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Who is Todrick Hall?
Todrick Hall is a promising American entertainer who is also a singer, songwriter, as well as choreographer popular for his stage presence. In addition, he is a drag queen and a well-established YouTuber with a massive following.
Nonetheless, he rose to prominence after reaching the semi-finals of the ninth season of American Idol in 2010. Besides, he is also an advocate of the LGBTQ+ community.
Profile of Todrick Hall
|Full Name||Todrick Hall|
|Popular As||Todrick Hall|
|Birthdate||4th April, 1985|
|Place of Birth||Arlington, Texas, United States|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, YouTuber, Actor, Director, Choreographer|
|Race / Ethnicity||Black|
|High School||Westcliff High School|
|College||Southend Municipal College|
|Age||37 Years Old|
|Eye color||Hazel Brown|
|Height||5’8” (173 cm)|
|Parents||Brenda Cornish (Mother)|
|Net Worth||$4.2 Million USD|
Todrick Hall has established himself as an actor, songwriter, singer, choreographer, designer, dramatist, and director. Moreover, he is a performer for all seasons, with a signature mix of R&B and Hip Hop flair in his songs that has gained a lot of momentum on YouTube and Broadway.
Early-life, Education & Family Background
Todrick Hall was born in a middle-class family in Arlington, Texas, on 4th April, 1985. Apparently, his mother Brenda Cornish and stepfather raised him and his brother Shay Hall. Regardless, he was born into a middle-class household and has gone on to become a celebrity judge on shows such as ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’. Further, he’s also featured on a number of talk shows, where he’s been open about his gay sexuality.
In regards to his education, Hall attended Westcliff High School and then went on to Southend Municipal College for his schooling. Additionally, he began learning ballet at the age of nine. Consequently, he was introduced to show business at a young age when he appeared in the musical ‘The Colour of Purple’ alongside R&B singer and actress Fantasia. Similarly, Todrick also appeared in Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and the musical stage performance ‘Radio City Christmas Spectacular’.
YouTube, American Idol & Fame
Todrick commenced his career as an entertainer by studying dance, but he quickly realized his true potential as a lyricist and performer. Whilst in high school, he began composing his own songs because he loved singing. Meanwhile, he became active on YouTube, posting his debut video, ‘It’s Hard to Say Goodbye,’ in 2008 which became an instant hit at the platform. In fact, he recognized YouTube’s significance and successfully made use of the platform to reach out to his expanding audience. Meanwhile, several of his original compositions and collaborations with other modern musicians are featured in his music videos.
Besides, Todrick has several musical tributes on YouTube to artists who have inspired his work, such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift. Impressively, the majority of Hall’s videos were directed and produced by him and feature lavish costumes and intensive choreography.
Following this, in August 2009, Hall qualified for the ninth season of American Idol. There, he sang a self-written song that earned him the approval of all four judges to participate in the program’s Hollywood week. Nonetheless, he advanced to the semi-finals before being ousted in the top 16 round. Accordingly, Todrick’s appearance on American Idol served him an excellent springboard into the world of professional music.
Todrick Hall’s Career as a Musician
Todrick’s Christmas album, ‘Dear Santa,’ premiered in 2013. The album coincided with the release of his original songs ‘So Cold’ and ‘SplitsOnXmasTrees’. During this time, he also appeared on Broadway and starred in a Virgin America pop music safety video, as well as his own MTV documentary series, ‘Todrick,’ which premiered in 2015.
Likewise, his second studio album, ‘Pop Star High’ was released along with his original YouTube web series. Later on, Hall released his third album, ‘Straight Outta Oz,’ in the middle of 2016, which was a visual concept album about his personal life and climb to popularity. Meanwhile, he toured in the United States and Canada to promote the record followed the release of the video on YouTube. Regardless, Todrick’s professional engagements are managed by Scooter Braun Projects.
Todrick has a number of singles under his belt, as well as an EP named ‘Dear Santa’. Furthermore, ‘Somebody’s Christmas’ (2010), ‘Pop Star High’ (2014), ‘Straight Outta Oz’ (2016), Forbidden (2018), and Femuline (2018) are his five studio albums (2021). And, in 2015, he published ‘MTV’s Todrick: The Music, Vol 1’; a compilation album.
Moreover, Hall delivers in a mix of rap, R&B, pop, hip hop, and neo-soul with a baritone voice. Meanwhile, many of his lyrics deal with social issues such as drug abuse and gun trafficking.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Journey
Hall rose to fame rapidly and served as a judge on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ from 2016 to 2017. Besides, he also features on Logo TV’s ‘Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul’ on a regular basis.
Accordingly, during season eight of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Hall was made a resident choreographer and occasional judge.
Broadway and Acting Ventures
In parallel to his music career Todrick has had a successful career in the musical and Broadways. Moreover, he was recruited as a drag queen cabaret performer in the Broadway musical ‘Kinky Boots’ in between his tour of 2016-2017. He was also featured in Brodway titled ‘Chicago’. In addition, he appeared in the film ‘Lake on Fire’.
Meanwhile, his theatrical debut was well appreciated, and he went on to finish his ‘Straight Outta Oz’ tour around Europe and Australia. Also, he has been in a number of films and has had a successful acting career.
Most recently, Todrick Hall participated on Celebrity Big Brother season three, which ended on February 23, 2022, and finished as the season’s runner-up.
Honors & Achievements
Todrick Hall rose from anonymity in the entertainment industry to stardom on his own. In fact, he has traversed the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia to connect with his ever-growing fan base. Meanwhile, he was nominated as Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month in October 2015 and also received the Shorty Industry Award for ‘Best Use of Video’ in appreciation of his work. Additionally, he was featured on NBC’s ‘Music Today’ show as his music exploded in popularity.
As recognition of his work, Forbes magazine named him one of the top ‘Under 30’ performers in the Hollywood category for 2014. Similarly, he collected the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award in 2014.
Hall’s Personal-life & Relationships
Todrick Hall’s sexuality is gay and he is an active advocate of the LGBTQ+ community. In regards to his personal life, he dated Jesse Pattison since April 2016, and the two even acquired a puppy together, which they announced on social media. Sadly, the following year, though, they ended their romance and went their separate ways.
Currently, Todrick is in a relationship with David Borum. Interestingly, David and Hall revealed their relationship through an Instagram post in May 2021. Meanwhile, his boyfriend David is a model by vocation.
Social Media Handles of Todrick Hall
Todrick is a sensational social media personality with a massive fan-base known as the ‘Toddierz’. Moreover, he also earned the moniker ‘Toddy Rockstar’ and ‘The Quing’ amongst the show business communities.
Accordingly, he has more than 3.62 million subscribers on his You Tube channel and millions of views. Similarly, he has 1.2 million Facebook followers while he has 1.8 million followers on Instagram. Likewise, he has 342k followers on his verified Twitter account.
Net Worth of Todrick Hall
Todrick Hall is one of America’s rising stars, with a net worth of over $4.2 million dollars. His successful singing and media ventures are the primary sources of his revenue. As per the critiques, he bears the potential to become even larger in the near future.