Baby Ariel

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Baby Ariel
Born
Ariel Rebecca Martin

(2000-11-22) November 22, 2000 (age 19)
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
Years active2015–present
Websitebabyariel.com

Ariel Rebecca Martin (born November 22, 2000), known professionally as Baby Ariel, is an American social media personality, singer, and actress known for her videos on the social media platform TikTok.

In 2017, Baby Ariel was recognized as one of the most influential people on the internet by Time magazine[1] and was featured on Forbes'' 2017 list of top entertainment influencers.[2][3] She has also won the Teen Choice Award for "Choice Muser" in 2016 and 2017.

Career[edit]

Ariel began contributing to the video social network Musical.ly (now TikTok) in May 2015.[4] As of 2019, she has over 29.7 million followers on the app.[5] Ariel has also built a following on other social media networks, including more than 9.4 million followers on Instagram,[6] 3.1 million subscribers on YouTube,[7] 1 million followers on Twitter,[8] and 280 thousand followers on Facebook.[9]

In 2015, Ariel launched an anti-bullying campaign called #ArielMovement, described by BlackBook as one of her most important endeavors.[10] People magazine recognized her for her support in the #HackHarassment initiative to stop Internet trolls and negativity on the Internet.[11]

Ariel signed with Creative Artists Agency in September 2016[12] and released her debut single "Aww" on December 1, 2017.[10][13][14] She released her second single "Perf" on January 17, 2018.[15] On March 30, 2018, Ariel released the song “Say It” with Daniel Skye.[16] She collaborated with EA Games for The Sims 4, appearing as a Sim in the expansion pack The Sims 4: Get Famous, released in November 2018.[17]

In late 2018, Ariel starred in Baby Doll Records, a mini-series on Brat. In 2019, she starred in Bixler High Private Eye, a Nickelodeon television film. Later that year, it was announced that she would be appearing in the Disney Channel film Zombies 2, and will portray the role of Wynter.

Press[edit]

In 2016, Ariel was featured on the cover of Billboard magazine alongside fellow Musical.ly personality Jacob Sartorius.[18] She has appeared on 60 Minutes[19] and Good Morning America[20] and has been cited as a top influencer by Forbes,[21][22][23] People,[24] and USA Today.[25]

Ariel was profiled in Fast Company,[26][27] Business Insider,[28] and Seventeen Magazine.[29] Other mentions include CNN,[30] Rolling Stone,[31] Huffington Post,[32] Tubefilter,[33] Paper Magazine,[34] RAW,[35] and Wonderwall.[36]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Aww" 2017 Non-album singles
"Perf" 2018
"Say It"
(with Daniel Skye)
"Gucci On My Body"
"I Heart You" 2019
"Wildside"

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Bizaardvark Tiffany 1 episode
2018 Chicken Girls Dru Main role
2018 Baby Doll Records Dru Recurring role
2018 Henry Danger Patina 1 episode
2019 Bixler High Private Eye Kenzie Messina Television film
2020 Zombies 2 Wynter Television film; post-production

Awards and nominations[edit]

Ariel won the Teen Choice Award for "Choice Muser" in 2016 and 2017. She was also nominated for "Breakout Creator" and "Entertainer of the Year" at the 2016 Streamy Awards. In 2017, she was nominated for "Favorite Social Media Star" at the People's Choice Awards, "Social Star Award" at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, "Muser of the Year" at the Shorty Awards, and "Favorite Influencer" at the Premios Tu Mundo.

