Steven Hiroyuki Aoki, born November 30, 1977, is an American musician, DJ, record producer and music executive. In 2012, Pollstar designated Aoki as the highest grossing dance artist in North America from tours. He has collaborated with artists such as will.i.am, Afrojack, LMFAO, Linkin Park, Iggy Azalea, Lil Jon, blink-182, Laidback Luke, BTS, Monsta X, Louis Tomlinson, Backstreet Boys, Rise Against, Vini Vici, Lauren Jauregui, and Fall Out Boy and is known for his remixes of artists such as Kid Cudi. Aoki has released several Billboard-charting studio albums as well, notably Wonderland, which was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album in 2013.
Aoki has won and been nominated for a number of industry awards, both in annual competitions and in magazine rankings. In 2007, he was named Best Party Rocker DJ by BPM Magazine, Best DJ of the Year by Paper Magazine, and Best Set of the Season at the Ibiza Awards. Several years later, in 2012, he was named #15 in the Top 100 DJs in DJ Magazine, and was named America’s #2 Best DJ. Also in 2012, he won an EDM Effect Woodie Award by MTVu, and the following year he was nominated for his first Grammy.
In 2014, Aoki was awarded two Guinness World Records, one for the “longest crowd cheer”, and also for the “most amount of glow sticks for thirty seconds.” Aoki performed at the 2015 Ultra Music Festival in Miami Beach on May 21. He also earned the Guinness record for “most traveled musician in one year”, with 161 shows in 41 countries in 2014.
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Without further ado, Steve Aoki’s top 5 tracks of all time:
5. Steve Aoki & Backstreet Boys – Let It Be Me
4. Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike & Steve Aoki vs Ummet Ozcan – Melody
3. Linkin Park x Steve Aoki – A Light That Never Comes
2. Steve Aoki & Alan Walker – Are You Lonely feat. ISAK
1. Steve Aoki, Daddy Yankee, Play-N-Skillz & Elvis Crespo – Azukita
BONUS: Steve Aoki & Laidback Luke ft. Lil Jon – Turbulence