|Diplo Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10¾ in|
|Date of Birth||November 10, 1978|
Diplo is an American DJ, songwriter, and record producer who is the lead member of the electronic dancehall music project Major Lazer which he founded along with songwriter and DJ Switch. In addition to that, he is also a member of the supergroup LSD with Sia and Labrinth, one-half of electronic duo Jack Ü with producer and DJ Skrillex, and a member of supergroup duo Silk City with Mark Ronson. Over the years, Diplo has also worked with artists like Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears, Shakira, Beyoncé, Ellie Goulding, Justin Bieber, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Trippie Redd, Chris Brown, G-Dragon, and Bad Bunny.
Thomas Wesley Pentz
DJ Diplodocus, Diplo
Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
In 1997, he started going to the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Post that, he enrolled himself at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
DJ, Record Producer, Rapper, Songwriter
- Father – Thomas Pentz
- Mother – Barbara Jean (née Cox) (Died in 2023)
- Siblings – Amy (Sister) (Died in 2023)
- Others – Charles Raymond Pentz (Paternal Grandfather), Ruth L. Thomas (Paternal Grandmother), Norman Haywood Cox (Maternal Grandfather), Barbara F. (Maternal Grandmother)
Diplo is attached with –
- The Windish Agency
- Echo Location Talent Agency
- TMWRK Management
- Sacks & Co. (Media Relations)
EDM (Electronic Dance Music), Dancehall, Hip Hop, Trap, Moombahton, Electro House, Pop
Bass, Keyboard, Piano, Synthesizer
Big Dada, Mad Decent, Hyatt Records, Atlantic Records
5 ft 10¾ in or 179.5 cm
86 kg or 190 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Diplo has dated –
- Maya Arulpragasam (2003-2008) – From 2003 to 2008, he was romantically linked to British-Sri Lankan rapper and singer, M.I.A. They are still very good friends.
- Kathryn Lockhart (2009-2014) – In 2009, he then started dating Kathryn Lockhart. They dated for several years until calling it quits in April 2014. Due to this pretty long relationship, the DJ has two sons, Lockett (b. 2010) and Lazer (b. 2014).
- Katy Perry (2014-2015) – In April 2014, he started dating famous pop singer Katy Perry. The rumors appeared the next month that they had split. It was an ON again, OFF again kind of relationship. They finally split in March 2015.
- Madonna (2015) – It was rumored that Diplo had a fling with singer-songwriter and actress, Madonna, in the year 2015.
- Francesca Farago – He had dated Canadian social media influencer, reality TV star, entrepreneur, fashion designer, model, and YouTuber Francesca Farago, on and off for several months, before she shot to fame via the Netflix reality show Too Hot to Handle. Francesca had even had his name tattooed inside her mouth.
- Javon King – He was romantically involved with Javon King, a Trinidadian model and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago 2014, in the past. The duo also parents a son named Pace who was born on March 20, 2020.
- Kate Hudson (2016) – He had an encounter with actress Kate Hudson in 2016.
- Chantel Jeffries (2020) – He was previously involved with the glamor model and DJ Chantel Jeffries.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Cornish, Welsh, and Swiss-German descent.
- Blue eyes
- Short hair
Diplo’s body specifications might be –
- Chest – 41 in or 104 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 15 in or 38 cm
- Waist – 34 in or 86 cm
10.5 (US) or 9.5 (UK) or 43.5 (EU)
He has been featured in a commercial on Blackberry Torch 9800.
Best Known For
His EPs and albums such as Florida (2004), Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do (2009), Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü (2015), etc.
As a solo artist, Diplo released Florida (as his first official album) in 2004 via Big Dada label. the standard edition of the album consists of 11 singles.
As a part of the music group Major Lazer, his debut album was Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do which released in June 2009 via Downtown Records. It was named as 10th best album of 2009 by Rhapsody (online music store).
As a one-half of the music duo Jack Ü, Diplo first released Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü in February 2015 by OWSLA and Mad Decent. It consists of 9 singles and received overall positive reviews.
As an actor, his first performance was in a short musical video Malice N Wonderland released in 2010 where he played the role of Waiter #2.
His rather bigger role came in the next film Burning Man: Bable released in 2014 where he portrayed the role of Wesley Pentz.
Diplo Favorite Things
- Creative Person – Die Antwoord’s Ninja
- Music Producers – Sophie, Eprom, Calvin Harris, etc.
- Shoes – Mr. Hare
- Festival To Perform At – Mad Decent Block Party
- Food Spot (When he was at Temple University) – Sister Muhammad’s Kitchen
Source – Reddit AMA
- Diplo is the founder of the record label, Mad Decent.
- While growing up, he spent the majority of his time in Miami and learned Miami bass.
- He is like a big brother to New Zealand singer Lorde.
- Diplo is the co-founder of Heaps Decent, a not-for-profit organization.
- In Philadelphia, he has even taught students by working as a school teacher.
- Together with Skrillex, he founded a DJ duo called Jack Ü in 2013. The duo had already performed at Ultra Music Festival in Miami in 2014.
- His stage name “Diplo” has been derived from Diplodocus due to his great interest in dinosaurs at a young age.
- Diplo is also a part of the music group, Major Lazer, which was created by him in 2008 with a British DJ, Switch. Now, Switch has left the group.
- He had his first kiss when he was in middle school. It was with a girl who was his enemy but in order to hide from the police, they started kissing.
- In October 2020, he was living with social media star Quenlin Blackwell who is 22 years his junior. Diplo told that since he had “no other friends”, he was living with her.
- He supported Joe Biden‘s 2020 presidential campaign.
- In December 2020, Diplo filed a restraining order against one of his ex-girlfriends who was reportedly posting his n*des and other private videos to her Instagram account and was also sending them to his past partners.
- In July 2021, Diplo was sued by a woman for allegedly forcing her into performing oral s*x and recording it. The woman claimed that the incident happened at an after-party following one of his concerts at the Wynn in 2019. Later that year, another woman accused him of recording s*xually explicit videos of her without her permission and infecting her with chlamydia. The woman also claimed that Diplo had distributed at least one of the videos without her consent.
- In April 2023, Diplo and Dove Cameron released a new song titled Use Me (Brutal Hearts). The music video of the song featured actor Sean Penn.