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William Sami Étienne Grigahcine, who’s more known by his stage name DJ Snake, is a French DJ, songwriter, and record producer.

He’s best known for his hit singles, such as Turn Down for What feat. Lil Jon (2013), Lean On feat. MØ and Diplo’s Major Lazer (2014), and Let Me Love You feat. Justin Bieber (2019).

Career

DJ Snake became interested in the DJ industry since he was 14 years old. He later produced at the age of 19.

He performed at clubs in his early career and met his manager named Steve Goncalves who encouraged him to produce his own music.

In 2011, he produced the singer Lady Gaga’s album titled Born This Way. The album got a Grammy nomination in 2012.

After that, his career skyrocketed. He remixed songs from other pop stars, such as Kanye West, AlunaGeorge, and Major Lazer.

Later in 2013, he collaborated with Lil Jon for Turn Down for What. The song reached the top 5 at the Dance/Electronic chart and was featured for the movie Furious 7. It led him to win Billboard Music Awards.

In 2015, he partnered with Major Lazer and MØ to record Lean On. The single was named for the Best Songs of 2015 by Time magazine.

The DJ performed in Coachella in 2015. He also became the headline of the Hard Summer Music Festival in Southern California in 2017, alongside Snoop Dogg and Justice.

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Profile

  • Full name: William Sami Étienne Grigahcine
  • Stage name: DJ Snake
  • Nickname: reptile
  • Birthday: June 13, 1986
  • Birthplace: Paris, France
  • Zodiac sign: Gemini
  • Nationality: French
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Record Producer, DJ, Songwriter
  • Education: –
  • Hobbies: Playing music and traveling
  • Facebook: @djsnake.fr
  • Twitter: @djsnake
  • Threads: @djsnake
  • Instagram: @djsnake
  • TikTok: @djsnake
  • YouTube: DJ Snake Official

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 180 cm (5’11″)
  • Weight: 75 kg (165 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Black 
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Body Measurements: –
  • Shoe Size: –

Family 

  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: –

Girlfriend & Dating History

He has never been involved in any publicly known relationship nor rumored to date anyone. He most likely prefers to keep his personal and dating life out of the limelight.

Facts

  • He is a man of Algerian descent.
  • Her mother came from the North.
  • The DJ is a self-proclaimed maestro.
  • He is quite secretive about his personal life.
  • His best-loved country in the world is India.
  • He likes waiting for a perfect time to release music and listened to the same one 20-50 times a day before the release date.
  • After he was born in Paris, his family moved to Ermont, a district outside Paris.
  • When he was younger, the DJ produced graffiti art and earned the name Snake as he could evade the police continuously.
  • He decided to drop out of school after learning to be a DJ for a year.
  • A French movie titled La Haine inspired him to pursue a career as a DJ.
  • The biggest musical influences in his early career are Cypres Hill and KRS-One.
  • At the time he started in the industry, the DJs used 75 BPM, and he brought 100 BPM.
  • At first, DJ Snake wore sunglasses during the performance because he was nervous.
  • The DJ can play several instruments, such as keyboards, piano, and turntables.
  • He is a huge fan of a French football club named Paris Saint Germain.
  • In 2015, he and Tchami, an electronic producer, experienced a car accident and they missed a festival in Toronto.
  • Forbes magazine named him on the 30 Under 30 – Music list in 2016.
  • In 2017, he performed at the top of the Arc de Triomphe, Paris for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
  • The DJ was crying after eating spicy wings in 2017.
  • His ideal type is…

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Awards 

  • 2018 NRJ Music Awards – Best French DJ
  • 2017 Billboard Music Awards – Top Dance/Electronic Song – Let Me Love You (featuring Justin Bieber)
  • 2016 Billboard Music Awards – Top Dance/Electronic Song – Lean On (with Major Lazer featuring MØ)
  • 2015 Denmark GAFFA Awards – Best Foreign Song – Lean On (with Major Lazer featuring MØ)
  • 2014 MTV Video Music Awards – Best Direction – Turn Down for What (with Lil Jon)

Nominations 

  • 2023 Premios Lo Nuestro – Crossover Collaboration of the Year – SG (with Ozuna, Megan Thee Stallion and Lisa)
  • 2022 Joox Thailand Music Awards – International Song of the Year – SG (with Ozuna, Megan Thee Stallion and Lisa)
  • 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards – Favorite DJ/EDM Artist
  • 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards – Dance Artist of the Year – Let Me Love You (feat. Justin Bieber)
  • 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards – Dance Song of the Year
  • 2017 Electronic Music Awards – Single of the Year – Let Me Love You (feat. Justin Bieber)
  • 2017 Billboard Music Awards – Top Dance/Electronic Artist
  • 2016 Billboard Music Awards – Top Dance/Electronic Artist
  • 2015 Billboard Music Awards – Top Dance/Electronic Song – You Know You Like It (with AlunaGeorge)
  • 2015 Billboard Music Awards – Top Dance/Electronic Song – Turn Down for What (with Lil Jon)
  • 2015 Grammy Awards – Best Music Video – Turn Down for What (with Lil Jon)
  • 2014 Teen Choice Awards – Choice Music: R&B/Hip-Hop Song – Turn Down for What (with Lil Jon)
  • 2014 MTV Video Music Awards – Best Art Direction – Turn Down for What (with Lil Jon)
  • 2014 MTV Video Music Awards – Best Visual Effects – Turn Down for What (with Lil Jon)
  • 2014 MTV Video Music Awards – MTV Clubland Award – Turn Down for What (with Lil Jon)
  • 2012 Grammy Awards – Album of the Year – Born This Way (as producer)

Quotes 

“You don’t need money to be creative. The ghetto builds champions every day.”

“I have no problems with my eyes. It was because when I became big, I suddenly I found myself playing on stage with 200,000 people, and that is scary. I remember my manager told me just put on a pair of sunglasses, and that should mitigate the panic. So I tried it, and it worked.”

“I grew up influenced by different cultures, sounds, feelings, emotions, and I want Premiere Classe to be a representation of that.”

“At school, everyone smoked cigarettes. I was the rebel who didn’t want to. I have never needed anything like that to have a good time, and that also means my experiences are always very real.”

“I have a lot of kurtas and Rajasthani-patterned clothes. So I really wanted to do something with an Indian flavour. Shooting the video for ‘Lean On’ was like a dream come true for me.”

“I never assume success or crave it. I make what I love and then share it with everyone.”

“You never know: the next DJ Snake, the next Skrillex, the next big DJs might wait outside of the club. You gotta give back and listen to the next generation and show some love.”

“People were like, ‘You’re crazy. You’re going to lose all your credibility and fans.’ But I wanted to try new things and make my own music. So I became a producer.”

“I make music almost, like, every day. But I don’t release a lot of music.”

Pics of DJ Snake

1. The DJ looks cool with the strong lights

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2. William’s all-black outfit is cool

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3. The green coat looks stunning on him

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4. The ocean behind him is marvelous

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5. He seems enjoying summer in the photo

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FAQs

Who is DJ Snake?

He is a French DJ, songwriter, and record producer.

Who is DJ Snake’s real name?

His real name is  William Sami Étienne Grigahcine.

What makes DJ Snake famous?

He’s famous because of his hit singles, such as Turn Down for What feat. Lil Jon (2013), Lean On feat. MØ and Diplo’s Major Lazer (2014), and Let Me Love You feat. Justin Bieber (2019).

Where is DJ Snake from?

He was born in Paris, France.

How old is DJ Snake?

He was born in 1986, and he is 39 years old as of 2025.

When does DJ Snake celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 13th of every June.

How tall is DJ Snake?

His height is 5’11” or 180 cm.

Who are DJ Snake’s parents?

He did not reveal the names of his father and mother.

Is DJ Snake married?

He is not married. Furthermore, there is no information on whether he is in a relationship or not.

Who is DJ Snake’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is not known.

How rich is DJ Snake?

His net worth is around $8 million to $10 million.

What is DJ Snake’s nationality?

His nationality is French.

DJ Snake is the bonafide hitmaker by collaborating with other talented artists. No wonder his music videos got a million views.