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Birth nameJohn James Borger Jr.
BornMiami, Florida, U.S.
GenresBig room house, Dutch house, future house, progressive house, electro house
Occupation(s)DJ, music producer
Years active2012–present
LabelsSpinnin Records, Geousus (Armada Music)
Associated actsDVBBS, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Tinie Tempah, Julia Michaels, Lights, Thomas Gold, Zaeden, Dzeko & Torres, Mike Hawkins, Tony Junior, Ryos, Shaun Frank

John Borger, better known by his stage name Borgeous (stylized as BORGEOUS), is an American DJ and music producer.


The LA-based Platinum recording artist and DJ/producer has already accomplished three Billboard Dance Radio Top 10s,[1] three Beatport #1's and a #1 on the iTunes Dancechart in 15 different countries.[2]

His earlier releases include "From Cali With Love", "GANGSTEROUS", "Rags to Riches" and "AGGRO" that launched his career in 2013. However it was with the release of "Tsunami" in collaboration with Canadian electronic music duo DVBBS that he shot to international fame. At first there was confusion about the actual creator of the track. The single had been a big hit at festivals for months and occasionally been attributed to DJ Sander van Doorn, but was confirmed by Pete Tong to be the work of DVBBS and Borgeous.[3] In its world exclusive, Tong played the song on his show on BBC Radio 1 on August 16, 2013.[4] Billboard magazine called it “the most played tune at Tomorrowland,” the 2013 Belgian electronic music festival.[3] It was officially released on Doorn Records on August 19, 2013.[3][5] A week later, it reached #1 on the Beatport 100.[6] It reached #1 on iTunes in 15 different countries, #1 on Beatport, received an EMPO Award for ‘Track of the Year’ and was nominated for the Juno Award ‘Best Dance Recording of the Year’.

On 15 October 2013, he was signed by Spinnin' Records.[citation needed]

In 2014, he reached the top 10 on Billboard's Dance Radio chart not just once, but twice with “Invincible” and “Wildfire”. “Invincible” also became the #2 Song of 2014 on SiriusXM's BPM Radio and Wildfire was #14. He was recruited to remake Afrojack's lead single featuring Wrabel, "Ten Feet Tall" for Universal Music as well as Ariana Grande's "One Last Time".[7] It was in this year that SiriusXM gave him a residency on his weekly podcast “House of Borgeous”. He was also ranked in DJ Mag's 2013 Top 100 DJs at #87.[8]

In 2015 Borgeous released “This Could be Love”, “They Don’t Know Us”, “Big Bang” The Life in Color's 2015 Anthem, “Zero Gravity” featuring electro pop artist Lights that went #5 on iTunes Dance Charts in Canada, his collaboration with DJ Whoo Kid, Waka Flocka Flame and Wiz Khalifa “Toast” and many more.[7]

in 2016, Borgeous released his music video for "Young in Love" featuring Karmin.


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Dear Me,
  • Released: 18 May 2018[10]
  • Label: Geousus Records
  • Format: Digital download
Lights Out
  • Released: 16 August 2019[11]
  • Label: Geousus Records
  • Format: Digital download


List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
(with DVBBS)
2013 80 14 1 8 3 14 1 3 17
  • GLF: 2× Platinum[20]
Non-album singles
(with DVBBS vs. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike)
30 129
"Invincible" 2014 53
"Tsunami (Jump)"
(with DVBBS featuring Tinie Tempah)
  • BPI: Silver
  • ARIA: Platinum[21]
"Celebration" Non-album singles
(with Thomas Gold)
"Break the House"
(with Tony Junior)
(with Dzeko & Torres)
(featuring Whoo Kid, Waka Flocka and Wiz Khalifa)
"This Could Be Love"
(with Shaun Frank featuring Delaney Jane)
2015 64
"They Don't Know Us"
"Big Bang"
(with David Solano)
"Zero Gravity"
(featuring Lights)
(with Mike Hawkins)
(with Ryos)
(featuring M.Bronx)
(with Zaeden)
"Ride It"
(with Rvssian and M.R.I. featuring Sean Paul)
2016 13
"Wanna Lose You"
(with tyDi)
(with Riggi & Piros and Lil Jon)
"Lost & Found"
(with 7 Skies featuring Neon Hitch)
"Going Under"
(with Loud Luxury)
(with BRKLYN featuring Lenachka)
"Young in Love"
(featuring Karmin)
"Over the Edge"
(with tyDi featuring Dia Frampton)
"Coffee Can Money"
(with Morten featuring RUNAGROUND)
Non-album singles
"Feel So Good"
(with Riggi & Piros)
"Hold Up"
(with Morten)
"Give Em What They Came For"
(with Tre Sera featuring Avena Savage)
"Sweeter Without You"
(with Taylr Renee)
"Making Me Feel" 2018
"Make Me Yours"[22]
(with Zack Martino)
(featuring Morgan St. Jean)
"Only Love"[24]
(with Nevve)
(with Jordyn Jones)
"Better Anyway"[26]
(with Runaground)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.






  • Icona Pop – "Brightside"
  • Dirty Heads – "Oxygen"



  1. ^ Sander van Doorn’s “Tsunami” Mystery Almost Revealed. Billboard (2013-08-16). Retrieved on 2016-01-17.
  2. ^ Tsunami (DVBBS and Borgeous song)
  3. ^ a b c Zel McCarthy, “Sander van Doorn’s ‘Tsunami’ Mystery Almost Revealed,” Billboard, August 16, 2013.
  4. ^ “Avicii World Exclusive, Ray Foxx, Felix Da Housecat, DJ W!ld & Chris Malinchak,” BBC Radio 1, August 16, 2013.
  5. ^ “DVBBS & Borgeous – Tsunami (Preview),” Archived 2013-09-23 at the Wayback Machine DJ Magazine, August 16, 2013.
  6. ^ Sean Lewis, “DVBBS and Borgeous storm the Beatport 100 with ‘Tsunami’,” Archived 2013-09-26 at the Wayback Machine Beatport, August 26, 2013.
  7. ^ a b Borgeous. Circle Talent Agency. Retrieved on 2016-01-17.
  8. ^ "DJ Mag Top 100". Archived from the original on July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  9. ^ "13 by Borgeous". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Dear Me, - EP by Borgeous on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  11. ^ Baer, Ethan (17 August 2019). "Borgeous turns the Lights Out with killer bass EP". Archived from the original on 25 August 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  12. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Borgeous". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  13. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Borgeous". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  14. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Borgeous". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  15. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Borgeous". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  16. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Borgeous". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  17. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Borgeous". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  18. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Borgeous". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  19. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Borgeous". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  20. ^ (Click "search all records" and view 21st February 2014. Then click "visa" on "Tsunami")
  21. ^ Archived 2014-06-25 at WebCite. (2014-12-31). Retrieved on 2016-01-17.
  22. ^ "Make Me Yours - Single by Borgeous & Zack Martino on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2018-07-21.
  23. ^ "Famous (feat. Morgan St. Jean) by Borgeous & Zack Martino on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  24. ^ "Only Love by Borgeous & Nevve on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  25. ^ "Leave by Borgeous on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  26. ^ Sunkel, Cameron (2019-05-25). "Borgeous and Runaground team up for new collaboration 'Better Anyway'". Archived from the original on 2019-06-12. Retrieved 2019-06-12.
  27. ^ "BORGEOUS on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  28. ^ "FRIENDS (Borgeous Remix) - Single by Marshmello on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  29. ^ "Hooked (Borgeous Remix) - Single by Why Don't We on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2018-08-26.

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