Dominic Fike

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Dominic Fike
Fike in May 2019
Fike in May 2019
Background information
Birth nameDominic David Fike
Also known asMarty Krazz
Born (1995-12-30) December 30, 1995 (age 24)
Naples, Florida, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • rapper
  • songwriter
Instruments
Years active2017–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitedominicfike.com

Dominic David Fike (born December 30, 1995),[2] is an American singer, rapper and songwriter. He is signed to Columbia Records and Se Lavi Productions.[3]

Early life[edit]

Dominic David Fike was born on December 30, 1995 in Naples, Florida. He grew up playing music. By ten years old, he had acquired a guitar and learned how to play it. Fike grew up with a younger brother, Alex, a sister, Apple, an older brother, Sean, and is of Filipino and African-American descent.[3][4]

Career[edit]

2017–2018: Don't Forget About Me, Demos[edit]

Fike first received recognition by making beats with his then producer, Hunter Pfeiffer (known as 54) leading to several popular songs on SoundCloud such as "WeControlTheWeather" published under 54's SoundCloud account.[citation needed] He released the EP Don't Forget About Me, Demos at the age of 21 in December 2017, which was recorded while he was on house arrest for battery of a police officer.[5] The EP caught the attention of several record labels and sparked a bidding war, and he signed with Columbia for a reported $4 million. He later went to jail for violating that house arrest, and came to wider attention in 2018 for the song "3 Nights", which peaked within the top ten of the charts in Australia, the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.[3]

"3 Nights" was released as a single, and had its acoustic guitar sound compared to the music of Jack Johnson.[3][6] It was placed on rotation on several radio stations and Spotify playlists and received favorable reviews from outlets such as Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and Billboard.[7][6] In reference to the EP, Billboard described Fike as a "genre-meshing" artist,[8] and later named him a breakout act to watch, calling "3 Nights" "Motown-tinged" as well as "trend-proof and irresistible".[9]

2019–present: What Could Possibly Go Wrong[edit]

In January 2019, Fike revealed he was working on an album.[10] On April 4, 2019, Brockhampton uploaded a video to their YouTube channel called "This is Dominic Fike", including him and his song, "3 Nights". As of April 2019, multiple collaborations with Brockhampton's Kevin Abstract have been posted, reaching over 4 million views.[11]

On June 7, 2019, he released two singles, "Açaí Bowl" and "Rollerblades".[12] He followed these with another single, "Phone Numbers", produced by Kenny Beats, on July 4, 2019. The music video for this song was released on October 15, 2019.[13] Fike announced on July 9, 2019 that he would be going on a tour titled "Rain or Shine" later in the year. The North American leg of the tour began August 31 in Philadelphia and ended October 3 in Los Angeles.[14] In September 2019, he announced that he would be doing a clothing collaboration with Marc Jacobs.[15] On the fifth day of that month, he performed a song that was unreleased at the time, Chicken Tenders, at a Chicago concert during his Rain or Shine tour.[16]

Fike is featured on the track "Dominic's Interlude" on Halsey's third album, Manic, which was released on January 17, 2020.[17]

On June 26, 2020, "Chicken Tenders", the first single from his then yet to be named debut album, was released.[18] On July 9, he released the single "Politics & Violence" and announced that his debut album What Could Possibly Go Wrong would be released on July 31.[19]

On August 7, 2020, Fike was the subject of the second episode of The New York Times Presents.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with release date and label shown
Title Details Peak chart positions
AUS
[20]
NZ
[21]
What Could Possibly Go Wrong 34 28

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with release date and label shown
Title Details
Don't Forget About Me, Demos
  • Released: October 16, 2018
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming, 12 inch EP

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with year released and album details shown
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US Bub.
[22]
US
Alt.

[23][24]
AUS
[25]
BEL
(FL)
Tip

[26]
CAN
Rock

[27]
IRE
[28]
NZ
[29]
UK
[30]
"3 Nights" 2018 21 1 3 4 10 2 6 3 Don't Forget About Me, Demos
"Açaí Bowl"[35] 2019 [A] non-album singles
"Rollerblades"[37]
"Phone Numbers"
(with Kenny Beats)[38]
38 [B]
"Hit Me Up"
(with Omar Apollo & Kenny Beats)[41]
"Chicken Tenders"[42] 2020 34 What Could Possibly Go Wrong
"Politics & Violence"[43]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Elizabeth"[44] 2016 Seno Stories from the Back
"Aaliyah"[44]
"Mercedes"[44]
"Crystal"[44]
"Aaliyah, Pt. 2"[44]
"I'm Trying"[45] 2019 Yeek IDK Where
"Stop Selling Her Drugs"[46] 2020 Bakar Will You Be My Yellow?
"Dominic's Interlude"[17] Halsey Manic

