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Gryffin performing in 2018
Background information
Birth nameDan Griffith
OriginNew York City, U.S.
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • musician
Years active2014–present
Associated acts

Dan Griffith, known by his stage name Gryffin (often stylized as GRYFFIN), is an American DJ, record producer and musician. He gained recognition for remixing some well-known songs such as Tove Lo's "Talking Body", Maroon 5's "Animals" and Years & Years' "Desire".[1][2]


Gryffin grew up as a classically trained pianist and learned to play the guitar at an early age.[3][4][5] He played in bands to initially hone his instrumental abilities. He studied electrical engineering at the University of Southern California where he took much of his leisure time in his dorm room to work on music.[6] When asked on his key lessons of music production, he said "At the beginning, I just released music with the main goal of having my friends play it at college parties and I never would have imagined it would get to this point". He made his 'world' debut at the SnowGlobe Music Festival 2015.[1]

He moved to Los Angeles to be closer to his label and management.[7]



Heading Home[edit]

On January 22, 2016, Gryffin released his debut single titled "Heading Home"[8][9] featuring Australian singer Josef Salvat via Darkroom/Interscope Records.[10][11] On May 2, 2016, an official music video was uploaded on his YouTube channel.[12][13] The song peaked at number 22 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart,[14] number 21 on the Dance/Electronic Digital Songs chart,[15] number 1 on Spotify Viral 50 chart[16] and number 5 on Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists chart.[17]

Whole Heart[edit]

On August 26, 2016, he released a song titled "Whole Heart" with Bipolar Sunshine.[18] In an interview, about the song "Whole Heart", Gryffin said "'Whole Heart’ is a big step for me as an artist, as it represents a developing maturity of my sound and depth of songwriting".[19]

Musical style[edit]

Gryffin produces music in a melodic house style and classifies himself as a melodic house artist.[20] He incorporates sounds of piano and guitar for a 'hybrid of electric and organic' musical style.[20]



Single Year Peak chart positions Album

Dance Digital


"Heading Home"[10]
(featuring Josef Salvat)
2016 22 21 Non-album singles
"Whole Heart"[18]
(with Bipolar Sunshine)
17 28
"Feel Good"
(with Illenium featuring Daya)
2017 17 18 6
"Love in Ruins"
(featuring Sinéad Harnett)
"Nobody Compares to You"
(featuring Katie Pearlman)
20 11
(featuring Quinn XCII and Daniel Wilson)
2018 38
"Just for a Moment"[25]
(featuring Iselin Solheim)
"Tie Me Down"[26]
(with Elley Duhé)
15 9 Gravity Part I
(with ZOHARA)
"Bye Bye"
(featuring Ivy Adara)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ a b "Gryffin | About". Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  2. ^ "Next Up: Gryffin Brings His Whole Heart Tour to D.C. for Private Show at W Hotel". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  3. ^ "Gryffin Announces First-Ever Live Dates, Talks Transition to Multi-Instrumental Act: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  4. ^ "The Windish Agency: Gryffin". Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  5. ^ Yau, Jeffrey (February 8, 2016). "Your EDM Exclusive: Gryffin Talks Opening For Kygo, Musicality, His New Single 'Heading Home' + More". Your EDM. Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  6. ^ equality, Kyle Stevens Fighter for; Br, justice BUILD Series; Ambassador. (August 30, 2016). "Gryffin Debuts "Whole Heart" and Paints an Intimate Portrait of his Life". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  7. ^ "Gryffin Talks Live Shows, Move to L.A. & Shares Touching Track 'Whole Heart'". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  8. ^ "Gryffin Named 'Next Up' Artist, Plans Intimate Washington D.C. Showcase". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  9. ^ "Listen to Gryffin's Debut Single 'Heading Home'". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  10. ^ a b "Heading Home (feat. Josef Salvat) - Single by Gryffin on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  11. ^ "Listen to Gryffin's Debut Single 'Heading Home'". Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  12. ^ GryffinVEVO (May 2, 2016), Gryffin - Heading Home ft. Josef Salvat, retrieved 2016-09-01
  13. ^ "Gryffin's 'Heading Home' Video: Exclusive Premiere". Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  14. ^ "Gryffin - Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  15. ^ "Gryffin - Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  16. ^ "Gryffin - Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  17. ^ "Gryffin - Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  18. ^ a b "Whole Heart - Single by Gryffin & Bipolar Sunshine on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  19. ^ "Gryffin, Cashmere Cat & The Weeknd Are Spotify Editors' Picks for New Music Friday". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  20. ^ a b Sheban, Molly (7 December 2016). "Gryffin Talks Going Live, a New EP and Selling Out Venues". EDM Chicago. Retrieved 2016-12-10.
  21. ^ "Gryffin Chart History: Dance/Electronic Songs". Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  22. ^ "Gryffin Chart History: Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales". Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  23. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 2017-03-11. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  24. ^ Bein, Kat (2018-04-20). "Gryffin Goes Reggae on 'Winnebago' Feat. Quinn XCII and Daniel Wilson: Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2018-04-21. Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  25. ^ "Just For a Moment (feat. Iselin Solheim) - Single by Gryffin on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  26. ^ Bein, Kat (2018-08-03). "Gryffin & Elley Duhe 'Tie Me Down' With Energetic Dance-Pop Melodies: Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2018-08-03. Retrieved 2018-08-05.