Sam Tsui is a famous American singer-songwriter and YouTuber. Sam Tsui is widely known for his covers of a number of chart-toppers. Moreover, he has released many cover songs.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Sam Tsui’s real name is Samuel Tsui, born on May 2, 1989. He was raised in BlueBell, Pennsylvania, with his brother Kent Kevin. As of 2020, he is 31 years old and his zodiac sign is Taurus. Furthermore, his mother’s name is Judy Tsui. He has Cantonese ancestry on his father’s side and European roots on his mother’s side. Likewise, his paternal grandmother was a Chinese opera singer. He also has one brother.
He completed his schooling at Wissahickon High School. Sam has graduated from Yale University, majoring in Greek and is also skilled at C++ programming language. Moreover, hе ѕреnt hіѕ сhіldhооd wіth Кurt Ѕсhnеіdеr, whо uѕеd tо lіvе јuѕt а ѕtrееt аwау. Не dеvеlореd hіѕ ѕkіllѕ аt thе Еріѕсораl Сhurсh саllеd Тrіnіtу Сhurсh Ѕоuthроrt.
Sam recognized his singing talent at quite an early age. Growing up, he was a part of several Acappella music groups and church choirs, including ‘Urinetown’, ‘Titanic’, ‘Joseph’, and the ‘Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’. In 2009, his cover of Jackson 5’s hit number ‘I’ll Be There’ was widely appreciated by viewers, which propelled him to fame. He went on to appear in the ‘Bonnie Hunt Show’ and ‘It’s On With Alexa Chung’ soon afterward.
In 2011, his cover of Britney Spears’ ‘Hold It Against Me’ was so well received that it featured on Spears’ official website! In 2013, he released his first solo album titled ‘Make It Up’. He was a part of the tour across Canada and the US. Moreover, he has collaborated with other YouTubers such as Kina Grannis and Kurt Schneider. He sang Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” on The Bonnie Hunt Show in 2009.
More about his career
Furthermore, to date, his videos, including covers, medleys, and mashups, have amassed over 500 million hits on Youtube alone, with each new release, including his debut original album “Make It Up”. And his new 2018 album “Trust” contributing to his ever-expanding worldwide fanbase. His cover song “Thinking Out Loud / I’m Not The Only One MASHUP (Sam Tsui & Casey Breves) | Sam Tsui,” has garnered more than 40 million views.
Over time, he has become one of the most viewed singers on YouTube. His cover of the song ‘Just a Dream’ by Nelly featured him with Christina Perry. The video has a staggering 30 million views on YouTube and is one of the viewer’s most favorite numbers. His wedding video named ‘This Promise’ has more than 2 million views. The video features a montage of videos from the couple’s wedding day, brought to life by Sam’s vocals.
However, Sam has been able to harness the ever-changing tools of the digital music age to independently create an internationally popular channel and brand, garnering him countless TV and magazine appearances, including the Oprah Show and Ellen Show, and brand partnerships with brands like Coca Cola, Kia, McDonald’s, and Samsung. In 2014, Sam Tsui made his first web show appearance on the music series, Vevo Idol Insider.
Utilizing his digital success into ticket sales, Sam has toured extensively throughout the US, Asia, and Australia, with plans for more touring in 2018. He continues to use his powerful digital platform to share his distinctive music and creative video content with his fans, the “Samily”.
More about himself
In addition to having a stunning voice, Sam is trained at playing a number of instruments including the piano. The singer has many celebrity fans, including acclaimed actor Tom Hanks. During the address at Yale by Tom Hanks, Sam was mentioned three times by the actor. Tsui is also a philanthropist, working for several causes through his singing.
Sam donated all the proceeds he made from ‘Unsinkable’, his duet with Elle Winter, to pediatric cancer research in 2013. In 2016, he participated in Tubeathon, an event that raises money for the American Red Cross, a disaster relief humanitarian organization from the United States. Sam’s fundamentally generous and humble nature despite his amazing popularity is what makes him so special.
Awards and Nominations
Ѕаm Тѕuі hаѕ bееn асtіvе іn hіѕ саrееr frоm а vеrу уоung аgе, аnd hіѕ bіggеѕt саrееr fеаt іѕ tо bе а ѕuссеѕѕful іntеrnеt сеlеbrіtу. Іn 2015, hе wаѕ nоmіnаtеd fоr thе Dаhѕуаtnуа Аwаrd іn thе саtеgоrу оf “Оutѕtаndіng Guеѕt Ѕtаr.” Не аlѕо rесеіvеd а nоmіnаtіоn frоm thе 7th Ѕhоrtу Аwаrdѕ fоr YоuТubе Мuѕісіаn.
He is a married man. On April 15, 2016, he came out on a video he posted on his YouTube channel, publicly declaring that he was gay and in a relationship with singer and fellow YouTuber, Casey Breves. He further revealed that they had first met while studying at Yale University.
In the video, he explained that he likes to keep his personal life away from the limelight. The couple got married on April 16, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. Further, he is not circulated with any kind of rumors and controversies. Rather, he is focused on his career at the moment.
Sam has maintained a perfect body structure. He stands the height of 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 62 Kgs. There are no further details regarding his body measurements. He has dark brown hair and brown eyes. However, he keeps coloring his hair into different colors.
Social Media and Net Worth
He has been active in his profession from a very young age and has got many followers on social media. His ‘TheSamTsui’ YouTube channel has earned more than 3.19 million subscribers. Similarly, Sam has gained over 350K followers on his ‘@thesamtsui’ Instagram account.
His official Facebook page has earned over 1.4 million followers. Likewise, he is also active on Twitter with more than 283K followers. Moreover, he is also available on TikTok with more than 4733 followers and more than 4159 likes.
He made this net worth by releasing a number of cover songs on YouTube. Sam Tsui is one of the famous internet celebrities in the world. However, he has an estimated net worth of around $1 million.