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Tanya Burr
Personal information
Born (1989-06-09) 9 June 1989 (age 29)
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Nationality British
Residence London, England
Occupation Youtuber
Spouse(s) Jim Chapman (m. 2015)
YouTube information
Years active 2009–present
Subscribers 3.6+ million
Total views 291+ million
Network Gleam Futures
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2012
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2014
Subscriber and view counts updated as of 14 February 2018.

Tanya Burr (born 9 June 1989) is an English YouTuber[1], whose channel has 3.6 million subscribers.[2] [3]

Early life

Burr grew up in Norwich, Norfolk, England and attended Long Stratton High School and Notre Dame sixth form. After completing school, she studied to become a makeup artist, before getting a job working at the beauty counter in Jarrold's department store in Norwich.[4]



While working at Jarrold's in 2009, Burr copied the advice of makeup artist and sister-in-law Samantha Chapman and created a YouTube channel.[5] Burr left her job two years later to focus on her YouTube channel.[4]

Her earliest videos showed viewers how to recreate celebrity makeup looks. She later began making videos about fashion, style, and baking.[6] Burr has collaborated on videos with other YouTubers, including Zoe Sugg, Louise Pentland, Alfie Deyes, Tyler Oakley, and Joe Sugg.[citation needed]

As of February 2018, Burr has over 3.6 million subscribers to her YouTube channel and over 297 million video views.[3] She has over 3 million followers on Twitter[7], and over 3.2 million followers on Instagram.[8] She appeared on the cover of Glamour UK in December 2015,[9] and Stylist magazine in November 2016.[10]

Cosmetic brand

In 2014, Burr launched a cosmetics brand, through British retailer Superdrug, called Tanya Burr Cosmetics. Stylist magazine reported in 2016 that one Tanya Burr Cosmetics product is sold every two minutes.[10][11]


Burr has written three books with the help of a ghostwriter[12]. Her first book, Love, Tanya, features tips on beauty, vlogging, and baking. It was released by Penguin Books on 29 January 2015.[13] She released a cookbook titled Tanya Bakes on 30 June 2016.[14] Her third book, Tanya's Christmas, was released on 19 October 2017[15].


Burr acted in the short film Disconnect in 2017.[16][17] She made an appearance as an extra in Sky One’s Bulletproof. She is making her stage debut in May 2018, in a revival of Judy Upton's Confidence. She plays the lead role of Ella.[18][19]

Year Title Role
2017 Disconnect Sophie
2018 Confidence (play)[20] Ella
2018 Bulletproof Rebecca


Personal life

Burr met fellow YouTuber and vlogger Jim Chapman in 2007. The two became engaged in December 2012. They married on 3 September 2015, at Babington House in Somerset, announcing the news through their social media accounts on 6 September.[22]


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  2. ^ "tanyaburr YouTube Stats, Channel Statistics -". Retrieved 2018-05-15. 
  3. ^ a b "pixi2woo YouTube Stats, Channel Statistics". Social Blade. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Paxman, Lauren (18 January 2012). "Tanya Burr: Blogger becomes YouTube sensation with make-up tutorials | Mail Online". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  5. ^ Cope, Lauren (7 April 2014). "Norfolk YouTube sensations Tanya Burr, Jim Chapman, The Lean Machines and Pixiwoo talk about their online success". Eastern Daily Press. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Moore, Rachel (30 May 2017). "Who is Tanya Burr? YouTube beauty star and Jim Chapman's wife - all the details". The Sun. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  7. ^ "Tanya Burr". Twitter. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  8. ^ "Tanya Burr (@tanyaburr) • Instagram photos and videos". Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  9. ^ Bailey, Leanne (28 October 2015). "Watch: Tanya Burr sees her cover for the first time". Glamour UK. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Bownass, Helen (15 November 2016). "15 million clicks of fame: Stylist spends a week with vlogging phenomenon Tanya Burr". Stylist. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  11. ^ London, Bianca (18 March 2014). "Meet the vloggers making millions from makeup tutorials". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  12. ^ "YouTube Star Tanya Burr On Why She Acknowledged Her Ghost Writer And Didn't Ask Zoella For Help". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 2018-05-15. 
  13. ^ Leaper, Caroline (28 January 2015). "Tanya Burr's Love Tanya: Star Vlogger Books Decoded". Marie Claire UK. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  14. ^ Cliff, Martha (6 June 2016). "Tanya Burr reveals that being 'relatable' is the secret of her success". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  15. ^ Burr, Tanya (19 October 2017). Tanya's Christmas: Make, Bake and Celebrate. S.l.: Blink Publishing. ISBN 9781911600411. 
  16. ^ "Tanya Burr". IMDb. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  17. ^ "Tanya Burr nails quirky chic in a £1,405 sequin dress". The Daily Mail. 25 October 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
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  22. ^ "YouTubers Tanya Burr and Jim Chapman get married". BBC Newsbeat. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 

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