Hobo Johnson

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Updated On December 18, 2022

Hobo Johnson is a prominent American singer popular for his band “Hobo Johnson and Love Makers”. Hobo Johnson is also available on social media sites like Youtube, Instagram, and Facebook but his Twitter account is not available at present.

Early life and Childhood

Hobo Johnson was born on 22 December 1994 and his current age is 28 years old. He is originally from California and his ethnicity is Mexican/Portuguese-American. Similarly, his birth name is Frank Lopes Jr.

Talking about his family background, there isn’t any information regarding his parents’ names and siblings. However, it is known that his father kicked him out of their house as a teen. Following this incident, he lived in his car for some time. He also worked at a pizza restaurant named Masullo in Sacramento, where he grew up, and showered at a nearby gym. However, he quit this job after some time to pursue his passion for music which he developed during his hard time.

Further, there isn’t much information available on his childhood and educational background. Talking about his nationality, he is an American with Latino (Mexican-Portuguese) ethnic background. He relocated to the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento in California in the year 2015.

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Caption: Hobo Johnson’s childhood photo. Source: Instagram

Hobo Johnson – Professional Life

Hobo is an American vocalist and frontman of the band Hobo Johnson & the LoveMakers. He began performing music and hip-hop at the age of 15. He came up with his stage name “Homeless Johnson” which can be linked with his real-life situation after being kicked out of his own house. However, he modified his stage name to “Hobo Johnson” while living in his car. His car is a 1994 Toyota Corolla. He also named his debut album after his car in 2015.

Moreover, in December of 2016, he started releasing a series of live recordings on his Youtube channel with the subtitle “Live from Oak Park”. In the same year, he also independently released the album “The Rise of Hobo Johnson”. However, he created a new version for this album the next year, i.e. 2017. The new version had changed the production and a different tracklist.

Sometime later after releasing the second version of The Rise of Hobo Johnson, he signed with Reprise Records. The year he signed with the record label, he received four Sacramento Area Music Awards. They were for Artist of the Year, Best Hip-Hop/Rap, Best Emcee, and Best New Artist respectively.

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Caption: Hobo Johnson with his bandmates. Source: Instagram

Additionally, he crafts songs with sincerity with themes relating to chasing love and relationships. His themes are also related to dealing with trials and failures that we face daily in real life. On 7 March 2018, he and his band of friends, i.e. “Hobo Johnson and the LoveMakers” released a music video on Facebook, which was a part of the Tiny Desk Contest by National Public Radio (NPR).

More about the band

Currently, the members of Hobo Johson and the LoveMakers have a total of six members. They are Frank Lopes Jr., Derek Lynch, Jordan Moore, David Baez-Lopez, Ben Lerch, and Josey. Frank a.k.a. Hobo is the lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, and production. Likewise, Derek is on guitar, Jordan on guitar and keyboards, David on bass guitar, Ben on drums, and Josey on the keyboard and guitar.

The band participated in the Tiny Desk Contest by releasing a video online for the song Peach Scone. This video went viral in no time and collected millions of views in a few weeks. Following the rise of Peach Scone, his previous album titled The Rise of Hobo Johnson peaked on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #11. The album ranked #11 for the week ending 31 March 2018.

However, he was accused of using Oak Park’s name without consent and of cultural appropriation. It was done as a criticism from the Sacramento chapter of Black Lives Matter. They also staged a small protest that delayed his sold-out show at Sacramento’s Ace of Spades nightclub.

Tours and More songs

Furthermore, in the year 2018, he and his band toured North America and Europe. They also appeared at Australia’s Falls Music & Arts Festival the same year. Moreover, in the year 2019, the band appeared at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival held in Manchester, Tennessee.

The same year, the band released the singles Typical Story and Ugly Kid from the album The Fall of Hobo Johnson. Warner Records released the album on 13 September 2019 and on the same day, EA Sports released the video game NHL 20 featuring the band’s single Typical Story.

Hobo Johnson – Net Worth

Hobo Johnson earns from his music albums, singles, tours, and social media. He also might earn through brand endorsements due to his fame. More precisely, his net worth is about $181.3k as of 2022.

His self-titled Youtube channel gains 117k video views every day and an average of 478 new subscribers daily. The channel has currently 679k subscribers with over 80 million views on the channel. On average, he creates three videos monthly. Moreover, his channel has seen 84% audience growth in the last three months alone.

Hobo Johnson – Personal Life

There isn’t any information regarding the issue of romantic relationships. However, Hobo shared a photo with a beautiful girl on 15 August 2019 with the caption “I’m in a happy relationship. #togetherandproud #twopeasinapod #goodshit #fuckitupbaby”. This indicates that he might be in a romantic relationship with this lady. But sadly, he hasn’t named her yet.

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Caption: Hobo Johnson with his girlfriend. Source: Instagram


Although Hobo is a well-known vocalist and musician, he has been involved in controversy and scandal. He was accused of using Oak Park’s name without consent and also of cultural appropriation. Black Lives Matter’s chapter of Sacramento as a criticism. They also staged a small protest due to which his sold-out show was delayed. This delayed show was held at Sacramento’s Ace of Spades nightclub.

Body Measurements

He stands tall at a height of 6’5″ but his exact weight is unknown. He is a chubby guy whose other body measurements are unknown at present. Likewise, there is also no information regarding his dress size and shoe size. However, he has brown eyes and hair of the same color. His curly hair is a signature feature on his face or so it looks.

Social Media

Talking about Hobo’s social media presence, he is available on Instagram with 442k followers on his @hobojohnson account. Moreover, his Twitter account is not available at present.

He joined Youtube on 2nd October 2015 and has 758k subscribers. Alongside this, the self-titled Youtube channel has 80,183,079 views He has also shared his official email address for any inquiries and that is [email protected]