Who is Christopher Comstock?

Christopher ‘Chris’ Comstock, better known professionally as Marshmello, was born on 19 May 1992 under the zodiac sign of Taurus, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA. He is a 29-year-old electronic music producer and DJ, probably best recognized for releasing such songs as “Alone”, “Happier”, “Wolves”, “Silence” and “Friends”.

How rich is he, as of now? Christopher Comstock Net Worth

As of mid-2021, Christopher Comstock’s net worth is estimated at over $40 million, earned through his successful involvement in the music industry as an electronic music producer and DJ. He’s one of the highest-paid DJs in the world.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Christopher Comstock spent his early years in his hometown of Philadelphia, where he was raised by his parents; however, there is no information about their names and professions, and it’s also unknown whether he has siblings or is an only child. He holds American nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. Regarding his education, Christopher attended the private Shipley School, located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Career Beginnings

Christopher Comstock started pursuing his professional music career under the stage name Dotcom. In early 2015, he released his debut original song “Wavez, which he uploaded to his SoundCloud page. He continued to record remixes of such popular songs as “Beautiful Now” by popular Russian-German Zedd, “Where Are Ü Now” by Justin Bieber, DJ duo Jack Ü, and Skrillex, “Hello” by Adele, “Waiting For Love” by Avicii, and “Outside” by Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding, among many others. He quickly attracted the attention of famous musicians such as Skrillex, who supported him, and reposted one of his songs to SoundCloud.

By the end of the year, he was performing at various events, including Pomona, New York’s Pier 94, Miami Music Week, and California’s HARD Day of the Dead festival.

Rise to Stardom

In January 2016, Marshmello launched his debut studio album entitled “Joytime”, through his own label Joytime Collective, which peaked at No. 5 on the US Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. It consists of ten songs and includes his debut single “Keep It Mello”, featuring Omar LinX, which received gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Later that year, he made his debut on the Canadian independent record label Monstercat with the single “Alone”, which became his first single to reach the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, rising to No. 60; the single was certified platinum by both RIAA and Music Canada. His next major success came in 2017, when he collaborated with R&B singer Khalid to put out the single “Silence”, which was certified platinum in eight countries. It was followed by the release of “Wolves”, with Selena Gomez, whicht became a huge commercial success, and peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, plus topping the US Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

Christopher Comstock

Continued Success

In early 2018, Marshmello issued the single “Friends” in a collaboration with British singer Anne-Marie, as the fifth single from her debut studio album “Speak Your Mind”, which peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. His second studio album, entitled “Joytime”, was presented in June 2018, and Although it received negative reviews, the album made it to #1 on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, and spawned two singles – “Tell Me” and “Check This Out”. In the following month, he collaborated with British band Bastille on their single “Happier”, which became one of his highest-charting songs, since it reached No. 2 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart and topped the US Dance/Electronic Songs.

The song earned him an International Dance Music for Best Song (Pop/Electronic) award. During the same year, he won an MTV Europe Music Award for Best Electronic.

Further Work

In February 2019, Marshmello held an in-game concert in “Fortnite Battle Royale”, which amassed more than ten million players. He then collaborated with various musicians to distribute the EP “Roll The Dice” with hip hop group SOB X RBE, after which he started working on his third studio album, “Joytime III”, which came out in July of the same year, with two singles “Room To Fall” and “Rescue Me”. The latter is a collaboration with the rock band A Day To Remember, and reached No. 50 on the Billboard 200 chart, and topped the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.

In 2020, he was heard in the fourth single “Come & Go” from Juice Wrld’s posthumous third studio album “Legends Never Die”, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Most recently, in June 2021 Marshmello released his fourth studio album “Shockwave”.

YouTube Channel for Gaming and Cooking

The famous DJ is also known for creating videos related to gaming and cooking, uploading them onto his official YouTube channel. In his gaming videos, Marshmello plays such games as “Call Of Duty: Warzone” and “Fortnite”.  He also has a series of videos, “Cooking With Marshmello”, in which he prepares various dishes without speaking.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Marshmello kept his identity a secret for a long time, and many people still don’t know what he looks like, since he never takes his helmet off during his performances on stage – it was eventually revealed by Forbes that the mysterious performer was actually DJ Christopher Comstock. He has short naturally dark brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 11ins (1.80m), while his weight is around 165lbs (75kgs). Information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.

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Personal Life and Philanthropy Work

Christopher Comstock isn’t very open when it comes to his personal life, and tends to keep all details about it far away from the eye of the public. His fans aren’t familiar with his current relationship status – many of them believe that he is single, and focused on his professional career. He resides is in Los Angeles, California.

Christopher is also known for his charitable acts. In summer 2018, he and Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins participated in Epic Games’ E3 Celebrity Pro Am charity tournament, and won the prize of $1 million, half of which they donated to the Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) Foundation. He was also the supporter of the October 2018 #FindYourFido campaign launched by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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