Anton Zaslavski (Russian: Антон Заславский;[a] born 2 September 1989), better known by his stage name Zedd (//), is a Russian-German record producer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. His stage name is derived from the first letter of his surname. He primarily produces and performs electro house music, but has diversified his genre and musical style, drawing influences from progressive house, dubstep, and classical music. Zedd grew up and began his career in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Zedd's best-known productions to date are the songs "Stay" with Alessia Cara and "Clarity" featuring Foxes, both reaching the Top 10 respectively in two separate occasions which were in the 7th and 8th position on the Billboard Hot 100. Also as a featured artist, he managed to get into the 4th position with his collaboration with Ariana Grande called "Break Free". Zedd won a Grammy for Best Dance Recording at the 56th Grammy Awards for "Clarity". In March 2018, Billboard named Zedd as number seven on their 2018 ranking of dance musicians titled Billboard Dance 100.