|Capital:||€ 35 million|
|Country of origin:||Soviet Union|
|Source of wealth:||DJ|
Anton Igorevich Zaslavsky (born September 2, 1989 in Saratov) is a German DJ and music producer of Russian origin, known by the stage name Zedd. Zedd is the winner of the Grammy Music Award in 2014 for the nomination “Best Dance Record” for the song “Clarity”, which was performed together with the British singer Foxes. In 2014, Forbes earned eighth place in the top 10 highest paid DJs in the world with $ 21 million in income.
He writes music, mainly in the electro house genre, but is not limited to its scope. His compositions also include pieces in the genres Progressive House, Complextro and Brostep. In 2016, the DJ was ranked 35th in a UK magazine rating and 29th in 2017 in the “Top 100” list of the best DJs.
Anton Zaslavsky was born in Saratov into a family of musicians and received a classical musical education, which began with studying music in the piano class at the age of four. At the age of three, Anton and his family moved as refugees of Jewish nationality to the German city of Kaiserslautern, where he spent his childhood and youth.
He started playing drums at the age of twelve. Together with his brother Arkady, he became a member of the rock band Dioramic, founded in Kaiserslautern in 2002. Seven years later, he developed an interest in electronic music after hearing the album by the French electro punk duo Justice. In 2009 Anton Zaslavsky started writing electronic music himself.
In 2011 Anton Zaslavsky released the single “Dovregubben”, which he wrote in the style of the electro house. This composition immediately rose to the top of the music charts. Anton Zaslavsky currently lives in Los Angeles. He has already worked with stars like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Skrilex, Haley Williams, Selena Gomez, Kescha, Ariana Grande, Sean Mendes, Troy Sivan, Liam Payne and others.
In 2013, Zedd produced three songs from Lady Gaga’s new Artpop album: “Aura”, “GUY” and “Donatella”. In January 2018, he recorded the title “The Middle” (with the participation of Maren Morris and Gray), which he performed at the Grammy Ceremony (2018).
On February 23, 2015, Zedd published his collaboration with Selena Gomez, “I want you to know”. The song was co-written by Zedd, Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic and Kevin Drew. The song became the “Election Party Song” at the Teen Choice Awards, making it number 1 on the Billboard Dance / Electronic Songs and number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was sold in the United States for over one Million copies awarded platinum.
Zedd released his second single “Beautiful Now” with Jon Bellion on May 13, 2015. The album “True Colors” was released two days later. The album reached number 1 on the Billboard Dance / Electronic albums and was listed on various other international charts. The third single from the album “Papercut” with Troye Sivan was released on July 17, 2015.
On May 22nd and 23rd he directed the Counter Point Music and Arts Festival together with The Roots and Widespread Panic. Zedd appeared with Lady Antebellum at the 2015 CMT Music Awards. Together they performed a mashup of their songs “Long Stretch of Love” and “Beautiful Now”.
His second world tour, the True Colors Tour, lasted from August to November 2015, traveling to Asia, North America and Europe. Zedd was included in the lineup for Coachella 2016. In 2017 he organized a benefit concert for the American Civil Liberties Union. On July 15, 2016, singer Hailee Steinfeld and producer duo Gray released a song titled “Starving” by Zedd, which was number 5 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 and number 5 on the British single charts.
On February 23, 2017, Zedd released his collaboration with Alessia Cara, “Stay”, which debuted at No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 33 on the UK Singles Chart. On July 6, 2017, Zedd released his single with Liam Payne, “Get Low”. On January 23, 2018, Zedd released his single with Maren Morris and Gray, “The Middle”, which climbed to number 1 on the Billboard Pop Songs radio charts and peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Zedd was tapped by National Geographic to produce a song inspired by the documentary series One Strange Rock, and released a video titled “One Strange Rock” on his YouTube channel on April 9, 2018. On July 17, 2018, Zedd released his single with Elley Duhé, “Happy Now”. The accompanying music video was later released August 23, 2018.
On September 27, 2018, Zedd released his remix of the Shawn Mendes single “Lost in Japan”. This single quickly rose to the top 40 charts and was the first collaboration between the two artists. They performed the song at the 2018 American Music Awards on October 10, 2018, and then played it again at the Victoria Secret Fashion Show on November 8, 2018. The accompanying music video was released on November 9, 2018 after the two performances.