Annie LeBlanc

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Annie LeBlanc
Personal information
BornJulianna Grace LeBlanc
(2004-12-05) December 5, 2004 (age 14)
Augusta, Georgia, United States
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
  • YouTuber
  • Actress
  • Singer
Websitebratayley.com/annie
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2008–present
Subscribers3.1 million
(26 August 2018)
Total views369 million
(18 August 2018)
NetworkBrat
Associated actsBratayley
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers
Musical career
Genres
Years active2017–present

Julianna Grace "Annie" LeBlanc (born December 5, 2004) is an American singer, YouTuber, actress, and former gymnast. LeBlanc has been featured in online videos since she was four years old and has an extensive online following. She stars as Rhyme in the family drama Chicken Girls on the Brat digital network on YouTube, starred in the YouTube Brat show A Girl Named Jo playing the part of Jo Chambers, and also played Rhyme in Chicken Girls: The Movie. She has starred on the Bratayley family vlog since 2010 and the YouTube Red Originals series We Are Savvy since 2017.

On September 9, 2017, LeBlanc's cover of the song "Fly" by Maddie & Tae peaked at #34 on the Billboard Charts in "Country" songs. She has also produced several original songs. In April 2018, LeBlanc won a Shorty Award for "Muser of the Year".

Biography[edit]

Julianna Grace "Annie" LeBlanc was born on December 5, 2004 to parents Billy and Katie LeBlanc while her father was stationed at Fort Gordon, Georgia.[1][better source needed] She has three siblings, a younger sister Hayley Noelle Leblanc, (September 2, 2008) an older brother Caleb Logan Leblanc, (July 13, 2002).In 2015, Caleb passed away from a heart condition called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy at aged thirteen.[citation needed] LeBlanc started taking gymnastics classes when she was 2 years old, and her family started posting videos of her online when she was three.[citation needed] She became famous as one of the three siblings featured on the family vlog YouTube channel Bratayley. She trained as a gymnast until August 2017.[citation needed] She became popular on the app musical.ly under the name annieleblanc, earning over 13 million fans.[citation needed] She stars on the Brat web series Chicken Girls and A Girl Named Jo.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Acroanna channel[edit]

LeBlanc was originally known for her gymnastic videos.[2][3] Her gymnastic meets and tutorials started being published in 2008 on her YouTube channel, formerly known as Acroanna, when she was 3 years old.[citation needed] The channel's name was changed to Annie Leblanc in 2017, and features now music videos of Leblanc.[citation needed]

Bratayley vlog[edit]

LeBlanc is one of the stars of a daily Vlog on the YouTube channel "Bratayley" (6M+ subscribers). The vlog, which was initially just for relatives and started being filmed when LeBlanc was six, follows the lives of the LeBlanc family.[4] The stars include parents Billy and Katie with their two daughters Annie and Hayley. The name "Bratayley" was initially a nickname for Hayley, combining the word "brat" and the name "Hayley."[4]

Chicken Girls[edit]

After it was speculated that LeBlanc was dating fellow social media star Hayden Summerall in 2017, the alleged couple was dubbed "Hannie" by fans, who created elaborate fan-fiction with complex storylines about their high school relationship, and photoshopped thousands of pictures that appear to show the two together.[citation needed] LeBlanc and Summerall collaborated on a YouTube cover of "Little Do You Know" by Alex & Sierra, which went viral.[citation needed] After Brat media founder Rob Fishman learned of the "Hannie" phenomenon, he cast LeBlanc and Summerall into an upcoming show, and their faux relationship was written into the storyline.[5]

In August 2017, Variety announced that digital company Brat would release a new YouTube series called "Chicken Girls". The series features LeBlanc and Summerall's relationship, and focuses on the daily lives of a group of friends and dancers at the faux high school, "Attaway High".[6]

The show's debut episode has received over 10 million YouTube views, and as of May 2018, the second season had between 2 million and 4.5 million views per episode.[7] In February 2018, Variety announced that Lionsgate would be distributing a full-length feature film of Chicken Girls: The Movie.[8][9] There is also a deal with Skyhorse Publishing to turn the show into a book series.[7][10] In September 2018, the third season of Chicken Girls will air on Brat's YouTube channel.[citation needed]

We Are Savvy[edit]

