Martin Garrix ended his very first closing set of Tomorrowland with the debut of his then-upcoming single ‘In The Name Of Love’ with Bebe Rexha. This single catapulted Martin Garrix‘ name into the elite as he made the perfect crossover single between EDM and pop. Amassing over 1 billion views since 2016, ‘In The Name Of Love’ remains one of the most played tracks in Martin Garrix‘ discography since it’s release.
Martin Garrix has risen to global stardom in pop as well as electronic circles – and yet he’s far from being done. Dance music’s freshest talent has headlined festivals around the globe, founded a label and mentored other artists and won the #1 spot in DJ Mag’s Top 100 three times in a row. His passion, ambition, drive and maturity remain unmatched in the world. ‘Animals’, released June 2013 was a breakout success and a game-changer for the music industry. Reaching No. 1 in the UK and many other territories, it proved that a hard-hitting, dancefloor-oriented track could reach pop status, ultimately reaching over a billion streams across several platforms.
The six years since have been marked by a quick march through the ranks of dance music, conquering stages all around the world and releasing more breakout hits, showcasing his diversity. And diverse it has become looking at Garrix’ own releases, including the highly acclaimed Scared to Be Lonely (with Dua Lipa), ‘In The Name Of Love’ (with Bebe Rexha), ‘There For You’ (with Troye Sivan), ‘Ocean’ (with Khalid) and ‘Summer Days’ (with Macklemore and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy). It’s clear that he has no producing boundaries, delivering dancefloor-oriented stompers as well as vocal-heavy and melodic pop anthems. With his label STMPD RCRDS now firmly established, Garrix has free range to do exactly that which he loves most: making music.
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