The Top Electronic Music Stars of 2020

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A list of the top electronic music artists of 2020, including Avicii, Kygo, Skrillex, and Marshmello.


The electronic dance music scene has been exploding in popularity in recent years, and there are a number of DJs and producers who are responsible for its rise. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the top electronic music stars of 2020, according to Forbes.

Forbes’ list of the top electronic music stars of 2020 is based on data from June 1, 2019 to June 1, 2020, including live show grosses, merchandise sales, endorsements, streaming income, and more. The list includes both DJs and producers, as well as live performers.

While there are many names on this list that will be familiar to fans of electronic music, there are also a few newcomers who have made a name for themselves in recent years. So without further ado, here are the top 15 electronic music stars of 2020.


Marshmello, who wears a giant marshmallow on his head in all of his performances, is a DJ and music producer who first gained popularity in 2015. He has since released several hit songs, including ” Alone,” ” Silence,” and ” Wolves.” In 2019, he collaborated with Billboard to create an augmented reality game called ” Marshmello Music Dance.”

The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers are an American electronic DJ and production duo consisting of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. The EDM-pop duo achieved a breakthrough with their 2014 song “#Selfie”, which was a top twenty single in several countries. They followed that up with the 2015 top five single “Good Intentions”, before reaching number one in 2016 with the Rihanna collaboration “This Is What You Came For”. Their debut album, Memories…Do Not Open, topped the US Billboard 200 chart in April 2017. In October 2018, they released their second album, Sick Boy.

The Chainsmokers have won three Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, 23 Billboard Music Awards, three iHeartRadio Music Awards, and one Billboard Touring Award. In January 2020, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced that The Chainsmokers were the third best-selling artist(s) of the decade behind Adele and Taylor Swift.

Alan Walker

Alan Walker is a Norwegian EDM artist who rose to fame with his 2015 hit song “Faded.” Walker has since released a number of hit singles, including “Alone,” “Tired,” and “The Spectre.” He has also collaborated with a number of other artists, including K-391, Julie Bergan, and Trevor Daniel. In 2019, he released his debut studio album, Different World.

Martin Garrix

Martin Garrix is a Dutch DJ and record producer from Amstelveen. His releases include the singles “Animals”, “In the Name of Love”, and “Scared to Be Lonely”. He was ranked number one on DJMag’s Top 100 DJs list for three consecutive years. In 2016, he founded the label STMPD RCRDS months after his departure from Spinnin’ Records.


DJ Tiësto, born Tijs Michiel Verwest, is a Dutch DJ and record producer renowned for his work in the electronic dance music (EDM) genre. Growing up in the Netherlands, Tiësto began DJ’ing professionally in the early 1990s. He rose to prominence after releasing his landmark album In Search of Sunrise 3: Panama in 1999, becoming the first DJ to hold a solo concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Over the next several years, Tiësto would go on to release numerous other successful albums and singles, cementing his reputation as one of the world’s top EDM artists. In 2013, he was voted “The Greatest DJ of All Time” by readers of Rolling Stone magazine. Today, Tiësto continues to perform at major music festivals around the globe and release new music regularly. He is also a strong supporter of various charitable causes, including UNICEF and Greenpeace.

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris is a Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, and record producer. His musical style encompasses electronic rock and techno. In 2007, he released his debut studio album, I Created Disco. The album spawned the singles “Acceptable in the 80s” and “The Girls”. In 2009, Harris released his second studio album, Ready for the Weekend, which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and includes the singles “I’m Not Alone”, “Ready for the Weekend”, “Flashback”, and “Bounce”. In 2012, Harris produced the commercial hit single “We Found Love” for Rihanna.

Harris has released a total of five studio albums and 34 singles. He is one of the most successful British electronic music artists of all time, with 16 top 10 hits on the UK Singles Chart and four number one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100. He has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. His debut album I Created Disco was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Harris’ next three albums all topped the UK charts, while they all reached multi-platinum status in Australia and Canada. 18 Months (2012) won him his first Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album at the 2013 ceremony.

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are a DJ duo from Belgium who are currently ranked No. 4 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list. The brothers have been spinning records together since they were children and have gone on to play some of the biggest festivals in the world, including Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, and Coachella. They are also the residents DJs at XS Nightclub in Las Vegas.

David Guetta

David Guetta is a French DJ, music producer, remixer, and songwriter. He has released seven studio albums and thirty-seven singles. In 2009, Guetta was voted as the number one DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll. He has sold over nine million albums and thirty million singles worldwide. His first album, Just a Little More Love, was released in 2001. Guetta’s fourth studio album, One Love, was released in 2009 and features the hit singles “When Love Takes Over”, “Gettin’ Over You”, “Sexy Bitch”, and “Memories”.


Afrojack is a Dutch DJ and producer who has been making waves in the electronic music scene for years. He has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business, including David Guetta, Steve Aoki, and Martin Garrix. Afrojack is also no stranger to the world of pop music, having worked with Pitbull, Beyonce, and Lana Del Rey. In 2020, Afrojack was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for his song “Bring the Madness.”

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