Apart from his widely publicized relationship with American singer Selena Gomez, Zedd is well-known for being one of Russia’s finest songwriters and record producers. In addition, he is a multi-instrumentalist as well as a DJ with about 11 awards and 76 nominations (including two Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, five MTV Awards, one Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award, and two DJ Awards) under his belt.
Zedd has also recorded two powerful studio albums which he titled Clarity (2012) and True Colors (2015). His years in the spotlight has seen him work with notable artists such as Elley Duhé, Alessia Cara, Liam Payne, and many others.
A product of two great Russian musicians, Zedd, whose real name is Anton Zaslavski is the son of a schoolteacher/guitarist called Igor Zaslavski (father) and pianist Marina Vladimirovna Zaslavskaya (mother), who gave birth to him on 2nd September 1989, in Saratov, Russia. Born with the zodiac sign, Virgo, the multi-instrumentalist holds a German nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity (Russian and German).
Zedd and his family relocated to Germany, precisely to the city called Kaiserslautern, when he was three years old. It was in this city that he was raised along with his older brothers Arkadi and younger brother Daniel. As expected, the record producer began taking music classes at a very young age. At four years, he was already a piano star, however, he waited till age twelve before playing the drums. Being a classically trained musician, Zedd has deep knowledge of other instruments such as Keyboard, guitar, synthesizer, and percussion. He took his musical talent to another level in the year 2012 when he joined the popular German deathcore band called Dioramic. Anton developed a strong interest in electronic music production after listening to the French electronic duo, Justice.
Unarguably one of the richest Russian-German musicians, Zedd’s years in showbiz has been quite rewarding. For his hard work, passion, and commitment to a career he cherishes so much, he has not only built a strong fanbase and popularity for himself but also an impressive net worth estimated to be $34 million. His daily, monthly, and annual income are not readily available at the moment but it is crystal clear that he makes a huge sum of money from providing one or more services to his clients.
At the time of writing of this article, the Russian-born star is flying solo and is not in any relationship at the moment. Regardless of this, however, Zedd’s love life has been overshadowed by his short-lived fling with respected American producer/actress/singer Selena Marie Gomez (professionally known as Selena Gomez), which lasted for just three months. The pair got connected in January 2015 while working together on Zedd’s music video and song track titled: I Want You to Know.
After a successful outing, the two immediately started dating, which resulted in Zedd becoming more popular than he was before the collaboration. Although the celebrities didn’t deny or confirm that they were an item at the time, their fling earned them a wider public attention as well as media coverage.
Apart from Gomez, the DJ has also been linked to actress Nina Dobrev, who happens to be Selena’s girlfriend as well. The two started getting cozy shortly after Zedd called off his relationship with eighteen-time Teen Choice Awards winner. Born on January 9, 1989, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Dobrev is best known for her role in the universally acclaimed drama series, The Vampire’s Diaries. While many believed that Zedd and Selena faked their relationship just to sell their song, others were of the opinion that Zedd’s decision to hang out with Nina at the time was lame.
In 2016, the Russian electric music producer was rumored to be dating American social media personality and model, Bryana Holly, after she broke up with longtime boyfriedn/5 Seconds of Summer drummer Ashton Irwin. Though the celebrities never confirmed their relationship status, it became obvious that they are more than friends when Zedd was spotted planting a kiss on her head during a trip to Bali in January 2016. It is not known exactly if the two have gone their separate ways and when it actually happened but it’s obvious Zedd has no woman by his side at the moment, as he has not been spotted with one in many months.
Other Facts You Need To Know
1. In 2014, Forbes listed Zedd as seventh highest paid DJ in the world.
2. He has embarked on several tours in the course of his career starting from 2013 when he embarked on Moment of Clarity World Tour. Others took place in 2015 (True Colors Tour), 2017 – 2018 (Echo Tour), and Witness: The Tour (2017-2018).
3. The Russian DJ is 5 feet 8 inches tall and has a body weight of 67 kilograms to match.
4. His sexual orientation is straight.
5. Zedd’s Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts boast over 5.2 million, 8.1 million, and 6.8 million followers respectively.
6. He owns a $16 million mansion in Benedict Canyon, an area in Los Angeles.