Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anyone, regardless of age. Our artist in the spotlight is Matty B, an American children’s star from Atlanta, who covers several hits on his YouTube channel. He started singing at the tender age of 7 and takes singing lessons with Lisa Rosemond (who also trained Justin Bieber and Usher) at Jan Smith Studios.
Matty has also written a memoir with the help of Travis Thrasher, That’s a Rap, which was released on June 7, 2016. In his spare time, he enjoys playing lacrosse, baseball, and video games and is also a big fan of Michael Jackson.
Matty B Bio, Age
Matty was born on January 6, 2003, as Matthew David Moris in Duluth, Georgia, and is currently 15 years old. He answers to Matty B. Rapp and is currently a junior high school student at Wesleyan School.
Matty had an ear for music as a child and became interested in music at a very young age of 5 when he first heard hip-hop, and he set about learning dance steps to match the beats. Everything fell into place when his older cousin, MarsRaps, who is a rapper, moved in with his family. He became interested in the music of Mars and rapped about their lyrics. Matt didn’t want to be just a listener or a nominal player, he sought help from his cousin to improve his raps.
Finally, in 2010 at 7 am, he shot a YouTube video with his cousin. The very first cover he made was Justin Bieber’s Eenie Meenie, which was released on May 31st. The video, which became a stepping stone to his popularity, was viewed over 500,000 times within the first week of its release and has over 6 million views to date.
Before making videos, he released songs with original lyrics in 2010, including a remix of Kylie Minogue’s I Believe in You in June and Bruno Mars’ Just the Way You Are, which was his first song.
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The hardworking lad reached number 11 in the Billboard Social 50 chart in 2012 with his video “That’s the Way”. This feat triggered an explosion in his social media fan base and doubled the number of his followers on various platforms. He has over 8 million viewers on YouTube and over 2 million followers on Instagram.
Matty sets and sees no limits to his rise to fame, as he does not rest on his oars. He has recorded several singles that have achieved a glorious number of downloads on iTunes. He has also appeared on television alongside famous people like Dwayne Johnson and on shows like Dance Moms, Good Morning America, and Dr. Phil Show. His live performances took place in most of the major venues in the U.S., such as Turner Field and Philips Arena, and usually attract a large audience.
Matty B records original videos for all of his cover videos, and this is what sets him apart from the many other kids who make cover videos. He has covered hits from stars like Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Willow Smith, and Black Eyed Peas, along with young celebrities like Gracie Haschak, Chanel Loran, and Maddi Jane.
Matty B Family, Brother
Matthew was born the fourth child in a family of seven of Blake Morris Sr. and Tawny Morris. He has three older brothers: Blake Jr., born February 15, 1996, John Michael, born November 28, 1998, Joshua, born September 14, 2001, and a younger sister, Sarah Grace, born January 30, 2006.
Matty’s father was born in 1964 and he is a BBA, entrepreneur, founder of a number of companies and investors, while his mother was born in 1965. They married in 1994 and live with their children in Suwanee, Atlanta, Georgia.
His family supports him all the way. His father is his manager and had established a music recording studio in their home. He loves his family very much and would always put pictures of them online.
Matty is not the only one in the family who shoots videos and uploads them to YouTube. His brother Joshua ‘Jebb’ is a YouTube blogger, and his account is known as Jeeb TVVids. Joshua became famous for posting videos related to popular culture on his YouTube account and posted his first video in November 2103. He expanded his online presence with the help of his brother Matty B. They usually make collaboration videos.
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Matty B Net Worth
He is not only natural talent and sings passionately, but also works hard on his schoolwork. He has achieved such popularity that he is earning cool money, and he has earned a net worth of millions, estimated at $1.5 million. His income comes mainly from concerts, music sales, and the publication of sponsored content.
Matty’s Height, Girlfriend
People are interested in the relationship status of a person as soon as it becomes popular. Matty’s case is no exception because many people would like to know who the star is associated with. In his videos, he appears with different girls, and there could have been many guesses about who he is with. One of them is the rumor that he is together with Jojo Siwa, with whom he made a video. Nonetheless, he is still a “child” and he is single and would rather focus on his dreams. This doesn’t change the fact that he would enter a relationship in the future.