Since the early 2000s, DJing has become one of the highest paying careers in the world. Famous DJs are becoming the new rock stars in many ways, and it seems like everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. This includes celebrity DJs who have caused much controversy for supposedly capitalizing on the rise of famous EDM DJs.
She may be known first and foremost as an heiress and former star of The Simple Life, but the Paris Hilton DJ cred is growing. She performs to sold out crowds in Ibiza. But she’s only one fo the famous female DJs you’ll find on this list.
Here is a list of famous celebrity DJs who are making a name for themselves with their hidden trades. Vote for your favorites based on their celebrity DJ sets!
When he's not making fans swoon over his sweet, androgynous singing performances, Boy George exercises his other passion: DJing. The lead singer of popular '80s band Culture Club says that he's always had a passion for the art of DJing. He admits that he's a bit of a show off when it comes to performing in this manner.
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- Age: 59
- Birthplace: Bexley, London, United Kingdom
In 2017, Paris Hilton celebrated the five-year anniversary of her Foam & Diamonds party at Ibiza’s Amnesia, where she was the only American female DJ with a residency.
"I love blowing people away, just changing people’s minds and showing them that I’m more talent than name," Hilton told Billboard.
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- Age: 39
- Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
Many know him as Hodor from the hit TV series Game of Thrones. But aside from acting, Kristian Nairn enjoys DJing on the side as well. Back in 2014, Nairn even threw a dance party which he very appropriately dubbed "Rave of Thrones."
The party doesn't stop there. Kristian Nair's DJing career has only gained momentum since starring in Game of Thrones. His most recent high-profile gig was at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.
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- Age: 44
- Birthplace: Lisburn, United Kingdom
Half actor, half DJ, Idris Elba has proven himself to be an extremely talented individual. Elba is another celebrity DJ gaining a little more attention due to his crossing over into another popular career path.
Make no mistake. Idris Elba has been DJing since he was 14, so it's not necessarily accurate to say that he's jumping on the bandwagon.
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- Age: 48
- Birthplace: London Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom