Joel Zimmerman Grew up in Niagara Falls, Ontario, near Toronto. His ﬁrst proper release started out as a joke. what they hadn’t counted on was going to #1 on the Beatport chart in 2006.
Deadmau5was named after a dead mouse hefound in his computerIn 2008, deadmau5 was the biggestselling artist on Beatport.
Awards“Even though no one knew who I was, as I was walkingup the red carpet, all these reporters and TV crews werestopping me. In the end I actually missed the awardbecause it took so long.”
Beatport Music Awards2008Best Electro House ArtistBest Progressive House ArtistBest Single2009Best Electro House ArtistBest Progressive House Artist2010Best Electro House Artist,Best Progressive House Artist,Most inﬂuential, relevant and forward-thinking person in electronic musicover the past twelve months.International Dance Music Awards2010Best American DJBest ArtistBest Electro Track – “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” (feat. Rob Swire)Juno Awards2008 “All You Ever Want” (with Billy Newton-Davies) – Dance Recordingof the Year2009 Random Album Title- Dance Recording of the Year2010 For Lack of a Better Name – Dance Recording of the YearDJ Magazine Top 100 DJs2008 – 11th Place2009 – 6th Place2010 – 4th PlaceGrammy Awards Nominations2009Nominated for Grammy Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical