Marshmello, David Guetta … Who is the most popular DJ at the moment?

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(ETX Daily Up) – Lots of DJs have been idling the decks since the start of the pandemic. But not all. The stars of the medium like David Guetta, Marshmello or Skrillex continue to enjoy great popularity. The Viberate platform has established a ranking of the most popular DJs this year.

This ranking was revealed after the trade magazine DJ Mag announced the winners of its annual Top 100 DJs. Frenchman David Guetta topped the charts for the second time in his career, ahead of Dutchman Martin Garrix and Armin van Buuren.

Viberate however attests that its algorithms do not support these results. The American Marshmello occupies the first place in his ranking, thanks to the two billion views he has accumulated on YouTube and to 49, 9 million music lovers who follow him on Spotify. He is followed by the French David Guetta and the British-Norwegian Alan Walker. The videos of the 53 year-old DJ, composer and producer have generated 1.2 billion views on YouTube, and those of his younger brother 1.4 billion. But the French DJ far exceeds the interpreter of “Faded” on Shazam, where his songs were identified on the application 25, 4 million times.

The Top 02 of Viberate also puts at honor Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Skrillex, DJ Snake and Alok. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin van Buuren and Afrojack are not among them, although they reign supreme in the ranking of the magazine DJ Mag.

The power of collaborations and memes 25 th place in the ranking of Viberate. Last March, he won the Grammy Award for best remix for his reinterpretation of “Roses” by American rapper Saint Jhn. A consecration for this self-taught musician from the small town of Aksou, in the Pavlodar region, in northern Kazakhstan.

Collaborations have a real impact on the popularity of DJs. German producer and DJ Topic and Swedish artist A7S jumped more than 560 places in the Top 100 from Viberate thanks to their hits “Breaking Me” and more recently “Your Love”.