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Diplo

Diplo

 

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Thomas Wesley Pentz (born November 10, 1978),[2] better known by his stage name Diplo, is an American DJ, record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter, and record executive based in Los Angeles, California. He is the co-creator and lead member of the dancehall music group Major Lazer, and along with producer and DJ Skrillex, formed the electronic duo Jack Ü. He founded and manages record company Mad Decent, as well as co-founding the non-profit organization Heaps Decent. Among other jobs, he has worked as a schoolteacher in Philadelphia. His 2013 EP Revolution debuted at number 68 on the US Billboard 200. The song was later featured in a commercial for Hyundai and is featured on the WWE 2K16 soundtrack.

During his rise to fame, Diplo worked with British musician M.I.A., an artist who is credited with giving him exposure in his early career. Later, he and fellow M.I.A. producer Switch created a Jamaican dancehall project and cartoon series titled Major Lazer.[3] Since then, Diplo has worked on production and mixtape projects with many other pop artists, such as Gwen Stefani, M.I.A., Die Antwoord, Tinie Tempah, Britney Spears, Madonna, Shakira, Banda Uó, Pabllo Vittar, Beyoncé, No Doubt, Justin Bieber, Usher, Wale, Big Sean, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Ellie Goulding, , Sean Paul and G-Dragon.[4][5][6][7][8] His alias, short for Diplodocus, derives from his childhood fascination with dinosaurs.[9] Diplo co-produced tracks on Rebel Heart, Lemonade and Purpose.

He is also a minority owner of the Phoenix Rising FC, a United Soccer League team.[10]

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Highlights10

 
New videos
Look Back
Song
Look Back is a song by musical artist Diplo, released on February 15, 2018.
Get It Right
Song
Get It Right is a song by musical artist Diplo, released on November 15, 2017.
Jab Harry Met Sejal
 
Jab Harry Met Sejal (English: When Harry Met Sejal) is a 2017 Indian romantic comedy film written and directed by Imtiaz Ali.
Phurrr
Song
Phurrr is a song by musical artist Diplo, released on August 3, 2017.

Photos - Diplo42

People Recently Photographed with Diplo24

Popular Albums26

Album Appearances & References126

Popular Songs23

Song Appearances & References87

Musical Group References4

Films1

Minor Film Appearances & References3

Video Game References1

Musical Groups3

Collaborators & Influencers90

Other Music-Related Relationships7

Events1

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships4

Awards & Nominations13

Popular Tours1

You May Also Be Interested In72

Videos1000

Spotify - Albums & Singles174

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On61

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts33

XS Nightclub
Las Vegas, United States
February 24, 2018
STORY MIAMI
Miami Beach, United States
March 2, 2018
Intrigue Las Vegas
Las Vegas, United States
March 16, 2018
Ultimate music experience
South Padre Island, United States
March 17, 2018
XS Nightclub
Las Vegas, United States
March 18, 2018
MAD DECENT SLS SOUTH BEACH
Miami Beach, United States
March 23, 2018
XS Nightclub
Las Vegas, United States
March 24, 2018
XS Nightclub
Las Vegas, United States
March 26, 2018
EBC Night Swim
Las Vegas, United States
April 5, 2018
Phoenix Light Fest (April 7 - 8)
Phoenix, United States
April 7, 2018
Intrigue
Las Vegas, United States
April 8, 2018
Intrigue
Las Vegas, United States
April 20, 2018
Lost & Found Festival (May 3 - 6)
Saint Paul's Bay, Malta
May 3, 2018
Cove Manila
Parañaque, Philippines
May 11, 2018
EDC Las Vegas
Las Vegas, United States
May 18, 2018
Summer Camp (May 25- 27)
Chillicothe, United States
May 25, 2018
Movement Detroit (May 26 - 28)
Detroit, United States
May 26, 2018
Snake Pit 2018
Indianapolis, United States
May 27, 2018
Governors Ball (June 1 - 3)
New York, United States
June 1, 2018
Northside Festival
Aarhus, Denmark
June 9, 2018
Sonar Music Festival (June 14,15,16)
Barcelona, Spain
June 14, 2018
Summerburst Festival
Stockholm, Sweden
June 16, 2018
Intrigue
Las Vegas, United States
June 20, 2018
XS Nightclub
Las Vegas, United States
June 23, 2018
Dour Festival
Dour, Belgium
July 11, 2018
LOVE BOX Festival
London, United Kingdom
July 13, 2018
Longitude Festival
Rathfarnham, Ireland
July 14, 2018
Lollapalooza Paris (July 21 and 22)
Paris, France
July 21, 2018
Lollapalooza Paris (July 21 - 22)
Paris, France
July 21, 2018
XS Nightclub
Las Vegas, United States
July 23, 2018
Untold Festival
Galati, Romania
August 2, 2018
Leeds Festival
Leeds, United Kingdom
August 24, 2018
Reading Festival
Reading, United Kingdom
August 26, 2018

