This is definitely the season to be merry as Dutch DJ and EDM Godfather Tiesto is now engaged to the love of his life and haute couture model, Annicka Backes!

The proposal

World-renowned DJ Tiesto and Annicka have been dating for over two years. Annicka constantly appears in Tiesto’s social media posts and Instagram stories. The couple were happily touring around the world together and the proposal happened while they were in Maldives for a vacation. Tiesto broke the news by posting a photo of them kissing with the caption “I am gonna spend the rest of my life with the love of my life ❤️” making everything official that they’re getting married! Can we just say, awww!

The two has received so much love and support from the industry in the likes of Marshmello, Ingrosso, Dyro, and Bassjackers to name a few. Mello even went so far as saying he’s DJing the wedding! Whether he will or not, it will surely be one heck of a party.

The Godfather of EDM

Tijs Michiel Verwest aka Tiesto is one of the pioneers of EDM. He started his career in the mid 90s and has been called the Godfather of EDM by many music websites and labels after mentoring a lot of now successful DJs.

A notable highlight of Tiesto’s career was when he was invited to play at the Olympic Games, making him the first DJ to ever play live at the Olympic Games. His set run for 90 minutes during the 2004 Summer Olympics opening ceremony held in Athens.

Aside from being in the industry for a long time, Tiesto was a 3-time winner of the DJMag Top 100 from 2002 to 2004 and is showing no signs of stopping anytime soon as he was awarded 5th for 2017. He hasn’t even stepped a notch lower than 6th since his debut on the list back in 2000!

Tiesto has visited the Philippines for shows and concerts four times already for his sold out shows for Big Fish in 2008 and 2009, his Club Life tour concert party in Smart Araneta Coliseum in 2013, and for the 2016 installment of Road to Ultra Philippines.

My early memories of partying to trance and EDM was because of Tiesto, so I’d love to watch him DJ live again. Here’s to hoping he headlines another music festival here in 2018!

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Featured image from Annicka Backes’ Instagram

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