Canadian electro and house producer Joel Thomas Zimmerman, better known as Deadmau5, closed the annual Lollapalooza festival in style on Sunday with a raucous ninety minute set.
Deadmau5 was born in 2005 and in that time has been scrobbled 16,461,755 times. However a significant rise in scrobbles wasn’t seen until late-2009 with the release of his fourth album For Lack of a Better Name.
The album has been scrobbled 3,344,351 times and is Deadmau5’s most popular effort so far. The album opened him up to a whole world of new listeners and by the time his latest album, 4×4=12, came out in December 2010 he peaked at around 300,000 scrobbles a week.
Whilst 4×4=12 has a way to go to reach the success of its predecessor (it currently stands at 1,652,688 scrobbles), Deadmau5’s latest top weekly tracks chart has its #1 and #2 spots filled with tracks from it – “Some Chords” (4,128 weekly listeners) and “Sofi Needs A Ladder” (3,460 weekly listeners).
Be sure to check out this Photo Gallery of Deadmau5 at Lollapalooza and head over to MP3.com to grab a free download of the Deamau5 – “I Said (Michael Woods Remix)