How The Formation Of Jack Ü Took Skrillex & Diplo's Careers To Another Level

Posted at June 28th, 2016 | by Shivani Goel | in

Anyone who’s aware of the dance music scene has heard of Jack Ü and their music. The duo consisting of EDM heavyweights Skrillex and Diplo has been on fire since they formed in 2013. Mad Decent founder Diplo, and OWSLA founder Skrillex, gave their debut performance at the Mad Decent Block Party in San Diego on September 15, 2013. Fans were wondering who the ‘Jack Ü‘ on the lineup is, till Diplo finally revealed that it’s him and Skrillex. They released their first official single “Take Ü There” in September 2014 featuring Kiesza, and they released their debut album “Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü” in February 2015.

Screen Shot 2016-06-29 at 12.40.33 pmIn barely 3 years, they’ve got a number of awards and certifications to their name. Their track ‘Where Are Ü Now’ with Justin Bieber won ‘Collaboration of the Year’ at the American Music Awards, ‘Best Dance Recording’ at the Grammys, ‘Best Visual Effects’ at the MTV Video Music Awards, and also received a number of nominations and other such awards. The track also got certified triple platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), and their debut album just got certified gold, which means the mixtape has sold over 500,000 units.

With the amount of exposure that Jack Ü and the music got Skrillex and Diplo, they started climbing more in their individual careers as well. Mad Decent and OWSLA have a lot more reach now and Diplo was even on top of the Annual Dance Power List by Billboard. The duo are highly successful both together and in their separate endeavours. They’ve done a lot of brilliant collaborations with other artists and we hope to keep seeing more such amazing music from the kings of the dance music scene!

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