Conan Gray was born on December 5, 1998. The young pop singer started his music career by uploading covers of his favorite artists on Youtube. Gray covered songs by Lana Del Rey, Lorde, and The Beatles, among others. He rapidly gained fame and signed a deal with Republic Records. Gray has an amazing EP, a successful studio album, and he is about to release another great album in 2022. Let’s celebrate this talented artist’s birthday today!
December 5, 1998
Conan Gray was born on December 5, 1998, in Lemon Grove, California. His father is of Irish ancestry, and his mother is Japanese. Right after he was born, Gray’s family moved to Hiroshima, Japan, to care for his grandfather, who was dealing with health issues. After two years in Japan, his family came back to the U.S. The pop singer was able to speak Japanese fluently, but he lost his proficiency over the years. When Gray was three, his parents divorced; the artist took it really hard, and he sings about his parent’s divorce in one of his songs. Gray moved 12 times while growing up due to his father’s job in the military. When Gray was a teen, he finally settled in Georgetown, Texas. After finishing high school, Gray was accepted at UCLA, and he moved to Los Angeles.
In 2013, Gray created a YouTube channel and started uploading videos. He mostly posted vlogs about his early life, music covers, and some original songs. Among his musical influences, Gray mentions Taylor Swift, Landa Del Rey, and Lorde. In 2017, Gray released two singles on Spotify, ‘Idle Town’ and ‘Grow.’ Both singles rapidly gained millions of listeners on Spotify. Gray’s fame on YouTube and his incredible success on Spotify led him to sign a record deal with Republic Records in 2018. In November 2018, he released his debut EP, “Sunset Season.” Gray’s debut studio album, “Kid Krow,” was released in 2020, and it reached the top 5 in the U.S. Billboard 200. Gray is working on his second studio album, “Superache.”
Gray has never officially dated anybody. Still, the artist claims he has felt heartbreak and love, feelings that help him write the lyrics of his amazing songs.
Gray creates his YouTube Channel.
Gray signs with Republic Records.
Gray releases the EP “Sunset Season.”
Gray releases the album “Kid Krow.”
Why We Love Conan Gray
His powerful songs
Gray’s music is unique and special. His songs are anthems for all young and sad teenagers (and no-teenagers) out there.
His fabulous style
Gray has a unique style, not confined to his music-making. His fashion sense is always on point too. He has a very personal style and knows how to make it work.
His gorgeous hair
A few years ago, Gray let his hair grow free. He has gorgeous black curly hair that we just can’t help but adore.
5 Surprising Facts
Taylor Swift raised him
Gray said that Swift was a huge influence in his life, both musical and personal.
He was bullied
At school, Gray was bullied for being too quiet.
He is a BTS fan
Gray is a big BTS fan and was part of the BTS Army.
His friendship with Billie Eilish
Gray and Ellish were friends before they both rose to fame.
Taylor Swift texted him
Swift texted Gray to congratulate him on his album “Kid Krow.”
Conan Gray FAQs
Is Gray Gen Z?
Yes, he was born in 1998, so he is a Gen Z.
Did Gray drop out of college?
Yes, he attended college two months before dropping out to follow his dreams.
Where does Gray live?
He is currently living in New York.
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