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Gabbie Hanna
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Hanna in 2015
Gabrielle Jeannette Hanna

(1991-02-07) 7 February 1991 (age 27)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, United States
EducationUniversity of Pittsburgh
  • Internet personality
  • actress
  • author
  • comedian
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2013–present
Musical career
Associated acts
  • Lyre
  • Dylan Gardner
  • Some Randoms
YouTube information
Also known asThe Gabbie Show
The Gabbie Vlogs
Subscribers6.4 million (main channel)
1.6 million (vlog channel)
Total views902 million (main channel)
179 million (vlog channel)
(as of 21 January 2019)
Associated acts
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2015
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2016

Gabrielle Jeannette Hanna (born February 7, 1991) is an American Internet personality, author, comedian, actress, and singer-songwriter. She started her career on the streaming service Vine, under the name The Gabbie Show, then started a YouTube channel with the same name a year later; both were nominated for several awards. She won a Streamy Award for storyteller in 2018. Hanna released a poetry book titled Adultolescence in April 2018. She ventured into the music industry with her debut single "Out Loud" (2017) and has released six singles and one promotional single as of 2018.[3] Hanna's debut studio album This Time Next Year is scheduled for release in 2019. As an actress, Hanna's first major role was in the YouTube Premium series Escape the Night.

Early life

Hanna was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania. She has six siblings and is of Lebanese, French, and Polish descent.[4] Her first job was cashier at a local Pizza Joe's in her home town.[5] Hanna graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in psychology and communications and was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.[6] Hanna worked as a bartender in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and as a waitress in her home town of New Castle.[7] After college she worked for a marketing company that sold products out of a Sam's Club; she quickly became the top salesperson in the US for the company and moved to Cleveland, Ohio, to help start a new branch of the company. However, she soon departed after realizing that they relied on a pyramid scheme.[8][9] Hanna subsequently moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue an acting career and focus on her role as a social media influencer.


2013–2016: Vine and YouTube success

Hanna began uploading skits to Vine in late 2013 and later gained recognition for her activity on the Vine app where she accumulated around five million followers.[10] In 2014, she set up a YouTube channel under the name The Gabbie Show, which was later changed to Gabbie Hanna. The channel featured story time videos and by 2018 had acquired nearly 6.5 million subscribers and over 900 million views.[11] In 2015, Hanna and partner Matt Steffanina won the fourth season of the dance competition web-series Dance Showdown.[12] After graduating college, Hanna moved to Los Angeles, California, to work with internet media company BuzzFeed, but eventually left to focus on her YouTube and Vine platforms.[citation needed] She later created a second YouTube channel, The Gabbie Vlogs, which has gained over 1.6 million subscribers and nearly 180 million views.[11][13] After Vine shut down in 2016, Hanna focused on YouTube.[14] Meanwhile, she was nominated for two Teen Choice Awards—Choice Web Star: Female and Choice Viner.[15] In late 2016, Hanna joined the lip sync tour Drop the Mic alongside other YouTubers.[16]

2017–present: Acting, music, and Adultolescence

Hanna chronicled her life struggles in a book of poems, Adultolescence (2017).[17] During the same time, she premiered her debut single "Out Loud"[18][19] along with its music video and announced plans to release an album.[20] A few months later in November 2017, she released the single "Satellite". Talent Agency CAA signed Hanna and she joined the social media team of MTV. She hosted backstage for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards and co-hosted the revival of Total Request Live in October of the same year.[21][22] In 2017, Hanna joined the main cast of web series Escape the Night as the vaudevillian and appeared in seven episodes.[23][24] She previously had had a small role as Lindsey in Laid in America.[25]

In January 2018, Hanna was nominated for YouTuber of the Year at the 10th Annual Shorty Awards and for the Social Star Award by iHeartRadio at the 2018 ceremony.[26] Returning to her music career, Hanna released a promotional single entitled "Roast Yourself" which spoke about how social media creators live. This was followed by her third single "Honestly" and its encore "Honestly (Encore)". "Honestly" gained minor success in the United States, where it peaked at number 21 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[27] Hanna eventually announced that her upcoming debut album was to be titled This Time Next Year,[28] for which she also released "Monster" and "Monster (Reborn)" in October.[29] At the 8th Annual Streamy Awards, Hanna won the award for Storyteller; she was also nominated for two other awards for First Person and Audience Choice: Creator of the Year.[30] In an interview with Tom Ward on November 26, 2018, Hanna stated that her album would be released September 2019[31] and that she had plans for a second book.[3] On December 5, 2018, Hanna released her first merchandise line on Amazon.[32]

In early December 2018, Hanna became the center of a trending viral meme. Earlier that year in an interview with Genius Verified, she sang her song "Monster" a cappella[33] but due to technical errors, the microphone was unable to filter her voice correctly. Fans spliced in clips, including vines and voice distortions, at the point of technical error to create a meme that gained significant media coverage.[34][35] Hanna has since released merchandise showcasing her singing face during the meme,[36] which was met with mixed reviews.[37] As of December 2018, Hanna is working on a second album.[38] On January 16, 2019, Hanna announced her upcoming seventh single, "Medicate", is to be released on February 1, 2019.[39]

