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Tiffany Alvord

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Tiffany Alvord
Birth name Tiffany Lynn Alvord
Born (1992-12-11) December 11, 1992 (age 22)
Origin California
Genres Pop, country, rock, covers
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, actress
Instruments Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Vocals
Years active 2008–present
Labels Unsigned
Associated acts Lindsey Stirling, Megan and Liz, Megan Nicole, Dave Days
Website www.tiffanyalvord.com

Tiffany Lynn Alvord (born December 11, 1992) is an American singer and songwriter.[1] She has been cited as one of YouTube's first "home-grown celebrities".[2] She has a large social presence on YouTube with over 450 million video views and over 2.4 million subscribers,[3] making her channel among the top 50 most subscribed music channels on YouTube.[4] Alvord also has a strong following on social media sites including more than 2.5 million Facebook fans and over 350 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]

Alvord was born December 11, 1992, in California, the daughter of Cherie Alvord, who works as her manager.[7] She is the second youngest of seven siblings, having six brothers.[8] When in elementary school, Alvord learned to play the piano[2] and wrote her first songs by age ten.[8] At 14, Alvord learned to play the guitar, her second instrument.[2] The following year, in April 2008, at 15, she published her first song on YouTube.[9]

Alvord trained as a gymnast for nine years. Four of which, she competed until a sport-ending injury during competition.[1] She finished high school in 2010, taking 3 years. By graduation, her YouTube channel and music were taking off. Alvord postponed college to focus on her music.[2]

Musical career[edit]

Alvord's career includes several live music performances, mainly in the United States, but also in Canada,[10] England,[11] China,[12] Singapore,[13] Thailand,[14] Indonesia[15] and Malaysia,[16] performing both original songs and cover songs she has performed on YouTube. She has also participated in various tours, opening for Boyce Avenue on their U.S. tour during February and March 2011,[17][18] and headlined with Alex Goot on a U.S. tour between August and September of the same year.[19][20]

On June 23, 2011, Alvord's first album I've Got It Covered launched in the United States, featuring ten of her most prominent cover songs.[21] On December 20, 2011, she released her second studio album My Dream with Tate Music Group, her first album of original songs.[22]

In June 2012, Alvord took first place in an ArtistSignal competition, winning a $25,000 grand prize.[23][24][25] Then 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.[26] On September 18, 2012, Alvord released her fourth album on iTunes, entitled My Heart Is.[9] 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]

Alvord headlined a tour in four different countries in Southeast Asia during March 2013,[27][28] and co-headlined a West Coast tour of the U.S. in April 2013 with fellow YouTube star Jason Chen.[27] In July 2013, Alvord performed live in Europe for the first time, headlining sold-out shows in London, including the historic London Hippodrome.[11] During the trip, Alvord was featured on a live interview with Simon Lederman on 94.9 BBC Radio, London.[29]

On August 13, 2013, she released her fifth album, I’ve Got It Covered Vol. 3,[30] followed by her Legacy album, on August 12, 2014.[31] Currently, Alvord is working on various international tours while continuing to regularly post new music content for her subscribers on YouTube.

Alvord has been covered by numerous print and online publications, including the Wall Street Journal,[32][33] Fortune magazine,[34] AP Magazine,[35] Ora TV,[36] Empty Lighthouse Magazine,[37] AdWeek,[38] Yareah Magazine,[39] and AOL TV.[40]

Discography[edit]

EP and studio album Information
I've Got It Covered[21]
  • 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[22]
  • 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[26]
  • 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[9]
  • 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[30]
  • 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[31]
  • Released: Aug 12, 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 and physical copy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Q&A With Tiffany Alvord: YouTube Star". Ypulse. 16 August 2012. Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Interview with YouTube Sensation Tiffany Alvord". Popspoken. 6 February 2013. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ Tiffany Alvord on YouTube
  4. ^ a b c "Tiffany Alvord Talks New Year's Eve Performance, YouTube Tips for Success". Billboard. December 31, 2012. Retrieved February 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ Tiffany Alvord on Facebook
  6. ^ Tiffany Alvord on Twitter
  7. ^ Tiffany Alvord official website Bio page
  8. ^ a b Tiffany Alvord official website About page
  9. ^ a b c Blankenship, Brittany (18 September 2012). "Tiffany Alvord Releases New Album ‘My Heart Is’ Today". Ryan Seacrest. 
  10. ^ "Allstar Weekend, Tiffany Alvord, and Cute Is What We Aim For". Songkick. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Kim Alvord & Tiffany Alvord LIVE". All In London. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Jason Chen & Friends China Tour 2011". SmartShanghai. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Tiffany Alvord Sat 16 Mar 2013". Time Out Singapore. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Tiffany Alvord". LOL International. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "Tiffany Alvord at Nusa Indah Theatre". Songkick. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "Tiffany Alvord at Bentley Music Auditorium". Songkick. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "Tiffany Alvord Past concerts (page 7)". Songkick. Archived from the original on 21 September 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "Tiffany Alvord Past concerts (page 8)". Songkick. Archived from the original on 21 September 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  19. ^ "Tiffany Alvord Past concerts (page 5)". Songkick. Archived from the original on 21 September 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  20. ^ "Tiffany Alvord Past concerts (page 6)". Songkick. Archived from the original on 21 September 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  21. ^ a b "I've Got It Covered - Tiffany Alvord". iTunes. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  22. ^ a b "My Dream - Tiffany Alvord". iTunes. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  23. ^ "Artist Signal Official Blog". Artist Signal. Retrieved July 26, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Past Winners". ArtistSignal. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  25. ^ "ArtistSignal Blog June 08". ArtistSignal. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  26. ^ a b "I've Got It Covered Vol. 2 - Tiffany Alvord". iTunes. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  27. ^ a b "Tiffany Alvord Past concerts". Songkick. Archived from the original on 20 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  28. ^ "YouTube pop star Tiffany Alvord lands in Southeast Asia". Music Weekly. Music Services Asia Pte Ltd (Singapore). 15 March 2013. 
  29. ^ "Simon Lederman - With Ben Righton, Becky Howard and Tiffany Alvord". BBC. 15 July 2013. 
  30. ^ a b "I’ve Got It Covered Vol. 3 - Tiffany Alvord". iTunes. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  31. ^ a b "Legacy - Tiffany Alvord". iTunes. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  32. ^ "Digits: YouTube Star Hits All the Right Notes". 
  33. ^ "Singer Tiffany Alvord Explains How to Become a YouTube Star - Digits - WSJ". 
  34. ^ "YouTube Sensation Tiffany Alvord Gives Advice on Internet Stardom - Fortune". 
  35. ^ "Alternative Press". 
  36. ^ "Gillian Jacobs & Tiffany Alvord on Tiny Tiny Talk Show". 
  37. ^ "Best Taylor Swift 'Blank Space' Covers On YouTube: MattyBRaps, Tiffany Alvord, I Prevail & More". 
  38. ^ "Animoca Launches Tiffany Alvord Dream World on iOS, Android | SocialTimes". 
  39. ^ "Tiffany Alvord True Personality. She Is Bold, Free, Generous and Rebel - Yareah Magazine". 
  40. ^ "Tiffany Alvord's YouTube ‘Legacy' - AOL On". 

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