Inside Biography

Nick Leonardus van de Wall who is commonly known by his stage name Afrojack was born on 9 September 1987 in Spijkenisse, Netherlands. Afrojack is also of Surinamese descent. He spent most of his childhood in Netherlands and learned music there. He began with the piano at the age of five. He lived with his mother, Debbie who owned a local gym.

Afrojack went on to study graphic designing and then left to pursue a career as a DJ/producer. At the tender age of 14, Nick began DJ'ing at local pubs and clubs. He went on to earn additional income by designing websites for fellow musicians. As the stage name Afrojack, he released In Your Face in 2007 as his first recording. However, he garnered international recognition with the song titled Take Over Control that featured Eva Simons. The single went on to chart in 10 different countries. Afrojack then became an international sensation and was called to all major parties.

He has also been credited for his a s sociated acts including Hardwell, The Partysquad, Pitbull, Eva Simons, Quintino, Steve Aoki, Nervo, Chris Brown, Martin Garrix, Redfoo, David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, Wrabel, Sidney Samson, Snoop Dogg, and R3Hab. He runs his own label named Wall Recordings that currently represents Dutch DJs including R3hab, Sidney Samson and Mayaadh. Afrojack had headed a lot of electronic dance music festivals in 2012 including Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Coachella, and Electric Daisy Carnival. Afrojack released his first studio album on 19th May 2014 which was titled Forget the World. The album received mixed reviews. More recently on 17th March 2015, Afrojack was featured in Hey Mama that David Guetta co-produced with lead singer Nicki Minaj and Bebe Rexha.

Afrojack does not have a long dating history. He has significantly only dated two women. Afrojack was in a relationship with Dutch model Amanda Balk with whom he has a daughter named Vegan. The couple however, did not get married. Afrojack then began having an affair with Paris Hilton when he was working on her second album. The couple dated for 6 months after which they broke up in 2012. Afrojack is currently single. He does not have a girlfriend. He is reluctant on speaking about his past relations.

Afrojack is currently 28 years old and stands tall at the height of 6 feet 10 inches. His net worth is estimated to be $ 50 million. Afrojack is noted to have been listed as number 7 on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ's of 2011, ranked at number 9 on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJ's the following year, and was ranked at number 9 again Forbes magazine as the 7th highest-earning DJ in the world in 2013. More information about the talented Afrojack can be found on various social media sites like wiki and Twitter.


by Bchrome, 08 Dec, 2015

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