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organisation Award Work Result
2020 NME Essential New Artists for 2020 Himself Included[47]

Notes[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ "Açaí Bowl" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 29 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[36]
  2. ^ "Phone Numbers" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 15 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[39]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.studiolinear.com/ourblog/se-lavi-a-case-study
  2. ^ "DOMINIC DAVID FIKE - Collier County Arrests". Collier County Sheriff's Department, Florida. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d Herwees, Tasbeeh (January 17, 2019). "Now or Never: The Chaotic Rise of Dominic Fike". Complex. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  4. ^ https://www.complex.com/pigeons-and-planes/2019/01/dominic-fike-interview
  5. ^ "Now or Never: The Chaotic Rise of Dominic Fike". Complex. Retrieved 2019-04-04.
  6. ^ a b Strauss, Matthew (October 23, 2018). "'3 Nights' by Dominic Fike Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  7. ^ Leight, Elias (October 22, 2018). "Review: Dominic Fike's Intriguing Major-Label Debut, 'Don't Forget About Me'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  8. ^ Lynch, Joe (October 19, 2018). "Post Malone & Swae Lee, Dominic Fike, Zayn & More: Must-Hear Music Podcast". Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  9. ^ Payne, Chris (January 11, 2019). "Artists to Watch: 17 Alternative & Indie Breakouts For 2019". Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  10. ^ "Dominic Fike on his discovery and coming to Australia". Triple J. January 30, 2019. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  11. ^ "Kevin Abstract Collaborates With Rising SoundCloud Singer Dominic Fike On "Peach" & "Crumble"". Genius. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  12. ^ "Dominic Fike Delivers His Most Heartfelt Work to Date in "Açaí Bowl" and "Rollerblades"". Ones to Watch. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  13. ^ "Dominic Fike Robs Halsey in Music Video for 'Phone Numbers'". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Dominic Fike announces 2019 Rain or Shine Tour". AXS. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  15. ^ Jacobs, Marc (19 September 2019). "Dominic Fike x Marc Jacobs As a longtime fan of Marc Jacobs, Dominic has collaborated with us on an exclusive hoodie for his sold-out Rain or Shine global tour. Photos by Cian Moore at Dominic Fike's New York show at Bowery Ballroom on September 9th.Shop now:". @marcjacobs. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  16. ^ "Chicken Tenders (Snippet)".
  17. ^ a b "Manic / Halsey". Tidal. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  18. ^ "Chicken Tenders".
  19. ^ https://diymag.com/2020/07/09/dominic-fike-debut-album-what-could-possibly-go-wrong
  20. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. August 10, 2020. Retrieved August 8, 2020.
  21. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. August 10, 2020. Retrieved August 8, 2020.
  22. ^ "Cory Asbury – Chart history (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  23. ^ "2019 Archive: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  24. ^ "Chart Search: Dominic Fike – 3 Nights". Billboard. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  25. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
  26. ^ "Discografie Dominic Fike". Ultratop. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  27. ^ "Canada Rock Chart, Week of August 31, 2019". Billboard. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  28. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts: Week 24 2019 (Week Ending 14 June 2019)". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  29. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. May 13, 2019. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  30. ^ "Dominic Fike | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  31. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2020 Singles". ARIA. 2020. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  32. ^ "BRIT Certified - bpi" (To access, enter the search parameter "Dominic Fike" and select "Search by Keyword"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved September 27, 2019.
  33. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Dominic Fike – 3 Nights". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  34. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  35. ^ "Açaí Bowl / Dominic Fike". Tidal. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  36. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. June 17, 2019. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  37. ^ "Rollerblades / Dominic Fike". Tidal. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  38. ^ "Phone Numbers / Dominic Fike, Kenny Beats". Tidal. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  39. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. July 15, 2019. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  40. ^ Cite error: The named reference ARIA2020 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  41. ^ Skinner, Tom (November 5, 2019). "Listen to Omar Apollo and Dominic Fike's collaborative new single, 'Hit Me Up'". NME. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  42. ^ Kenneally, Cerys (June 23, 2020). "Dominic Fike is releasing new single "Chicken Tenders" this week". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  43. ^ Elder, Sajae (July 9, 2020). "Dominic Fike shares the powerful "Politics & Violence"". The Fader. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  44. ^ a b c d e "Stores from the Back / Seno". Tidal. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  45. ^ "IDK Where / Yeek". Tidal. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  46. ^ "Will You Be My Yellow? / Bakar". Tidal. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  47. ^ Smith, Thomas (January 3, 2020). "The NME 100: Essential new artists for 2020". NME. Retrieved April 22, 2020.