From Paris Hilton to Kid Rock, there is a long list of celebrity DJs (earning over US $1 million per gig). Here’s looking at the current crop of turntablists
This Houston-based musician and model has travelled far from home to the hills of Hollywood to move out of the overbearing shadow of her sister Beyonce Knowles. The 28-year-old is now a globetrotting artiste who regularly gets booked as a DJ to perform the latest hits from across the musical spectrum and, of course, tracks from her own label, Saint Records. Look her up at venues such as Miami, Washington DC and Chicago. She has just returned from a gig at the Philippines Fashion Week in Manila.
American reality TV favourite, Brody Jenner has starred in popular shows like The Hills, The Princes of Malibu and Bromance. Jenner is also Kim Kardashian’s step brother and has been manning DJ booths since July 2014. At his latest gig, the 31-year-old co-hosted and performed a DJ set filled with the latest EDM tunes for partygoers at the packed Downstairs Nightclub at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. He was also the opening DJ for hip-hop superstar Drake, last week, at a party in the W Scottsdale, Arizona.
She is more than just a celebrity DJ. The 36-year-old actor had a fantastic year with prominent roles in hit TV shows like Orange is the New Black and House of Cards. Simultaneously amassing some serious air miles as a highly regarded DJ, Manning is also an electronic music vocalist with multiple releases on major labels to her credit. After the success of her Billboard #1 single, Send Me Your Love, Manning has played at various high profile events last year, like Paradisio Electric, Coachella after-parties and the NYC Pride Weekend Party alongside EDM superstars like Diplo, Sultan and Ned Shepard.
Joe Jonas, one third of the pop rock band, the Jonas Brothers (who made headlines in October 2013 when they announced that they had decided to part ways musically), has tried hard to rid himself of the Disney musical identity and has embarked on a solo career as a songwriter and a DJ. The 25-year-old made his debut as a DJ at the Foxtail Nightclub, Las Vegas, and now performs under the name DJ Danger. He enjoys playing everything from Top 40 hits to 90s hip-hop and EDM genres like trap and house as the resident DJ at the Hard Rock Hotel’s The Sound of Your Stay, music lounge, in Chicago.