Nick Van De Wall, best known for his stage moniker “Afrojack,” is a Spijkenisse-based DJ, remixer, and record producer. ‘Dirty Sexy Money,’ ‘Ten Feet Tall,’ Another Life,’ Another Life,’ and ‘One More Day are some of Afrojack’s most well-known singles.
Early Life of Afrojack
On September 9th, 1987, Nick Van De Wall’s “Afrojack” was born in Spijkenisse, the Netherlands. Van de Wall’s parents are Dutch and Surinamese. He was raised in Spijkenisse, Suriname. He was drawn to music at a young age and began learning to play the piano at five.
He grew up in a single-parent environment and maintained a local gym with Debbie, his mother. Van de Wall pursued graphic design at the Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam in Rotterdam for a year after finishing high school before pursuing a career as a DJ/producer.
Career of Afrojack
Van de Wall started DJing in local bars and clubs when he was just 14 years old and he supplemented his income by designing websites for fellow musicians. In 2007, he released his debut single under the Afrojack moniker, “In Your Face.” He achieved worldwide success with the song “Take Over Control,” which he co-wrote with Eva Simons and charted in ten countries.
His number 19 debut in the poll in 2010 was the highest new inclusion of the year’s list. The DJ Mag Top 100 DJs of 2011 ranked Afrojack at number seven. On DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs of 2012, he came in at number nine. In 2010, he collaborated with electro-pop vocalist Eva Simons on Take Over Control, his first UK Top 40 success; he also released Lost & Found, a rarities album with nine previously unheard tracks.
In 2011, he launched his smash single The Future, and partnered with Miami rapper Pitbull on Give Me Everything. His 2012 American tour, which included appearances at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami and Coachella in Indio, California, and 40 other locations, reinforced his rising popularity. The track As Your Friend, featuring Chris Brown, earned a worldwide deal with Universal and Island/Def Jam, leading in global chart success.
An Essential Mix by Afrojack was broadcast by BBC Radio 1 in July 2010. He released his Lost & Found EP on December 22, 2010. He also contributed to Beyoncé’s “Run the World (Girls).” Afrojack won the European Border Breakers Award in January 2012. Spree Wilson’s new song “The Spark,” featuring Afrojack, has already earned top three rankings in Australia and New Zealand. According to Forbes magazine, Afrojack was the seventh highest-paid DJ in 2013.
Afrojack collaborated on songs with several musicians in 2011, including David Guetta, Mike Brown, and Madonna. Afrojack was featured on David Guetta’s track “Hey Mama” on March 17, 2015, which he co-produced with Guetta. His appearance in the song was alongside Nicki Minaj and Bebe Rexha. Under the moniker NLW, he released the NLW EP on July 27, 2017. This was also the debut of his new moniker NLW, under which he would make more underground-style music.
Personal Life of Afrojack
The Italian musician Elettra Lamborghini and DJ Afrojack announced their engagement in 2019. The couple plans to marry in Lake Como, Italy on September 26, 2020.
Net Worth of Afrojack
Afrojack is a $60 million net worth DJ and music producer from the Netherlands.
Physical Appearance of Afrojack
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