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Diplo Bio

Who is Diplo

American DJ, music producer and rapper who became known for being the co-creator of Major Lazer. He also makes up half of the duo Jack Ü with Skrillex.He wrote the Grammy-nominated song "Paper Planes" with Sri-Lankan pop star M.I.A.

Early Life (Childhood)

He started garnering attention as a DJ while attending Temple University in Philadelphia.He is of German and English descent.The influence of home-grown rap played a key role in helping shape his production style.

Interesting Facts

His beats were sampled on Beyonce Knowles' song "Run the World (Girls)."Diplo is an avid soccer and cricket fan and supporter of the US Men's National Team.He also supports Arsenal F.C. and has attended two Tigres UANL matches.

Personal Life

Diplo dated British-Sri Lankan singer and rapper M.I.A. from 2003 to 2008.He has two sons: Lockett Major Wesley Pentz (2010) and Lazer Lee Louis Pentz (2014).


In 2009, he was nominated for his first Grammy Award for Record of the Year for "Paper Planes" shared with M.I.A., Switch.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 Ü.