Sorry, Jelena fans. Selena Gomez is dating again! So, who is the mystery man that she has been spending so much time with? Meet Zedd, 25, a Russian-German DJ, who seems to have casted a spell on Sel!
Selena Gomez, 22, seems to finally be moving on from her rocky on-again/off-again romance with Justin Bieber, 20. At last, the “The Heart Wants What It Wants” singer has decided that she wants a more low-key catch. Selena supporters: we have the lowdown on Zedd, an electro house hottie and Grammy award-winning DJ/producer.
Zedd: 5 Things To Know About Selena Gomez’s New Guy
To help you sharpen up on Selena’s new beau we broke down five important facts to know about the EDM star, who we are so excited about!
1.) Zedd Is A Grammy Award Winning DJ
Zedd received a Grammy Award for “Best Dancing Recording” for his widely popular hit, “Clarity” featuring Foxes in 2013.
Meanwhile, Justin has been nominated for two Grammy Awards — but the pop star has yet to win one.
2.) Zedd Produced Justin Bieber’s “Beauty and the Beat”
Well, this is awkward! Zedd produced and co-wrote Justin’s hit, “Beauty and the Beat.” Additionally, Zedd is behind Ariana Grande‘s hit, “Break Free” and the addicting dance track, “Clarity”, both of which broke into the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 list.
3.) Zedd Was Raised By Two Classically Trained Musicians
Both of Zedd’s parents are classically trained musicians and as a result he began playing piano and writing songs at the mere age of four. His strong foundation in music enabled him to learn the drums at age twelve, and he later joined a post-hardcore/metal trio band, Dioramic. While creating tracks with his band, Zedd started to gravitated towards producing music.
4.) Zedd’s Real Name Is…
Although his stage name is Zedd, the producer was born Anton Zaslavski on Sept. 2, 1989 in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
5.) Zedd Has Worked With Many Musicians
After releasing two critically acclaimed remixes, the up-and-coming artist was sought out by the highly popular producer, Skrillex, in 2009. With the support of Interscope (Selena’s new label!) and OWSLA label, Zedd went on to produce tracks for a myriad of artists including: Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, P. Diddy as well as fellow EDM acts such as Swedish House Mafia and Skrillex.
So there you have it, that’s Zedd 101! We are so enthralled that Selena seems to have been able to break free from the Bieber’s bad boy ways.
So, HollywoodLifers, are there any Zeddlena fans supporting these two? Do you like Sel and Zedd together? Let us know!
— Jordyn Shaffer