Sonny John Moore, often known with his musical name Skrillex, is one of the most popular DJs in the world and no doubts; he really deserves to be that if you take an account of his work that he has produced since the very day of his career. He started off as a solo artist in 2007 and since then, he is enjoying a huge fan following. He is a known DJ with a net-worth of around $8 Million. You would be shocked to know some amazing facts about Skrillex that very few of his followers know by now. He has won 6 Grammy awards for his work as a DJ and he is one of the most happening icons on internet.
Here are 15 amazing facts about Skrillex and his music career, Have a look!
1)Skrillex was his nickname!
Been born on January 15th, 1988, Sonny Moore was often called as ‘Skrillex’, ‘Skril, and ‘Skrilly’ by his friends early in his teens. When he turned into a DJ, he adopted his nickname as his musical identity!
2)He was Adopted!
He learned he was adopted in 2004
3)He wanted to specialize in Arts!
While he was only 12, he was enrolled in a private academy school at Los Angeles to specialize in arts.
4) He was Home Schooled!
After spending two years in the academy, he was then home schooled due to bullying there at the age of 14.
5) His Hair caught Fire!
Owning an unusual hairstyle and making it as his style symbol, his hair caught fire on his birthday this year in a birthday party!
6)Dated Singer Ellie Goulding!
In 2012, it was Rolling stone who reported that the two were dating, but the relationship failed due to the work distances.
7)Warp Records were the turning point!
According to him, the turning point of his life is the discovery of Warp records that he made when he was only 12. He says:
“I discovered Aphex Twin (and) became obsessed with glitch, acid house, IDM, Autechre, Squarepusher,”
8) Worked as a lead vocalist for Emo Rockers!
Trying to establish himself as a music icon, he contacted Matt Goof of the band Emo rockers and offered his guitar playing to them at the age of 16!
9)Singing is not his real passion!
Due to the vocal chord problems, Skrillex quit singing and also said that this wasn’t his real passion too.
10)Sold his drawings in DIY Fashion!
One of the amazing facts about Skrillex is his determination of doing things in DIY fashion for which he sold his demos at shows, including his unique drawings made by himself only.
11)His first ever album
The first album that he ever bought were Marilyn Manson’s ‘Antichrist Superstar’ and Nine Inch Nails ‘’Broken’ EP. Angsty.
12)His first official EP!
His first official EP was called ‘My Name Is Skrillex’.
13)Over 60 million views on YouTube
Up till now, Skrillex biggest hit is considered to be ‘Scary Monsters and Nice sprites’, which had over 60 million views on YouTube, and it really is an achievement!
14) Album disappeared after laptop been stolen!
One of his upcoming albums disappeared when his laptop got stolen out of his hotel room last year and sharing it with his fans, he said on Facebook:
“I spent a week pulling my hair out, but now I’m just focusing on the future and re-making my album.”
15) His two songs in the most played category!
According to the Facebook’s Most Played songs results in 2011, two of his tracks were there in the top 10!
Skrillex is one of the most followed DJs on Facebook with 11,838,613 followers on this social media only!
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