January 17 in music history


Today is a birthday at:

54 years old DJ Tiesto.
Tiesto is a Dutch DJ, music producer, composer.
He is one of the most titled DJs in the history of electronic dance music. For three years in a row, in 2002, 2003 and 2004, he was the #1 DJ in the world's DJ Mag Top 100. He has won the title of Best DJ in the World three times according to International Dance Music Awards in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
At the moment he is the most popular person of his country, which is proved by figures in social networks, as well as one of the richest people in the Netherlands.
At the beginning of 2011, a popular British magazine about dance music Mixmag announced the results of their internet voting in which Tiesto was voted as the greatest DJ of all times.
In November 2012 the popular American magazine Rolling Stone published a list of 25 best DJs, in which Tiesto took the first place.
On February 8, 2015, at the annual Grammy Awards, traditionally held in Los Angeles, Tiesto won the Best Remix category for his treatment of John Legend's popular song All of Me.

Singer Kid Rock is 52 years old.
Kid Rock is an American singer, rock musician, rapper, composer and actor.
He achieved wide popularity in the late '90s, early 2000s. After four unsuccessful releases, in 1998 Kid Rock blew up the American charts with Devil Without a Cause, which sold out in 11 million copies. He was nominated five times for a Grammy Award. In all, some 22 million copies of his albums have been sold in the United States. Known for his scandalous social life and his marriage to Pamela Anderson.

The rapper Lil Jon is 52 years old.
Lil Jon is an American rapper, producer and promoter. He is also known as the pioneer of the newly formed sub-genre of hip-hop, "crunk." His band The East Side Boyz, which includes Big Sam and Lil Bo, is one of the most notable rap groups performing crunk. Lil Jon has also successfully produced other artists. He is the founder of the record label BME Recordings.

The singer Mitya Fomin is 49 years old.
Mitya Fomin is a Russian singer, theatrical actor and television host. In 1998-2008 and since 2018 he has been the frontman of the musical pop group Hi-Fi.
June 14, 2010 launches Mitya's third single "Everything Will Be Okay," also released in an English-language version under the title "Ok!". The song gets on "Russkoe Radio", "Europa Plus", "Hit FM" and many other major Russian radio stations, thus reaching the 3rd position in "the official Russian radio chart".
He was engaged in the production of several musical projects, including the rapper StuFF, the group Kanikaly and the group Jena. For the latter, the singer shot a music video for the song "Exboy," again acting as a director.
In April 2018, Mitya Fomin, Timofei Pronkin and Oksana Oleshko took to the stage at Olimpiyskiy for the first time in 10 years in the golden lineup of the band Hi-Fi. Sergey Zhukov invited them to perform as guests as part of the "Hands Up!" concert.
He is the host of the weekly TopHit Chart radio show.
He is a member of the TopHit Music Awards Hall of Fame.

DJ Calvin Harris is 39 years old.
Calvin Harris is a Scottish singer-songwriter, music producer and DJ. In 2010 he launched his own label Fly Eye Records, later entering into a partnership with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
Calvin Harris's worldwide success came after the release of his third studio album 18 Months in October 2012. The album topped the Billboard 200 and all eight UK singles on the album broke Michael Jackson's record.
Rihanna's "We Found Love" with him was a smash hit, topping the Billboard Hot 100 with the number one single. The video for the song earned the artists a Grammy Award for Best Music Video. In all, Harris was nominated for the prestigious award four times.


1944 - The first jazz concert was held in New York City at the Metropolitan Opera House.

1956 - Elvis Presley's single "Heartbreak Hotel" was released, becoming his first worldwide hit.

1985 - Modern Talking made its first television appearance.