• 07 Dec
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The list of top EDM artists is something that every EDM enthusiast awaits when it is the end of the year. So, not keeping our curious viewers anymore. The list of top EDM artists for 2018 is right below.

Top EDM artists for 2018

1.Martin Garrix

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A discovery of Tiesto, Martijn Gerard Garritsen is the youngest DJ to have found a position in DJ Mag’s top 100 DJs list. His net worth is $22 million. This Dutch DJ is the world no. 1 DJ right now and has been there since 2016 consecutively. He is the founder of the label Stmpd Rcrds.

2.Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

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Belgian brothers Dimitri Thivaios and Michael Thivaios are worth $35 million. They were at world No. 1 in 2015 and at No. 2 in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list. Originally of Greek roots, they play the genres Electro House, Big Room House, Progressive House, Trap, Dutch House, Future House, Moombahton, and Future Bass.

3.Hardwell

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A Dutch Electro House, Big Room, and Progressive DJ and music producer, Robbert van de Corput is worth $22 million. He is the founder of the record label ‘Revealed Recordings’ and a radio podcast ‘Hardwell On Air’. He is a Tomorrowland favorite artist.

4.Armin Van Buuren

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This $55 million worth Dutch artist Armin Jozef Jacobus Daniël is also called as Rising Star. He ranked as the world number one on DJ Mag list, DJ five times, four years consecutively. He also holds a record in the US for most entries (21) on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart.

5.David Guetta

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This $75 million-worth French DJ, songwriter, and record producer Pierre David Guetta, is also known as Jack Back. Guetta in 2011 ranked as the world number one DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs list. He is one of the first DJs to get into the EDM and is called the “grandfather of EDM”.

6.Tiësto

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Dutch DJ and record producer, Tijs Michiel Verwest is worth $150 million. Mix magazine named him “the Greatest DJ of All Time”, voted by the fans. Also regarded as the “Godfather of EDM”, he was voted as the “best DJ of the last 20 years” by DJ Mag readers in 2013. His dominant genres are Progressive, Future, Electro House and many more.

7.Diplo36

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America DJ Thomas Wesley Pentz Jr., also known as Diplodocus, is worth $26 million. A part of the project Major Lazer, he has founded the record company Mad Decent, also a co-founder of Heaps Decent, a non-profit organization. He derived his alias from his childhood fascination dinosaurs.

8.Afrojack

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$60 million-worth Nick van de Wall is a Dutch DJ, remixer and record producer. His, is a regular name as one in the ten top EDM artists in DJ Mag. The CEO of LDH Europe, his dominant genres are Dutch House, Minimal House, Electro House, Trap, Future Bass, and Moombahton. He started playing piano at the young age of 5.

9.The Chainsmokers

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This $45.5 million-worth American duo, produces EDM under Pop and Electropop genres. The duo consists of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. They’ve together won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for the song ‘Don’t let me down’ (hyperlink the song from YouTube). They describe their music to be the ones “blurring the lines between indie, pop music, dance music, and hip-hop.”

10.Marshmello

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This $21 million-worth American DJ and record producer Chris Comstock, is also known as Dotcom. He wears a custom marshmallow mascot headgear for his public appearances. His EDM style is Future Bass, Electronic, Progressive House, Trap. He won the MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Electronic in 2018

11.Calvin Harris

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The highest paid EDM artist, whose net worth is a whooping $220 million is Adam Richard Wiles, a Scottish DJ, singer, and record producer. His dominant genres to play are Electro House, Electropop, Eurodance, Dance-pop, and Nu-disco. He started in 1999 by recording bedroom demos.

12.Steve Aoki

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Grammy-nominated American DJ and record producer Steven Hiroyuki Aoki is worth $75 million. He is the founder of Dim Mak Records and Steve Aoki Charitable Fund. Pollstar, in 2012, designated him as the highest grossing EDM artist from tours, in Northern America.

13.Nicky Romero

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Nick Rotteveel is a Dutch DJ and record producer with the net worth of $10 million. Romero has founded the record label Protocol Recordings and it has 5 releases reach no. 1 on the Beatport Top 100 chart. He has also appeared in the movie ‘We Are Your Friends’ in 2015.

14.Deadmau5

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The Canadian Progressive House maestro Joel Thomas Zimmerman, also known as Halcyon441, Karma K, and Testpilot, is worth $53 million. A receiver of 6 Grammy Award nominations, Deadmau5 is said to have got his name after he found a dead mouse inside his computer at a young age and became famous among his friends as the “dead mouse guy”. He wears a headgear similar to Disney’s Mickey mouse logo.

15.Skrillex

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This $45 million-worth American DJ, singer, songwriter, and record producer Sonny John Moore plays drum machine, synthesizer, guitar and Ableton Live equally well. His dominant genres are Dubstep, Electro House, Trap, Moombahton, and Post-Hardcore.

You would also want the know the top EDM tracks of the year 2018, read here.

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