Paul DelVecchio (born July 5, 1980), publicly known as DJ Pauly D or simply Pauly D,is an Italian American television personality and professional disc jockey.He is best known for being a housemate on MTV's reality show Jersey Shore.In August 2011 he announced a pending three-album deal with 50 Cent's G-Unit Records & G-Note Records.
Paul DelVecchio was born on July 5, 1980 and raised in Johnston, Rhode Island by his family. He lived with his mother, father and younger half sister Brianna. He began his career as a local DJ under the moniker Pauly D. One of his professional idols is the late 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.
Delvecchio is the first housemate from Jersey Shore to receive his own spin-off. It will focus on his DJ career as he goes on a tour around America. Filming commences in 2012.According to TIME,"We're guessing Pauly D got the spot [instead of Snooki or The Situation] 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 Snooki and Ronnie do."
In 2010, DelVecchio released a single, "Beat Dat Beat (It's Time To)".The single was released via iTunes. He was also nominated for the "America's Best DJ" competition in 2010 and 2011.
After numerous rumours, 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 2011, he signed a contract with Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada USA as an exclusive resident DJ.
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.