Tijs Michiel Verwest (born 17 January 1969), better known by his stage name Tiësto, is a Dutch DJ and record producer from Breda. He was named “the Greatest DJ of All Time” by Mix magazine in a poll voted by the fans. In 2013, he was voted by DJ Mag readers as the “best DJ of the last 20 years”. He is also regarded as the “Godfather of EDM” by many sources.
In April 2007 Tiësto launched his radio show Tiësto’s Club Life on Radio 538 in the Netherlands and released his third studio album Elements of Life. The album reached number one on the Belgian album chart as well on Billboard Top Electronic Albums in the U.S. and received a nomination for a Grammy Award in 2008. Tiësto released his fourth studio album Kaleidoscope in October 2009, followed by A Town Called Paradise in June 2014. He won the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for his remixed version of John Legend‘s hit “All of Me” at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.
On 6 October 2017, the fifth installment of the Club Life series entitled ‘ClubLife, Vol. 5 – China’ was published. The compilation album features collaborations between Tiësto and Aloe Blacc, John Christian, Dzeko, Diplo, KSHMR, Talay Riley, Sevenn, Stargate, SWACQ and Vassy.
On 2 July 2018, Tiësto collaborated with Dzeko, Post Malone and Preme on a track titled “Jackie Chan”.
In 2017 Tiësto was awarded the key to the city of Las Vegas. The day is now known as “Tiësto Day” in Clark County, Nevada.
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Without further ado, Tiesto’s top 5 tracks of all time:
5. All of Me – John Legend (Tiesto Remix)
4. Tiesto & KSHMR ft Vassy – Secrets
3. Tiesto & Dzeko ft Post Malone – Jackie Chan
2. Tiesto & Martin Garrix – The Only Way Is Up
1. Tiesto – Red Lights
Bonus: Tiesto – Elements of Life
Tiesto – Ten Seconds Before Sunrise