The word wunderkind was invented for Martin Garrix. At the ripe old age of 17, the Dutch producer catapulted to international fame, becoming the youngest DJ ever to reach No. 1 on Beatport for his festival-smashing hit, "Animals." Now, days after Garrix made his first main stage appearance at Ultra, his breakthrough track has been certfied plaitnum - that's ONE MILLION in sales.
You certainly can't deny its worldwide prescene— most recently appearing in Deadmau5's now-infamous mainstage set at Ultra, in which he dropped the "Funnymals" edit, blending "Old MacDonald" with Garrix's tune. The Platinum plaque is just the latest feather in Garrix's Dutch hat. It became the first instrumental to top the UK Singles Chart since Mr. Oizo's "Flat Beat" in 1999, and it currently sits at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, thanks to radio play. Yes that's right, "Animals," an instrumental dance track penned by a teenager who isn't old enough to drink a PBR in the US, has exceed one-million dollars in digital sales and is getting played on Top 40 radio. Go Garrix.