Trevor Moran

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Trevor Moran
Personal information
BornTrevor Michael Moran
(1998-09-30) September 30, 1998 (age 21)
NationalityAmerican
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationSinger and YouTube personality
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Websitetrevormoranmusic.com
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2009–present
Genre
Subscribers1.5 million subscribers
Total views116 million views
(January 2019)
NetworkUnited Talent Agency

Trevor Michael Moran (born September 30, 1998)[1] is an American recording artist, singer and YouTube personality. He first rose to major fame after participating in The X Factor in 2012 at the age of 13. As of August 2017, Moran's YouTube channel surpassed 1.4 million subscribers.

Early life[edit]

Trevor Michael Moran was born in Poway, California in 1998[2] to Nicole and Tim Moran. He has one brother named Blake.[3] Trevor first joined YouTube in 2008 at age 10, where he began uploading videos of himself dancing to popular songs at the Apple Store ('Apple Store Dances').[4] In August 2012, Trevor joined a collab channel on YouTube known as O2L (Our2ndLife) with members Connor Franta, Justin 'Jc' Caylen, Kian Lawley, Ricky Dillon, and Sam Pottorff, which hit 3 million subscribers after disbanding in December 2014.[5]

Career[edit]

In 2012, Moran first garnered attention when auditioning for The X Factor with the LMFAO song "Sexy and I Know It" (2011) at age thirteen. Moran received four votes from the judges, but was later eliminated during the "Boot Camp" stage.[6] He was then chosen to be part of the live auditions held in San Francisco.[7] In early September 2013, Moran released his debut major-label single entitled "Someone".[8] In early December 2013, Moran released another single, entitled "The Dark Side" with much success and entered the Billboard Dance/Electronic Digital Songs chart at #25.[9][10] In June 2014, Moran released a single titled "Echo"[11] and later another 3 singles titled "XIAT" (pronounced "anxiety"), "Now or Never," and "Slay"[12] from his EP titled XIAT. On December 9, Moran released his debut EP XIAT charting at number 1 on US Heat.[13] In June 2015, Moran released his single "I Wanna Fly."

On November 23, 2015, Moran released a music video for "Let's Roll," where he features his friend and fellow YouTube personality, Lia Marie Johnson.

On December 28, 2015, Ricky Dillon released "Steal the Show" on his album GOLD where Moran was featured with the former Our2ndLife member.

On January 22, 2016, Moran released his second EP Alive with 3 singles titled "Alive," "Got Me Feelin' Like," and "Cold Soul." In February 2016, Moran went on the Alive + GOLD tour alongside Ricky Dillon.

In September 2016, he released a single titled "Get Me Through the Night."

In December 2017, he released a single titled "Sinner."

Personal life[edit]

On October 9, 2015, Moran publicly came out as gay in a YouTube video.[14] In December 2017, he announced that, during the year, he underwent what he called an "identity crisis" and questioned whether he may be transgender before concluding that he wasn't.[15]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Heat

[16]
US
Indie

[17]
XIAT 1 17
Alive
  • Released: January 22, 2016
  • Label: Gotham Alpha
  • Format: Digital download
1 10

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Dance/
Elec.

[18]
US
Dance/
Elec.
Digital

[18]
"Bust the Floor" 2011 Non-album
singles
"Someone" 2013 38 26
"The Dark Side" 24 18
"Echo" 2014 XIAT
"XIAT"
"I Wanna Fly" 2015 Alive
"Let's Roll"
"Got Me Feelin' Like" 2016
"Get Me Through the Night" TBA
"Sinner" 2017
"Bad Bitch" 2018
"On My Own" 2019
"Now You Got Me" 2019
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist
Title Year Album
"Steal the Show"
(Ricky Dillon featuring Trevor Moran)
2015 Gold

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2012 The X-Factor Himself Season 2 contestant
2014 Astronauts@ 2 episodes
2016 Shane & Friends Episode: "Trevor Moran"
2016 Zall Good Episode: "Trevor Moran"
2017 Apologies in Advance with Andrea Russett Episode: "Trevor Moran"
2017 Hey Qween Episode: "Trevor Moran on Hey Qween! with Jonny McGovern"

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2014 Jack & Jack the Movie Uncredited role Documentary
2015 #O2LFOREVER Himself

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice Web Star: Comedy Himself Won
2015 Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star N/A Nominated[A]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Moran failed to win the award, ranking second after Christina Grimmie.

References[edit]

  1. ^ @TrevorMoran (September 30, 2015). "It's my birthday.. Do I get a boyfriend now?" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Moran, Trevor. "DRAW MY LIFE // Trevor Moran". Trevor Moran. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
  3. ^ Avants, Maggie. "Temecula's Trevor Moran Makes 'THE X FACTOR' Cut". Temecula Patch. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  4. ^ Park, Andrea. "Trevor Moran: YouTube star grows into pop singer". Metro. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
  5. ^ @RickyPDillon (June 24, 2015). "thank you for 3 million subscribers on the O2L channel!!! We may not upload videos on that channel anymore but that still means the world💙" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  6. ^ "X Factor's Trevor Moran Does The Apple Store Dance". PerezHilton. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
  7. ^ "X Factor San Fran Auditions Get Silly Sexy With Trevor Moran!". PerezHilton. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
  8. ^ Woods, Casey. "Trevor Moran Flirts up a Storm in 'someone' Music Video". Ryan Seacrest. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
  9. ^ Woods, Casey. "Trevor Moran Is a Victim of Love in 'The Dark Side': Listen". Ryan Seacrest. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
  10. ^ Murray, Gordan. "Daft Punk Darts Up Dance Charts Post-Grammys". billboard.com/. Billboard. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  11. ^ Perricone, Kathleen. "Trevor Moran Treats DigiFest NYC Crowd to Original Songs: Videos". Ryan Seacrest. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  12. ^ "Trevor Moran's 'XIAT': Exclusive Song Premiere and Q&A". Billboard. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
  13. ^ "Trevor Moran Billboard Heatseakers". billboard.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  14. ^ Price, Lydia. "YouTube Star Trevor Moran Comes Out as Gay in New Video: 'I Was in a Glass Closet'". People. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  15. ^ Furdyk, Brent (December 6, 2017). "YouTube Star Explains Why He Changed His Mind And No Longer Wants To Be Transgender: 'So Lonely And Very Confused'". etcanada.com. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  16. ^ US Heatseekers Albums peaks:
  17. ^ US Independent Albums peaks:
  18. ^ a b "Trevor Moran – Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2016.

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