The new decade marks five years since Marshmello blasted onto the EDM scene. Born as Christopher Comstock the award-winning DJ-producer and EDM artist has gained legions of international fans making music while dressed as his marshmallow mascot head persona.
The Philadelphia native artist has collaborated with a long list of amazing artists across multiple genres including R & B star, Khalid on Silence,” pop queen Selena Gomez on “Wolves,” British sensation Anne-Marie on “Friends” and Bastille on his highest-charting single “Happier.”
To date, Marshmello has released three studio albums, Joytime (2016), Joytime II (2018), and Joytime III (2019). His debut album peaked at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart, while the next two both hit No. 1 on the same chart.
The multitalented entertainer also hosts two popular YouTube series, “Gaming with Marshmello” and “Cooking with Marshmello.”
Collectively, the music videos for his hit songs have surpassed billions of views on YouTube. Marshmello teamed with YUNGBLUD and blackbear on his most recent single, “Tongue Tied.” He posted a Duke & Jones remix video for the track on Jan. 14.
Marshmello proves himself to be a little bit country in his summer 2019 collab single with Kane Brown. The video is particularly fun with its sort of Western outlaw vibe. Brown realizes that despite a series of past mistakes, he got one thing right – love. Marshmello makes the perfect dusty road drivin’ companion –and it seems like such a perfect fit for a live rodeo show.
“Friends” delivers a slow-groove, strong dance song beat. Marshmello’s collab partner Anne—Marie is sending her message loud and clear: Want me to spell it out for you?/F-R-I-E-N-D-S/Haven't I made it obvious?/Haven't I made it clear? (Haven't I?)”
What better place to hang out with your pals than at Houston’s renowned rodeo, rocking out to Marshmello and his buddy Anne-Marie’s chart-busting song called “Friends.”
Marshmello shocked fans when he made a surprise performance at a 2017 Khalid concert –and teased an upcoming collaboration for the two of them. Ten days later, “Silence” dropped and went on to top multiple Billboard charts including the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Dance/Mix Show Airplay, and Dance Club Songs charts on Billboard. Marshmello produced and co-wrote the track – and is one of his standout slower tempo singles.
“Alone” was released in 2016 as a digital download track. To date, its music video has amassed over 1.6 billion views on YouTube.
The wildly popular visual shows Marshmello being bullied at school until a classmate discovers him making music and shares some of it. He becomes popular overnight and hosts a dance party in class – don’t students everywhere wish they could do that? The song’s fun, dance party vibe will blend right into the high-energy Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo atmosphere.
“Happier” is one of Marshmello’s most popular songs. It’s a collab with British band Bastille and reached No. 2 on both the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the U.S. and the U.K. Singles chart. Among other accolades, the song ranked at No. 33 on Billboard’s Hot 100 top songs of the 2010s decade-end list. While the song lyrics suggest that a loved one would probably be happier with someone else, Marshmello’s fans will be most likely be happiest if he includes this huge hit in his set!