Jillionaire

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Jillionaire
Jillionaire of Major Lazer @ Congress Theater.jpg
Jillionaire of Major Lazer performing at Congress Theater, Chicago
Background information
Birth name Christopher Leacock
Born (1978-04-03) April 3, 1978 (age 40)
Origin Trinidad and Tobago
Genres EDM, soca, dancehall
Occupation(s)
  • Producer
  • DJ
Years active 1998–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website soundcloud.com/jillionaire

Christopher Leacock, better known by his stage name Jillionaire, (born April 3, 1978) is a Trinidadian DJ and music producer. He is better known for being a member of the American electronic music group Major Lazer, along with Diplo and Walshy Fire. In 2014 he released then EP Fresh along with Salvatore Ganacci on the Universal Music label.[1]

Jillionaire is credited with creating a unique mix of indie dance and big room house together with the Caribbean rhythms of dancehall and soca. In 2010 he performed at New Zealand's WOMAD Festival. In 2011, he joined the EDM group Major Lazer, along with Walshy Fire.[2]

Major Lazer[edit]

Major Lazer was originally started by both DJ Switch and Diplo. In 2011 they decided to part ways. Since then, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire have replaced Switch. They have released two studio albums and one EP: Free the Universe, Apocalypse Soon and Peace Is the Mission.

Additional work[edit]

Jillionaire has contributed to several artists: Salvatore Ganacci on his EP Fresh, with Swick on Ants Nests featuring T.O.K, and with Phat Deuce on FI DI GAL DEM featuring Mr. Lexx. He has a SoundCloud account where he has uploaded most of his solos and contributions.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Jillionaire and Salvatore Ganacci featuring Sanjin – "Fresh" (2014)
  • Jilionare - Sunrise (2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sarah, Polonsky (28 April 2014). "Jillionaire Talks New Video With Salvatore Ganacci (Ft. Sanjin) "Fresh"". VIBE. 
  2. ^ "Jillionaire". Thefuture.fm. Retrieved 10 February 2017.