Paul D. DelVecchio Jr. (born July 5, 1980), publicly known as DJ Pauly D, is an American television personality and disc jockey. He is best known for being a housemate on MTV's reality show Jersey Shore.
Pauly D in 2013
|Birth name||Paul DelVecchio|
|Also known as||DJ Pauly D, Pauly D|
|Born||July 5, 1980|
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Television personality, disc jockey|
|Labels||G-Note, G-Unit, EMI|
In August 2011, he announced a pending three-album deal with 50 Cent's G-Unit Records and G-Note Records. This deal was later confirmed by 50 Cent on December 1, 2011. He is also the first of the Jersey Shore cast to get his own spin-off show, The Pauly D Project.
DelVecchio was born on July 5, 1980, in Providence, Rhode Island. He is the son of Donna DiCarlo and Paul D. DelVecchio Sr. He has said that he is of "100% Italian" descent. He has one sister, Vanessa. He began his career as a local DJ under the moniker Pauly D. One of his professional idols was DJ AM.
DelVecchio was cast in 2009 for Jersey Shore. He has stated that his being chosen for Jersey Shore had nothing to do with his music, but that they instead sent him a Myspace message after liking his look. After he sent them his number, "The casting directors called me from LA and they said they wanted to send down a camera crew to Rhode Island to film a day in my life. They filmed me at the gym, filmed me tanning and filmed me going to the club. Six months later they said I got on the show. I never really auditioned."
His appearance in the show resulted in popularity with what TIME dubbed "seriously rabid fans." He won the 2011 Teen Choice Award for Choice Reality Star: Male. He was a contestant in June 2012 on the Fox show called The Choice.
The Pauly D Project
DelVecchio is the first housemate from Jersey Shore to receive his own spin-off. The show focused on his DJ career as he goes on a tour around America. Filming commenced in 2012. According to TIME, "We're guessing Pauly D got the spot [instead of Nicole Polizzi or Michael Sorrentino] because he genuinely seems fun and easy to get along with. He's not known for diva antics like The Situation and doesn't appear a drunken mess at times, like Nicole and Michael do." The show, originally called DelVecchio was later renamed The Pauly D Project. It premiered on MTV on March 29, 2012.
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
In 2018, DelVecchio rejoined the Jersey Shore castmates for a sequel series, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation set in Miami.
Music and disc jockey career
After numerous rumors, on August 11, 2011, Pauly D confirmed to XXL that he had signed a three-album deal with 50 Cent's labels G-Unit Records & G-Note Records and that he will also be releasing headphones under the label.
In 2016, DJ Pauly D released a single called "Did You Know" with Tdot illdude.
Marriage Bootcamp: Reality Stars 11
Double Shot at Love With DJ Pauly D and Vinny
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2012||"Night of My Life"
|2013||"Back to Love"
(featuring Jay Sean)
|"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released|
Awards and nominations
|2010||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV: Male Reality Star||Nominated|
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- "Pauly D reveals he has a daughter". 22 October 2013.
- Peak positions in the United Kingdom:
- For "Back to Love": "New Chart Entries > January 26, 2013". Zobbel.de. 2013-01-26.