Alec Benjamin - Updated Feb 2024

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Alec Benjamin

Alec Benjamin is an American pop- singer, and songwriter, famous for his songs titled, ‘Paper Crown’ and ‘The Water Fountain.’ Alec Benjamin has more than 5 million listeners on Spotify and 20k+ on SoundCloud.

Early Life and Education

Alec Benjamin was born in Phoenix, Arizona on May 28, 1994. His age is 29 years old. Alec is American by nationality and falls under the category of Gemini man.

His family details haven’t been disclosed, but it is confirmed that he doesn’t belong to a family with a musical background.

Although, his sister’s name isn’t mentioned; he has got a sister, who has a huge hand in making Alec’s musical career successful.

While growing up listening to Eminem, Dr. Dre, and Paul Simon, his interest in music began to grow.

When he was in high school, he found his niche of interest in music and learned guitar from YouTube. He was a loner at his school.

After completing high school, he enrolled at the University of Southern California.

Alec Benjamin

Caption: Alec Benjamin when he was 3, Source: Instagram

Alec Benjamin – Relationship Status

As per the other sources of information, Benjamin is single. He loves to keep his personal life quite confidential, so the rumors regarding his affairs aren’t found to date.

Alec Benjamin – Net Worth 2024

Alec’s net worth is not limited to YouTube and Spotify, he also has merchandise of T-shirts, Hoodies, and other commodities.

His income is via his channel and official website as well. Further, his estimated net worth is around $750 thousand.

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Caption: Alec Benjamin taking a mirror selfie, Source: Instagram

Alec Benjamin – Career and Professional Life

He stepped into the music industry when YouTube was a great platform for artists. But, it wasn’t easy for him either, he moved to Los Angeles for better opportunities.

He started learning guitar with his father’s old guitar without attending any music classes. Then, he met Sacha Skarbek, who wrote songs for other famous artists such as Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey.

Both of them started to write songs together then, he flew to London where he performed ‘Berlin Music Week’ and ‘The Reeperbahn Festival’.

Then people started noticing him and gained popularity. Alec signed a deal with a label named ‘White Rope’ and released his debut mixtape, ‘Mixtape 1: America’, in 2013.

The same year, Alec returned to the US and performed at a few places in Los Angeles. Talent scouts from ‘Columbia Records’ found him and soon offered him a record deal to release his record, but within 24 hours it got canceled.

After that, Alec decided to quit the social media platform, her sister instigated him and made him realize the power of social media.

He released ‘Paper Crown‘ via YouTube in 2016, and since then there has been no looking back for him.

In 2017, he released a track named ‘I Built a Friend.’ There were more than 4 million “views” on ‘Spotify’ in less than a year.

Rise to  Stardom

His breakthrough was in 2017 when a contestant named Merrick Hanna performed a dance sequence on the song in the first episode of the season ‘I Built a Friend’ on the 12th season of ‘America’s Got Talent.

He also has collaborated with John David Bellion; he was featured in ‘New York Soul Pt ii’ from Jon’s album ‘The Human Condition.

In November 2018, Alec released the mixtape ‘Narrated for You.’ The tape depicts themes of love, friendship, and parents. ‘Narrated For You’ secured number 127 on the US Billboard 200 in 2019.

His mixtapes featured “Let Me Down Slowly ” and “Water Fountain”.His songs always represent real-life experiences and phases that’s why his followers can easily get connected with him.

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Caption: Alec Benjamin performing on stage, Source: Instagram

In 2018, “Narrated for You” produced singles: “Let Me Down Slowly”, “Boy in the Bubble”, “If We Have Each Other”, “Death of a Hero”, and “Outrunning Karma” followed by “1994”.

In 2019, his single pieces of music were “Must Have Been the Wind”, “Jesus in LA”, and “Mind Is a Prison”. His currently released “Demons” already has more than 1.1 million views.

In 2020, he released the official music videos “Oh My God”, “The Book of You & I”, “Six Feet Apart”, and “Match in the Rain.”

Body Measurements

Alec Benjamin stands quite tall with a height of 5 feet 11 inches. He has a fair complexion with green eyes and black hair. His body is of average weight, 65 kg. His body measurements are 38-32-13 inches.

Social Media

He is very active on social media. Alec Benjamin has more than 1.2k followers on Facebook, while his Instagram has 1.5M followers.

He has amassed 223k followers on Twitter. Though he is active on media sites, he has admitted that he is a camera-shy person and often tries to avoid cameras.