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Charli D'Amelio

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Charli D'Amelio
Charli D'Amelio 3.jpg
D'Amelio in 2020
Born (2004-05-01) May 1, 2004 (age 16)
Occupation
Years active2019–present
Known forTikTok
RelativesDixie D'Amelio (sister)

Charli D'Amelio (born May 1, 2004)[2] is an American social media personality and dancer. She uploaded her first dance videos in 2019 and by March 2020 was TikTok's most-followed account. Her account in June 2020 had over 60 million followers.

Career

D'Amelio's career began on TikTok in the summer of 2019, uploading dance videos to trending songs on the platform. Her first TikTok was a lip-syncing video with her friend.[3] She acquired over 66.3 million TikTok followers,[4] 21.2 million Instagram followers,[5] 5.06 million YouTube subscribers,[6] and 2.4 million Twitter followers.[7] She became the most-followed account on TikTok, surpassing previous most-followed individual, Loren Gray, on March 25, 2020.[8]

In 2019, former Sony Music executive Barbara Jones signed D’Amelio to her management company, Outshine Talent.[9] In January 2020, D'Amelio signed with talent agency UTA.[10] She appeared in a Super Bowl commercial for Sabra Hummus along with other celebrities.[11] She was invited to attend Super Bowl LIV and meet Jennifer Lopez to create theTikTok challenge "J Lo Super Bowl Challenge."[12] In January 2020 was called TikTok's "reigning queen" by the New York Times.[13]

She was part of the collaborative TikTok web group "Hype House" along with 18 others including her sister, Dixie D'Amelio.[13][14] In May 2020, a representative for the D'Amelios confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that she and her sister had left Hype House after it had become more of a business rather than something fun.[15]

She performed a dance at the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, performing with fellow Hype House members and creator of the "Renegade" dance, Jalaiah Harmon.[16] On March 27, 2020, D'Amelio collaborated on YouTube with actor Noah Schnapp.[17] In May 2020, she and her sister announced a new podcast deal with Ramble Podcast Network, which will offer a behind-the-scenes look at their lives and specific topics on their minds.[18] In May of 2020 Hollywood Reporter called her TikTok's "biggest star".[15]

On June 17, 2020, she created an alter ego on TikTok by the name of Barley D'Amelio, where she posts less-professional content. The account has amassed over 3.9 million followers, with the handle @barleydamelio123454321.[19] As of June 19, 2020, her main account had accumulated 64.5 million followers.[20]

Personal life

Her immediate family includes politician and father, Marc D'Amelio, her mother, Heidi D'Amelio, and her sister.[21]

D'Amelio dated fellow TikTok star Chase Hudson confirmed their relationship in January of 2020. On April 14 of the same year, she and Chase announced their split.[22]

D'Amelio has been subject to bullying and body shaming.[23] She and her sister made a video for UNICEF about social media and bullying.[23]

In April 2020, D'Amelio donated $50,000 to her hometown hospital, Norwalk Hospital, to help secure critical supplies for the hospital's staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic.[24]

References

  1. ^ Musson, Valerie (November 25, 2019). "Norwalk 15-Year-Old Dancer Surges To Stardom On Social Media With Five Million Followers". Norwalk Daily Voice. Retrieved February 16, 2020.
  2. ^ "TikTok Star Charli D'Amelio Has No Idea How She Got So Famous". Cosmopolitan. April 14, 2020. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  3. ^ Andrews, Travis M. (May 26, 2020). "Charli D'Amelio is TikTok's biggest star. She has no idea why". Washington Post. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  4. ^ "charli d'amelio on TikTok". TikTok. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
  5. ^ "charli d'amelio (@charlidamelio) • Instagram photos and videos". www.instagram.com. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
  6. ^ "charli d'amelio". YouTube. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  7. ^ "charli d'amelio (@charlidamelio) | Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  8. ^ Leskin, Paige (March 26, 2020). "Charli D'Amelio has officially become the most followed creator on TikTok". Business Insider. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  9. ^ "Charli D'Amelio & Addison Rae on TikTok Careers". Billboard. June 22, 2020. Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  10. ^ Fortson, Danny (January 19, 2020). "Hollywood agency UTA signs TikTok's teen star Charli D'Amelio". The Sunday Times. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  11. ^ Alexander, Julia (February 2, 2020). "TikTok has its Super Bowl moment in more ways than one". The Verge. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  12. ^ Drysdale, Jennifer (February 2, 2020). "TikTok Star Charli D'Amelio on Her Dance With Jennifer Lopez". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  13. ^ a b Lorenz, Taylor (January 3, 2020). "Hype House and the Los Angeles TikTok Mansion Gold Rush". The New York Times. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  14. ^ Perrett, Connor (February 2, 2020). "TikTok's Hype House is home to some of the app's biggest stars, including Charli D'Amelio. Who are the other 20 members?". Insider. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  15. ^ a b Jarvey, Natalie (May 6, 2020). "TikTok Boom! How the Exploding Social Media App Is Going Hollywood". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  16. ^ Harris, Margot. "The original 'Renegade' dance creator Jalaiah Harmon collaborated with Charli D'Amelio and performed at the NBA All-Star Game". Insider. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  17. ^ D’Amelio, Charli (March 27, 2020). "Noah Schnapp Teaches Me How To Act! | Charli D'Amelio". YouTube. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  18. ^ Jarvey, Natalie (May 19, 2020). "TikTokers Charli and Dixie D'Amelio to Launch Podcast (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  19. ^ Hale, Jacob (June 18, 2020). "Charli D'Amelio's new secret TikTok hits 1 million followers in a day". Dexerto. Retrieved June 18, 2020.
  20. ^ "Top 50 TikTok users sorted by Followers - Socialblade TikTok Stats | TikTok Statistics". socialblade.com. Retrieved June 21, 2020.
  21. ^ Rosenblatt, Kalhan (November 28, 2019). "Meet Charli D'Amelio, TikTok's newest viral teen celebrity". NBC News. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  22. ^ Gawley, Paige (April 14, 2020). "TikTok Stars Charli D'Amelio and Lil Huddy Have Officially Broken Up". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  23. ^ a b Lustig, Hanna. "One of TikTok's biggest stars say she gets hundreds of thousands of hate comments every week, often focusing on her body and weight". Insider. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  24. ^ "Norwalk TikTok star Charli D'Amelio donates $50,000 to Norwalk Hospital". connecticut.news12.com. Retrieved May 14, 2020.

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