Marshmello is a stage name for an American dance music producer and DJ whose true identity remains unknown. To disguise his face, he wears a Marshmallow helmet in the shape of a bucket. In 2015, he made his debut in the electronic music scene. In 2017, enough evidence arose on social media that identified him as American DJ Chris Comstock, but Marshmello has not formally confirmed or refuted this. Based on an old interview with another DJ, royalty earnings records, and the common manager for Marshmello and Chris Comstock, Forbes magazine published an article in November 2017 claiming Chris Comstock to be Marshmello, but there was no official confirmation from Marshmello’s management or lawyer. Despite the fact that his identity is still a mystery, Marshmello is one of the most renowned and respected DJs in the world today. His anonymity, according to some, adds a layer of mystery to his persona, which helps him develop appeal. He is a prolific artist who has amassed a large body of work in a short period of time.
Childhood and Adolescence
Nothing is known about Marshmello’s childhood or early years. Even if he is Chris Comstock, as many people and media outlets believe, little is known about him other than the fact that he is from Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, and that he traveled to Los Angeles to seek a music career.
Career of Marshmello
Marshmello has one studio album, twenty singles, eighteen remixes, eighteen music videos, and three other charted songs to his credit since breaking into the electronic dance music market in 2015.
He began his career in 2015 by posting remixes of popular music tracks on his Soundcloud profile, which became instant hits and helped him gain notoriety among music lovers and DJs.
In 2015, he released a remix of the song ‘Outside,’ which was written by Scottish DJ Calvin Harris and featured singer Ellie Goulding. In 2015, he remixed and released the song ‘I want to know you now,’ which was originally composed by Russian-German DJ Zedd and featured vocalist Selena Gomez.
In 2015, he remixed yet another of Zedd’s compositions, this time the tune ‘Beautiful Now.’ In 2015, he also remixed Ariana Grande’s song “One Last Time.”
He remixed and published the song “Waiting for Love” by Swedish DJ Avicii. In 2015, he remixed and released the song “Where are U Now” by the American EDM duo Jack U, which featured Justin Bieber.
In 2015, he remixed and released Adele’s song “Hello,” which was written by the British singer and composer Adele. Duke Dumont remixed and released British singer AME’s song “Need U (100 percent)” in 2015.
In 2016, he remixed and released the song ‘Flash Funk’ from the ‘Warsongs’ album from the League of Legends video game. In 2016, he remixed and released Era Istrefi’s song “BonBon” by Albanian artist Era Istrefi.
In 2016, he remixed and released English singer and songwriter Anne-Marie Rose Nicholson’s song “Alarm.” Allen Olav Walker, a Norwegian DJ, remixed and released the song “Sing Me to Sleep” in 2016.
In 2016, he remixed and released the Swedish DJ duo Galantis’ song “No Money.” Martin Garrix, a Dutch DJ, remixed and released the song “Oops” in 2016. In the same year, he remixed and released the song “Let me Love You” by French DJ Snake, which featured Canadian vocalist Justin Bieber. In 2017, he remixed and released American singer and actress Noah Lindsey Cyrus’ song “Make me weep.” He also remixed and released the American rapper and singer Future’s song “Mask Off.”
On March 3rd, 2015, he released his first original song, ‘WaVeZ,’ on SoundCloud. He began to receive support from other DJs soon after, including DJ Skillrex, who shared his song ‘FinD Me’ on his Soundcloud website.
In 2015, he released the track “Keep it Mello” with OmarLinX, which was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (Recording Industry Association of America). His 2016 album ‘Joytime’ featured the tune as well.
He released the track ‘Colour’ in 2016. His 2016 single ‘Alone’ was awarded Platinum by the RIAA and Music Canada (MC). In 2016, he collaborated with American DJ Jauz on the tune “Magic.”
He contributed a tune titled ‘Freal Luv’ to the American hip-hop group Far East Movement’s 2016 album ‘Identity.’ In 2016, he released a tune called “Ritual” in collaboration with American vocalist Wrable.
He released his first and only album, titled ‘Joytime,’ in January 2016. The album, which features ten of his previously released singles, debuted at number one on iTunes on its first day of sale.
On the 2017 track ‘Chasing Colours,’ he worked with fellow American DJ Ookay and singer Noah Cyrus. On the 2017 track ‘Twinbow,’ he partnered with fellow American DJ Slushii.
In 2016, he founded his own record company, the ‘Joytime Collective,’ and in 2017, he signed DJ Slushii as the label’s first artist. In 2017, his record company released the singles ‘Moving On’ and ‘Love U.’
In 2017, he released the single “Silence,” which reached Platinum in a number of countries, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Australia, and Belgium. In these nations, his 2017 single ‘Wolves,’ which he co-wrote with American singer-songwriter Selena Gomez, also achieved Platinum. In 2017, he also published the tune “You & Me” on Apple Music. His 2018 track ‘Friends,’ which he co-wrote with British singer Anne-Marie, went platinum in numerous countries, and his single ‘Everyday,’ which he co-wrote with American rapper Logic, earned gold in Canada. After a request from Lil Peep’s mother, he released a previously unreleased tune called “Spotlight,” which he co-wrote with the late American rapper Lil Peep.
Major Projects of Marshmello
In 2017, his singles ‘Silence’ with American singer Khalid and ‘Wolves’ with American singer Selena Gomez both went platinum in several countries. In 2018, his single ‘Friends,’ which he co-wrote with British singer Anne-Marie, reached platinum in a number of countries.
Achievements & Awards
Marshmello is claimed to be one of the world’s fastest-rising DJs, with royalty revenues of $ 21 million in 2017, according to Forbes magazine. In 2016, he was named to DJ Mag’s “Top 100 DJs” list as the “Highest New Entry.”
In 2017, he won the ‘Best usage of Vocal’ award at the ‘Remix awards’ for his remix of British singer Anne-song Marie’s ‘Alarm.’
Personal Experiences of Marshmello
Nothing is publicly known about his personal life as his identity itself is matter of speculation even though many leading media houses and journalists have positively affirmed him to be Chris Comstock, also known as DJ ‘Dotcom.’ Nothing is known about Chris Comstock’s personal life.
Estimated Net Worth
Marshmello’s net worth is $50 million.
He never talks to journalists and in a video interview in June 2017, gave two thumbs down to the reporter’s question whether he would ever reveal his identity? He tweeted two months later that he does not remove his helmet because he does not seek or require recognition and believes in producing something positive for people to connect with.