Lia Marie Johnson
|Lia Marie Johnson|
|Born||November 23, 1996|
Wahiawa, Hawaii, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, actress, YouTube personality|
|Known for||MyMusic, YouTubers React, Teens React, Kids React, Expelled, |
Terry the Tomboy, The Thinning
Lia Marie Johnson (born November 23, 1996) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and Internet personality notable for appearing in various web series, including the Emmy-winning web series Kids React created by the Fine Brothers, and for her own vlogging and social media output. She is known for her starring role in the Nickelodeon movie Terry the Tomboy and for recurring roles in AwesomenessTV's Side Effects TV Series and My Music. In 2012 her personal YouTube channel, "Lia Marie Johnson", was reported to have received 16 million views. As of 2017, Lia's YouTube channel is reported to have surpassed 117 million views and currently maintains over 1.7 million subscribers, while her Instagram account was followed by 1.5 million followers. In a 2014 Adweek profile she was referred to as one of "10 of the biggest young stars on YouTube". In 2015 she was named one of the Top 100 YouTubers in the world.
Early and personal life
Johnson was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Her family eventually settled in California. In 2012, in a combined episode of Teens React and Elders React about the 2012 United States presidential election, Johnson stated that she is a Democrat.
Johnson's YouTube account was created on December 17, 2007, with early videos uploaded by her mother which featured her performances at talent shows, and church recitals. After two years, Johnson began to control the output of the channel, creating content that has come to include personal commentary, sketch comedy, and musical performances. In 2010, Johnson began to work with the Fine Brothers as a recurring guest on their Kids React series. This exposure increased the traffic to her own channel and became an early source of her online fame. In the aftermath of the initial series episodes, she was surprised by the phenomenon of strangers knowing her and approaching her as fans, and remarked "I think Kids React was my very first viral video, 'cus everyone knew my name after that."
In 2011, Johnson was added to the recurring cast of the spin-off series Teens React, and in 2014 was moved again to the newly established YouTubers React, which featured herself and various well known YouTube personalities. In 2014, Johnson appeared at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, and starred in Terry the Tomboy: The Movie, a spin-off film based on the eponymous character she portrays on the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series, AwesomenessTV. In 2015 she covered the single "Latch" by Disclosure, singing with Alejandro Luis Manzano of Boyce Avenue, and released it on YouTube. The song was originally performed by singer Sam Smith. Johnson has also been featured on the covers of Adweek and BYou Magazine. On January 9, 2015, Johnson released her first single, "Moment Like You", along with a music video which can be found on her YouTube channel.
Johnson's YouTube career slowed during 2016, during which time she did not post a video for over seven months. She finally uploaded a video on September 28 explaining to her fans that she had signed to Capitol Records, and was continuing to work on the music album she had been recording for the previous two years. In October 2016, she released her first single through Capitol Records titled "DNA" which surpassed 8 million Spotify streams. On February 17, 2017 Johnson released her second single "Cold Heart Killer". The music video for the song was released on March 10, 2017.
A year later, Johnson debuted her third single “Champagne” on May 17, 2018.
|2008||No Man's Land|
|2008||When Weather Changed History||Granddaughter||1 episode|
|2009||Shattered Allegiance||Danielle Rourke (age 10)||Short|
|2009||I Do and I Don't||Kim (age 10)||Short|
|2009||Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!||Cheerleader||One episode (credited as Lia Johnson)|
|2009||The Unit||Soccer player||1 episode (uncredited)|
|2009||Cam Gigandet vs. Twilight Fans||Fan #7||Video short|
|2010||The Ryan and Randi Show||Singer||Short|
|2010||Shane Dawson TV||Girl watching Degrassi||Episode: "Hot Teens Go Wild On Degrassi: Part 2"|
|2010||The Station||Bethanny||1 episode|
|2010||Sidewalk Symphony||Female drummer||Short|
|2010–2011||OMGtv!! LIVE||Herself||3 episodes|
|2011||Monster in My Swimming Pool||Katie||Short|
|2012||Open Your Eyes||Short|
|2012||It's a Criminal World||Segment: "Shattered Allegiance"|
|2012||Teens Wanna Know||Guest||1 episode|
|2012–2014||Terry the Tomboy||Terry|
|2013||Spirits||Kaelyn Farrow||3 episodes|
|2014||Terry the Tomboy||Terry||Television film (Nickelodeon)|
|2014||React to That||Herself|
|2015||Everything Before Us||Tiff||Wong Fu Productions|
|2016||The Thinning||Ellie Harper||YouTube Red Original Movie|
|2016||American Wrestler: The Wizard||Kristi Larson||ESX Productions|
|2018||Bayou Caviar||Kat||2018||The Thinning: New World Order||Ellie Harper||YouTube Red Original Movie|
As a lead artist
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Moment Like You"||2015||—||Non-album single|
|"Cold Heart Killer"||2017||—|
As a featured artist
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Falling For You"
(Norman Doray & Anevo featuring Lia Marie Johnson)
|2015||Let's Roll||Trevor Moran|
|"Moment Like You"||Herself|
|"Go Flex"||Post Malone|
|2017||"Cold Heart Killer"||Herself|
Awards and nominations
|2015||Woodie Awards||Social Climber Woodie||Herself||Nominated|||
- "Lia Marie Johnson: Movies, Photos, Videos, News & Biography - eTimes". timesofindia.indiatimes.com.
- "Nickelodeon's Lia Marie Johnson Talks AwesomenessTV". screenfad.com. July 29, 2013. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
- Gallagher, Michael Aaron (July 12, 2012). "Lia Marie Johnson always wears her sunshine (Exclusive Interview)". stayfamous.net. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
- T.L. Stanley (March 9, 2014). Photography by Karl J. Kaul. "Meet 12 of the Biggest Young Stars on YouTube". Adweek. Prometheus Global Media. LV (10). Retrieved June 7, 2014.
- Piccirillo, Angie. "YOUTUBER LIA MARIE JOHNSON WRITES A PERSONAL SONG WITH "DNA"". Galore. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
- "Lia Marie Johnson "DNA" Available Now". Capitol Records. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
- "Teens/Elders React to Election 2012". Retrieved January 13, 2015 – via YouTube.
- Lia Marie Johnson (interview participant) (August 22, 2012). YouTube Cutie Lia Marie Johnson Talks Past, Present, & Future (Video podcast). Santa Monica, California: Fanlala, Inc. Retrieved June 7, 2014 – via Youtube.
- Oliver, Dana (March 30, 2014). "Kids' Choice Awards 2014: Hollywood's Youngest Stars Do Crop Tops & Cutouts (PHOTOS)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
- Lia Marie Johnson (interview participant) (May 27, 2014). Lia Marie Johnson Talks About Working with BYOU Magazine (Video podcast). Santa Monica, California: Fanlala, Inc. Retrieved June 7, 2014 – via Youtube.
- "Lia Marie Johnson - Moment Like You (Official Music Video)". January 9, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2015 – via YouTube.
- "Lia Marie Johnson announces album]]". Retrieved September 28, 2016 – via Youtube.
- Brandle, Lars. "Lia Marie Johnson Interviews President Obama: Exclusive Video". Billboard. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
- "The Wave": "R3HAB Dance/Electronic Chart Hisoty". Billboard. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
- "The 2015 mtvU Woodies: See The Full Winners List". MTV News.