Christopher Comstock (born May 19, 1992), known professionally as Marshmello, is an American electronic music producer and DJ. He first gained international recognition by releasing remixes of songs by Jack Ü and Zedd, and released his debut studio album, Joytime, in early 2016. In May 2016, he released “Alone” through record label Monstercat, which appeared on the US Billboard Hot 100, and became his first single to be certified platinum in the US and Canada.

In 2017, his collaboration with Khalid, “Silence”, and with Selena Gomez, “Wolves”, were released and became internationally successful. In February 2018, he released “Friends” with Anne-Marie, for her debut studio album Speak Your Mind. In June 2018, Marshmello released his second studio album, Joytime II, with singles “Tell Me” and “Check This Out”.

His stage name, Marshmello, is a misspelling of marshmallow. He wears a custom helmet loosely based on a marshmallow for public appearances. He covers his identity similarly to other electronic music artists such as Deadmau5 and Daft Punk, and has falsely revealed himself as Tiësto, Will Ferrell, and Shawn Mendes in the past. Throughout his career, he has also collaborated with artists including Omar LinX, Slushii, Jauz, Ookay, Lil Peep, Logic, Bastille and Amr Diab. In November 2017, Marshmello’s identity was confirmed by Forbes as to being Christopher Comstock, an American DJ who is also known as Dotcom, with regards to existing proofs such as his real name being revealed in music royalty manager BMI’s database and that Marshmello’s company was registered in August 2015 under the name “Christopher Comstock” in Delaware. Furthermore, it was also disclosed to Forbes by industry insiders that the two are the same person. Previously-known evidences such as the ASCAP credit, their physical and musical similarities, and Skrillex addressing Marshmello as “Chris” were taken into account.

In January 2018, Marshmello officially released a collaboration with the late rapper, Lil Peep, titled “Spotlight”. Marshmello initially had no plans to release the single until he spoke with Peep’s mother, who requested as much of her son’s unpublished music be released as possible. On February 2, 2018, another collaboration between Slushii and Marshmello, “There ×2” was released as a single through the label Slushii. On February 9, 2018, Marshmello released a collaboration with British singer Anne-Marie named “Friends”, as the fifth single from Anne-Marie’s debut studio album, Speak Your Mind. On March 2, 2018, a collaboration with rapper Logictitled “Everyday” was released as the third single from his seventh mixtape, Bobby Tarantino II.[51] On May 4, 2018, Marshmello released a collaborative single with American rapper Juicy J and British singer James Arthurtitled “You Can Cry”.

On May 18, 2018, Marshmello announced on Twitter his second studio album titled Joytime II, a follow-up which was released on June 22, 2018. On June 7, 2018, he released the first single for the album titled “Tell Me”.On June 15, 2018, he released the second single for the album titled “Check This Out”.[54] The music video was released on October 17.

On August 16, 2018, he released a collaboration with British indie pop band, Bastille titled “Happier”. On September 28, 2018, he released a collaboration with the Egyptian singer-songwriter Amr Diab titled “Bayen Habeit”.


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