Porter Robinson is a famous and successful young DJ and music-maker who hails from Chapel Hill in North Carolina. His debut album, World, released in August 2014; was named as one of the best electronic albums in 2014. He also became an artist of the year by MTV. He has produced several number one singles in different electronic styles. In 2017, his EP Virtual Self was released to much critical acclaim. Within less than three years he has made a name for himself as well as a small fortune for himself. Continue reading through this article to understand more about this American Celebrity. Moreover, it will discuss Porter Robinson net worth in 2018.
Porter Robinson Early Life
Robinsons’ full name is Porter Weston Robinson, and he was born on July 15, 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the second of four brothers, who are all connected with music and making videos.
Robinson did not undergo any formal training in music. However, he had a keen interest and passion for music since his childhood. He began producing from the age of 12. He would post his early music on online forums. He used the alias Ekowraith and posted music under this name from 2005 to 2010. He released his successful ‘hands-up’ music through Yawa Recordings. Later he added classical melodies and called the music ‘complextro’.
Both his parents were alumni of UNC. He also took admission in INC but did not complete his studies as was more serious about his music career.
Robinson currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is very close to his fellow DJs and record producers Madeon and Dillon Francis.
Porter Robinson Career, Awards & Achievement
From 2010 onwards, Robinson released music under his own name. He released a variety of original singles which were produced by Glamara Records and Big Fish Recordings. His single, ‘Say My Name’ became so popular that it reached the #1 spot on Beatport.
Robinson was only eighteen years old when he became popular in the mainstream dance music world and caught international fame. He was noticed by dubstep producer Skrillex. Robinson also influenced video game music like in Dance Dance Revolution. He also incorporates anime and Japanese cultural elements in his music.
In 2011, he released his eleven-track Spitfire after signing a one-EP deal with OWSLA, the new label by Skrillex. It topped iTunes Dance chart and Beatport’s chart.
In 2012, he released a single, Language, through Big Beat Records and Ministry of Sound. The song rose to the #1 position on Beatport and iTunes Dance chart. It was premiered through live BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. The music video was released on YouTube channel. Later, Robinson followed up on his success with his Language Tour.
His 2013 release of the single Easy, was #1 overall song for two weeks. Robinson has collaborated with several artists like Amy Millan and Urban Cone. He also made his vocal debut with a single Sad Machine where he also used Vocaloid software voice, Avanna. He also made his Worlds tour which saw him singing and playing synthesizers.
In 2015 he released his Worlds Remixed which had remixes by several electronic music artistes.
In 2016 he released ‘Shelter’ with his fellow musician Madeon, along with an animated music video made by him along with A-1 Pictures and Crunchyroll. This was followed up by an international tour called Shelter Live Tour.
At the end of 2017, Robinson released a new single called Eon Break under the name Virtual Self, along with a music video on his You Tube channel. This was followed by another single by Virtual Self, called Ghost Voices and the music video was released on hos You Tube channel on 28th February, 2018.
Awards & Achievement
Robinson has been named 7th in the Billboard 21 under 21 list. He has also topped the 25 under 25 list, and has been ranked 5th as America’s Best DJ.
Before he was 21, three of his records have topped Beatport’s overall chart for weeks.
He was the MTVU Artist of the Year for 2015.
Net worth of Porter Robinson
Porter Robinson’s net worth has been growing over the years. Considering his successful singles and his career as a popular DJ, it is estimated that he must be earning about $200,000 per month. His net worth in 2016 was estimated to be more than a million dollars. As he becomes more and more successful, he is earning way more than he had been in the past. It is currently estimated that his net worth is more than $2 million.
Robinson is a self-taught and self-made top musician. His confidence can be gauged from the fact that he did not pursue further academic studies at university, preferring to work on his musical career. His family has been very supportive of him. His talent and hard work has made him what he is now. He has been commissioned by artists like Avicii and Lady Gaga for their official remixes. He is undisputedly reaching the top to be known as the King of DJ’s and Remixes.