Despite their hit collaboration, Anne-Marie says she’s never actually seen Marshmello’s face

Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesForgive the pun, but Marshmello is on fire.  The deejay/producer has scored a top-10 hit with his Bastille collabo “Happier” and the video for his 2016 single “Alone” just passed a billion views.  Marshmello’s also collaborated with Selena Gomez, Khalid, Logic and Anne-Marie, but working with others hasn’t made him any more willing to show his face.  Anne-Marie reveals that the whole time they were working on their big hit “Friends,” Marshmello refused to remove his trademark helmet.

“It’s funny because when I first meet people, I wear sunglasses because I get anxiety, and then when I get comfortable, I take them off,” Anne-Marie tells ABC Radio.  “And I was like, waiting for when he was gonna take his off.  Like ‘Are we comfortable yet?’ But nah.”

In fact, Anne-Marie says she’s never seen Marshmello’s face in real life, and he didn’t ask her to call him by his real name, either.  Still, the British singer says she thinks he’s great.

“I think he’s a really incredible person, he’s very humble and very talented,” she says. “I just think all of the songs that he’s released this year…like, how he’s catered to the artists that he’s worked with, I think is really inspiring.”

From October 20 through November 9, Marshmello will be playing various clubs in Las Vegas.  He then travels overseas for some European dates, and in December, he’ll return to the U.S. for radio holiday shows. 

Meanwhile, Anne-Marie, who’s spent the last few months opening for Ed Sheeran in North America, kicks off a tour of the U.K. November 19.

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