Loren Gray

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Loren Gray
Born
Loren Gray Beech

(2002-04-19) April 19, 2002 (age 17)
Occupation
  • Singer
  • social media personality
Known forMusical.ly (now known as TikTok)
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2015–present
GenreVlogs.Music.Beauty.Fashion
Subscribers3.6 million
Total views62.6 million
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers
Updated August 23, 2019

Loren Gray Beech[1] (born April 19, 2002) is an American singer and social media personality[2] from Pottstown, Pennsylvania[3] with more than 36 million TikTok followers,[4] over 18 Million Instagram followers,[5] and 3.6 million YouTube subscribers[6] as of August 2019. She is currently signed to Virgin Records and Capitol Records.[7]

Career[edit]

Loren Gray joined musical.ly (now known as TikTok)[3] in 2015. After gaining a large following on musical.ly in 6th grade, she began to get bullied at school.[8] She eventually moved to Los Angeles and grew her other social media platforms. Today she has more than 17.5 million Instagram followers[5], more than 3.5 million YouTube subscribers,[6] and more than 33 million TikTok followers.[4] She was nominated for Choice Muser at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards[9] and Muser of the Year at the 9th Annual Shorty Awards in 2017.[10]

In 2017, she appeared in English pop singer HRVY’s music video for "Personal".[11] In March 2018, she 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]

Gray was nominated for Choice Muser a second time at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards.[15] In November 2018, she released her second single, "Kick You Out",[16][17] 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".[18]

Her third single, "Queen", an empowering anthem produced by herself and Captain Cuts,[19] was released in December 2018.[20][19] The video for the song, released the following month, received more than 10 million views as of August 2019.[21]

She was featured on Lost Kings' single "Anti-Everything", released in January 2019.[22][23][24] The same month, she was nominated for the Social Star Award, a socially voted award, at the 2019 iHeart Radio Music Awards.[25] She cites Eminem as one of her favorite artists.[14]

On April 5, 2019, Loren Gray released two new singles – "Options"[26] and "Lie Like That",[27] 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.

Loren Gray also played the leading lady in Hrvy's "Million Ways" music video, which is a remake of the film Dirty Dancing.

Discography[edit]

Singles
Title Date Album Video Link
"My Story" August 10, 2018 Non-album single Click Here
"Kick You Out" November 16, 2018 Non-album single Click Here
"Queen" December 21, 2018 Non-album single Click Here
"Options" April 5, 2019 Non-album single Click Here
"Lie Like That" April 5, 2019 Non-album single Click Here
"Can't Do It" (feat. Saweetie) May 17, 2019 Non-album single Click Here
Collaborations
Title Artist Date Album Video Link
"Anti-Everything" Lost Kings January 11, 2019 Paper Crowns Click Here

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farrell, Paul (2018-06-25). "Loren Gray Returns to Twitter as @LoorenGraay". Heavy.com. Archived from the original on 2018-11-09. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  2. ^ 10207037939562084 (2018-10-17). "#WomanCrushWednesday | Loren Gray". Popdust. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  3. ^ a b Twersky, Carolyn (2019-01-10). "11 Fun Facts About Pop Star Loren Gray". Seventeen. Archived from the original on 2019-01-10. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  4. ^ a b Gray, Loren. "Loren Gray's TikTok Profile". TikTok. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Loren Gray Instagram page". Instagram.
  6. ^ a b Gray, Loren. "Loren Gray on YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  7. ^ "Loren Gray Drops Empowering New Single, "Queen"". idolator. 2018-12-21. Archived from the original on 2018-12-22. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  8. ^ UPROXX. "Come Backstage With Loren Gray". YouTube. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  9. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2016: See the full list of winners". EW.com. Archived from the original on 2018-09-29. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  10. ^ Spangler, Todd; Spangler, Todd (2017-03-02). "Shorty Awards 2017 Social-Media Finalists Announced". Variety. Archived from the original on 2017-03-03. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  11. ^ "HRVY Chats 'Personal', Loren Gray and School in Laid Bare | MTV UK". www.mtv.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2018-08-13. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  12. ^ "LOREN GRAY'S NEW SINGLE, "MY STORY" OUT TODAY!". Vents Magazine. 2018-08-10. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  13. ^ "Loren Gray Releases Debut Single "My Story"". www.capitolrecords.com. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  14. ^ a b Schiller, Rebecca (2018-09-24). "Get to Know 'My Story' Singer Loren Gray: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  15. ^ "2018 Teen Choice Awards Nominations: The Complete List". Entertainment Tonight. Archived from the original on 2018-08-14. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  16. ^ "Loren Gray Shows Major Pop Potential On New Single, "Kick You Out"". idolator. 2018-11-16. Archived from the original on 2018-11-20. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  17. ^ Watt, David (2018-11-17). "Loren Gray Premieres New Music Video, "Kick You Out"". All-Noise. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  18. ^ "Loren Gray Debuts Glossy, No-Nonsense Single 'Kick You Out': Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2018-11-22. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  19. ^ a b "Loren Gray Drops Empowering New Single, "Queen"". idolator. 2018-12-21. Archived from the original on 2018-12-22. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  20. ^ "All The Best New Pop Music From This Week". UPROXX. 2018-12-26. Archived from the original on 2018-12-26. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  21. ^ "Watch Loren Gray's new music video for her single, Queen". Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  22. ^ Meadow, Matthew (2019-01-05). "Lost Kings Kick Off 2019 With Brand New EP & Wiz Khalifa Collab". Your EDM. Archived from the original on 2019-01-05. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  23. ^ Music Video - Lost Kings - Anti-Everything ft Loren Gray, retrieved 2019-01-24
  24. ^ 10207037939562084 (2019-01-11). "Exclusive: Lost Kings Release "Anti-Everything" feat. Loren Gray". Popdust. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  25. ^ "2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards: See The Full List of Nominees | iHeartRadio Music Awards | iHeartRadio". iHeartRadio Music Awards. Archived from the original on 2019-01-09. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  26. ^ "Loren Gray Shares Two New Singles - "Options" And "Lie Like That"". Top40-Charts.com. 2019-04-07. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  27. ^ "Loren Gray Shares Two New Singles - "Options" And "Lie Like That"". Top40-Charts.com. 2019-04-07. Retrieved 2019-04-08.

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