MattyBRaps
MattyB, circa 2014
MattyB, circa 2014
Background information
Birth nameMatthew David Morris
Born (2003-01-06) January 6, 2003 (age 18)
Duluth, Georgia, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer
Instruments
  • Vocals
Years active2010–present
LabelsMattyB, LLC
Websitemattybraps.com

Matthew David Morris (born January 6, 2003),[2] better known as MattyB or MattyBRaps, is an American singer/songwriter, rapper, and dancer who launched his career by gaining notoriety from YouTube, posting remix videos of popular music.

Morris has released numerous covers and remixes of mainstream music since he began his career in 2010.[3] His first cover was of "Eenie Meenie" by Justin Bieber. On August 1, 2014, MattyB's YouTube channel surpassed one billion views.[4] As of July 13, 2015, he has posted over 90 additional covers and 20 original songs on his YouTube channel. On August 27, 2015, his debut EP premiered on YouTube, titled Outside the Lines. The album consists of four original songs.[5] On June 7, 2016, Morris released a memoir book, That's a Rap, with the help of writer Travis Thrasher.[6]

Life and career

Morris[7] was born on January 6, 2003, in Duluth, Georgia,[1] and has three older brothers and a younger sister.[8]

Morris' first song with original lyrics was a remix of "I Believe in You", released on June 22, 2010. His first song available for purchase was a remix of "Just the Way You Are", released on August 11, 2010, featuring Tyler Ward. In late 2012, he peaked at 11th on the Billboard Social 50 Chart with the music video for "That's the Way", which doubled his number of followers on social media sites Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.[9]

Morris has made several appearances on television, performing on Today,[10] The Wendy Williams Show,[11][12] Dr. Phil, WWE, and The Queen Latifah Show. He has also featured other artists, including Vanilla Ice, James Maslow, and Carson Lueders.

References

  1. ^ a b "You Down with MattyB?". Suwanee Magazine. 2014-05-14. Archived from the original on 2018-08-26. Retrieved 2015-07-19.
  2. ^ Wete, Brad (2013-09-25). "19. MattyB: 21 Under 21 (2013)". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2015-07-05. Retrieved 2015-07-05.
  3. ^ Rapper MattyB, 9, Bounds Onto Billboard Social 50 Chart at Billboard, by William Gruger; published March 16, 2012; retrieved November 29, 2012
  4. ^ Morris, Matthew. "MattyB Summer 2014 - One Billion Views #ThankYou". YouTube. MattyBVlogs. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  5. ^ https://genius.com/albums/Mattybraps/Outside-the-lines
  6. ^ Carter, Brooke (June 27, 2017). "MattyB Net Worth 2017 - How Much Is the Singer Worth Now? - The Gazette Review". The Gazette Review. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  7. ^ About - MattyBRaps Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  8. ^ "MattyBRaps 7 Year Old". Exceptional Family TV. 2010-10-04. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  9. ^ 9-Year Old Rapper MattyB Bounds Onto Billboard Social 50 Chart Retrieved July 11, 2013.
  10. ^ "Billboard: 21 under 21, MattyB". Billboard.com. Archived from the original on July 5, 2015.
  11. ^ "7-Year-Old Rapper Matty B. | The Wendy Williams Show". Wendyshow.com. 2011-06-15. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  12. ^ Teen.com. "Matty B Raps - Born This Way Rap". Teen.com. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2013-03-08.

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