By most accounts, Tiësto has received the highest possible recognition a DJ can receive.  Mix Magazine named him the ‘Greatest DJ of All-Time’ and DJ Mag readers crowned him ‘The best DJ of the Last 20 Years’, but we learn there is so much more to him in the latest episode of the Spout Podcast.

In episode eight, Tiësto shares with DJ Automatic how blessed he feels to have grown up in the Netherlands, what lessons about celebrity he observed from Jay-Z, his secret to happiness, the funny story about how Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz asked him to play a song they could dance to, and more. T iësto goes on to talk about being a new father with his wife, model Annika Backes,

“I just had a beautiful daughter who is three months old now. This was a really amazing time for me to have time off. It’s the best thing ever.”

Tiësto’s compassionate side didn’t just appear once he became a father. His philanthropic efforts have helped raise money in the fight against AIDS and he supports the World Childhood Foundation.

While 2020 was a relaxing year for the Grammy winner, 2021 is about to get very busy as Resorts World Las Vegas announced that he’d be joining Katy Perry, Carry Underwood, Celine Dion, Luke Bryan, and Zedd for a new Vegas residency.