career began in 2015 when he posted songs on SoundCloud, including remixes of Zedd’s “Beautiful Now,” Jack Ü’s “Where Are U Now,” and others. Soon, he was drawing fans and gaining vocal support from peers like Skrillex, who reposted Marshmello’s track “Find Me.” High-profile live DJ appearances followed, with shows at Ultra Music Festival and California’s HARD Day of the Dead festival, among others. In 2016, Marshmello released a compilation of his previously released tracks, Joytime, which reached number five on the Billboard electronic/dance albums chart and number one on a digital top electronic albums chart. Included on the album was the single “Keep It Mello” featuring rapper Omar LinX.

In 2018, Marshmello added another hit collaboration to his roster, pairing with British vocalist Anne-Marie for their multi-platinum hit single “Friends.” After delivering his second full-length album, Joytime II, he dropped the non-album single “Happier,” which featured Bastille’s Dan Smith on vocals. The song quickly became his highest-charting track to date, rising into the Top Three in the U.S., U.K., and Australasia. As the popularity of “Happier” continued to rise, Marshmello scored his highest-charting effort to date with the revolutionary Fortnite Extended Set, a 30-minute mix taken from his 2019 in-game concert that attracted millions of video gamers. By the time summer rolled around, “Happier” had topped the Billboard electronic chart and peaked at number two on the Hot 100. Meanwhile, a collaboration with Chvrches, “Here with Me,” began its steady rise up the charts, giving the indie outfit their highest-charting single to date. Marshmello also added additional cross-genre collaborations to his singles list, including “Light It Up” with Tyga and Chris Brown, “One Thing Right” with country singer Kane Brown, and “Rescue Me” with pop-punkers A Day to Remember. The latter track appeared on Joytime III, which arrived in July 2019 and featured guests Slushii, Flux Pavilion, Elohim, and Wiwek.

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