- 1 Who is Tyler Brown?
- 2 Family and First Hints of His Star Potential
- 3 Early Career: Musical.ly and YouNow
- 4 Becoming a Star: YouTube and Jyler
- 5 Personal Life: Is Tyler Brown Gay? Who is His Boyfriend Justin Blake?
- 6 Body Measurements: How Tall is Tyler Brown?
- 7 Net Worth: How Rich is Tyler Brown?
- 8 Online Presence
Who is Tyler Brown?
Born on February 2 on 2002, in Los Angeles, California, under the air sign of Aquarius, Tyler Brown Jr., also known as Tylerxbrown and Daddy Tyler, is a 17-year-old American YouTuber, influencer, social media personality, dancer and TikTok superstar. If you’ve ever stumbled upon a video of his on YouTube, you are probably aware of his immense musicality, able to entertain an army of fans. His bread and butter is dancing to popular songs, but using his own custom-made routines. Many of his posts have become viral, turning this teenager into one of the most popular influencers on the globe. Fans also know Tyler for his somewhat extravagant and, at times, carefree persona.
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The LGBTQ community considers him an influential figure, due to the fact that his coming out as bisexual has urged many young people to not to be ashamed of what they are, no matter what others think.
Family and First Hints of His Star Potential
Tyler was born to Tyler Brown Sr. and his wife Samantha, and was raised in his birthplace with two younger brothers, Christopher and Brody. Not much is known about Tyler’s early life, which is a testament to how much he values privacy. Despite the fact that he’s one of the most notable social media personalities of this decade, Tyler has strived to keep a low profile and not reveal anything related to his personal life. A major reason for such a decision is his wish for people to focus only on his professional endeavors.
Ever since an early age, Tyler has harbored an interest for music, performing and the arts in general. He would always watch MTV and VH1, trying to sing along, regardless if the song is a hot new single or a vintage pop hit from the 1980s. At the age of eight, he appeared in “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, dressed as a bed bug – as the episode’s theme was a Halloween charity event, Ellen invited more than 50 kids to dress up and have fun. ‘It was a blast’, recalls Tyler. ‘Even though I was just eight, I still remember the night vividly.’
Education: A Star in the Classroom, Too
As he is 17-years-old, Tyler is still attending high school. To protect his privacy, he hasn’t revealed which school he’s a student at.
However, we do know that he has a 3.9 grade point average (GPA), which is just 0.1 from the maximum. It seems that he doesn’t want to devote his entire life to his social media career, as he obviously has other passions aside from that.
Early Career: Musical.ly and YouNow
Brown’s first online activity can be traced to early 2015, when he was 13 years-old. Instead of going down the “mainstream route” and promoting himself on Facebook and Twitter, he opted to use YouNow and Musical.ly (now TikTok) as his platforms of choice. Initially, he recorded short clips of himself singing along to popular songs. With the help of his brothers, Tyler also uploaded comedy skits and other types of humorous content. At first, he was the star of his class, but word got out and several of his clips soon became viral.
When he reached a certain level of popularity on Musical.ly and YouNow, Brown chose the right moment to expand his brand onto Instagram as well. With photos and Instagram stories, he diversified his content, which resulted in even more fans. Even though a lot of his content was of personal nature, he was always careful not to reveal too much about his life, while still entertaining Tyler’s Brownies (that’s how he calls his fans).
What Exactly is Musical.ly (now known as TikTok)?
While nowadays Musical.ly is often named with ‘TikTok’ next to it, only one of them factually exists. Musical.ly was originally created in April 2014 by Alex Zhu and Luyu Yang, with headquarters in Shanghai and an office in Santa Monica, California,.
This platform was intended for its users to share their lip-syncing videos of various popular songs, which they were allowed to seamlessly edit in the app itself, and create the performance they prefer. Musical.ly was the most popular app of such type in the US, but Bytedance, the company that owns TikTok, Musical.ly’s biggest rival, bought musical.ly, Inc on the 9th of November 2017, as was reported by Reuters, and thus merged the two apps into one.
What Exactly is YouNow?
YouNow is a live webcasting and video chat platform, on which users are able to stream personal video content and/or interact with other streamers, which also includes co-streaming and thus webcam chatting.
This site was launched on September 11th 2011, but it took a while to become famous and widely used. As of August 2015, it has been handling over 150,000 streams on a daily basis. The site competed with BlogTV.com in the beginning, but since it bought the company that owns it in 2013, it merged all of those accounts into their own. YouNow is the most popular site of such type, and thanks to the many mostly teenage streamers who connect their social media popularity to their accounts, YouNow is certain to become much bigger in the future.
