Nick Leoanardus Van De wall, popularly known as DJ Afrojack is a Dutch DJ. He is not just a popular DJ, but also a music producer and a remixer belonging to South Holland. Within 2 years of starting his career, DJ Afrojack became an iconic DJ and dance music’s major icon.
He started from a humble background from Holland and became popular as an award-winning, platinum-selling producer. His skills are most sought after in the industry. Within a short span, he has also grabbed two Grammy awards. In addition to being one of the most iconic DJs that the world has ever seen, DJ Afrojack provides an explosive take on the current state of dance and music all around the world. He started from a small town in Spijkenisse and made a name for himself with a hard-hitting underground release. He got an exploding name for himself with the unveiling of “Take over control”. The song instantly entered worldwide chart numbers and got platinum status in the USA. The success of the number enabled DJ Afrojack to solidify his status as a pioneering club music brand. The same value he carries forward with all his releases.
Early life of Afrojack
DJ Afrojack was born and brought up in Spijkenisse in South Holland. He developed an interest in music at a very young age. He started playing piano when he was just five. He was brought up in a single-parent household. His mother named Debbie owned a gym and earned to make Afrojack’s life better. After graduating from school, Van De wall studied graphic designing in Rotterdam. At that point he was interested in becoming a graphic designer and later on embarked on a journey to become a DJ. When he was just 11, he started creating tracks from home. He worked 5 hours every day from his home to create tracks. It took him almost seven years to get his first release by the name “In your face.”
Personal details of Afrojack
Real Name: Nick Leonardus Van De Wall
Celebrity Name: DJ Afrojack
Place of Birth: Spijkenisse, South Holland, Netherlands
Current City: Netherland
Birthday: September 9, 1987
Profession: DJ, Music producer, Remixer
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Net Worth: $60 Million
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Body measurements of Afrojack
Body Physique: Moderate
Height in Feet: 6 feet 9 inches
Height in Metres: 2.06 m
Weight in Kg: 75 kg
Weight in Pound: 165 lbs
Body Measurement: 40-32-14
Chest Size: 40 inches/101.6 cm
Waist Size: 32 inches / 81.28 cm
Biceps: 14 inches/35.56 cm
Shoe Size (US): 10
Dress Size (US): Unknown
Family details of Afrojack
Mother’s Name: Debbie
Father’s Name: Not available
Number of Siblings: Not available
Spouse Name: Elettra Lamborghini
Relationship Details of Afrojack
When it comes to sharing personal life, DJ Afrojack is quite a private person. He is not too vocal about his relationships. He makes it a point to stay out of the public eye. DJ Afrojack has not been previously engaged with anyone. But he was in a short-term relationship with Paris Hilton in 2011 to 2012. After breakup with Paris Hilton, he got into a relationship with Elettra Lamborghini. The couple announced their relationship publicly in 2018 through social media. People say that Afrojack and Elettra Lamborghini are a couple goals. Musical talent runs in this couple. Aside from Afrojack being a talented superstar DJ, Elettra is also a popular singer and entertainer. She has been part of many reality shows as well. She is nicknamed Italian Paris Hilton and she is also the heiress to the famous businessman Feruccio Lamborghini who owns the sports car brand.
Net worth of Afrojack
As of research done in 2022, DJ Afrojack’s net worth is almost $30 million. Recently, he has also released an extended play named NLW. Thus, it is expected that his wealth will gain additional boost this year. Afrojack started his career as a DJ and over the time, his hobby and passion has paid off very well.
Early career days of Afrojack
DJ Afrojack has started his career by getting copies of music-sequencing programs namely “Fruity loops.” During this time, he started playing around with different samples and then created his own tracks by looking at samples. Afrojack was discovered in a club where he was performing short DJ sets. After some time, he travelled to the Mediterranean to hone his skills and craft. He later returned to his native place in Holland where he released his single debut “Afrojack: In your face. “After a few years, he was also given an opportunity to remix Madonna’s Revolver and Lady Gaga’s Alejandro. In the year 2010, he collaborated with the famous vocalist Eva Simson’s. His popularity grew vastly in 2012 as he announced a worldwide deal with Universal and Island. This deal gave him worldwide success. Over the years, he has been working with many stars like Sting, Snoop Dogg, and Wiz Khalifa. He has also collaborated with David Guetta on different tracks like Hey Mama and Another Life.
Brand endorsements by Afrojack
Over the years, Afrojack has gained immense popularity and influence in the music industry. Thus, he had received multiple opportunities to collaborate with corporate brands. Recently, Afrojack came into partnership with a global fashion label “G-Star Raw” for an Afrojack inspired designs that are to be sold worldwide. His capsule collection was sold within 48-hours of announcement. He was also sought out by the gaming company Razer to be the brand consultant for its future products.
Recent work of Afrojack
Music hitmaker DJ Afrojack has returned to the Universal music group as part of their new dance music venture. In addition to this, DJ Afrojack is also signing deals with UMG’s Virgin records Germany and Universal Music Netherlands. This initiative by Universal music central Europe and DJ Afrojack will help and support independent artists and labels in Central Europe by offering them access to UMG’s Global resources as well as networks.