Personal life

In early 2018, Hanna began semi-publicly dating a man who fans dubbed the "mystery man". He often appeared in her Vlogs and Instagram Stories with his face blurred out or covered by an emoji.[40] On July 4, 2018, Hanna released a lengthy video about a pathological liar she dated and confirmed that it was the Instagram mystery man.[41] In an interview with Genius Verified, Hanna said that the mystery man was the inspiration for her song "Honestly".[42] Hanna has openly discussed her struggles with depression, eating disorders, and body dysmorphia.[43] In an interview with Adam Grandmaison, she stated she was raised Catholic and believes in God, but does not agree with some of the Catholic stances on topics such as homosexuality and sex before marriage.[44]


Film, television and web series

Year Film / Show / Web Role Notes
2014 Access Hollywood Herself 1 episode
2014–15 Sanders Shorts Friend, girlfriend 2 episodes
2015 Anxt Herself Full series
Teens Wanna Know Herself 1 episode
Dance Showdown Herself Dancer; won the competition
Occupy Alice Melissa Krass Short film
Oscar's Hotel for Fantastical Creatures Snow Pea 1 episode
Janoskians: Untold and Untrue Herself
2016 Laid in America Lindsey
Dance Showdown Herself Judge (6 episodes)
AwesomenessTV's Betch! Laura 1 episode
Verizon advertisement Herself Commercial
2017 Escape the Night The Vaudevillian 7 episodes (season 2)
Fantasies Herself Guest star (1 episode)
MTV Video Music Awards Herself Backstage host
Smosh's You Posted That? Herself Contestant (1 episode)
Romeo Lacoste's Tattoo Roulette Herself Special sssistant to the host (1 episode)
2017– MTV's Total Request Live Herself Rotating co-host
2018 Escape the Night The Vaudevillian Season 3 season finale (flashback clip)
Shane Dawson's The Truth About TanaCon Herself Miniseries. Cameo in a clip in part 3,
"The Real Truth About TanaCon"
MTV's The Vault Herself Guest (1 episode, season 1)
MTV's Creator to Watch Herself Special guest (1 episode, season 3). Responsible for choosing the season 3 host, Megan Batoon


Year Podcast Notes
2015 Jenna & Julien Guest
Modern Male Radio Guest
What's Trending Guest
Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig Guest (Halloween special)
2016 Shane & Friends Special guest (Episode: "The Gabbie Show")
Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig Guest (Halloween special)
2017 Zall Good Guest
Apologies in Advance with Andrea Russett Guest
Shane & Friends Special guest (Episode: "Gabbie Hanna")
Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig Guest (Halloween special)
2018 Dear DeMartino Guest
Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show Guest
No Jumper Guest
Beats 1 interview with Travis Mills Guest
Under the Influence with Tom Ward Guest
Heard Well Special guest
2019 ADHD with Travis Mills Guest


Studio albums

Title Album details
This Time Next Year


As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Album



"Out Loud"[18] 2017 30 [A] 39 47 60 This Time Next Year
"Satellite"[50] 65
"Honestly"[51] 2018 [B] 10 24 61 81
"Honestly (Encore)"[52] 86
"Monster"[53] [C]
"Monster (Reborn)"[55]
"Medicate"[39] To be released
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album


"Roast Yourself"[57] 2018 1 19 Non-album single


Title[D] Year Artist(s) Director(s)
"Sad Song" 2017 Scotty Sire 80Fitz
"Out Loud"
(Lyric Video)
Gabbie Hanna
"My Life Sucks" Scotty Sire 80Fitz
"Out Loud" Gabbie Hanna
"Roast Yourself" 2018 Gabbie Hanna Peter Macaluso
"Honestly/Honestly (Encore)" Ryan Parma
"Monster/Monster (Reborn)"
"Freaky Friday (Parody)" Lilly Singh and James Charles[E] Lilly Singh

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2016 Shorty Awards YouTube Comedian The Gabbie Show Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Web Star: Female
Choice Viner
2017 Shorty Awards Vlogger of the Year The Gabbie Vlogs
2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards Social Star Award Gabbie Hanna
Shorty Awards YouTuber of the Year
Best YouTube Ensemble Vlog Squad Won
Streamy Awards Creator of the Year Gabbie Hanna Nominated
First Person
Storyteller Won
Ensemble Cast David's Vlog


  • Hanna, Gabbie (2017). Adultolescence. Atria/Keywords Press. ISBN 9781501178320.[65]


  1. ^ "Out Loud" failed to chart on the Australian Singles Chart, but reached number six on the Hitseekers chart.[46]
  2. ^ "Honestly" failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, but reached number 21 on its Bubbling Under Hot 100 extension.[27]
  3. ^ "Monster" failed to chart on the Billboard Digital Songs chart, but reached number 19 on the Pop Digital Songs component chart.[54]
  4. ^ Also lists music videos by other artists where Hanna was featured in.
  5. ^ Uncredited appearance alongside Casey Neistat and Lauren Riihimaki.


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