Diplo Had a Great 2016
Grammy award winning producer Diplo has worked with just about every artist in the industry. In 2009, he was nominated for his ﬁrst Grammy Award for Record of the Year for “Paper Planes” shared with M.I.A. and then received his third nomination in 2012 for Best Rap Song for “Look at Me Now” shared with Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes. Diplo was also nominated for a Grammy Award in 2013 and 2016 in the category Producer of the Year, Non-Classic. In 2016, he was also nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U. Along with the nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album in 2016, he was also nominated for Best Dance Recording – both of which were won by Jack U.
In addition to his 2016 Grammy award wins, Diplo has brought in additional success in 2016 with the two tracks he co-produced on Beyoncé’s sixth studio album ‘Lemonade’. Diplo has sold out arenas with his performances and rocked clubs with his DJ skills – tickets can be found at See Tickets. Billboard was onto Diplo’s hot 2016 streak too and decided to feature the gifted producer and executive on the cover of the American Billboard’s June 9, 2016 cover. The article highlighted the success and milestones that Diplo has achieved and how he continues to produce hit after hit with artists across various genres of music – Madonna, Justin Bieber, and Chris Brown are just a handful of those artists making trendy music with the successful producer.
In 2005, Diplo founded his own record company Mad Decent. In 2011, the label launched an imprint label Jeﬀrees which sought to be an outlet to curate and promote new music that errs on the side experimental, in keeping with the label’s original mission. Jeﬀrees gained some serious momentum in 2012 and 2013 when it launched Baauer’s single “Harlem Shake.” Diplo is also responsible for building The Mausoleum which is a video studio, recording studio, record label oﬃce, gallery and event space in Philadelphia – the spot has become home for chart topping artists such as Christina Aguilera, Shakira, and M.I.A. Diplo imprinted on Philadelphia when he studied ﬁlm and music in Philadelphia at Temple University. While he attended college, Diplo had an opportunity to dive into his passion for ﬁlmography and learn more about the art. The award winning producer told GQ Magazine that he would love to take a year oﬀ and strictly focus on ﬁlm work.