Ryan Beatty

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Ryan Beatty
Ryan Beatty performing on October 13, 2012.png
Beatty performing in October 2012
Background information
Birth name Ryan Kevin Beatty
Born (1995-09-25) September 25, 1995 (age 21)
Origin Clovis, CA, US
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Artist, musician
Years active 2011–present
Labels unsigned
Website www.ryanbeatty.me

Ryan Kevin Beatty (born September 25, 1995) is an American singer. He was born in Clovis, California and now resides in Los Angeles. His debut EP, Because of You debuted at #1 on the iTunes Pop Charts & #7 on the Top 100 in 2012. Beatty's single, "Hey LA" was featured in a nationwide AT&T campaign against texting while driving.[1] Beatty is currently working on his debut album due to release in 2016.

Career[edit]

Since 2011, Ryan Beatty has been covering popular songs and posting them on his YouTube channel. The videos have been well received with his most popular song, a cover of Bruno Mars' "Marry You", gaining over 6 million views.[2] He released his debut single "Every Little Thing" in November 2011, which reached #89 on the iTunes Pop Charts.[3] Ryan Seacrest premiered Beatty's debut music video "Every Little Thing" on February 2, 2012, following good response from fans to the trailer.[4]

Beatty went on to release his debut EP Because of You which premiered on Radio Disney on July 23, 2012[5] and was released to the public exclusively on iTunes on July 24, 2012. Within 24 hours of its release, Because of You landed in the #1 spot on the US Pop Album Charts and #7 spot on the Top Album Charts.[6]

"Hey LA" was the lead single off of the EP and premiered on Radio Disney to positive response from fans.[7] Entertainment Weekly exclusively premiered the music video for the song on September 3, 2012.[8] The performance also received coverage from MTV.[9]

Ryan spent the summer of 2013 touring as one of the opening acts on Cody Simpson's "Paradise Tour".[10] His first headlining tour was scheduled for November 2013, but has since been postponed until 2014.

Beatty released the lead single "Passion" from his debut studio album in 2016, which the album is due to be released the same year.

Appearances and projects[edit]

Showbiz Tonight, MTV News, CNN, Access Hollywood, Good Day LA, KTLA, Young Hollywood, RyanSeacrest.com, Billboard's The Beat, JoJo on the Radio on KIIS FM, Clevver TV, Sweety High's SweetBeatTV, What's Trending LIVE, "Backstage at the Grammys" 2012 Radio Tour, AMP Radio, Rick Dees, Go Radio and Yahoo! Music and Teen.com

Other projects

In 2012 Beatty was chosen to be one of the faces of AT&T's national "It Can Wait" campaign to end texting and driving. Beatty's PSA, which urges fans to take the pledge not to text and drive, aired nationwide.[11] In October 2012 Beatty used his music to empower teens to stand up to bullying. Beatty made surprise appearances at various schools to perform and raise awareness of teen bullying, while spreading the word of self-empowerment to teens.[12]

In January 2013, Ryan continued his support of the "It Can Wait" campaign with a live performance and appearance in Chicago.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Beatty came out as gay in June 2016, at the age of 20, three weeks after the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. He uploaded an Instagram photo of a Gay Power balloon on his Instagram account with the following caption: "proud to be a raging homosexual. it's taken 20 years of suffocating in the closet for me to become comfortable enough to say it, but now I can finally breathe. i did it!".[14]

Awards, features and nominations[edit]

  • 2011: Billboard Magazine – Named Beatty as #10 on the Next Big Sound chart featuring the fastest growing artists across social media[15]
  • 2011: PopStar! Magazine – named him one of the 12 new artists to look out for in 2012[6]
  • 2011: J-14 Magazine – Beatty was featured as their "Hot Guy of the Week"[16]
  • 2012: Teen Choice Awards – Choice Web Star – Nominated[17]
  • 2012: Named to Billboard's "21 Under 21"[18]
  • 2013: Teen Choice Awards – Choice Web Star – Nominated

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Ryan Beatty (2016)

EPs[edit]

Title Album details
Because of You
Ryan Beatty - EP

Singles[edit]

As main artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
US Dance
"Every Little Thing" 2011 Non-album single
"Hey L.A" 2012
"Chameleon" 2013
"Passion" 2016 Ryan Beatty
"Stay Gold"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blumenthal, Eli (September 19, 2012). "AT&T launches campaign to stop texting and driving". USA Today. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Marry You – Bruno Mars Cover By Ryan Beatty". Youtube. 
  3. ^ "Exclusive: Get to Know Ryan Beatty". Gossip Girl. August 23, 2013. Archived from the original on August 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ "J-14 Exclusive Q&A with Ryan Beatty". J-14. February 3, 2012. Retrieved 2016-06-11. 
  5. ^ "Celebrity Take with Jake: Celebrity Take with Ryan Beatty". Radio Disney. July 23, 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 
  6. ^ a b "Teen Pop Sensation Ryan Beatty". Studio 10. WTSP. Archived from the original on November 1, 2012. 
  7. ^ Radio Disney (September 2, 2012). "Ryan Beatty Hey LA". 
  8. ^ Smith, Grady (September 2, 2012). "Watch YouTube Star Ryan Beatty's New Video "Hey LA" Right Here – Exclusive". Entertainment Weekly. 
  9. ^ Rubenstein, Jenna Hally (October 11, 2012). "Ryan Beatty Performs The NYC Version Of 'Hey L.A.' In Central Park, Melts Hearts Accordingly (VIDEO)". MTV Buzzworthy Blog. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Cody Simpson's Paradise Tour 2013". The Denver Post. MediaNews Group. Archived from the original on July 16, 2013. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  11. ^ "AT&T It Can Wait TV Spot, 'Ryan Beatty Takes the It Can Wait Pledge'". iSpot.tv. Retrieved 2016-06-11. 
  12. ^ Lupiani, Joyce (October 9, 2012). "Teen pop star brings anti-bullying message to local school". Las Vegas, Nevada: KTNV. Archived from the original on October 11, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  13. ^ Clasing, Danielle (January 24, 2013). "Ryan Beatty Chats With Stylz & Roman About His Upcoming Chicago Show, Singing on a Plane". B96 Chicago. 
  14. ^ "Instagram photo by @ryanbeatty • Jun 29, 2016 at 12:37am UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 2016-06-30. 
  15. ^ "RYAN BEATTY with GRANT WOELL at The Pike Room". The Crofoot. 
  16. ^ J-14 Magazine (May 27, 2011). "J-14's Hot Guy of the Week Ryan Beatty". Retrieved 2013-01-28. 
  17. ^ Sharon Tharp (June 14, 2012). "YouTube Breakout Ryan Beatty Nominated for Choice Web Star at Teen Choice Awards". Ology. Archived from the original on June 16, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 
  18. ^ Nick Williams and Chris Palermino (September 17, 2012). "21 Under 21: Ones to Watch 2012". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-01-28.