|Skrillex Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4½ in|
|Date of Birth||January 15, 1988|
Skrillex is an American DJ, record producer, musician, singer, and songwriter who joined the post-hardcore band From First to Last as the lead singer in 2004. He worked on 2 studio albums with the band and they were Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count and Heroine. He has also released albums, extended play, and tracks like Gypsyhook, Recess, My Name Is Skrillex, Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, More Monsters and Sprites, Bangarang, Leaving, Show Tracks, Weekends (ft. Sirah), First of the Year (Equinox), Ruffneck (Full Flex), The Reason, Bun Up the Dance (with Dillon Francis), Recess (with Kill the Noise ft. Fatman Scoop and Michael Angelakos), Purple Lamborghini (with Rick Ross), Would You Ever (with Poo Bear), Don’t Go (with Justin Bieber and Don Toliver), In Da Getto (with J Balvin), Dirty Vibe (with Diplo ft. G-Dragon and CL), Make It Bun Dem (with Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley), and El Chapo (with The Game).
Sonny John Moore
Sonny, Twipz, Skrocle, Skrillex
Highland Park, Los Angeles, California, United States
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, EDM, brostep, EDM trap, moombahton
Vocals, personal computer, drum machine, bass, turntables, synthesizer, sampler, sequencer
Atlantic, Asylum, Big Beat, mau5trap, OWSLA, Sumerian Records
His net worth had been $70 Million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 4½ in or 164 cm
64 kg or 141 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Skrillex has dated –
- Emily Gauthreaux – He was romantically involved with Emily Gauthreaux in the past.
- Charmaine Olivia – He previously had an affair with Charmaine Olivia.
- 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)
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 a part of the advertisement.
He stated in a 2015 interview that although his parents practiced Scientology, he does not.
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 in length.
It was able to reach #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 the 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.
- In the year 2004, Skrillex learned that he was adopted.
- He was adopted at birth by family friends of his biological parents.
- 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.
- He composed the song titled Bug Hunt for the 2012 computer-animated comedy film Wreck-It Ralph and won the 2013 Annie Award in the “Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production” category.
- Marilyn Manson‘s Antichrist Superstar was the first album he bought in his life.
- His mother passed away in 2015.
- 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.
- Visit Skrillex’s official website @ skrillex.com.