20 Oct 6 Facts You Never Knew About DJ Tiësto
Tiësto is known as the ‘Legend of legends‘ in the world of electronic music. What’s else that you didn’t know about him? Let’s discover all of the facts below.
1. DJ Tiësto’s real name is Tijs Verwest
He was born on January 17, 1969 in the Netherlands, homeland of the world’s electronic music “legends”. As a talented DJ / producer, Tiësto started his illustrious career from 1994 to present. Considered as the “legend of the legends”, he currently holds the 5th position in the prestigious DJ Mag Top 100 World Chart.
2. Renowned career with admirable achievements
In the 2000s, Tiësto became the first DJ to have been performing solo at a music concert titled “Tiësto Solo” for 6 consecutive hours. On May 10, 2003, he continued to perform in front of more than 25,000 people at Arnhem Stadium (Netherlands) in the concert titled “Tiesto in Concert.
As a person who has a great influence on the world electronic music industry, it is not surprising that he has always been the main character of the world music festivals such as Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC ), Sensation …
In his illustrious career, Tiësto has won the world’s No. 1 DJ spot for three consecutive years (2002, 2003 and 2004). Additionally, he is the only DJ in the world who has never left the Top 5 on this chart since 2002. Being the owner of famous record labels such as: Black Hole Recordings and Musical Freedom Recordings, Tiësto has released countless hit songs during 20 years of operation. And finally, this Dutch legend also achieved a feat that very few electronic music producers in the world can achieve: the prestigious Grammy Award.
3. One of the 40 greatest Dutch people of all time
Yes, he was voted “one of the 40 greatest Dutch people of all time”. And yet, Tiësto was also ordained Knight by the Dutch royal family in 2004, right after he released an album called “Just Be. Therefore, perhaps the best way to call this Dutch legend is Sir DJ Tiëstoo).
4. First DJ to perform at an Olympics
It was the Athens Olympics that took place in Greece in 2004. Tiësto had a legendary performance with the 90-minute Trance set in front of more than 4 billion viewers worldwide. That was also the moment that turned him into an immortal monument of the world electronic music scene.
Tiësto – an immortal monument of world electronic music.
5. His statue is erected at the Madame Tussauds museum in Amsterdam
What is better than owning a real statue of yourself? The “legend” Tiësto also had this honor as his wax figure is set up in the famous Madame Tussauds museum in Amsterdam. Another rather interesting detail is that the DJ equipment placed in front of his statue is “100% real”, and completely usable.
Tiësto’s wax statues at the Madame Tussauds museum in Amsterdam
6. Master of the number 1 DJs
Tiësto has led many talented DJs / producers, including Armin van Buuren and Hardwell – faces once won the world’s No. 1 DJ spot. And most recently, he continued to discover and mentor the young talent Martin Garrix, helping him become the youngest DJ to win No. 1 on the top 100 DJs chart. In addition, some other DJs such as Oliver Heldens, KSHMR, Dzeko & Torres … also received much help from Tiësto.