Highlights: Signing with Universal/Republic, being Tiesto, enormous Hakkasan LV residency
Tiesto is practically the EDM godfather right now. It's his shadow that everyone seems to be dwelling in, and even if he doesn't have a truly historic year, you can't fault what he's done. Tiesto brokered a 20-month residency at Hakkasan Las Vegas, a massive move that keeps him in one spot, and gets him out of the Ibiza cycle. He also signed on with GUESS for a second collection of his clothing line. On the musical tip, his Musical Freedom imprint did everything from bringing forth talents like Danny Avila to branching out into the trap scene. His Club Life, Vol. 3: Stockholm compilation brimmed with a grip of his own material, and we got word late in 2013 that Tiesto had linked with Universal/Republic to release his next studio album, and with singles like "Red Lights," we can hear that Tiesto is set to move into the mainstream like never before. Tiesto's even dipping into Hollywood, helping score a TV police drama that's in development. Oh, and he's also one of the highest-earning DJs in the world. If you expected him to fizzle out, don't worry, he'll be around for a while.