Tiësto (Dutch DJ and record producer)

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Legal name: Tijs Verwest (DJ Tiesto) (Tijs Michiel Verwest)

Also performs as: Da Joker (hardcore/gabber by Tiësto, tracks "Willow", "Spiritual Wipe Out"), DJ Limited (alias of DJ Tiesto), Drumfire (Tiesto alias), Loop Control, Roze (Tiesto alias), Stray Dog (Tijs Verwest (Tiesto)), VER:WEST, Wild Bunch (Tijs Verwest)


Tijs Michiel Verwest OON (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈtɛis miˈxil vərˈʋɛst]; born 17 January 1969), known professionally as Tiësto ( tee-ES-toh, Dutch: [ˈcɛstoː]), is a Dutch DJ and record producer from Breda, North Brabant. He was voted "the Greatest DJ of All Time" by Mix magazine in a 2010/2011 poll amongst fans. In 2013, he was voted by DJ Mag readers as the "best DJ of the last 20 years". He is also regarded as the "Godfather of EDM" by many sources.

In 1997, he founded the label Black Hole Recordings with Arny Bink, where he released the Magik and In Search of Sunrise CD series. Tiësto met producer Dennis Waakop Reijers in 1998; the two have worked together extensively since then.

From 1998 to 2000, Tiësto collaborated with Ferry Corsten under the name Gouryella. His 2000 remix of Delerium's "Silence" featuring Sarah McLachlan exposed him to more mainstream audiences. In 2001, he released his first solo album, In My Memory, which gave him several major hits that launched his career. He was voted World No. 1 DJ by DJ Magazine in its annual Top 100 DJs readership poll consecutively for three years from 2002 to 2004.

Just after releasing his second studio album Just Be he performed live at the 2004 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Athens, the first DJ to play live on stage at an Olympics. In April 2007 Tiësto launched his radio show Tiësto's Club Life on Radio 538 in the Netherlands and released his third studio album Elements of Life. The album reached number one on the Belgian album chart as well on Billboard Top Electronic Albums in the U.S. and received a nomination for a Grammy Award in 2008. Tiësto released his fourth studio album Kaleidoscope in October 2009, followed by A Town Called Paradise in June 2014. He won the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for his remixed version of John Legend's hit "All of Me" at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

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2001In My MemoryDJ Tiësto512
2004Just BeTiësto513
2004Parade of the AthletesTiësto4.3511
2007Elements of LifeTiësto47
2014A Town Called ParadiseTiësto6
2020The London SessionsTiësto4

Album + Compilation

2003Superstar DJ: The Remixes of DJ TiëstoTiësto51
2005Best & New 2005Tiësto51
2008The Best of DJ TiëstoTiësto51
2010Magikal Journey: The Hits Collection 1998‒2008Tiësto55
2011Greatest HitsTiësto1

Album + Compilation + Live + DJ-mix

1997Magik One: First FlightDJ Tiësto54
1998Magik Two: Story of the FallDJ Tiësto53
1998Magik Three: Far From EarthDJ Tiësto52
1999Magik Four: A New AdventureDJ Tiësto52
1999Live at Innercity - Amsterdam RAIDJ Tiësto51
2000Magik Five: Heaven BeyondDJ Tiësto52
2000Magik Six: Live in AmsterdamDJ Tiësto52
2001Magik Seven: Live in Los AngelesDJ Tiësto52

