Gnash (musician)

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Gnash
Gnash at Soundbox.jpg
Gnash in 2017.
Background information
Birth name Garrett Charles Nash
Born (1993-06-16) June 16, 1993 (age 25)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
  • DJ
  • record producer
Years active 2010–present
Labels Atlantic
Associated acts
Website gnash.us

Garrett Charles Nash[1] (born June 16, 1993) better known by his stage name Gnash (stylized as gnash with a silent g),[2] is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, DJ and record producer. He released his debut extended play (EP), U, in March 2015 on SoundCloud and followed up with the Me EP in December 2015. His third EP, titled Us, was released in March 2016 and includes the single, "I Hate U, I Love U", featuring Olivia O'Brien, which peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100[3] and reached number one in Australia.[4]

Early life[edit]

Garrett Charles Nash was born June 16, 1993, in Los Angeles, California to his father, a musician and his mother, a director and producer.[5] Nash is of English and Norwegian descent.

Before writing his own music, Nash started DJing when he was 13 years old until he began producing cover songs after college.[1]

Career[edit]

In 2015, Nash began to release a series of EPs about a previous breakup,[6] starting with U on March 15, 2015[7] and Me on December 15, 2015.[8] Nash recorded his first two EPs in his garage and produced the song "I Hate U, I Love U" in his garage as well, which eventually became his breakthrough song, peaking at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100.[9] Nash's third EP, Us, peaked at number 46 on the Billboard 200.[10]

In October 2016, Nash was featured on MAX's "Lights Down Low" which peaked at number twenty on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his second entry on the chart, with "Home", released two weeks later, becoming his second lead entry.[11][12]

Gnash has cited Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service, and Jack Johnson as his musical influences.[1]

Personal Life[edit]

Gnash has been open about his struggle with mental illness saying "i tend to feel like i’m losing my mind a lot. we’re all people & we all go thru shit," on an instagram post. In 2018 he said that he had been seeing a theripist and seeking mental help. He believes that its okay to have feelings and music has been thereputic to him when expressing them.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2017 Radio Disney Music Awards Best Breakup Song "I Hate U, I Love U"[13] Nominated

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[15]
AUS
[4]
DEN
[16]
U
Me
  • Released: December 15, 2015[18]
  • Format: Digital download
Us
  • Released: March 25, 2016[19]
  • Format: Digital download
46 93 32

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[3]
AUS
[4]
AUT
[20]
BEL
(FL)

[21]
CAN
[22]
DEN
[16]
ITA
[23]
NZ
[24]
SWE
[25]
UK
[26]
"Daydreams"[27]
(featuring Julius)
2015 Me
"Fuck Me Up"[28]
"That One Song"[29]
(featuring Goody Grace)
"Feelings Fade"[30]
(featuring Rkcb)
"ILUSM"[31]
"I Hate U, I Love U"
(featuring Olivia O'Brien)
2016 10 1 9 3 22 29 13 9 15 7 Us
"Something" TBA
"Home"
(featuring Johnny Yukon)
76
"Lonely Again" 2017
"I Could Change Your Life"
"Stargazing"[40]
(featuring Vancouver Sleep Clinic)
"Belong"[41]
(featuring DENM)
"Superlit"[42]
(with Imad Royal)
"broken hearts club" 2018
"Imagine If"[43]

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[3]
US
Pop

[44]
BEL
(FL)
Tip

[45]
CAN
[22]
"Come Back"
(Kidswaste featuring Gnash)
2016 Non-album singles
"Two Shots"
(Goody Grace featuring Gnash)
"Lights Down Low"
(MAX featuring Gnash)
20 7 5 51
  • RIAA: Platinum[46]
  • MC: Platinum[47]
"Beautiful Problem"
(Mod Sun featuring Gnash)
2017
"Kiss Fight"[48]
(Tülpa & Banks featuring Gnash)
Storytales
"It's the weekend"[49]
(Kovacs featuring Gnash)
2018 Non-album single

Guest appearances[edit]

List of other album appearances
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Fumes" 2016 Eden I Think You Think Too Much of Me
"Bad 4 U"[50] 2017 Imad Royal Non-album single
"Kiss Fight" Tülpa & Blankts Storytales

Concert tours[edit]

  • The U, Me & Us Tour (2016–2017; North America and Europe)
  • The Sleepover Tour (2017; North America)
  • The Young Renegades Tour: Part II (2018; United States)
  • The Summer After tour (Fall of 2018; United States)

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b c "Gnash Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Peak chart positions for singles in Australia:
  5. ^ "Gnash Just Wants You To Be Happy". NYLON. 2016-05-16. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  6. ^ "Interview: Gnash". Time Out Hong Kong. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
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  8. ^ "Me by gnash". Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  9. ^ "Interview: gnash On Sleepovers And Success". April 20, 2017. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  10. ^ "Gnash - Chart history | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  11. ^ "Lights Down Low – Single by MAX". Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  12. ^ "home (feat. johnny yukon) – Single by gnash". Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  13. ^ Johnson, Zach. "Radio Disney Music Awards 2017: Complete List of Nominations". E! Online. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  14. ^ Caramanica, Jon (September 12, 2018). "Pop and Jazz Fall Preview: 70 Albums, Shows and Festivals". The New York Times. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
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  18. ^ "Me by gnash on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  19. ^ "Us by gnash on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
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  27. ^ "Daydreams (feat. Julius) – Single by gnash". iTunes. May 15, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  28. ^ "F**k Me Up – Single by gnash". iTunes. September 14, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  29. ^ "That One Song (feat. Goody Grace) – Single by gnash". iTunes. October 1, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  30. ^ "Feeling Fade (feat. Rkcb) – Single by gnash". iTunes. November 1, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  31. ^ "Ilusm – Single by gnash". iTunes. December 25, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  32. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  33. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2016 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on March 11, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  34. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2016". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
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  36. ^ "FIMI - Certificazioni". Fimi.it. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  37. ^ "Certificeringer". IFPI Denmark. November 22, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  38. ^ "Gold/Platinum - Music Canada". Music Canada. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  39. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. July 4, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  40. ^ "stargazing (feat. Vancouver Sleep Clinic) – Single by gnash". iTunes. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  41. ^ "belong (feat. DENM) – Single by gnash". iTunes. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  42. ^ "superlit – Single by gnash & Imad Royal". iTunes. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  43. ^ "imagine if – Single by gnash on iTunes". iTunes Store (AU). Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  44. ^ "Gnash Chart History: Pop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  45. ^ "MAX ft. Gnash – Lights Down Low". Ultratop. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  46. ^ "American single certifications – Max – Lights Down Low". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  47. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Max – Lights Down Low". Music Canada. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  48. ^ "Tülpa & BLANKTS – Kiss Fight (feat. gnash)". iTunes Store (MU). Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  49. ^ "Kovacs – It's the weekend (feat. gnash)". iTunes Store (MU). Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  50. ^ "Imad Royal – Bad 4 U (feat. gnash)". iTunes. Retrieved April 21, 2017.

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