Matthew David Morris is a very popular American teen singer and a popular DJ on YouTube where he posts his videos.
He is known by his nicknames MattyB or MattyBraps and people often reffer to him as “Little Justin Bieber”.
He was born as Matthew David Morris on January 6, 2003 in Duluth in Georgia, United States. He was brought up in a very big family with three brothers and a younger sister. They got along really well and still do.
His family is very proud of his success and they know that he will always be there for them no matter the fame. His parents are Blake Morris who is a songwriter and a producer and of course his son’s manager, and his mother Tawny. His mother Tawny was born in 1965 in Texas, but relocated to Atlanta after she got married to his father Blake in 1994.
He has three brothers named Blake, John Michael and Josh and a sister called Sarah Grace. John Michael and Sarah Grace are adopted and not Matty’s blood relatives.
Music is not strange to their family since one of his cousins is MarsRaps, a rapper and a producer. It was his cousin who first introduced him to rapping.
MattyB is a very big fan of Michael Jackson, his music and his dancing. Matty was a student in Wesleyan School, a middle school in his hometown.
He was a very young kid when he fell in love with hip hop music and especially with the dance steps following it.
He has a cousin Marsraps who is also a rapper and who has learned him a lot about rapping and making lyrics.
His career started in 2010 and since then he has released a lot of covers and remix songs such as Eenie Meenie by Justin Bieber.
In 2010 he decide to release his first song on YouTube. It was a remix of a popular song called “I Believe in you”. The song was originally sung by Kylie Minogue.
In the summer of 2010 his remix “Just the Way You Are” was released for purchase.
He’s first and most known video comes in 2010 when he made a cover of Justin Bieber’s song Eenie Meenie .
He finally released his first original song in 2011 titled “Forever and always”.
His music video called “That’s the way” was released in 2012. This time the song went to No.11 on the Billboard social chart.
2012 was a big year for him because of the success of the song and the video following the song called “That’s the way” which came into Top 10 on the Billboard Chart.
He was often invited to TV shows and entertainment serious such as WWE Raw where he has starred alongside Dwayne Johnson.
He started performing in big Arenas and events such as Six Flags Over Georgia, NASCAR events and performing at Turner Field.
He was also involved in acting in several national commercials but this started when he was just a kid. He was only 11 when he signed the contract with Endemol Beyond USA.
He has appeared in commercials for a lot of popular companies such as WEEEE, Zui.com and Fun Juntion.
Unlike other rappers he doesn’t want to rap about crime or drugs and don’t want to glorify it but he likes to be controversial in other ways.
This means he likes to argue a lot and is often involved in arguments over Twitter with his fans. He maybe really young but he is quite stubborn and likes to prove himself right.
Matty was a guest on television shows very often so his popularity grew even faster since TV is a very powerful media.
Some of the shows Matty appeared were “The Wendy Williams Show”, “Doctor Phil” and “The Queen Latifah Show”.
He became very famous because he was a great talent both in singing and in rapping but he was also a great actor, dancer and a songwriter. He is also very interesting to the public because he is young and has a good sense of humor.
He has worked with many famous artists such as Rihanna and Justin Bieber and he made collaborations with Will Smith and Kaysha. This was a dream come true for him.
In 2014 he made a collaboration with James Maslow with whom he sang “Never Too Young”.
“Love somebody” is a song originally sang by Maroon 5, where he collaborated with Maddi Jane. He rapped the verses while she sang beautifully by his side.
In 2014 his YouTube channel counted 1 billion views and only into 2015 he has put over 100 songs on his channel, both covers and originals. He is a very hardworking teenager.
His first EP called “Outside the Lines” was released in 2015, again on YouTube.
This album has only four songs but they are all originals. The album was a huge hit and was sold in thousands of copies.
“That’s a wrap” is the name of his memoirs which he released in 2016 but didn’t write them all by himself but with the help of Travis Thrasher, a writer.
Since his father is a record producer they have a recording studio at their home. That makes it easy for him since he can go there anytime he has an idea and make tests to see how it works.
Matty is also a great actor and as for acting goes, he starred on the reality TV series called “MattyB’s World” and in films such as “Moment” and “Live for Today”.
Billboard has put him on their 2013 “21 Under 21” list, which is a great success for a fifteen years old boy.
He was only ten when he sold out his show at Gramercy Theatre in New York City. This was a little stressful for him but he had his parent’s support so he managed it great. MattyB went on his first tour the same year.
There is one very shocking information about Matty and his YouTube channel: his channel made into the top 50 most viewed YouTube channels of all times.
His number one viewed video is the cover of Justin Bieber’s single titled “Boyfriend”. From the day it was uploaded in 2012 until now it reached over 120 million views.
Matty was one of the nominees for Kids’ Choice Award in 2017.
In 2011 and 2012 he wore braces but most of his fans were girls and they thought it was cute.
Matty has dated a singer and a dancer JoJo Siwa for a period of time. She is known for her appearance in “Dance Moms”.
He has light brown hair but when he wants to change his appearance a little he dyes it into blonde.
He has his own signature phrase in a lot of his songs. It is “Chyeah”.
He is a big fan of basketball so he plays it anytime he can. He also loves baseball and playing video games like the rest of the kids of his age.
He is modest and doesn’t think of himself that he is better than his friends.
He lives with his family in Suwanee in Atlanta, Georgia in United States.
He speaks French well which is a very interesting fact to his female fanbase.
He gained vocal training and lessons from the same teacher who learned Justin Bieber.
He has a younger sister named Sara Grace who has a Down syndrome but to Matty, she is the best sister he could ever get and he often posts videos and photos where he hangs out with her.
He is a huge fan of dogs and has a puppy named Milli. If it was on him, he would have at least two more dogs.
Full name: Matthew David Morris
Date of birth: January 6, 2003
Birthplace: Duluth, Georgia, United States
Profession: singer, actor, YouTuber
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 60 kgs
Net Worth: $ 3 million