released his second album Just Be which contains the hit Adagio For Strings, considered the best trance track ever and in the same year he has been the official Dj of the opening of the Olympic Games in Athens.
In 2007 he released the third album: Elements Of Life, which received the Gold Record on the day of its publication and it is the album that has sold more copies in the history of electronic music.
In 2009 he released his fourth album, Kaleidoscope, featuring more house sounds than his usual trance style, which has taken him on a world tour for 15 months. In his career Tiësto has collaborated with numerous artists like Faithless, Bono Vox (U2), Nelly Furtado, Hardwell and the duo Krewella. Tiësto has been named Best Electro House Dj, bypassing names like David Guetta, Afrojack and Avicii, in 2012.
From 2011 to 2017 he published a series of 5 albums entitled Club Life, each dedicated to a city in which he performed.
Today he is one of the most sought after and paid Djs in the world with a cachet of $250,000 a night, and in 2018 his single Jackie Chan has become fast a hit.