His face might not be as recognizable as that of other Disc Jockeys like DJ Khaled or Diplo, but Christopher Comstock, who is more popularly known as Marshmello, is equally as famous and has a global audience that recognizes him through his marshmellow helmet.
Marshmello, who is a YouTuber, a DJ, and a producer, is part of a growing list of masked DJs that include popular names like Daft Punk and Deadmau5. As a producer, he has two albums to his name and has been nominated for over 18 awards, including the Billboard Music Awards. As a YouTuber, Marshmello has over 35 million subscribers with over 6 billion views on his channel. Learn more about the music and YouTube career of the DJ/music producer below.
Who Is Marshmello?
When he released his first song, Wavez, on the music platform, SoundCloud, no one knew him or of the massive superstar he was about to become, but it was the first domino to fall in a series of dominoes that has led Christopher Comstock becoming a global star.
Popularly known as Marshmello but also known as Dotcom, he was born on the 19th of May, 1992 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to unknown parents. Marshmello has maintained he has no interest in becoming a famous personality and as a result, several background information about him has remained unknown, including his academic journey.
With his songs gaining traction on SoundCloud as he released more of them, including getting support from Skrillex, an established musician, Marshmello began to transition out of SoundCloud into the real world by performing in venues like Pomona and Pier 94 in New York. He also got a chance to perform at the Miami Music Week, further establishing his growing popularity and success.
His music, which is classified as electronic music has gained several fans and he has been able to work with several musicians, including stars from other genres of music like Selena Gomez and Khalid.
With his music career on the rise, Marshmello released his first album, Joytime in January 2016. The album was met with critical praise and was a commercial success, especially songs like Keep It Mello and Alone. The album was certified platinum in various countries across the globe, including the US and in Canada and it peaked at number five on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs chart.
After announcing he is much more than a flux, Marshmello went on tours and has released another album, Joytime II which did not enjoy the critical acclaim of his first album. The album, however, peaked on the US Billboard 200 at number 165 and number one in the Dance/Electronic Album chart. Other than his two albums, he has also released an EP, Roll the Dice, which was released in April 2019. It was a collaborative project with rappers, SOB X RBE.
Outside of his music, Marshmello has a YouTube channel, eponymously named after his professional name, Marshmello. Although the channel is also focused on his music, it also doubles as a gaming and cooking channel and it has been home to over 35 million subscribers and its videos has registered over 6.1 billion views.
The combination of his YouTube and Music success has made Marshmello into an Electronic music superstar and he has worked in collaboration with several other musicians, including, the band, Bastille, rapper Logic and the singer, Anne-Marie.
His face might be unrecognizable but his work is not and through it, he has been able to build massive financial wealth, estimated to be a net worth in the region of $21 million.
His income stems from both his music and his YouTube channel, where he is believed to be earning as much as $1 million per month and $12.3 million per year in YouTube ad revenue.
It goes without saying that a man that interacts with the public with a mask on is one that doesn’t court personal fame and that has led to the dearth of information regarding his personal life. As for Marshmello’s personal life, particularly romantic relationships, there is no known information about the renowned DJ.
Other Facts About Marshmello
- Marshmello is also a philanthropist and he has helped raised several millions of dollars for charity through collaboration with Fortnite and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
- Marshmello has a known height of 6 feet 2 inches.
- His name was revealed to be Christopher Comstock by Forbes Magazine in November 2018 after an investigation.