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Loren Gray
Born
Loren Gray Beech[1]

(2002-04-19) April 19, 2002 (age 18)[2]
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
  • Singer
  • social media personality
Years active2015–present
Known forTikTok (previously known as musical.ly), singing, and social media
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2015–present
GenreMusic, beauty, fashion
Subscribers3.8 million
Total views72.4 million
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers

Updated: March 14, 2020

Loren Gray Beech (born April 19, 2002) is an American singer and social media personality from Pottstown, Pennsylvania. She is currently signed to Virgin Records and Capitol Records.[3][1][4]

Career[edit]

Social media[edit]

Loren Gray joined musical.ly (now known as TikTok)[1] in 2015. After gaining a large following on musical.ly in 6th grade, she began to get bullied at school.[5] She eventually moved to Los Angeles and grew her other social media platforms. As of February 2021, she has more than 51 million TikTok followers,[6] 21.3 million Instagram followers,[7] 3.86 million YouTube subscribers,[8] and over 1.5 million Twitter followers.[9] On her backup Instagram, she has over 4.7 million followers.[10] Loren is the sixth most-followed individual on TikTok and had been the most-followed TikTok individual from March 31, 2019 to March 25, 2020.

Music[edit]

In 2017, she appeared in English pop singer HRVY’s music video for "Personal".[11]

In March 2018, Gray signed a record deal with Virgin Records before releasing her debut single "My Story" in August,[12][13] which she says is based on a friend who "kept falling in love with the wrong people".[14] In November 2018, she released her second single, "Kick You Out",[15][16] which was written and produced by her and Ido Zmishlany, and was described by Billboard as showing "the true highs and lows that come from being in love".[17] Her third single, "Queen", an empowering anthem produced by herself and Captain Cuts,[4] was released in December 2018.[18][4] The video for the song, released the following month, received more than 12 million views as of January 2020.[19]

Gray was featured on Lost Kings' single "Anti-Everything", released on January 11, 2019.[20][21][22] She cites Eminem[14] and Justin Bieber[23][24] among her favorite artists. On April 4, 2019, Loren Gray released two new singles – "Options"[25] and "Lie Like That",[25] She teamed up with Captain Cuts (Walk the Moon, Halsey, The Chainsmokers) to write and produce both tracks, bringing in collaborators Nija (Jason Derulo, Chris Brown) on "Options" and Australian artist Ivy Adara on "Lie Like That". On May 17, 2019, Loren Gray released a new single titled "Can't Do It" featuring American rapper Saweetie. It marks her first single as a lead artist to feature another artist.[26] After taking almost a year break from releasing songs, she released a new single titled "Cake" on May 13, 2020. According to Billboard, she is one of the top 10 music influencers on TikTok, with over 50 million followers.[27]

In February 2020, Gray was featured in the music video for Taylor Swift's "The Man".

She released her single “Alone” on July 21, 2020.

Brand[edit]

On December 3, 2020, Loren launched her very own jewelry brand, “&always”.[28] She had been working on the brand a year prior to release. When first launched, the brand released two editions: The Starlet Mirror Edition and Otherworld Edition.[29]

Wealth[edit]

According to a Forbes report published in August 2020, Gray earned $2.4 million in 2019 from her numerous sponsorship deals and merchandise, making her the fourth highest-earning TikTok star.[30]

Filmography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Artist(s) Director(s) Ref.
2017 "Personal" Hrvy Ivanna Borin [11]
2019 "Million Ways" Hrvy Kenny Wormald
2020 "The Man" Taylor Swift Taylor Swift
"Malibu" (At Home Edition) Kim Petras Kim Petras [31]
“Follow Me” Jamie Lynn Spears and Chantel Jeffries N/A

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Show Length Service Ref.
2019 Glow Up With Loren Gray Herself 2 Seasons Snapchat

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Album Release Date Ref.
"My Story" Non-album singles August 10, 2018 [12]
"Kick You Out" November 16, 2018 [16]
"Queen" December 21, 2018 [19]
"Options" April 4, 2019 [25]
"Lie Like That" April 4, 2019
"Can't Do It" (feat. Saweetie) May 17, 2019 [26]
"Cake" May 13, 2020
“Alone” July 21, 2020

Collaborations[edit]

Title Artist Album Release Date Refs
"Anti-Everything" Lost Kings Paper Crowns January 11, 2019 [32]
“Dumb Bitchitis” yung cxreal Non-album single September 16, 2020
“No More One More” Rock Mafia Song for The Eternal Optimist, Vol. 2 - EP September 30, 2020
“Love For The Summer” Deacon Non-album single October 30, 2020

Awards and nominations[edit]

