Corbyn Besson was born on November 25, 1998. He is an American singer and songwriter better known now as one-fifth of the popular boy band Why Don’t We. His exceptional talent had made him a star long before his debut in the band. His captivating voice along with his dazzling personality is what contributed to making him a social media personality and amassed a large fan following. This hardworking youngster has made his name in music and is now one of the most popular names among Gen Z. On his birthday, we dedicate this article to Besson who has undoubtedly become one of our favorite musicians.
Corbyn Besson was born on November 25, 1998, in Dallas, Texas to parents Ray and Saskia Carolina. He is one of America’s favorite pop artists today, and he quickly gained recognition for his talent and immediately became a fan favorite. He is of North American descent and claims to be half-Dutch. He has two younger siblings. His father served in the U.S. military and due to his occupation, Besson’s family moved a lot during his childhood. He completed his graduation from the Centerville High School in Virginia.
Besson has always shown interest in music since his childhood and his family encouraged him to pursue his interest. At the age of 12, his father gifted him an electric guitar and Besson quickly started learning it. It was not long after this that Besson had already started singing and making music. His first singing video was posted on his personal Instagram account in 2013 when he was just 14 years old. His exceptional voice and musical talent earned him the appreciation and support of those around him at that time while also making him a viral sensation. Witnessing Besson’s enthusiasm, one of his friends suggested that he should make an account on the broadcasting platform called YouNow, and start uploading his singing videos there. And he did exactly that. Soon after, he gained many followers and started earning money through that. He had his first live singing experience when his father took him to a café in Virginia and he sang at a karaoke session in front of a few people. This experience inspired him to pursue his solo career. Besson released his first solo song titled ‘The Only One’ in 2014 to iTunes followed by his next single ‘Marathons’ which was released the following year. His musical talent then took him to his next adventure where he joined the pop boy band named Why Don’t We in 2016. The band’s latest album “The Good Times and The Bad” entered at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, which is their highest entry on the chart.
His rise to fame also brought his dating life under the limelight. He started dating YouTuber Christina Harris in 2016, but the relationship ended in 2020. He has stayed single ever since. He is a mama’s boy and considers his mother to be his biggest influence. Apart from music, this young talent also has interests in photography and sports like skateboarding and snowboarding.
After playing around with his guitar, Besson starts recording covers and uploads his first singing session video on the media-sharing platform Instagram.
His Instagram videos and YouNow account earn him a substantial fan following and he releases his first single called 'The Only One' on iTunes.
Following the success of his first single, Besson releases his second song 'Marathons' on iTunes as well.
Following his meetings with the bandmates, the now popular band is formed and he becomes its essential member.
He goes on his first tour along with his band members.
The album is titled “The Good Times and the Bad Ones” and is released after a nine-month break.
Why We Love Corbyn Besson
He is a dog lover
Besson is an animal lover. His love for dogs is quite apparent from his frequent social media posts with his dog named Cody, who is 10 years old.
He loves gaining knowledge of space
Besson is known to have a love for all things space and astronomy. While in kindergarten, his mother gifted him a book about space which he learned to read himself. He says that his alternate career choice would be to become a rocket engineer or astronaut.
He is a constant achiever
He is one of those people who never stop working for their dreams. This is apparent since his childhood days when he was just two years old and refused to take naps so that he does not miss out on anything. He has amassed more than 3.5 million views on his YouTube channel with only nine videos. He also made the most of every opportunity that he was given and never stopped working hard.
5 Surprising Facts
He collects souvenirs
Besson loves to collect mementos from all the places he visits and has stated that his collection will be given to his family.
He hails from a family of musicians
The popular girl group OG3NE who won “The Voice” in Holland, are his cousins!
He dislikes sandwiches
Besson has revealed that sandwiches are his least-liked food item and he loves Italian food.
He has a scarred eyebrow
The scar reminds him of his school days when he was running to hide from his crush and rammed his head into a window.
Besson has a fear of centipedes and death.
Corbyn Besson FAQs
Is Corbyn Besson the leader of Why Don’t We?
The band has not specifically dedicated a leader and every member has a key role to play.
Did Corbyn Besson undergo surgery?
Yes, Besson underwent emergency throat surgery in July 2018, due to a swollen infection that covered his airway and restricted his breathing.
Is Corbyn Besson the lead singer for Why Don’t We?
He is famous as a vocalist of the band.
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