Sonny John Moore
Sonny, Twipz, Skrocle, Skrillex
Highland Park, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Skrillex went to an elementary school in Forest Hill, San Francisco.
When he was 9, he went to a local boarding school for a year in Mojave Desert LV.
At 12, Skrillex attended a private academy school (in northeast L.A) so that he can specialize in arts.
But, he faced the problem of bullying so opted for homeschooling at the age of 14.
DJ, music producer, singer, songwriter, guitarist
- Father – Scott Moore
- Mother – Francis Moore
- Siblings – He has a sister and a younger brother, Bobby Duque (Music Producer)
Skrillex is signed to these agencies –
- AM Only
- WME Entertainment
Electronic dance, dubstep, electro house, post-hardcore
Vocals, personal computer, drum machine, bass, turntables, synthesizer, sampler, sequencer
Atlantic, Asylum, Big Beat, mau5trap, OWSLA
5 ft 4½ in or 164 cm
64 kg or 141 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Skrillex dated –
- Ellie Goulding (2012) – From February 2012 to October 2012, he was romantically linked to British singer, Ellie Goulding. They started dating after she provided some vocals for his single “Summit.” But, in late 2012, the couple split as the long distance relationship was not working anymore.
Race / Ethnicity
Hairstyle (Shaved on one side and hairy on the other)
Skrillex’s body specifications may be –
- Chest – 39 in or 99 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 14 in or 35.5 cm
- Waist – 33 in or 84 cm
His song Bangarang has been featured in a Nike commercial. Another song was included in the GoPro action camera commercial.
There have been other instances also where his creations were made the part of the advertisement.
Best Known For
As a DJ, he is known for his dubstep music.
As a solo artist, Skrillex released his debut album Recess on March 17, 2014 via Atlantic Records, Big Beat Records, and Asylum Records.
The album consisted of 11 singles with around 47 minutes length.
It was able to reach at #4 in US Billboard 200, #1 in US Electronic Albums, #3 in Canada, etc.
Before Recess, he had already released 7 Extended Plays (EPs).
As an actor, he has appeared in Ultra 2015 TV movie in 2015.
Skrillex Favorite Things
- Movies – Children Of Men (2006), Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)
- Drink – Diet Peach Snapple
- Skrillex’s career got started in 2002.
- When he was two, he relocated to Forest Hill, San Francisco from Los Angeles.
- From 2004 to 2007, he was the lead singer at the post-hardcore band From First to Last. He left the band citing “vocal cord problems.”
- ‘Skrillex’ as a word does not mean anything.
- In 2015, Skrillex became the world’s 4th highest paid DJ in the world as per Forbes. He was also included at #10 in the Forbes list of Richest Celebrities Under 30 in 2014.
- At the age of 16, Skrillex was adopted.
- While growing up, he thought that his mom is a biological friend.
- In 2007, when Skrillex started his music career as a solo artist, he did his first live show with the harpist, Carol Robbins.
- In 2011, Facebook released a list of the “Most Played Songs” on their website Facebook.com and Skrillex had his two songs in that top 10 list.
- Marilyn Manson‘s Antichrist Superstar was the first album he bought in his life.
- In 2018, Skrillex was ordered by the court to pay $1.6 million in damages to a fan named Jennifer Fraissl because she had filed a lawsuit against him in February 2014. The fan had experienced a stroke after Skrillex performed a stunt during one of his concerts.
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