Gray was nominated for Choice Muser at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards[33] and Muser of the Year at the 9th Annual Shorty Awards in 2017.[34] In 2018, she was nominated for Choice Muser a second time at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards.[35] She was nominated for the Social Star Award, a socially voted award, at the 2019 iHeart Radio Music Awards.[36] In 2020, she was nominated for the BreakTudo Awards in the International TikToker category.[37][38]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Twersky, Carolyn (January 10, 2019). "11 Fun Facts About Pop Star Loren Gray". Seventeen. Archived from the original on January 10, 2019. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  2. ^ Gray, Loren [@iamlorengray] (March 20, 2020). "lockdown ends on my 18th birthday . i'm coming out of this an ADULT" (Tweet). Retrieved January 15, 2021 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ 10207037939562084 (October 17, 2018). "#WomanCrushWednesday | Loren Gray". Popdust. Retrieved January 24, 2019.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ a b c "Loren Gray Drops Empowering New Single, "Queen"". idolator. December 21, 2018. Archived from the original on December 22, 2018. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  5. ^ UPROXX. "Come Backstage With Loren Gray". YouTube. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  6. ^ "Loren Gray on TikTok". TikTok. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  7. ^ "Loren Gray Instagram page". Instagram. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  8. ^ Gray, Loren. "Loren Gray on YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  9. ^ "loren gray (@iamlorengray) / Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved June 2, 2020.
  10. ^ "@lorenxgray • Instagram photos and videos". instagram.com. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  11. ^ a b "HRVY Chats 'Personal', Loren Gray and School in Laid Bare | MTV UK". mtv.co.uk. Archived from the original on August 13, 2018. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  12. ^ a b "LOREN GRAY'S NEW SINGLE, "MY STORY" OUT TODAY!". Vents Magazine. August 10, 2018. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  13. ^ "Loren Gray Releases Debut Single "My Story"". capitolrecords.com. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  14. ^ a b Schiller, Rebecca (September 24, 2018). "Get to Know 'My Story' Singer Loren Gray: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  15. ^ "Loren Gray Shows Major Pop Potential On New Single, "Kick You Out"". idolator. November 16, 2018. Archived from the original on November 20, 2018. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  16. ^ a b Watt, David (November 17, 2018). "Loren Gray Premieres New Music Video, "Kick You Out"". All-Noise. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  17. ^ "Loren Gray Debuts Glossy, No-Nonsense Single 'Kick You Out': Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 22, 2018. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  18. ^ "All The Best New Pop Music From This Week". UPROXX. December 26, 2018. Archived from the original on December 26, 2018. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  19. ^ a b "Watch Loren Gray's new music video for her single, Queen". Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  20. ^ Meadow, Matthew (January 5, 2019). "Lost Kings Kick Off 2019 With Brand New EP & Wiz Khalifa Collab". Your EDM. Archived from the original on January 5, 2019. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  21. ^ Music Video – Lost Kings – Anti-Everything ft Loren Gray, retrieved January 24, 2019
  22. ^ 10207037939562084 (January 11, 2019). "Exclusive: Lost Kings Release "Anti-Everything" feat. Loren Gray". Popdust. Retrieved January 24, 2019.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  23. ^ Loren Gray Fangirls Over Justin Bieber & Talks New Music!! | Hollywire, retrieved May 20, 2020
  24. ^ gray, loren (May 8, 2016). "MY BABY BOY JUSTIN BIEBER HOLY SHIT I LOVE YOU DADpic.twitter.com/Rqn0x0zKYa". @iamlorengray. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  25. ^ a b c "Loren Gray Shares Two New Singles – "Options" And "Lie Like That"". Top40-Charts.com. April 7, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  26. ^ a b "Takeover Tuesday Playlist: Loren Gray Soundtracks 'Missing Someone' With Shawn Mendes, Drake & More". Billboard. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  27. ^ "10 TikTok Music Influencers You Need To Know". Billboard. June 22, 2020. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  28. ^ Charuza, Nikita (December 4, 2020). "TikTok's Fourth Most-Followed Star, Loren Gray, Has Created an Affordable Jewelry Line". POPSUGAR Fashion. Retrieved December 5, 2020.
  29. ^ "Loren Gray, TikTok's Fourth Biggest Creator, Debuts '&Always' Jewelry Brand". www.tubefilter.com. Retrieved December 5, 2020.
  30. ^ Spangler, Todd (August 6, 2020). "TikTok's Highest-Earning Star Is Addison Rae, Who Takes Home $5 Million per Year (Report)". Variety. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  31. ^ "Kim Petras has shared a new video featuring Demi Lovato, Paris Hilton, Charli XCX and loads more". Dork. May 11, 2020. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  32. ^ "Lost Kings Chart History". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved January 3, 2020.
  33. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2016: See the full list of winners". EW.com. Archived from the original on September 29, 2018. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  34. ^ Spangler, Todd (March 2, 2017). "Shorty Awards 2017 Social-Media Finalists Announced". Variety. Archived from the original on March 3, 2017. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  35. ^ "2018 Teen Choice Awards Nominations: The Complete List". Entertainment Tonight. Archived from the original on August 14, 2018. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  36. ^ "2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards: See The Full List of Nominees | iHeartRadio Music Awards | iHeartRadio". iHeartRadio Music Awards. Archived from the original on January 9, 2019. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  37. ^ "Tiktoker Internacional". Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  38. ^ "BTS, EXO, and Twice receive nominations for the Brazilian awards 2020 BreakTudo Awards". allkpop.com.

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