How much is Skrillex worth? $45 Million
How did Skrillex earn his money and wealth?
Skrillex, whose real name is Sonny John Moore, was born on January 15, 1988, in Los Angeles, California. His parents are Scott Moore and Francis Moore. However, when Skrillex was 16, he learned that he was an adopted child. Skrillex is not only an American electronic dance music producer but is also a DJ, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.
In the year 2004, Skrillex joined the American post-hardcore band ‘From First to Last’ as a lead singer. He successfully recorded two studio albums with the band- ‘Dear Diary, ‘My Teen Angst Has a Body Count’ in 2004 ad ‘Heroine’ in 2006. In the year 2007, he left the band to pursue a solo career and began with his first tour as a solo artist. Skrillex joined the ‘Alternative Press Tour’ in order to support other bands such as ‘All Time Low’ and ‘The Rocket Summer’ and also appeared on the cover of ‘100 Bands You Need to Know’ which is the annual issue of ‘Alternative Press’.
In the year 2009, Skrillex was scheduled to record his debut studio album named ‘Bells’ along with producer Noah Shain but he ceased the production of the studio album and started performing under the nickname ‘Skrillex’. He distributed the ‘My Name is Skrillex’ EP for the public for free download on his official MySpace page. Besides this, in late 2010, he released the ‘Scary Monsters and Nice Spirits’ EP and in mid-2011, he released ‘More Monsters and Sprites’ EP which gained moderate commercial successes. Skrillex received nominations for a total of five Grammy Awards at the 54th Grammy Awards ceremony on November 30, 2011, where he successfully won three awards in the categories- Electronica Album, Best Dance Recording, and for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.
On December 5, 2011, it was announced by the BBC that Skrillex had been nominated for the company’s ‘Sound of 2012’ poll. Apart from this, Skrillex was also named as ‘MTV’s Electronic Dance Music Artist of the Year’ on December 12, 2011. In total, Skrillex has won eight Grammy Awards. He also holds the world record for most Grammy Awards by an Electronic Dance Music artist.
Skrillex also formed the groups of ‘Jack U’ and ‘Dog Blood’ by collaborating with Diplo and Boys Noize. It was announced on his 29th birthday that Skrillex has reunited again with ‘From First To Last’ and released a single album titled ‘Make War’. In the year 2017, Skrillex produced as well mixed ‘8’ which is the eighth studio album by the rock band ‘Incubus’.
What are the highest grossing albums of Skrillex?
1-‘Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U’ (2015)- $349,650
2-‘Bangarang’ (2011) – $ 216,450
3-‘Gypsyhook EP’ (2009)- $162,338
4-‘My Name is Skrillex’ (2010)- $138,581
5-‘Recess’ (2014)- $2,84,091