The 2020 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Results Are In, David Guetta Reclaims #1

David Guetta has won this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll, returning to the top spot for the first time since 2011.

Ther’s no questions 2020 has been a strange year for the music industry. With COVID-19 being declared a global pandemic in March, the live event industry was diminished, with hardly any shows for the past 8 months. With the exception of small drive-in shows and live streams, this has been a very stationary year for our live performers.

COVID certainly had an effect on this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 rankings, with huge movements throughout. Man artists rose, many fell, and there were a ton of new names on the list. Biggest of all, Tiësto fell out of the Top 10 for the first time since 2004, Australia’s Timmy Trumpet cracks the top 10 and David Guetta reclaimed the top spot for the first time since 2011.

“It’s really incredible, I think I feel happier than the first time!” Guetta told DJ Mag upon finding out. Last time he won, Guetta said that winning the Top 100 DJs poll meant more to him than having a No.1 hit record in America. A full decade after he last won the title in 2011, it’s evident that winning it a second time means even more to him than that. “It’s interesting, cos it’s a different time,” he said. “Things are way faster now. When I won ten years ago, the reality was that I felt like it came late. The reality of the numbers when I was touring, it was already like two years where I felt, ‘Why am I not winning?’, y’know?

“When I won the first time, I was like ‘OK, if I go to Google search and my name is ten times higher, it should have happened’,” he said. “It’s funny because ten years ago when I won, all the trance fans were so mad against me because it was the first time that trance wasn’t winning — for years. It was the beginning of that EDM era in the festivals.” – David Guetta

DJ Mag received just under 1.3 million verified votes in the poll this year, only a fraction below last year’s record-breaking total. This shows that while most people were stuck at home, their appetite for DJ culture was undiminished. Indeed, the views that DJ Mag’s Virtual Festival sets received — 8.3 million during the Top 100 DJs voting period, from 95 different DJ sets — suggest that the appetite for sets from many of the world’s top DJs remains strong. Take in the complete top 100 DJs of 2020 list below!

2020 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs

100. Marco Carolla [Down 14]
99. Robin Schulz [Down 17]
98. 22Bullets [New Entry]
97. Blastoyz [New Entry]
96. Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman [New Entry]
95. ANNA [New Entry]
94. Mike Perry [New Entry]
93. Deborah De Luca [New Entry]
92. Tungevaag [New Entry]
91. Black Coffee [Down 1]
90. Mike Williams [Down 36]
89. Burak Yeter [New Entry]
88. Aryue [New Entry]
87. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano [New Entry]
86. Green Velvet [New Entry]
85. Plastik Funk [New Entry]
84. Swedish House Mafia [Down 42]
83. D.o.D. [Up 13]
82. Pink Panda [New Entry]
81. Rave Republic [Up 13]
80. Radical Redemption [Re-Entry]
79. Mr. Pig [New Entry]
78. Brennan Heart [Re-Entry]
77. Tom & Collins [Up 7]
76. Fisher [Down 13]
75. Florian Picasso [Up 23]
74. Kura [Down 34]
73. Nora En Pure [New Entry]
72. Deniz Koyu [Up 9]
71. Julian Jordan [Up 22]
70. Blasterjaxx [Down 34]
69. Peggy Gou [Up 11]
68. Jamie Jones [New Entry]
67. YELLOW CLAW [Up 10]
66. Nina Kraviz [Down 6]
65. Ummet Ozcan [Down 33]
64. deadmau5 [Up 7]
63. Breathe Carolina [Down 1]
62. 3 Are Legend [Up 8]
61. Carta [Up 11]
60. Boris Brejcha [Up 25]
59. Amelie Lens [New Entry]
58. Will Sparks [Down 1]
57. Rezz [Highest New Entry]
56. ATB [Down 17]
55. DVBBS [Down 32]
54. Miss K8 [Up 15]
53. Ferry Corsten [Up 6]
52. Cat Dealers [Down 6]
51. Diego Miranda [Up 4]
50. Paul van Dyk [Up 37]
49. Wolfpack [Down 11]
48. Adam Beyer [No Movement]
47. Alison Wonderland [Down 3]
46. Headhunterz [Down 17]
45. Alesso [Up 16]
44. Mariana Bo [Up 5]
43. Illenium [Up 21]
42. MATTN [Up 9]
41. Claptone [Up 12] [Highest House DJ]
40. Tujamo [Up 3]
39. VINAI [Down 11]
38. Danny Avila [Up 3]
37. Diplo [Up 30]
36. Angerfist [Down 2] [Highest Hard DJ]
35. Zedd [Up 15]
34. Carl Cox [Up 1]
33. Quintino [Down 8]
32. Charlotte De Witte [Up 42] [Highest Climber] [Highest Techno]
31. Nicky Romero [Up 6]
30. Vintage Culture [Up 17]
29. Bassjackers [Up 5]
28. Kygo [Up 24]
27. The Chainsmokers [Down 1]
26. Alan Walker [Up 1]
25. DJ Snake [Down 9]
24. Vini Vici [Up 7]
23. Fedde Le Grand [Up 7]
22. Eric Prydz [Down 5]
21. Lost Frequencies [Down 1]

DJ Mag Top 20

20. Nervo [Up 4]
19. Above & Beyond [Up 3]
18. Calvin Harris [Up 1]
17. Hardwell [Down 5]
16. Tiësto [Down 8]
15. Skrillex [Up 6]
14. W&W [Up 4]
13. R3HAB [Up 1]
12. KSHMR [Up 3]
11. Marshmello [Down 6]

DJ Mag Top 10

10. Timmy Trumpet [Up 3]
9. Steve Aoki [Up 1]
8. Oliver Heldens [Down 1]
7. Afrojack [Up 2]
6. Don Diablo [Non-Mover] [Highest Future House]
5. Alok [Up 6]
4. Armin Van Buuren [Non-Mover]
3. Martin Garrix
2. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
1. David Guetta