Tiffany Alvord

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Tiffany Alvord
Birth name Tiffany Lynn Alvord
Born (1992-12-11) December 11, 1992 (age 21)
Origin California
Genres Pop, country, rock, covers
Occupations Singer, songwriter, actress
Instruments Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Vocals
Years active April 2008–present
Labels Unsigned
Associated acts Lindsey Stirling, Megan and Liz, Megan Nicole, Dave Days, Jason Chen, Allstar Weekend, Cimorelli, Chester See, Kurt Hugo Schneider, Jake Coco
Website Official website

Tiffany Alvord (born December 11, 1992) is a singer and songwriter.[1] She has been cited as one of YouTube's first "home-grown celebrities"[2] and has a large social presence on YouTube with over 380 million video views and over 1.9 million subscribers,[3] making her channel among the top 50 most subscribed music channels on YouTube.[4] She also has a strong following on social media sites, including more than 2.2 million Facebook followers and 300 thousand Twitter followers.[5][6] In December 2012, Alvord performed in Times Square on the Nivea stage with Carly Rae Jepsen, Train, PSY and Taylor Swift as part of the 2012 New Year's Eve celebration.[4]

Biography[edit]

Tiffany Lynn Alvord was born December 11, 1992, in California. She is the penultimate of seven siblings, having 6 brothers.[7] She is the daughter of Cherie Alvord, who also works as her manager.[8] When in elementary school, she learned to play the piano[2] and wrote her first songs at the age of ten.[7] When she was 14, Alvord learned to play the guitar, her second instrument.[7] She published her first song on YouTube in April 2008 at age 15.

Alvord trained as a gymnast for 9 years and competed in gymnastics for 4 years until an injury[9] during competition forced her to quit. She finished high school early, in only three years, in 2010. By her graduation, her YouTube channel and music were beginning to take off, so she postponed college and decided to focus solely on her music.[2]

She has participated in various tours, opening for Boyce Avenue on their U.S. tour during February and March 2011, and headlining with Alex Goot on a U.S. tour between August and September of the same year.[10]

On June 23, 2011, Alvord's first album "I've Got It Covered" launched in the United States.[11] This album featured ten of her most prominent cover songs. On December 20, 2011, she released her second studio album "My Dream" with Tate Music Group, her first album of original songs.[12]

Alvord has made many live music performances, mainly in the United States, but also in Canada, England, China, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, performing both original songs and cover songs made popular on YouTube.[10]

In June 2012, Alvord took first place in an ArtistSignal competition, winning a $25,000 grand prize.[13]

On June 29, 2012, she released her third album, "I've Got It Covered Vol 2," which, like her first album, has 10 cover songs made popular on her YouTube channel. On September 18, 2012, Alvord released her fourth album on iTunes, entitled "My Heart Is."[14] The same day, she launched the first featured single from this album on YouTube, having the same title "My Heart Is". Other featured singles on the album include "Never Been Better" and "So Alive".[15] Official singles include "The Reason Is You" [16] and "Unforgettable."

Alvord headlined a tour in four different countries in Southeast Asia during March 2013 and co-headlined a west coast tour of the U.S. in April 2013 with fellow YouTube star Jason Chen.[10]

In July 2013, Alvord performed live in Europe for the first time, headlining sold-out shows in London, including the historic London Hippodrome.[17] During the trip, Alvord was featured on a live interview with Simon Lederman on 94.9 BBC Radio, London.[18]

Currently, Alvord is working on various international tours while continuing to regularly post new music content for her subscribers on YouTube.[3]

Discography[edit]

EP and studio album Information
I've Got It Covered[19]
  • Released: June 23, 2011 (U.S.)
  • Label: Unsigned
  • Album Type: Studio Album
  • Tracklisting:
    • 1. Brighter Than The Sun
    • 2. The Story Of Us
    • 3. E.T
    • 4. Forget You
    • 5. Mean
    • 6. Tonight Tonight
    • 7. Good Life
    • 8. Pray
    • 9. Rolling In The Deep
    • 10. The Edge Of Glory
  • Note:
    • Online download only.
My Dream[19]
  • Released: December 20, 2011 (U.S)
  • Label: Unsigned
  • Album Type: Studio Album
  • Tracklisting:
    • 1. My Sunshine
    • 2. Little Things
    • 3. Possibility
    • 4. Moment in Time
    • 5. Perfect Chemistry
    • 6. My Dream
    • 7. My Notebook
    • 8. The One That I Adore
    • 9. Heartbreak
    • 10. Crazy Good
  • Notes:
    • Online download and physical copy.
I've Got It Covered Vol. 2[19]
  • Released: June 29, 2012 (U.S.)
  • Label: Unsigned
  • Album Type: Studio Album
  • Tracklisting:
    • 1. Call Me Maybe
    • 2. Both of Us
    • 3. Titanium
    • 4. Glad You Came
    • 5. Ours
    • 6. The One That Got Away (Feat. Chester See)
    • 7. Boyfriend
    • 8. Wide Awake
    • 9. Lights
    • 10. (Kissed You) Good Night (Feat. Chester See)
  • Notes:
    • Online download only.
My Heart Is[19]
  • Released: September 18, 2012 (U.S.)
  • Label: Unsigned
  • Album Type: EP
  • Tracklisting:
    • 1. The Breakdown
    • 2. My Heart Is
    • 3. Never Been Better
    • 4. So Alive
    • 5. Never Lover Boy
    • 6. Flirtatious, Irresistible
    • 7. The Reason Is You
    • 8. Unforgettable
    • 9. Baby I Love You
  • Notes:
    • Online download and physical copy.
I've Got It Covered Vol. 3[19]
  • Released: Aug 13, 2013
  • Label: Unsigned
  • Album Type: Studio Album
  • Tracklisting:
    • 1 Still Into You (acoustic version)
    • 2 Hurt Me Tomorrow
    • 3 Young Volcanoes
    • 4 Here's To Never Growing Up (acoustic version)
    • 5 I Knew You Were Trouble
    • 6 Don't You Worry Child (acoustic version)
    • 7 Just Give Me a Reason (with Trevor Holmes)
    • 8 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
    • 9 Young and Beautiful
    • 10 This Kiss
    • 11 As Long As You Love Me
    • 12 If I Lose Myself
  • Notes:
    • Online download only.
Legacy[19]
  • Released: jun 2, 2014
  • Label: Unsigned
  • Album Type: Studio Album
  • Tracklisting:
    • 1 Tightrope
    • 2 Legacy
    • 3 The Other Half of Me
    • 4 I Wish
    • 5 Pour a Little Heaven on Me
    • 6 Magic
    • 7 I Knew You Were the One
    • 8 Aftereffect
    • 9 A Little Love
    • 10 Over for Good
    • 11 Walk Away
    • 12 Mother Always Told Me
    • 13 Hate to Tell You
    • 14 Fall Together
  • Notes:
    • Online Download Only.

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