Calvin Holmes, better known as HappyBirthdayCalvin, is an American rapper and hip-hop recording artist who was born on October 19, 2001. After signing with the independent label, At The Studio, he began to create waves in the industry. As an African American raised by a single parent, HappyBirthdayCalvin developed a deep interest in poetry and, eventually, hip-hop. He was inspired by Lil Wayne, Kanye West, G Herbo, Tyler, The Creator, and Kid Cudi, to name a few. In his early teens, he made music on a digital audio workstation and then as a youth, he started penning rhymes. This notable young star is celebrating his birthday today, and we’re all excited, aren’t we?
October 19, 2001
Born on October 19, 2001, in Chicago, Illinois, Calvin Holmes is fast becoming a force to reckon with in the music industry. Using the moniker, HappybirthdayCalvin, he employs the powers of a highly active imagination to magnify the scope of hip-hop.
His earliest memory is of his mother giving him a 50-cent t-shirt. His mother persuaded him to compose and record music, and she assisted him in uploading his work to YouTube. During high school, though, he took his rap career seriously and began uploading music to YouTube and SoundCloud. He turned his rhymes into records in high school at ChiArts: Chicago High School of the Arts, creating beats and recording himself on Frooty Loops.
He was discovered by Peezy, the owner of At The Studio, an independent Chicago record company, in late 2018, and has since flourished. He released two three-track E.P.s in 2019: “No Friends” and “No Friends remix,” which generated attention and established him as one of the most interesting new acts on the rise. A G Herbo–assisted remix of the reflective ‘Kari’s Song (Long Way from Home)’ and ‘Alone’ preceded these E.P.s. In December 2019, he released a music video for his song ‘Still Did It,’ which was released on July 4 of the same year. The track ‘Kari’s Song (Long Way from Home),’ produced by Rex Rideout and Timothy Bullock, has been used for the soundtrack of the Chicago-set drama “Beats,” and it instantly expanded the artist’s audience.
HappyBirthdayCalvin catches the attention of Peezy, the owner of At The Studio, an independent Chicago record label, and they immediately join forces.
A day after his YouTube channel is launched, HappyBirthdayCalvin releases his first track, titled ‘No Friends,’ which is from the “No Friends” E.P.
“No friends” is released, including the tracks ‘No friends,’ ‘Anything,’ and ‘Willow Tree.’
‘Kari's Song (Long Way from Home)’ is featured as the soundtrack of the Chicago-set drama “Beats.”
Why We Love HappyBirthdayCalvin
He dares to dream
It’s hard to believe that the young rapper is very much in his earliest 20s with all he’s achieved. This is one personality trait that we’d love to emulate.
He’s a young talent
He has garnered his much-loved fans through his musical prowess. His solo record albums have gathered many positive comments from fans and colleagues alike.
He is stylish
Find pictures of the talented rapper where he showcases his unique style on his social media platforms. Who doesn’t love a fashionista in his elements?!
5 Surprising Facts
He walked the runway
The young rapper walked the runway for Kerbito and his legendary brand Pyermoss at the 2019 New York Fashion Week.
A birthday tribute to Kanye West
It’s no news that Holmes is a fan of West and so he performed a song in honor of West’s birthday in 2019.
He began producing at 13
He began producing music at the age of 13, which made him see his potential as a rap artist.
He recorded a hit at 16
He revealed during an interview with “Alifesessions” that he recorded his hit track ‘No Friends’ (2019) at the age of 16/17.
He got a surprise birthday
Holmes revealed that one of his favorite memories was the surprise birthday that was thrown for him at At The Studio.
When did HappyBirthdayCalvin get married?
He is not married.
Is HappyBirthdayCalvin a twin?
No, he isn’t a twin.
Does HappyBirthdayCalvin have a Grammy?
No, he doesn’t have any Grammy Awards.
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