Johnny Orlando is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter born in 2003 on January 24th, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. As a child, Johnny was always interested in singing and songwriting, as he has two older sisters who are both singers. He is most famously known for his YouTube channel @JohhnyOsings where the singer would post his covers of other famous songs in the hopes of getting noticed, one of Orlando’s videos went viral and received over 100,000 views in a month, he then released his first EP in 2015, he continues to make music.
Johnny Vincent Orlando or more commonly known as Johnny O, or Johnny Orlando, was born in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada on January 24th, 2003 to parents Dale and Meredith Orlando. Orlando’s father Dale Orland is a lawyer by profession while his mother Meredith Orlando is a housewife. Johnny has three sisters, Lauren Orlando, Maddie Orlando, and Darian Orlando. Orlando had always been interested in singing and songwriting as a young child. He was inspired by his two older sisters Maddie and Darian, who both sing and perform.
In December of 2011, Orlando’s sister Darian made a YouTube channel for him called ‘JohnnyOsings’ and posted a video of him covering the song “Mistletoe”. Johnny and Darian note how they recorded it in their bathroom because of the good acoustics. This video was expected to reach only 100 views, but to their surprise, the video went viral and got around 100,000 views within the first month. Orlando and his sister continued to post more song covers of famous artists such as Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Shawn Mendes, and Justin Bieber to his YouTube channel.
These videos steamrolled Johnny’s career to release more original songs and not just covers, Orlando released his first album in 2016 called “Let Go”, which was quite popular at the time. In 2017 Orlando attended the Local High School in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, completing his high school education in 2021. Johnny now attends McGill University in Toronto but is still producing and making music.
Orlando attends the Teens Choice awards in 2016 for the nomination of Choice Music Web Star, which he did not win.
Orlando makes an appearance on the show “All That” where he sings his new hit song “Waste My Time”.
Orlando plays the dubbed English voice of Pinocchio in the 2018 Italian animated film.
Orlando plays the role of Sam in a 2018 comedy series called “Total Eclipse” that aired for five seasons.
Orlando is nominated and wins the category for Best Canadian Act.
Orlando wins the category for Best Canadian Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards for the third year in a row.
Why We Love Johnny Orlando
He is a foodie
Orlando has expressed that one of his favorite things to do in his free time is to look at food accounts on TikTok and Instagram. He loves eating Mexican food.
He loves talking with his fans
Orlando is truly a people person. He always enjoys getting the chance to meet and chat with his fans, on tour, or on social media!
His song was in “My Little Pony”
Orlando’s upbeat pop song makes its appearance in the popular 2021 film “My Little Pony: A New Generation”. The song is an upbeat dance number that has us tapping our toes or cutting a rug.
5 Surprising Facts
The bathroom was his recording studio
In an interview, Johnny revealed that the majority of his YouTube videos were recorded in his bathroom.
The best Canadian act for three years
From 2019 to 2021, Orlando was nominated for and won, the Best Canadian Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
He has a crush on Kylie Jenner
Orlando said jokingly in an interview that he has a huge crush on Kylie Jenner.
He wrote songs before he sang
Orlando admits he used to write songs before he started his singing career and that he enjoys writing songs.
He loves going on tour
Orlando has said he loves traveling and seeing new places all around the world.
Johnny Orlando FAQs
Is Johnny Orlando still studying?
Yes, he is enrolled at a private university in Toronto, Canada where he is currently studying.
Where does Johnny Orlando go to university?
He attends McGill private University in Toronto.
What is Johnny Orlando's favorite song?
No, he does not.
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