Who Is Super Bowl Pregame DJ Zedd?

Zedd earns millions of Spotify streams on tracks like “Clarity,” “Stay the Night,” and “Stay.” In 2022, this DJ is taking over the Super Bowl pre-show. Who is Zedd? Here’s what we know about this musician and some of his best-known songs. 

Zedd is the award-winning artist behind ‘Clarity,’ ‘Stay,’ and ‘The Middle’

Zedd performs during player introductions during the 2022 Honda NHL All-Star Game at T-Mobile Arena
Zedd performs during player introductions during the 2022 Honda NHL All-Star Game at T-Mobile Arena | Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Real name Anton Zaslavski, Zedd is a DJ, record producer, and songwriter known for dominating the EDM and pop music scene. He won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording with “Clarity.” In 2022, he earned a Grammy nomination for “Inside Out (3SCAPE DRM Remix)” in the Best Remixed Recording category.

Some of Zedd’s best-known songs are dance tracks. That includes “The Middle,” the artist’s most popular Spotify track, with over 1 billion plays as of February 2022. “Stay” also has over 1 billion Spotify plays. As a DJ, Zedd features other artists in his chart-topping songs. 

Zedd collaborated with Foxes for the 2012 release, “Clarity.” From the same album, “Fall Into the Sky,” featured Lucky Date and Ellie Goulding. In 2022, “You’ve Got to Let Go If You Want To Be Free” credited both Disclosure and Zedd as artists. 

Zedd performs as the 2022 Super Bowl pre-show DJ

In addition to his 2022 residency at Las Vegas’ Zouk nightclub, Zedd announced he would participate in the 2022 Super Bowl pre-show. He became the official pre-show DJ, performing ahead of the kickoff between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams.

The Super Bowl pre-show begins at 1 p.m. EST, broadcasting on NBC and Peacock. Zedd first discovered his latest gig thanks to missed calls from his “team” and tons of text messages.

“I didn’t want to be too happy until I knew it was happening…,” Zedd said during an interview with ET Online. “This one is actually happening, so I’m super excited!”

Besides Zedd, artists Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and others will perform at the 2022 Super Bowl 

Zedd is not the only artist taking the stage in conjunction with the 2022 Super Bowl. Grammy-nominated artist Mickey Guyton will perform the “National Anthem” ahead of the Super Bowl kickoff. 

Grammy-nominated artist Jhené Aiko will sing “America the Beautiful.” Rappers Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar will perform together at the Pepsi Halftime Show.

“On February 13, 2022, at the Super Bowl,” Jay-Z said in a statement according to CBS Sports. “Dr. Dre, a musical visionary from Compton; Snoop Dogg, an icon from Long Beach; and Kendrick Lamar, a young musical pioneer in his own right, also from Compton; will take center field for a performance of a lifetime. They will be joined by the lyrical genius Eminem, and the timeless Queen, Mary J. Blige … This is history in the making.”

Music by Zedd is available on most major streaming platforms. 

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