Loren Gray

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Loren Gray
Born
Loren Gray Beech[1]

(2002-04-19) April 19, 2002 (age 20)[2]
NationalityAmerican
Other namesLoren Beech[3]
Occupation
  • Singer
  • social media personality
  • model
Years active2015–present
Known forTikTok (previously known as musical.ly), singing, and social media
YouTube information
Channel
LocationLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active2015–present
GenreMusic, beauty, fashion
Subscribers3.84 million[4]
Total views100.8 million[4]
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers

Updated: May 10, 2021

Loren Gray Beech (born April 19, 2002) is an American model, singer and social media personality from Pottstown, Pennsylvania. She is best known for her TikTok (previously Musical.ly) videos that she started posting in 2015, at the age of 13. Loren Gray Beech is the eleventh most-followed individual on TikTok[5] as of December 2021, and had been the most-followed TikTok individual from March 31, 2019 to March 25, 2020. She was signed to Virgin Records and Capitol Records until February 2021, when she became an independent artist.[1][6]

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.[7] She eventually moved to Los Angeles, California and grew her other social media platforms. As of February 2021, she has more than 51 million TikTok followers,[8] 21.3 million Instagram followers,[9] 3.86 million YouTube subscribers,[10] and over 1.5 million Twitter followers.[11] On her backup Instagram, she has over 4.7 million followers.[12] Gray is the tenth most-followed individual on TikTok and had been the most-followed TikTok individual from March 31, 2019 to March 25, 2020.[13]

Music[edit]

In 2017, Gray appeared in English pop singer HRVY’s music video for "Personal".[14]

In March 2018, Gray signed a record deal with Virgin Records before releasing her debut single "My Story" in August,[15][16] which she says is based on a friend who "kept falling in love with the wrong people".[17] In November 2018, she released her second single, "Kick You Out",[18][19] which was written and produced by herself and Ido Zmishlany, and was described by Billboard as showing "the true highs and lows that come from being in love".[20] Her third single, "Queen", an empowering anthem produced by herself and Captain Cuts,[6] was released in December 2018.[21][6] The video for the song, released the following month, received more than 18 million views as of July 2021.[22]

Gray was featured on Lost Kings' single "Anti-Everything", released on January 11, 2019.[23][24][25] She cites Eminem[17] and Justin Bieber[26][27] among her favorite artists. On April 4, 2019, Loren Gray released two new singles – "Options"[28] and "Lie Like That".[28] 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.[29] After taking almost a year break from releasing songs, she released a new single titled "Cake" on May 13, 2020. She released her final solo single with Virgin Records and Capitol Records titled “Alone” on July 21, 2020. She departed from her music label in February 2020 and became an independent artist. She released her first independent song with TELYKast on March 12, 2021. She released her first solo independent song titled “Piece of Work” on July 9, 2021. According to Billboard, she is one of the top 10 music influencers on TikTok, with over 50 million followers.[30]

Brand[edit]

On December 3, 2020, Loren launched her very own jewelry brand, “&always”.[31] 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.[32]

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.[33]

Filmography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Artist(s) Director(s) Ref.
2017 "Personal" Hrvy Ivanna Borin [14]
2019 "Million Ways" Hrvy Kenny Wormald
2020 "The Man" Taylor Swift Taylor Swift
"Malibu" (At Home Edition) Kim Petras Kim Petras [34]
“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 [35]
2021 LGTV Herself 1 Season IGTV
2021 Honestly Loren Herself TBA Snapchat [36]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Album Release Date Ref.
"My Story" Non-album singles August 10, 2018 [15]
"Kick You Out" November 16, 2018 [19]
"Queen" December 21, 2018 [22]
"Options" April 4, 2019 [28]
"Lie Like That" April 4, 2019
"Can't Do It" (feat. Saweetie) May 17, 2019 [29]
"Cake" May 13, 2020
“Alone” July 21, 2020
“Piece of Work” July 9, 2021

Collaborations[edit]

Title Artist Album Release Date Ref.
"Anti-Everything" Lost Kings Paper Crowns January 11, 2019 [37]
“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
“Nobody To Love” TELYKast Non-album single March 12, 2021

Awards and nominations[edit]

Gray was nominated for Choice Muser at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards[38] and Muser of the Year at the 9th Annual Shorty Awards in 2017.[39] In 2018, she was nominated for Choice Muser a second time at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards.[40] She was nominated for the Social Star Award, a socially voted award, at the 2019 iHeart Radio Music Awards.[41] In 2020, she was nominated for the BreakTudo Awards in the International TikToker category.[42][43]

References[edit]

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