Darude Net Worth is$8 Million
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Nicknames: Darude - Rush, Da' Rude, Da Rude, Derude, Ville Virtanen
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Darude is a trance producer and DJ with a net worth of $8 million. Darude has earned his net worth from his hit single "Sandstorm" in late 1999, and the album Before the Storm. His music is progressive/uplifting style; he was born in Eura, Hinnerjoki, Finland. Darude began his music career as an amateur musician while in high school. He started using PC's tracker software to produce his music, and then moved on to more serious production techniques.
Ville Virtanen (born July 17, 1975), better known by his stage name Darude is a trance producer and DJ from Eura, Hinnerjoki, Finland. Debuting in 1995, he released the hit single "Sandstorm" in late 1999 and subsequent album Before the Storm. His music is characterized by its progressive/uplifting style.
Virtanen started his career as an amateur musician while in technical school, making music using his PC's tracker software. As his interest in music production rapidly grew, he moved on to more serious production techniques.
While at a classmate's party, Virtanen played the song "Rude Boy" (written by Swedish artist Leila K) four times. This earned him the nickname "Rude Boy," which gradually morphed into "Da Rude", which in turn inspired the name "Darude".
Virtanen continued producing music, occasionally releasing demos to radio stations beginning in 1997, and offering his music for download on MP3.com. In 1999, he gave a demo for "Sandstorm" to his producer, JS16 (Jaakko Salovaara). Virtanen signed on with JS16's 16 Inch Records label, and shortly thereafter, "Sandstorm" was released as a single.
"Sandstorm" was a smash hit #3 in Finland and UK, selling platinum and holding the #1 spot on the Finnish Dance Chart for seventeen consecutive weeks. Word quickly spread about the track, which found global success. After becoming the #3 single in the United Kingdom (becoming the first record by a Finnish artist to do so), "Sandstorm" eventually sold 2 million units worldwide, and was the world's biggest selling 12-inch single in 2000.
Shortly thereafter, Darude released his debut album, Before the Storm, selling 800,000 copies worldwide, topping the Finnish album charts, and earning him three Finnish Grammy awards. Before the Storm was produced by JS16, and features two of his remixes.
Darude's second single, "Feel the Beat," followed the success of "Sandstorm", reaching #1 in Finland for 2 weeks and #5 on the UK Singles Chart. Subsequent releases, "Ou

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Darude Added To Future Music Lineup

Finnish DJ/producer Darude is bringing his late 90s techo hits to Future Music Festival this February and March. The man behind 1999 classic dance track ‘Sandstorm’ will join Future main attractions Drake, Avicii and The Prodigy when the festival ...
Posted: December 18, 2014, 12:24 am

I didn't know how much I loved Darude’s Sandstorm until Angry Birds tried to ruin it

"Sandstorm" by Darude might not be the most critically acclaimed piece of music out there, but it is honest, pure, and strong. It's a trance track that, to quote my colleague Sam Byford, is to dance music what Andrew W.K.'s "Party Hard" is to metal: "It ...
Posted: July 20, 2016, 11:04 pm

Taking Sydney by 'Sandstorm,' Darude climbs the Harbour Bridge and it's perfect

A tonne of famous people have climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia. Derek Zoolander. Gigi Hadid. Even "The Hoff." But they all pale in comparison to music mastermind, DJ and producer Darude, who conquered the bridge on Wednesday. Dudu du du.
Posted: September 20, 2016, 11:07 pm
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