Born July 1, 2003, Tatum Rosner McRae is a Canadian singer and dancer. A lot of people knew her when she was just 13 because she was the first Canadian finalist on a reality TV show called “So You Think You Can Dance.”She was signed to RCA Records in 2019 after her original song “One Day” (2017) went viral on YouTube.
She then released her first EP, All the Things I Never Said, in March of that year (2020). After her song “You Broke Me First” became a big hit around the world, McRae quickly became more well-known. When Forbes made its list of 30 Under 30 in 2020, McRae was the youngest musician on the list.
Her second album, Too Young to Be Sad (2021), was the most-streamed female EP of 2021. Her first studio album, I Used to Think I Could Fly, will be out on May 27, 2022.
Tate McRae Early Life and Education
There were two people who had a child together: one was from Germany and the other came from Canada. Tate McRae was born in Calgary, Alberta, on July 1, 2003. Due to her father's job, she and her family moved to Oman.
There, she went to the American International School Muscat, and her mother taught dance lessons there, as well. In her own case, McRae started taking dance lessons when she was six. When she came back to Canada, she started taking dance lessons more seriously when she was eight.
In the beginning, she competed with Drewitz Dance Productions. Then, she trained with her mother's dance project company, which is called YYC Dance Project. At the School of Alberta Ballet, McRae also learned how to dance ballet. A few years before she turned 18, she went to Western Canada High School, which she graduated in 2021, as a teen.
How Did She Start Her Career and Breakthrough?
When “Lalaloopsy” was on TV from 2013 to 2015, McRae lent her voice to the animated show for kids. Before that, she also got a lot of attention because she won a dance award in New York City last year. McRae then became a brand ambassador for Capezio, a company that makes dance clothes.
She earned two gold medals at the Youth America Grand Prix in 2015. She also got a two-week scholarship to the Berlin State Ballet, where she learned how to dance for two weeks. Another Dance Award went to McRae, too.
On the 13th season of the reality TV show “So You Think You Can Dance,” McRae had her big break in 2016. In the end, she came in third, which is better than any Canadian has ever done in the history of the show. On top of this, Dance Spirit Magazine put McRae on the cover. She also did a show with the Alberta Ballet Company called “Our Canada,” and won her third Dance Award.
How Did She Start His Start of a Recording Career?
It all started when McRae started a YouTube channel in 2011. It was a big hit. For a show on the channel called “Create with Tate,” she wrote and sang her own songs. The first song McRae posted, called “One Day,” went viral.
It had more than 37 million views, which made her want to release the song as a single. Following this, she attracted the attention of a lot of record companies. In 2019, she signed with RCA Records. McRae then released her first EP, “All the Things I Never Said,” which was backed by the single “Tear Myself Apart.”
How Did Tate McRae Became Famous?
As soon as the then-13-year-old started uploading her own songs from her bedroom, she became a YouTube star. Her first song, “One Day,” also went viral, with more than 34 million views. A success for the song made McRae write more and put up new songs as often as once a week.
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Tate McRae's Net Worth
When Tate McRae isn't performing, She's writing songs and dancing. She has a net worth of $2 million. Tate McRae first came to the public's attention in 2016 when she competed on the reality TV show “So You Think You Can Dance.” “One Day” became a big hit after she wrote and sang it.
After that, she signed with RCA Records and released her first album, “All the Things I Never Said.” “Too Young to Be Sad” and McRae's first album, “I Used to Think I Could Fly,” came after that.
Further EPs and Albums
When All the Things I Never Said did well, McRae released “You Broke Me First” in April 2020. A few months later, she released the single “Vicious,” which had Lil Mosey on it. Soon, McRae had another hit with “Lie to Me,” which she sang with singer-songwriter Ali Gatie.
She also released “R U OK” from her upcoming EP. “Rubberband,” “Slower,” and other songs by her were released in early 2021. To sum up, McRae's EP “Too Young to Be Sad” came out in March of that year. It was also the most-streamed EP by a female artist on Spotify in 2021. McRae also had a big hit with the song “You,” which was made with Troye Sivan and DJ Regard.
Feel like crap is the first single from McRae's upcoming album “I Used to Think I Could Fly.” It came out in late 2021. The song was a big hit all over the world. It made the charts in countries like Norway, Ireland, Canada, Sweden, and South Africa. Another single from her new album came out in February of 2022. It was called “She's All I Wanna Be,” and it was followed by “Chaotic” in March.
Media Appearances and Festivals
McRae has done a lot of work in the media and at music festivals. On “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” and at the 2020 MTV Europe Music Awards, she has done a lot of shows.
On the festival circuit, McRae has played at Music Midtown, Lollapalooza, Firefly, Gov Ball, and the iHeartRadio Music Festival, as well as many other places, like Gov Ball. If you look at McRae's other media appearances, you'll see that she has been on the covers of “Dork” and “Hunger.”
McRae has named Jessie Reyez, the Weeknd, Jeremy Zucker, and Post Malone as some of the artists who have had the most impact on her musical style. She has also said that Jennifer Lopez, Ciara, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake have had a big impact on her dancing, as well as her own moves.
During the process of writing her songs, Julia Michaels, Alec Benjamin, and Taylor Swift have all had an impact on McRae.