Who is Matty B?
Matthew David Morris – known on the internet as MattyBRaps and Matty B – was born in Duluth, Georgia USA on 6 January 2003 – his zodiac sign is Capricorn, and he holds American nationality. He’s a singer-songwriter, rapper, YouTuber, actor, and a social media star, who’s probably known best for his YouTube channel “MattyBRaps”, which he launched on 31 May 2010. The channel’s today subscribed to by close to 15 million people, and numbers nearly three billion views of all his videos combined; he’s mostly focused on uploading his original songs, but also on videos which feature him during his everyday life.
Early life and education
Matty was raised in Duluth alongside his younger sister and three older brothers, by their parents Blake and Tawny Morris; nothing is known about his family, as he respects their privacy.
Matty was five years old when he became interested in rap music, after his cousin Charles Marshall ‘Mars’ Manning moved in with his family. Mars is also a rapper, and Matty enjoyed listening to his songs, and often rapped his lyrics; he eventually convinced Mars to help him with his debut rap song “Eenie Meenie”, which was also amongst the first videos uploaded onto Matty’s YouTube channel, and went on to gain over 500,000 views.
Matty was mostly focused on writing rap songs and maintaining his YouTube channel during his education. He studied at a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2021, chose not to pursue a college degree, but to focus on his career on the internet.
Most popular YouTube videos
Matty is mostly popular on YouTube for his original songs, but also for being quite open when it comes to sharing the details of his life with his fans. We’re going to mention three of his most popular YouTube videos, which have helped him attract many subscribers.
Matty’s #1 video “MattyBRaps – Right Now I’m Missing You (ft. Brooke Adee)” has been watched close to 250 million times since 5 August 2015, and features him and Brooke Adee singing his song “Right Now I’m Missing You”.
His second most popular video “MattyBRaps – Monsters” has been viewed over 170 million times since 22 January 2019, and it’s his own song which he wrote about bullying.
Third on Matty’s most popular video list is “MattyBRaps – California Dreamin”, viewed over 150 million times since 26 October 2016.
Matty is an Instagram star too, today followed by more than three million people. He’s uploaded over 1,200 pictures onto the network, most of which feature him during his everyday life.
He launched his Twitter account in June 2010, and has since amassed close to 800,000 followers; he’s tweeted over 10,000 time, mostly to announce the upload of his new YouTube videos.
He’s followed by close to eight million fans on Facebook, and tends to update his page at least once a week, with similar content as his Instagram account.
Matty is also a TikTok star; he’s today followed by close to four million people on the network, and has amassed nearly 30 million likes of all his videos combined, most of which feature him spending time with his friends, skateboarding and rapping.
Matty has 20 acting credits, mostly appearances in his own music videos. In 2011, he played John Cena Kid in an episode of the action sports series “WWE Raw”, created by Dusty Rhodes and Vince McMahon, and which stars Jerry Lawler, Michael Coulthard and Paul Levesque. The series has been airing since 1993, and has won seven awards.
He then appeared in many of his own music videos, such as “My Humps” and “Right Now I’m Missing You” both in 2015, and “Friend Zone” in 2016.
Most recently, in 2021 Matty appeared in the episode “Clash of Classes” of the action comedy drama “BlackedTheAnime”; it stars GregTheBrony, Herroshiman and Tard, and follows the friendship between a 12-year-old boy and a 37-year-old man.
Awards and nominations
Matty was nominated for a 2017 Kids’ Choice Blimp Award for Favorite Viral Music Artist.
Love life and relationships
In 2015, Matty was rumored to be dating Jojo Siwa, a popular American dancer and social media star, who is followed by more than 11 million people on Instagram; they were apparently together between July and November 2015.
In March 2016, rumors started circulating the internet, claiming that Matty had started dating Liv Shumbres, a YouTuber and a social media star, who has amassed more than 5,000 subscribers on YouTube; they apparently split in June of the same year.
In December 2016 and January 2017, he dated Gracie Haschak, an American dancer, model and social media star, whose Instagram account is today followed by close to 500,000 people.
Between October 2017 and July 2018, he was in a relationship with Kate Cadogan, a competitive cheerleader and a model; she could’ve been seen featured in many of his YouTube videos.
Matty hasn’t mentioned any other girls whom he ‘s perhaps dated, so as of December 2021, he seems to be single.
Hobbies and other interests
Matty has been passionate about skateboarding since a very early age, and can today perform various tricks; some of his YouTube videos feature him showing off his skills.
He’s physically active in other ways too – he just recently started going to the gym, while he often plays various sports with his friends, including soccer and basketball; Matty also likes to play billiard and darts.
He’s into travelling, and has been to a couple of US states, while Matty is apparently yet to travel to Europe; his dream travel destination is London in England.
Late at night, he likes to watch movies starring his favorite actor and actress, Ryan Reynolds and Angelina Jolie, such as “Deadpool”, “Green Lantern” and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life”. Matty is also a fan of animated Disney films, with his favorite being “Moana”.
Age, height and net worth
Matty’s age is 18. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and he weighs around 140lbs (65kgs).
As of December 2021, estimates of his net worth vary, but it’s at least $1.5 million, certainly impressive for an 18-year-old!.