News Articles13

Pakistan gets a dash of music Diplo-macy
  –  February 4, 2018
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - American DJ and record producer Diplo brought his Mad Decent Block ... hip hop and electronic music. Among the headliners were Diplo’s chart-topping side project Major Lazer Soundsystem, DJ Chrome Sparks and Pakistani duo SNKM ...
Islamabad gets a dash of music Diplo-macy
  –  February 4, 2018
American DJ and record producer Diplo brought his Mad Decent Block Party to Islamabad ... together some of the hottest names in dance-hall, hip hop and electronic music. “There’s a lot of bridges being built between here and the US” says SNKM ...
Listen: Diplo & DRAM – Look Back | Stream
  –  February 16, 2018
It is never a bad day when you get some new music from DRAM in your life. Today the artist returns with something new, pairing up with Diplo for a new single entitled “Look Back.” The track finds the duo bringing the best of their abilities, doing so ...
Diplo – “Look Back” (Feat. DRAM) Video
  –  February 16, 2018
Yesterday, Diplo shared his latest track, a team-up with DRAM called “Look Back,” and today he’s shared a video for it in which the Virginia singer gets to show off all his charisma and charm in the middle of the desert as dusk turns to night.
Insomniac Unveils Electric Daisy Carnival Lineup: Armin Van Burren, Afrojack, Diplo, Kaskade, Tiesto,
  –  February 16, 2018
Electric Daisy Carnival, Insomniac’s landmark EDM festival in Las Vegas, will feature Armin Van Buuren, Afrojack, Diplo, Kaskade, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Tiesto and Zedd. The festival will be held May 18-20 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and will ...
Diplo, Kaskade, Zedd, Martin Garrix to Headline 2018 Electric Daisy Carnival
  –  February 15, 2018
Insomniac today announced the lineup for the 2018 Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, which will present more than 250 dance-music artists at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway May 18-20. The performers will be spread across eight different stages and ...
Listen to Diplo and DRAM’s new song “Look Back”
  –  February 15, 2018
DRAM and Diplo's new song "Look Back" premiered on Beats 1 today. The song is from Diplo's upcoming EP California, expected to be released in March. During its release, DRAM told Zane Lowe he also had a new project in the works, which should be out this year.
New Music: Diplo & DRAM – ‘Look Back’
  –  February 15, 2018
Over a soulful instrumental, DRAM delivers evocative lyrics about moving forward without hesitation. “I haven’t looked back since I made up my mind to never look behind,” he sings. “I haven’t looked back for a very long time.” Speaking with ...
Diplo - Look Back lyrics
  –  February 14, 2018
Welcome to Directlyrics. We feature thousands of lyrics, but unfortunately the Look Back lyrics by Diplo are not available yet. While we wait for the song to be released by Diplo - so we can add the lyrics to the site - check out our daily updated blog or ...
Diplo and MØ recruit DC rapper Goldlink for performance of “Get It Right” on Fallon: Watch
  –  February 9, 2018
In November, Diplo and MØ shared “Get It Right”, a kaleidoscopic banger that appears on the soundtrack for Major Lazer’s Give Me Future documentary. Last week, Diplo dropped a remix featuring DC rapper Goldlink. Last night, all three have paired ...
Diplo delivers a night to remember in Islamabad
  –  February 5, 2018
KARACHI: You enter Lake View Park and turn right. Pull the brakes and prepare to wait forever in the never-ending queue of cars and people walking all around. It’s late Saturday afternoon and the Islamabad’s skyline is either breathing out music or I ...
Pakistan gets a dash of music Diplo-macy
  –  February 4, 2018
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - American DJ and record producer Diplo brought his Mad Decent Block Party to Pakistan’s capital over the weekend, headlining a roster of musicians including local Pakistani acts. For two-time Grammy winner Diplo, playing Pakistan is ...
Diplo spoofs Kim Kardashian’s Yeezy Season 6 campaign but she doesn’t seem to mind
  –  February 2, 2018
Kim Kardashian roped in some big names to support her #YeezySeason6 campaign, and now Diplo has joined in unofficially with his own spin. Yeezy Season 6 is the latest range from Kardashian’s husband Kanye West, and last year she promoted his brand by ...

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