Following several years of collaborative work and the launch of his label Black Hole Recordings, Dutch DJ and producer Tiesto broke into mainstream success when his remix of Delirium’s “Silence” spent four weeks on the top-ten chart in the UK and hit No. 3 on the Billboard dance chart. As his career went on, he became known for performing lengthy “Tiesto Solo” sets, which went on for six and sometimes as long as nine hours.
In 2004, Tiesto performed live as part of the opening ceremony for the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, making him the first DJ ever to do so. In 2007, his third studio album Elements of Life hit No. 1 on both the Dutch album chart and the Billboard list of Top Electronic Albums. The following year it was nominated for a Grammy.
Besides consistently topping the charts, Tiesto holds a number of accolades. He has received a Silver Harp music award, a Lucky Strike Dance Award for Best DJ in the Trance/Progressive category, ranked No. 1 three times on DJ Magazine’s list of the Top 100 DJs, and he has contributed songs to the hit video games DJ Hero and DJ Hero 2.