Knowledge Identifier: $Diplo



American DJ, music producer, rapper, and songwriter based in Los Angeles, California add

Category: Music (410)

Launched in 2003.

Countries: United States (46%), United Kingdom (17%), Canada (9%)

Main connections: Ellie Goulding, Iggy Azalea, Ty Dolla Sign

Linked to: Temple University, University of Central Florida, Twitter, Mixmag




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After frequently running into fellow DJ Low Budget, the two began throwing parties under the Hooked on Hollertronix moniker in 2003 as a way of maintaining control of what they were able to play during DJ gigs in Philadelphia add something


He previously dated British-Sri Lankan singer and rapper M.I.A. (M.I.A._(rapper)) for five years, from 2003 to 2008 add something


After hearing one of his songs in 2004, M.I.A. (M.I.A._(rapper)) approached Diplo when he was DJ'ing one night at the Fabric Club in London add something


The two became romantically involved for five years and continued to work together after the release and he toured as a DJ on her 2005 Arular Tour add something


September 2009 even saw Diplo travel to China to play with Steve Aoki at a show organised by promoters Split Works add something


He has two sons with Kathryn Lockhart named : Lockett, born in 2010 and Lazer born in November 2014 add something


Major Lazer's first album was followed up with an EP, Lazers Never Die, which was released in 2010 add something


While the first three years of the festival only occurred in the label hometown of Philadelphia, 2010 saw the party spread to include Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Las Vegas, Washington D.C, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Brooklyn, Dallas, Detroit, New Braunfels, San Diego and Canada add something


Iggy Azalea - Also in April, Azalea starred alongside Grammy-nominated producer Diplo and FKi in the world's first fully interactive 'shoppable' music video for Canadian fashion retailer, SSENSE. In May 2012, it was confirmed by T.I., on MTV's HipHopPov, that Azalea had not yet secured distribution for her deal with Grand Hustle Records, and was described by T.I. as a "free agent"


Iggy Azalea - On 11 October 2012, she released her second mixtape "TrapGold", which was produced entirely by high-profile producer Diplo, as well as 1st Down of production team FKi


A second album, Free The Universe, was scheduled to be released in November 2012 but was delayed to February 2013, and to April 15 add something


In 2013, Diplo was announced as one of the headline acts for the Ultra Music Festival 2014, alongside the likes of M.I.A. (M.I.A._(rapper)), deadmau5, David Guetta, Kaskade, Tiësto and Armin Van Buuren add something


In July and August 2013, he was in a publicized Twitter feud with rapper Flo Rida add something


Rebel Heart (Madonna album) - Following the completion of the "MDNA" era, Madonna worked on the album throughout 2014, co-writing and co-producing it with various musicians, including Diplo, Avicii, and Kanye West


Rita Ora - In April 2014, Ora revealed that her album features production from Diplo and DJ Mustard, as well as collaborations with Prince and Macklemore


Rebel Heart (Madonna album) - In May 2014, Madonna posted a selfie where she talked about working with American DJ Diplo


Living for Love - Madonna's collaboration with Diplo was revealed in May 2014 through an image on her Instagram showing her working on her laptop with him


Rostam Batmanglij - In December 2014, Batmanglij along with Diplo and Ed Droste remixed Ty Dolla Sign's "Stand For" into a new song titled "Long Way Home"


Missy Elliott - On February 3, 2015, it was confirmed that Elliott would be a feature on the upcoming remix to Diplo and Skrillex's "Take Ü There"


On February 11, 2015, Diplo released a short Instagram video for a Jack U and Missy Elliot collaboration incorporating illustrator Rebecca Mock's art without permission add something


A Third album has been announced for April 2015 and is said to feature collaborations with artists like Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding, Gwen Stefani and more add something


A third album; Peace is the Mission, has been announced for June 2015 and is said to feature collaborations with Ariana Grande, MØ, Ellie Goulding, Gwen Stefani and more add something


In 2016 he was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü add something


Diplo purchased a minority share of Arizona United SC of the United Soccer League on January 27, 2016 add something


On February 24, 2016, Diplo endorsed Bernie Sanders as the Democratic presidential nominee add something


On July 22, 2016, the group released the single "Cold Water," a collaboration with Canadian artist Justin Bieber and Danish singer MØ add something


Selah Sue - In December 2016 "Bang Bang", a collaboration by DJ Fresh and Diplo, was released and featured vocals by Selah Sue. The song features vocals by R. City and Craig David


In January 2017 Diplo and Autoerotique released a music video titled Waist Line which was filmed in a warehouse in London add something


Their upcoming album, "Music is the Weapon," is set to be released in 2018 with collaborations including Sia, The Weeknd and Ty Dolla Sign add something


Sia Furler - In 2018, Sia joined in a collaborative project with English musician Labrinth and American DJ/record producer Diplo called LSD


Faygo - Rapper Lil Xan makes a reference to Faygo in Diplo's 2018 release "Color Blind"


On January 2, 2018 Diplo announced a new project with British DJ and singer Mark Ronson, entitled Silk City add something


The duo released their debut single "Only Can Get Better" featuring Daniel Merriweather on May 23, 2018 add something


Their 4th and most recent single features British singer/songwriter Dua Lipa, called "Electricity", and was released on September 5, 2018 add something


Ellie Goulding - She collaborated with Diplo and Swae Lee on the single "Close to Me", which was released on 24 October 2018


In 2019, he won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for "Electricity" add something


LSD's debut album will be released on 12th April 2019 add something