Year Award show Category Result Ref.
2016 Teen Choice Award Choice Muser Won [37]
2016 Streamy Awards Breakout Creator Nominated [38]
2016 Streamy Awards Entertainer of the Year Nominated
2017 Teen Choice Award Choice Muser Won [39]
2017 People's Choice Awards Favorite Social Media Star Nominated [40]
2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards Social Star Award Nominated [41]
2017 Shorty Awards Muser of the Year Nominated [42]
2017 Premios Tu Mundo Favorite Influencer Nominated [43]
2018 BreakTudo Awards Debut Music Video Nominated [44]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet the 25 Most Influential People on the Internet" Time. June 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "Top Influencers of 2017: Entertainment". Forbes. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  3. ^ "Ariel Martin: Digital Star, Personality, Vlogger". Forbes. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  4. ^ Emma Bazilian (May 31, 2017)."How a Florida Teen Became Queen of Gen Z's Favorite Video Platform—and a Top Brand Influencer". Adweek.
  5. ^ "Baby Ariel (@babyariel)". Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  6. ^ "Baby Ariel (@babyariel) • Instagram photos and videos". Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  7. ^ "Baby Ariel - YouTube". Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  8. ^ "Baby Ariel (@BabyAriel) | Twitter". Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  9. ^ Baby Ariel on Facebook
  10. ^ a b Ken Scrudato (December 1, 2017). "Musical.ly Star Baby Ariel’s Fave Miami Hangs + Debut Single & Video 'Aww'". BlackBook.
  11. ^ Patrick Gomez (June 30, 2016). "Hannah Hart, GloZell, Baby Ariel, Joey Graceffa & More: #HackHarrasment Video". People.
  12. ^ Natalie Jarvey (September 27, 2017). "Musical.ly Star Baby Ariel Signs With CAA". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Baby Ariel | Album Discography". AllMusic.
  14. ^ Frida Garza (December 1, 2017). "Musical.ly Star Baby Ariel's Debut Song Is A Bop?". Track Record.
  15. ^ "Baby Ariel Unveils New Single and Video For PERF". BroadwayWorld. January 17, 2018.
  16. ^ "Daniel Skye and Baby Ariel release "Say It"". RCA Records. March 30, 2018. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  17. ^ Jackson, Gita. "New Sims Expansion Adds A Grim New Job: 'Influencer'". Kotaku. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  18. ^ Chris Martins (October 20, 2016). "Musical.ly's Teenage Revolution: How the Trend-Setting Lip-Sync App Is Changing the Music Industry". Billboard.
  19. ^ "The Influencers". CBS News. October 23, 2016.
  20. ^ "‘Baby Ariel’ Talks Musical.ly, the Explosively Popular App for Teens". ABC News. April 6, 2016.
  21. ^ Natalie Robehmed. "From Musers To Money: Inside Video App Musical.ly's Coming Of Age". Forbes.
  22. ^ "What Is a Social Media Influencer? - The Business of Influence, Ep. 1". Forbes.
  23. ^ "The Future Landscape of Social Media - The Business of Influence, Ep. 6". Forbes
  24. ^ "Social Media Superstar Baby Ariel on Her Overnight Fame: ‘It Hasn’t Always Been Easy’". People. January 19, 2017.
  25. ^ "Instagrammers are getting rich as advertisers target Gen-Z". USA Today.
  26. ^ "Ariel "Baby Ariel" Martin: Latest News, Work, Videos, Photos on Fast Company". Fast Company.
  27. ^ "The Social Mediators: 7 Young Social Stars Share Their Rules For Engagement". Fast Company. October 17, 2016.
  28. ^ "This 15-year-old social media star has millions of fans who follow her crazy lip-syncing videos". Business Insider.
  29. ^ "Musical.ly Star Baby Ariel Will Be Dropping Her Own Music". Seventeen, June 12, 2017.
  30. ^ Sherisse Pham (November 16, 2016). "How China's musical.ly cracked the code for success in the U.S.". CNNMoney.
  31. ^ Brittany Spanos (February 27, 2017). "How Teen Craze Musical.ly Got Too Big for Pop to Ignore". Rolling Stone.
  32. ^ Juliet Schroder (October 1, 2016). "Get to Know Musical.ly's Biggest Star Baby Ariel".
  33. ^ "Baby Ariel, Joanne The Scammer Named Most Influential On The Internet By 'Time' - Tubefilter". June 28, 2017.
  34. ^ "Musical.ly Sensation Baby Ariel on Handling Sudden Fame and Her Favorite Artist to Lip Sync". Paper, July 18, 2017.
  35. ^ "Baby Ariel Talks New Original Music, WCW Kylie Jenner & MCM Cameron Dallas". RAW.
  36. ^ "Meet Baby Ariel, the number one muser on video sharing social network musical.ly". March 25, 2016.
  37. ^ "Teen Choice Awards Winners 2016: Complete List". Variety. July 31, 2016.
  38. ^ "6th Annual Winners & Nominees". The Streamy Awards.
  39. ^ Rebecca Rubin and JD Knapp (August 13, 2017). "Teen Choice Awards 2017: ‘Riverdale,’ Fifth Harmony Shut Out Competition". Variety.
  40. ^ "People’s Choice Awards 2017: Full List Of Nominees". People's Choice Awards. November 15, 2016.
  41. ^ "2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards: Social Star Award Nominees". iHeartRadio. January 3, 2017.
  42. ^ "Muser of the Year in Social Media - Shorty Awards". shortyawards.com.
  43. ^ "Mira 5 locuras de Baby Ariel en su Instagram y muérete de risa (VIDEO)". Telemundo (in Spanish). July 25, 2017.
  44. ^ "BreakTudo Awards 2018: Anitta, BTS e BlackPink estão entre os mais indicados". Ligação Teen (in Portuguese). Retrieved October 11, 2016.

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