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

1996Lost Treasures: Isle of RaDJ Tiësto2
1996Lost Treasures: Concerto for Sonic CirclesDJ Tiësto2
1997Lost Treasures: Creatures of the DeepDJ Tiësto1
1998Space Age 1.0Tiësto52
1998Global Clubbing: The NetherlandsDJ Tiësto1
1998Space Age 2.0DJ Tiësto & DJ Montana2
1999In Search of SunriseDJ Tiësto53
2000SummerbreezeDJ Tiësto51
2000In Search of Sunrise 2DJ Tiësto54
2000Live at SensationDJ Tiësto51
2002In Search of Sunrise 3: PanamaDJ Tiësto54
2005In Search of Sunrise 4: Latin AmericaTiësto53
2005The Remixes, Volume 1: DJ TiëstoDJ Tiësto51
2006In Search of Sunrise 5: Los AngelesTiësto53
2007In Search of Sunrise 6: IbizaTiësto52
2008In Search of Sunrise 7: AsiaTiësto56
2011Club Life, Volume One: Las VegasTiësto54
2012Club Life, Volume Two: MiamiTiësto55
2013Club Life, Volume Three: StockholmTiësto2
2015Club Life, Volume Four: New York CityTiësto2
2016AFTR:HRS: Mixed by TiestoTiësto1
2017Clublife, Vol. 5 – ChinaTiësto1

Album + Live

2008Copenhagen: Elements of Life World TourTiësto52

Album + Remix

2005Just Be: RemixedTiësto53
2008Elements of Life: RemixedTiësto48
2009Kaleidoscope Extended RemixesTiësto52
2010Kaleidoscope RemixedTiësto56
2010Kaleidoscope Remixed (Unreleased Extended)Tiësto1


1996The TubeDJ Tiësto53
1999Theme From NorefjellDJ Tiësto52
2000Wonder Where You Are? / Wonder?DJ Tiësto and Armin van Buuren present Major League4
2001Flight 643Tiësto4
2001Urban TrainDJ Tiësto4
2001Suburban TrainTiësto3
2002Lethal IndustryTiësto7
2002643 (Love’s on Fire)Tiësto feat. Suzanne Palmer3
2002ObsessionTiësto vs. Junkie XL2
2002In My MemoryDJ Tiësto feat. Nicola Hitchcock1
2004Love Comes AgainTiësto feat. BT57
2004Just BeTiësto feat. Kirsty Hawkshaw4
2004Adagio for StringsTiësto7
2006The Loves We LostTiësto presents Allure1
2006He's a PirateTiësto1
2006Dance4LifeTiësto feat. Maxi Jazz3
2007In the DarkTiësto feat. Christian Burns5
2007Break My FallTiësto feat. BT53
2007Sweet ThingsTiësto feat. Charlotte Martin1
2008Somewhere InsideTiësto presents Allure feat. Julie Thompson1
2008Alone in the Dark: InfernoTiësto1
2008RideTiësto vs. Cary Brothers1
2009KaleidoscopeTiësto feat. Jónsi1
2009Louder Than BoomTiësto51
2009Escape MeTiësto feat. C.C. Sheffield3
2010Who Wants to Be AloneTiësto feat. Nelly Furtado3
2010Feel ItThree 6 Mafia feat. Tiësto with Sean Kingston & Flo Rida1
2010C’monTiësto vs. Diplo3
2010Speed RailTiësto1
2011C’mon (Catch ’em by Surprise)Tiësto vs. Diplo feat. Busta Rhymes53
2011Only YouKaskade & Tiësto feat. Haley1
2011Zero 76Tiësto & Hardwell1
2011Beautiful WorldTiësto & Mark Knight feat. Dino2
2011Work Hard, Play HardTiësto Feat. Kay1
2011Maximal CrazyTiësto2
2011TornadoTiësto & Steve Aoki2
2011BleckentrommelTiësto, Montana & Storm1
2012We Own the NightTiësto & Wolfgang Gartner feat. Luciana2
2012Hell Yeah!Tiësto & Showtek1
2012Pair of DiceTiësto & Allure1
2012Chasing Summers (original mix)Tiësto1
2013United (Ultra Music Festival Anthem)Tiësto, Quintino & Alvaro1
2013Take MeTiësto feat. Kyler England3
2013ParadiseTiësto & Dyro1
2013ShockerTiësto & DJ Punish1
2013Move to the RhythmTiësto & Nari & Milani vs. Delayers1
2013iTranceTiësto feat. Disco Fries1

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