Pauly D

DJ Pauly D
Background information
Birth name Paul DelVecchio
Also known as DJ Pauly D, Pauly D
Born (1980-07-05) July 5, 1980
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.[1]
Genres Dance
Occupation(s) Television personality, disc jockey
Years active 2009–present
Labels G-Note, G-Unit, EMI

Paul DelVecchio (born July 5, 1980), publicly known as DJ Pauly D,[2] is an American television personality and disc jockey.[3] He is best known for being a housemate on MTV's reality show Jersey Shore.[4][5]

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.[6][7] He is also the first of the Jersey Shore cast to get his own spin-off show, The Pauly D Project.[8]

Early life

DelVecchio was born on July 5, 1980 and raised in the Providence, Rhode Island area, and in Johnston, Rhode Island. Pauly is the son of Donna DiCarlo and Paul D. DelVecchio Sr. He has said that he is of "100% Italian" descent.[9] He has one sister, Vanessa.[10] He attended Johnston High School. He began his career as a local DJ under the moniker Pauly D. One of his professional idols was DJ AM.[11]


Jersey Shore

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."[11]

His appearance in the show resulted in popularity with what TIME dubbed "seriously rabid fans."[12] 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.[13]

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 commences in 2012.[12][14] 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."[12] The show, originally called DelVecchio was later renamed The Pauly D Project. It premiered on MTV on March 29, 2012.[8]

Music and disc jockey career

In 2010, DelVecchio released a single, "Beat Dat Beat (It's Time To)".[3] He was also nominated for the "America's Best DJ" competition in 2010[15] and 2011.[16]

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.[17]

In 2011, it was announced that DelVecchio would open for Britney Spears on her Femme Fatale Tour in North America on selected cities and dates.[18]

In July 2012, DelVecchio tweeted that Big Sean was with him in the studio working on his new album, which will be released in 2013.

On the August 13th episode of WWE Raw, it was announced that Pauly D would be the social media ambassador for SummerSlam.[19]

Pauly D released his first single of debut album, called "Back to Love", on January 15, 2012, featuring British singer Jay Sean.[20]

In 2016, DJ Pauly D released a single called "Did You Know" with Tdot illdude.[21]

Famously Single

In 2016, Pauly D joined the cast of Famously Single on the E! Network. The show follows eight single celebrities who move in together to examine their romantic problems. [22]

Personal life

Pauly D announced in October 2013 he was a father of a daughter born in New Jersey. He is reportedly in a custody battle with the mother of his daughter, who her mother named Amabella Sophia.[23]



Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2012 "Night of My Life"
(featuring Dash)
2013 "Back to Love"
(featuring Jay Sean)
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released

Awards and Nominations

Year Association Category Result
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Male Reality Star Nominated
2011 Won
2012 Won


  1. "DJ Pauly D - Bio". Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  2. Everett, Cristina (21 December 2009). "'Jersey Shore' star DJ Pauly D (Paul Delvecchio) shows News how he takes hair to new heights". Daily News. New York. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  3. 1 2 "San Francisco Night Club Ruby Skye to host DJ Pauly D of Jersey Shore Fame". Hearst Communications. 11 February 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  4. Keys, Matthew. ""Jersey Shore" Reality Star DJ Pauly D Spotted In Sacramento". FOX40 News. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  5. Malkin, Marc. "Jersey Shore's Pauly D: I'd Get Naked for Playgirl". E!. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  6. "Pauly D Confirms G-Unit Deal With 50 Cent". Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  7. "DJ Pauly D Officially Signs with 50 Cent's G-Note/G-Unit Records". Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  8. 1 2 "Pauly D's 'Jersey Shore' Spin-Off To Premiere March 29". MTV News. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  9. "Jersey Shore's Pauly D Live Q&A Pt. 6: His book, club, Being Italian". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  10. "Pauly Delvecchio". Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  11. 1 2 Kugel, Allison (September 8, 2011). "DJ Pauly D Opens Up About Jersey Shore Fame & Fortune". Retrieved 2011-10-11.
  12. 1 2 3 Friedman, Megan (27 December 2010). "Why Did Pauly D Get Jersey Shore's First Spinoff Show?". TIME. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  13. Vena, Jocelyn (May 9, 2012). "Joe Jonas, Pauly D To Appear On Dating Show 'The Choice'". MTV. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  14. "Pauly D gets first 'Shore' spinoff". NEW YORK POST. December 22, 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  15. "America's Best DJ - 2010". Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  16. "America's Best DJ - 2011". Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  17. "DJ Pauly D Signs Deal With G-Unit | HipHop-N-More". Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  18. Oldenburg, Ann (July 25, 2011). "'Jersey Shore' star to join Britney Spears on tour". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  19. "WWE SummerSlam To Feature DJ Pauly D of 'The Jersey Shore' And Chris Jericho". International Business Times. 2012-08-06. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  20. "Back to Love (feat. Jay Sean): DJ Pauly D: Official Music"., Inc. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  21. Freydkin, Donna (22 June 2016). "You must read Pauly D's spot-on romantic advice". AOL. AOL News. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  22. "Pauly D joins Famously Single cast". Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  23. "Pauly D in custody battle over daughter: report". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  24. Peak positions in the United Kingdom:
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