Better known by his stage name Alesso, Swedish DJ and music producer Alessandro Renato Rodolfo Lindblad has worked with a plethora of artists, including Tove Lo, Theo Hutchcraft, Ryan Tedder, Hailee Steinfeld, Calvin Harris, Katy Perry, Anitta, Usher, David Guetta, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Liam Payne.

    He’s performed at a bunch of music festivals, including Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Creamfields, and Tomorrowland. In 2012, MTV named Alesso one of the “EDM Rookies to Watch.”

    He’s one of the world’s top DJs, and his debut album Forever was a huge success. He’s an inspiration to aspiring DJs everywhere.

    Lindblad was born in Stockholm, Sweden to Swedish and Italian parents. He started playing piano at age 7, but became interested in electronic dance music when he was 16. He first gained recognition with the release of his Alesso EP in 2010.

    Alesso was first introduced to DJing by Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia in early 2011. Ingrosso helped Alesso with the production of tracks and the two have been working together ever since.

    Ever since then, Ingrosso has been like a mentor for Alesso. Even though Alesso only learned to DJ in 2011, he made his debut on DJ Magazine’s list of the top 100 DJs that same year at number 70.