Zedd is a German-Russian DJ and multi-instrumentalist who also writes songs and is a record producer. His performance usually is electric and has gradually diversified into other genres.
Zedd and his new set record
Zedd’s The Middle has broken the previous record of being for the most weeks on no. 1 position on the hot dance/electronics chart. The track has retained the no.1 position for 28 continuous weeks. This record was previously held by Chainsmokers and it was for 27 weeks.
Zedd and his real name, age, childhood
Zedd is the stage name of Anton Zaslavski and he was born on 2 September 1989 in Saratov, Saratov Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. When he was 4, his family migrated to Germany and he was raised in Kaiserslautern. His parents were both musicians. He got his classical training in music. His father Igor Zaslavski was a guitarist and a school teacher. His mother used to teach piano in school.
With such a musical atmosphere around him, he learned to play a number of musical instruments in his childhood. He could play the piano at 4 and drums at 12. He has two siblings-elder brothers Arkadi and younger brother Daniel.
He is of German nationality and Russian ethnicity.
Zedd and his early career in music
In his early days, the singer was part of the German band called Dioramic. He was more interested in electronic music. He left this band in 2010 and took part in music contests and won two of them. His first release was The Anthem and it made into the top 20 of Beatport Electro House chart. He did remixes and these were also liked and became popular.
In 2011, he did a remix of Lady Gaga’s track Born This Way and it was featured in the special edition of her third studio album of the same name. He has also done remixes of songs of Justin Bieber, the Black-eyed Peas, Periphery, and the like.
Zedd’s debut album
Zedd released his first studio album in 2012. He was signed with Interscope Records at that time. It made a record sale and most of his songs were then played on the radio. Zedd now collaborated with other artists and one of them was the Japanese singer Namie Amuro. He has also worked with Ariane Grande and released Break Free with her.
In 2013, Zedd started touring to promote his various songs and first album. His second album was True Colors. He wrote more songs and released featuring some well-known faces such as Selena Gomez. Zedd also performed at the CMT Music Award function in 2015 and this was with Lady Antebellum.
He toured North America, Europe, and Asia for his second album. He also performed at benefit concerts and also released a collaboration with Riot Games in 2016. He is due to release his third album sometime in the near future. He has accumulated a net worth of $ 35 million.
Zedd is very active on social media platforms. He has more than 6.9 million likes on Facebook which is incredible. He has tweeted more than 31.1k times and his followers on it number 8.15 million. On his Instagram, he had 5.7 million fans.
Zedd and his relationships
Zedd was in a relationship with Selena Gomez in 2015. But the romance was short-lived and they split.
Talking of the time that he was dating Selena, Zedd revealed:
“Reporters were calling my parents. People were hacking my friends’ phones. I was pissed. I kind of knew what I was getting myself into. She is one of the most talked about people in the world, but I had no idea how much that would change my life.”
Currently, he is single and is completely focused oh his career.
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