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Who is Marshmello: Face Behind the Mask

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These past few years, Marshmello has appeared virtually everywhere, most recently tonight at the 2022 VMAs, where he is nominated for Song of the Summer.

Marshmello is an American electronic music artist, producer and DJ known for global hits like 'Silence,' 'Wolves,' and 'Friends.' He was born on May 19, 1992, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Marshmello's exact face is still a mystery because of the big, white marshmallow-shaped hat he always sports in public.

He first gained notoriety for remixing songs by American DJ duo Jack Ü and Russian-German DJ Zedd. He continued to release music, and eventually he started to catch the attention of other musicians. Skrillex initially took notice of him and even offered him encouragement by reposting one of his songs, ‘Find Me’, on SoundCloud. His music shared on SoundCloud garnered a large following. Strong bass, synth, and groove are the defining elements of his electronic dance music. 

Remarkably, despite the enigmatic persona he has given himself, Marshmello has over 20 million Instagram followers.

Marshmello’s Skyrocketeering Fame: Celebrities Marshmello collaborated

Marshmello’s Skyrocketeering Fame: Celebrities Marshmello collaborated

In 2015, Marshmello launched his career by posting song remixes online, which attracted some public notice. 

In January 2016, he released JoyTime, his debut studio album, which includes the single 'Keep It, Mello.' In May 2016, he released 'Alone' via the Canadian record label Monstercat. With over a million copies sold and a peak position of number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, 'Alone' was certified platinum in both Canada and the United States.

In 2017, he released the singles 'Moving On,' 'Twinbow,' and 'Chasing Colors,' which were followed by the smash hit 'Silence' with American singer Khalid, which sold over 1 million copies across five nations.

The single 'Wolves,' which he co-wrote with American singer Selena Gomez and released later in the year 2017, was a financial hit and peaked in the top 10 in more than 20 different nations. Along with topping the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs list, it also topped the charts in Latvia, Poland, and Hungary.

Marshmello and rapper Lil Peep collaborated on a postmortem song titled 'Spotlight' in January 2018. Only after consulting with Peep's mother, who had asked that her son's unreleased musical composition be made available as widely as possible, did he decide to release the single. A month later, 'There 2,' which was made by Marshmello and regular partner Slushii, was made into a single.

Continuing his winning trend, he released 'Friends' in 2018 with British musician Anne-Marie. The song rose to number eleven on the Hot 100, becoming his highest-charting hit until October 2018. Along with getting double-platinum and triple-platinum certifications from Australia and Canada, it also gained a single-platinum certification in Belgium, Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

He also worked with the British band Bastille to create 'Happier' in 2018, which went on to become his single with the highest position on the Billboard Top 100 charts. This is the only song to date that has spent up to 69 weeks on the US Dance/Electronic Songs Chart.

How much is Marshmello’s Net Worth?

How much is Marshmello’s Net Worth?

Marshmello made nearly $40 million in 2019, ranking him No. 2 on Forbes' list of the highest-paid DJs in the world behind Calvin Harris despite operating in the background.

Marshmello earns the majority of his money from musical performances, which frequently bring in six-figure payments. Additionally, he makes money via sponsorships, record sales, and merchandise. Due to his wise investments and lucrative gigs, Marshmello has also invested in a number of enterprises, including a restaurant and a private aircraft company.

Moreso, according to Forbes, the iconic Marshmello helmet costs $55,000, weighs 8 pounds, and contains programmable LED lighting and an internal air-conditioning system.

Marshmello Isn’t The First and Only One Wearing a Helmet

Marshmello Isn’t The First and Only One Wearing a Helmet

Marshmello is neither the first or only DJ to use a helmet when performing. Numerous artists have donned helmets in the past. Deadmau5 DJs used enormous mouse-shaped helmets, while Daft Punk preferred to wear robot-style helmets.

Marshmello's manager Moe Shalizi assisted in creating Marshmello's most recent logo, which was well received. During an interaction with Forbes, he also provided an explanation regarding the DJ’s decision of keeping a helmet on and his choice to maintain his anonymity, saying, “For us it was, how do you create a brand that is accessible to everybody, that everyone can be and relate to? The concept we had in mind with Mello was, How do you create a universal character? '' We were dreaming about how to develop a bond with Mello,' he added.

Marshmello’s Trolls

Marshmello’s Trolls

Marshmello has done a ton of fake reveals over the years.

Marshmello's DJ friend Tisto pulled a practical joke on him by dressing up as the artist and donning his trademark helmet in 2015. He removed the helmet, and presto! The crowd watched Tiesto's expression with disappointment.

Will Ferrell had previously stated that he will be the lead DJ earlier in the year. Fans have complained about the bogus revelations, but Marshmello doesn't appear to care. All is Marshmello, he wrote in a post from August 2017. 'The helmet makes me marshmello and also makes you marshmello... we are all marshmello,' Marshmello further said on Twitter.

When Marshmello was recognized as the Best EDM/Dance Artist at the 2018 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards in August, fans assumed he entered the stage wearing all-white clothing and his distinctive helmet. Yet another time, the mask was removed to reveal Canadian singer Shawn Mendes underneath. No one ever gets upset to see Mendes, but this is just another time Marshmello played with people' emotions by deceiving them.

Is Marshmello’s True Identity Unveiled?

Is Marshmello’s True Identity Unveiled?

Marshmello revealed in August 2017 that he hides his identity to avoid being famous.

Forbes points out that Marshmello did make video contact with journalists despite his refusal to speak with them, suggesting that he would never fully unveil himself. He gave two thumbs down when asked if he would ever take off his helmet. “I'm making a real attempt to build something positive with which people can identify, thus I don't take my helmet off because I don't want or need recognition,' he subsequently tweeted.

Despite the DJ and producer's 'mystery' persona, there is a good deal of proof that Marshmello is not who he claims to be. Marshmello later stated on Twitter that his name is 'Chris... short for Christmas came early' after Skrillex first told Katie Couric that the upcoming DJ was named 'Chris.' 

The white marshmallow-head DJ and producer is registered as a songwriter and performer on BMI using his legal name “Christopher Comstock.” In 2016, there were allegations that Mashmello was Chris Comstock because they have the same leg tattoo, even though his face was concealed. Comstock is an American DJ whose stage name was Dotcom.

Is Marshmello capable of taking off his helmet and revealing his real identity in front of a crowd? What will be your reaction if he does it? Let us know in the comment section below.

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