Todrick Hall is the name most of the public know from his appearance on one of the most popular American talent shows called “American Idol”. He used to be a contestant, but he never really got the full attention there.
Thankfully, this launched him into the world of stars and he got a lot of attention after the show.
But he is so much more than just a contester in the show. This talented young man had evolved into a great singer and songwriter.
He says that this is his ultimate love and something he always wanted to be, but he was never confident enough to pursue this career. He was afraid that he was going to be judged a lot.
He has also become a skilled actor and a director but also a choreographer and judge at the RuPaul’s Drag Race. This was something that he never thought he would experience, but in the end, he was very happy to be a part of the show.
Todrick also has a very highly viewed YouTube Channel with more than three million subscribers. He likes to post videos and connect to his fans, but he says that it takes more time than he thought it would.
He was born as Todrick Hall in the place called Plainview in the state of Texas, in the United States on April 4, 1985.
He says that he usually doesn’t want to talk about his childhood because he doesn’t see the point of all these people lurking into his private life.
He grew up in a middle-class family alongside his brother Shay Hall, with his mother and stepfather being supportive of the two boys.
He says that his family plays a huge role in his life and that he is very thankful for everything he had and everything he was given at this point in his life. It shaped him to be the person he is today.
He was nine years old when he started being interested in ballet so he took lessons although it was not something his surroundings approved.
His parents were supportive because they wanted his son to be happy and to be the person he really is, and the people around him also judged him so he wanted to make sure that they were by his side at those difficult times.
His first notable performance was in the musical named “The Colour of Purple” where he performed alongside Fantasia, a singer, and actress. He fell in love with acting and dancing because it made him someone he was not, but someone else, only for a moment.
He appeared in Disney’s musical “Beauty and the Beast” and also in “Radio City Christmas Spectacular”. All of this was a good starting experience for him and, although it wasn’t the world’s most popular work, it taught him how to be a good dancer and actor.
He was in high school when he turned to compose his own songs which he particularly liked singing. He said that making his own music was the best experience for him because he had the chance to express himself the way he truly is.
He decided to turn to YouTube as a way to show his big singing talent so Todrick released his single “It’s Hard to Say Goodbye” through this media in 2008. This video became a huge success and he soon became a very popular Youtuber with millions of subscribers and a huge fanbase. This helped him become one of the more popular YouTube stars in the current time.
In the summer of 2009, he showed up on the audition for a popular show called American Idol in its ninth season. He really gave all of him and thought that it would be enough for him to win, but sadly it was not. However, he was not that sad and he actually got pretty good exposure which later helped him a lot and brought him ease of success.
He impressed the judges of the show with the song he composed himself. They all decided to let him enter the show and he made it to the semi-finals. This was when he got out and ended his career in the show.
Todrick has been eliminated amongst. the top sixteen competitors but was not demotivated by it. He decided to focus on his career and used his publicity on the American Idol to launch his career.
He started uploading his video material on Youtube very often and was based on his own songwriting skills and his own song. Instead of acting and dancing, he did this. He actually put all of his focus on it and wanted to pursue it because he felt as if this was going to be the best course of action for him.
In 2011, Todrick released a song titled “I Wanna Be on Glee” which drew attention because many people assumed that he will become a part of the world-famous series but that did not happen. Either way, he still received quite a lot of attention and this was his goal ultimately speaking.
In 2013 he released his Christmas album which was named “Dear Santa” and which contained original songs he wrote. Those numbers were “So Cold” and “SplitsOnXmasTrees”. He said that he loves Christmas and the holidays so he wanted to be a part of it in a way that’s a bit unconventional.
After his success on the American Idol, he started performing on Broadway and was hired to appear in the Virgin America video.
In 2015, his own documentary series titled “Todrick” which aired on MTV. At this time, he already had a quite of a fanbase and because of this, he had an easier time getting the views up and high.
His 2nd studio album named “Pop Star High” was released in April 2014. He really worked hard for this one and most of the songs he made and wrote on his own, although he already worked with a record label at the time.
One year after, he was nominated as Elvis Duran’s Artist of the month and he sang live on the “Music Today” show. He was very happy about finally getting affirmations from those who are in that specific field of the industry.
He became more and more popular and was considered to be a celebrity. In the season 2016 of the “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” he became the judge on the show.
He was one of the most recognizable people who appeared in a TV game show named “Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul” which aired on Logo TV.
He released his third album in 2016 under the title “Straight Outta Oz”. This album described his own path through life and fame. He promoted his “Straight Outta Oz” tour throughout the United States and Canada and the tour was very successful.
He appeared as an actor in a popular Broadway musical titled “Kinky Boots”. His part in the musical was to perform as an s drag queen. He said that this helped him explore himself and the way he acts, he said that he wanted to be more different and avant-garde.
Jake Myers, the director of a thriller-horror movie called “Lake on Fire”. This was his first movie role and most of the critics gave good comments on his work. He wants to make many more movies, but also direct some on his own when he gets a bit more serious with his career.
Tod is very active on his social media accounts, from Youtube to Facebook and Instagram. His fans are counted in thousands and they have a joint name “Toddierz”. He said that he didn’t give them the name and that they decided to get their own since everyone else had it – Beliebers, Directioners, 5SOSFAM and so on.
Most of the people in that business niche have many nicknames so he also has a few like Toddy Rockstar and The Quing. Those are really random and no one is sure how they came to be, but he embraces them and says that he actually loves each one.
Toddrick has released a compilation album which is named “Todrick: The Music, Vol 1” and this album came out in 2015. He worked very hard on it and was very happy about the way things were moving with it.
Later, he realized that it didn’t do as well as the last one and he wondered whether it was his popularity or just the album.
Todrick’s EP “Dear Santa” was also very popular when it was released. He then realized that it’s his Christmas content that gets the most attention and he was very happy about the way that he figured this out, so he focused on that later on.
In 2014, Todrick has received his Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award, and one year later in 2015, he became a proud owner of the Shorty Award in the category of the Best Use of Video.
In the spring of 2016, he started a relationship with Jesse Pattison. They revealed that they decided to adopt a dog to live with them and they shared it with their fans over social media.
Toddrick is gay and he is open about it. He has received a lot of hate for this, but he says that he stopped caring about what other people have to say when he realized that there is much more negative than positive comments and that people seem to try to fix other people by changing them from who they need to be.
A lot of people do not know that Todrick has a tenor voice and that is capable of performing in the R&B, hip hop, and pop genre.
He says that he has some preferences of his own, but he has to adapt to the popular scene and especially to the big stars that are currently popular.
When he speaks about his role models and influences he mentions famous artists like Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Rihanna. He has made a lot of special tribute songs to them to show his respect.
He says that these are the women that are changing the industry and are creating a different life for all artists that follow their steps.
Todrick Hall has shown himself as a skilled producer too because he had made most of his own video work. He has been awarded for it, as we have mentioned before, and he worked hard on
He also creates his own choreography and costumes which make his video projects look very smashing.
In 2014 the magazine “Forbes” has put him on the list of top “Under 30” performers in Hollywood.
Full name: Todrick Hall
Date of birth: April 4th, 1985
Birthplace: Plainview, Texas, The United States of America
Profession: singer, actor, dancer
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 71 kg
Net Worth: $4 million