EDM or electronic music has seen rapid growth in the musical sphere in the past decade, and one of its subgenres that stands out among the rest is “dubstep.” Characterized by electronic bass drops and rhythmic dance beats, dubstep has proven itself to be a steady chart topper everywhere. The musical genius associated with popularizing this genre of music is Skrillex, commonly referred to as the EDM God.
Noted for his trance music and collaboration with famous artists, Skrillex continues on his musical journey, one amazing beat drop at a time. Keep on reading to find out more about the globetrotter lifestyle and current net worth of Skrillex in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Skrillex was born as Sonny John Moore on the 15th of January 1988, in the city of Los Angeles, California to father, Scott Moore, and mother, Francis Moore. His father worked in the insurance sector, and his mother was a housewife. He was mainly raised and brought up in Forest Hill, San Francisco where he moved when he was around 2 years old.
He had quite a childhood growing up, his parents were both Scientologists and moved back and forth around Los Angeles and North California. He dropped out of regular school at the age of 14 and started homeschooling as he was severely bullied. His interest in music began with him attending club gigs around his neighborhood. He was also a frequent at rave parties thus delving more into the world of electronic music.
Skrillex moved to Georgia to start his musical career. He was a rebel growing up, not really conforming to societal norms and regulations. In his interviews, he has often stated not being able to fit in, while growing up. He comes off as shy as he doesn’t like being in the limelight. He was in a relationship with singer-musician, Ellie Goulding from 2010-2012. The pair separated after two years and still continues to be good friends. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
After moving to Georgia, Skrillex became a member of a pop-punk band called “From First to Last” in the year 2004 and released his first album with the band in June of the same year. The band went on nationwide tours and released their second album, “Heroine” in March of 2006. Following successful sale records and tours, Skrillex decided to part ways with the band owing to health issues and also to embark on his solo career. After his departure from the band, he continued to release demo songs on his official Myspace page.
In the year 2008, he adopted the stage name, Skrillex and released his first EP in 2010. Following its success, he went on a tour with the artist Deadmau5 and released his second EP. The years 2011- 2014 saw him releasing several LP’s and EP’s. He began his advent into the Kpop world by producing and collaborating with the girl group “4Minute”. He also collaborated with pop sensation Justin Bieber on his hit single “Sorry” which was a chart topper worldwide.
Skrillex has won various awards and accolades, like the Grammy Awards for Best Dance Recording and Best Electronica Album for the years 2012 and 2013. He won the MTV Video Music Awards for Best Visual Effects for the years 2012 and 2013. He was nominated for Best Art Direction, Best Editing and Song of the Summer for his collaboration with Diplo and Justin Bieber on their hit single “Where Are U Now.”
Net Worth & Earnings:
Skrillex’s chart-topping songs and his career as a successful producer and recording artist has seen him amass a considerable amount of wealth. His earnings are a reflection of his successful tours nationwide and internationally and his prowess as a recorder-producer. Apart from headlining tours and producing, Skrillex also has his own independent label, ‘OWSLA.’ His current net worth is estimated to be around $50 million.
Electronic music’s God and a protégée entertainer, Skrillex continues on his musical journey as a successful producer and DJ. Always a favorite and ranked at #4 among the world’s highest paid DJ’s, Skrillex indeed is a self-made artist. He continues to headline tours and is a Coachella favorite. We hope to see more of this artist’s achievements in the years to come.