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10 interesting facts about Martin Garrix



Everyone is familiar with Martin Garrix’s music, but how much do you really know about him? Read on to discover 10 interesting facts about the artist here.

  1. His full name is Martijn Gerard Garritsen
  2. He was born on May 14, 1996 in Amstelveen,
  3. He learned to play guitar at age 8
  4. He expressed interest in becoming a DJ, at age 8, after seeing Tiësto perform at the Olympic games of Athens
  5. Before becoming famous, he said his dream mentor was Calvin Harris
  6. After graduation from the Herman Brood Academy in 2013, he ghostwrote several tracks for other artists but only one in fifty of his tracks have made it out to the public
  7. He gained fame at age 17 and became the youngest person to reach the number 1 spot on Beatport through his solo track ‘Animals’ released on June 16, 2013
  8. He appears on famous DJ Magazine’s top 100 DJs list since 2013
  9. He launched his own record label called STMPD RCRDS in begin 2016
  10. He made his first-ever live performance of his own music with Bebe Rexha on 22 August 2016 on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, accompanied by the show’s house band, The Roots

Enjoy a playlist with several music videos from Martin Garrix