Also in August 2017, Variety announced that YouTube greenlit the YouTube Red Originals series, We Are Savvy, as a continuation of a teen magazine series of the same name on Canada's Family Channel.[11] LeBlanc was introduced as a co-host of the series, which debuted with over 4.2M+ views in its pilot episode and focuses on music, fashion, and lifestyle elements.[11]

A Girl Named Jo[edit]

In May 2018, it was announced that LeBlanc and her sister Hayley LeBlanc would be starring in a new series on the Brat YouTube channel.[12] That same month, it was announced that LeBlanc and Addison Riecke would star in a Brat teen mystery series called A Girl Named Jo which takes place in 1963 in a small town.[13]

Music[edit]

In June 2017, LeBlanc and singer Hayden Summerall released a cover of "Little Do You Know" by Alex & Sierra.[2] LeBlanc appeared at position 48 on the Emerging Artists Billboard Chart.[14] On September 9, 2017, LeBlanc's cover of the song "Fly" by Maddie & Tae peaked at 34 on the Billboard Charts in "Country" songs.[15][16] In November 2017, LeBlanc released her first original single, "Ordinary Girl."[17][18] In December 2017, teen fan magazine Tiger Beat announced that LeBlanc would be going on her first U.S. tour in early 2018.[19] In February 2018, LeBlanc released a single, "Little Things."[20] In early May 2018, LeBlanc released a new pop country compilation album on iTunes called, "Lollipop", with music label Heard Well.[21] The curated collection also includes two songs by LeBlanc, "Somebody's Heart" and "Photograph."[21] She then released her new single "Picture This" in early June with social media star Austin Brown.[citation needed]

LeBlanc has been noted for her music on her TikTok handle @annieleblanc.[22] In April 2018, she won the Shorty Award for "Muser of the Year".[23][24][25]

Discography[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions
US
Country [26]
CA
Digital

[27]

US
Digital

[28]

"Fly" 2017 34
"Little Do You Know" (with Hayden Summerall) 38 30
"Birds of a Feather"[29]
"Photograph"[30]
"Ordinary Girl"[2]
"Little Things"[20] 2018

Tours[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref(s)
2017 Streamy Awards Kids and Family Nominated [32][33]
2018 Shorty Awards Muser of the Year Won [23]
2018 Streamy Awards Acting in a Drama Nominated

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Times, Hayley KrischerThe New York. "YouTube youth market anti-'mean girl' image". The Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
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  9. ^ "Brat Confirms 'Chicken Girls: The Movie' is Happening | TigerBeat". BOP and Tiger Beat. 2018-02-22. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  10. ^ "'Chicken Girls' Web Series, Starring Annie LeBlanc And Hayden Summerall, To Be Adapted Into Books - Tubefilter". Tubefilter. 2018-03-22. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  11. ^ a b Clarke, Stewart (10 August 2017). "YouTube Red Orders Original Kids Series 'We Are Savvy'". Variety. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  12. ^ Stivale, Shelby. "Annie and Hayley LeBlanc Give Fans a Sneak Peek at Their New Brat Series". tigerbeat.com. Tiger Beat. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  13. ^ Carras, Christi (2018-05-21). "Brat Announces New Series 'A Girl Named Jo' Starring Annie LeBlanc, Addison Riecke". Variety. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  14. ^ "Annie LeBlanc Artist Chart Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
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  20. ^ a b Newman, Andy (2018-06-29). "Live, From the Children's Ward". New York Times. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  21. ^ a b c Wingfield, Katie (4 May 2018). "Annie LeBlanc Releases 'Lollipop' Compilation Album With Heard Well". BOP and Tiger Beat. Tiger Beat.
  22. ^ "The 12 musical.ly Stars You Need To Start Following Right Now". Capital. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  23. ^ a b "Annie LeBlanc - The Shorty Awards". shortyawards.com. Shorty Awards.
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  25. ^ "Annie LeBlanc Wins Big at the Shorty Awards - Celebrity Sauce". Celebrity Sauce. 2018-04-17. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
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  30. ^ Brat (2017-11-30), PHOTOGRAPH | Official Music Video | Annie LeBlanc, retrieved 2018-07-11
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  32. ^ Jarvey, Natalie (2017-08-22). "Creator of the Year - Vlogger Casey Neistat, Web Series 'Mr. Student Body President' Lead Nominations for 2017 Streamys". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  33. ^ "24 Winners Announced at the Streamys Premiere Awards | The Streamy Awards". The Streamy Awards. 2017-09-25. Retrieved 2018-07-11.

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