Becoming a Star: YouTube and Jyler
Even though he amassed numerous fans on YouNow and Musical.ly, Brown’s big breakthrough came only when he decided to start posting videos onto his YouTube channel.
“Daddy Tyler” was already active in early 2013, but his first real video wasn’t uploaded until August 2017, entitled “Jyler confirmed?!? #AskJyler || Tyler Brown”. His debut was almost four minutes long, and featured him and his boyfriend Justin answering fans’ questions. No matter how popular a celebrity is, it’s always difficult to transition to a different online platform, but Tyler succeeded in doing this almost seamlessly, with a diversified content portfolio. Instead of focusing solely on dancing and music, he began organizing Q&A sessions, as well as talking to his boyfriend about important subjects, such as love, education and fears. In addition to these more personal videos, Brown also has a plethora of make-up tutorials, where he copies other male and female celebrities.
The results are often hilarious, and fans love him for his willingness to experiment with different brands, as well as some outrageous hairstyles. His most popular videos are “Reacting To My Boyfriends Pre-Transition Photos || Tyler Brown” and “JYLER TRUTH OR DARE w/Justin Blake || Tyler Brown”.
At the age of 14, Tyler was apprehended by the police in Los Angeles – the incident occurred when he went out for food. Even then, he was a celebrity, so he wore a hoodie to disguise himself in public, unfortunately, several female fans noticed him and started screaming. After just a few minutes, he was being mobbed by almost 100 people, asking for autographs and pictures. A police car arrived on the scene, escorting Tyler away from the fans surrounding him.
In the state of California, it is required to notify local authorities of any meet-and-greets or public gatherings before they occur. Brown was thus booked for organizing an illegal meet and greet. However, the police quickly understood that he didn’t organize anything, and that the fans mobbed him first. He was released shortly after.
Caught Smoking Weed
It turns out that young Tyler really is a bad boy – in late 2016, two videos of him smoking a joint surfaced online, posted by none other than Kevin Bojorquez, his then-best friend, and went viral. It is preposterous to post videos of someone underage indulging in cannabis, so Tyler had every right to be mad.
He immediately blocked Kevin on all of his social media accounts, refusing to speak to him ever again. In the state of California, providing a minor with the space or the means to smoke marijuana is a criminal offense, but neither Kevin nor Tyler faced any legal consequences, as of mid-2019.
Personal Life: Is Tyler Brown Gay? Who is His Boyfriend Justin Blake?
Tyler Brown is not gay – he is bisexual, and has been in a relationship with fellow online sensation and TikTok superstar Justin Blake since early 2017. In internet circles, they are simply known as “Jyler”, which is a combination of their first names. Justin declares as male, but was born female, so openly identifies himself as FtM transgender, and is happy to talk about his transition.
In 2015, he officially started his conversion therapy, consisting of Testosterone and several other hormones that are necessary if one wishes to transition to male. Justin is an avid fan of country music and often sings, whether it’s on YouTube or TikTok. Some fans have even got into arguments about which half of the “Jyler” duo is more talented. The two often have fun at the expense of these debates, insulting each other and poking fun at various TikTok clips. Tyler watches sports and is a fan of the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). People noticed that he has a framed poster of the team’s logo on his bedroom wall, and he admitted that he doesn’t really like his hometown teams – the Lakers and the Clippers.
Body Measurements: How Tall is Tyler Brown?
Tyler Brown is 5ft 5in (165cm) tall and weighs 128lbs (58kgs). He has brown eyes and hair in the exact same hue. As of August 2019, he has at least three tattoos – two in the lower neck area, as well as on his inner right bicep.
Net Worth: How Rich is Tyler Brown?
He has a net worth of $100,000, as of August 2019. This is a hefty amount of money for any teenager, but Tyler has been wise when it came to spending his funds – in several videos, he stated that he has already invested some of it. Most of his revenue comes from YouTube video monetization and public appearances. He and his boyfriend Justin have recently launched a merchandise line named (you’ve guessed it) Jyler. In the near future, we will definitely see his net worth rise.
— tyler brown (@daddytyler222) May 29, 2019
Tyler’s bread and butter is Instagram, where he has 1.6 million followers. He also has a Twitter page, but seldom interacts with his 2,600 fans. On YouNow, he has 165,000 followers and has amassed a total of 4.6 million video views. YouTube is another one of Tyler’s favorite platforms, as he has over 580,000 fans and attracted over 19 million unique views.