Women in Music 2016

Ansel Elgort Signs with Island Records as DJ Ansolo

Courtesy of Warren Whitmore
Ansel Elgort AKA DJ Ansolo at RPM's Pier of Fear on Nov. 1, 2014 at Pier 94.

The 'Divergent' star dives deeper into dance music with a new label deal.

Actor Ansel Elgort is the newest addition to the Island Records roster, Billboard has learned. 

Representatives for Island Records confirmed the signing to Billboard today (Sept. 8). The Fault In Our Stars and Divergent star, known in the dance world as Ansolo, signs with the label that's home to Nick Jonas and Fall Out Boy as a DJ-producer after releasing several remixes through Swedish House Mafia alum Steve Angello's Size Records, appearing at Electric Zoo and scaling the Beatport charts with debut single "Unite" in 2014.

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Speaking with Billboard in January, Elgort, who is represented by Brookside Artist Management, addressed the stigma that sometimes comes with crossing over from movies to music. "I'm going to battle with credibility my whole career as Ansolo, because people will just say I'm an actor trying to get into this," he said. "But I have no need to get into this. My acting is going great. I don't want to make more money. If I did, I wouldn't be making groovy house music."