You might be planning on spinning his songs at your dance-party reception, but now, DJ Tiësto is set to have his own! The world-renowned Dutch DJ famous for his hits "Red Lights," "Wasted," and "Secrets" is engaged to model Annika Backes.
The musician, 48, made the exciting engagement announcement via Instagram on Sunday, December 3, when he shared a photo of the two kissing at a resort with the caption, “I am gonna spend the rest of my life with the love of my life.” Adorable, no?
His new fiancée shared the same image to her own Instagram account, writing, “I am the luckiest girl in the world to get to spend the rest of my life with the best man ever. I love you more than you will ever know!”
The DJ popped the question this weekend at the One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives. Naturally, the DJ was greeted with plenty of celebratory remarks from other well-known artists in the EDM community, including DJ Marshmello and former Swedish House Mafia member Ingrosso. Additionally, Dutch DJ Dyro and “How We Party” hitmakers Alessandro Vinai and Andrea Vinai shared their excitement for the newly-engaged couple by taking to Twitter share their congratulations.
Tiësto, whose real name is Tijs Michiel Verwest, has been in the EDM industry since the mid-1990's when he performed across dozens of European venues and made his name in the international music community. He was the first DJ in history to perform at the Olympic opening games when he played a 90-minute set at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. He now collaborates with some of the biggest artists in the industry, creating EDM remixes of some of chart-topping songs.
Though it sounds like Marshmello has tentatively called dibs on providing the wedding entertainment, we can't help but wonder what other artists are in the running for performing at the upcoming nuptials. But whoever spins, we know it's bound to be a party!