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Tiffany Alvord
Birth name Tiffany Lynn Alvord
Born (1992-12-11) December 11, 1992 (age 25)
California, U.S.
Genres Acoustic Cover, Pop, Alternative Rock
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, piano, ukulele, vocals
Years active 2008–present
Labels Unsigned
Website Official website Edit this at Wikidata

Tiffany Lynn Alvord (born December 11, 1992) is an American singer and songwriter. She has been cited as one of YouTube's first "home-grown celebrities".[1] She has a large social presence on YouTube with over 600 million video views and over 3 million subscribers.[2] Alvord also has a strong following on social media sites including more than 2.6 million Facebook fans and over 350 thousand Twitter followers.[3][4] In December 2012, Alvord performed in Times Square on the Nivea stage with Carly Rae Jepsen, Train, PSY and Taylor Swift as part of the 2012 New Year's Eve celebration.[5]

Contents

  • 1 Biography
  • 2 Musical career
  • 3 Discography
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Biography[edit]

Alvord was born December 11, 1992, in California, the daughter of Cherie Alvord, who works as her manager.[6] She is the second youngest of seven siblings, having six brothers.[7] When in elementary school, Alvord learned to play the piano[1] and wrote her first songs by age ten.[7] At the age of 14, she taught herself to play the guitar, her second musical instrument.[1] The following year, in April 2008, at 15, she published her first song on YouTube.[8] Alvord is a Latter Day Saint.[9]

Alvord trained as a gymnast for nine years, and spent four years competing until a sport-ending injury during competition.[10] She finished high school in 2010, taking three years. Alvord postponed college to focus on her music.[1]

Musical career[edit]

Alvord's career includes performances in Canada,[11] England,[12] China,[13] Singapore,[14] Thailand,[15] Indonesia,[16] Malaysia,[17] and the Philippines.[18] She opened for Boyce Avenue on their U.S. tour during February and March 2011,[19][20] and headlined with Alex Goot on a U.S. tour between August and September of the same year.[21][22]

On June 23, 2011, Alvord's first album I've Got It Covered launched in the United States, containing ten cover songs. On December 20, 2011, she released her second studio album, My Dream, with Tate Music Group, her first album of original songs.[citation needed]

In June 2012, Alvord took first place in an ArtistSignal competition, winning a $25,000 grand prize.[23][24][25] Then on June 29, 2012, she released her third album, I've Got It Covered Vol. 2, which, like her first album, has 10 cover songs made popular on her YouTube channel. On September 18, 2012, Alvord released her fourth album on iTunes, entitled My Heart Is.[8] In December 2012, Alvord performed in Times Square on the Nivea stage with Carly Rae Jepsen, Train, PSY and Taylor Swift as part of the 2012 New Year's Eve celebration.[5]

Alvord headlined a tour in four different countries in Southeast Asia during March 2013,[26][27] and co-headlined a West Coast tour of the U.S. in April 2013 with fellow YouTube star Jason Chen.[26] In July 2013, Alvord performed live in Europe for the first time, headlining sold-out shows in London, including the historic London Hippodrome.[12] During the trip, Alvord was featured on a live interview with Simon Lederman on 94.9 BBC Radio, London.[28]

On August 13, 2013, she released her fifth album, I’ve Got It Covered Vol. 3. The next year Alvord released her Legacy album, on August 12, 2014.

Alvord has been covered by numerous print and online publications, including The Wall Street Journal,[29][30] The New York Times,[31] Fortune magazine,[32] Alternative Press magazine,[33] Ora TV,[34] Empty Lighthouse Magazine,[35] AdWeek,[36][37] Yareah magazine,[38] and AOL On.[39]

Discography[edit]

EP and studio album Information
I've Got It Covered
  • Released: June 23, 2011 (U.S.)
  • Label: Unsigned
  • Album Type: Studio Album
  • Track listing:
    • 1. Brighter Than The Sun
    • 2. The Story Of Us
    • 3. E.T
    • 4. Forget You
    • 5. Mean
    • 6. Tonight Tonight
    • 7. Good Life
    • 8. Pray
    • 9. Rolling In The Deep
    • 10. The Edge Of Glory
  • Note:
    • Online download only.
My Dream
  • Released: December 20, 2011 (U.S)
  • Label: Unsigned
  • Album Type: Studio Album
  • Track listing:
    • 1. My Sunshine
    • 2. Little Things
    • 3. Possibility
    • 4. Moment in Time
    • 5. Perfect Chemistry
    • 6. My Dream
    • 7. My Notebook
    • 8. The One That I Adore
    • 9. Heartbreak
    • 10. Crazy Good
  • Notes:
    • Online download and physical copy.
I've Got It Covered Vol. 2
  • Released: June 29, 2012 (U.S.)
  • Label: Unsigned
  • Album Type: Studio Album
  • Track listing:
    • 1. Call Me Maybe
    • 2. Both of Us
    • 3. Titanium
    • 4. Glad You Came
    • 5. Ours
    • 6. The One That Got Away (Feat. Chester See)
    • 7. Boyfriend
    • 8. Wide Awake
    • 9. Lights
    • 10. (Kissed You) Good Night (Feat. Chester See)
  • Notes:
    • Online download only.
My Heart Is[8]
  • Released: September 18, 2012 (U.S.)
  • Label: Unsigned
  • Album Type: EP
  • Track listing:
    • 1. The Breakdown
    • 2. My Heart Is
    • 3. Never Been Better
    • 4. So Alive
    • 5. Never Lover Boy
    • 6. Flirtatious, Irresistible
    • 7. The Reason Is You
    • 8. Unforgettable
    • 9. Baby I Love You
  • Notes:
    • Online download and physical copy.
I've Got It Covered Vol. 3
  • Released: August 13, 2013
  • Label: Unsigned
  • Album Type: Studio Album
  • Track listing:
    • 1 Still Into You (acoustic version)
    • 2 Hurt Me Tomorrow
    • 3 Young Volcanoes
    • 4 Here's To Never Growing Up (acoustic version)
    • 5 I Knew You Were Trouble
    • 6 Don't You Worry Child (acoustic version)
    • 7 Just Give Me a Reason (with Trevor Holmes)
    • 8 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
    • 9 Young and Beautiful
    • 10 This Kiss
    • 11 As Long As You Love Me
    • 12 If I Lose Myself
  • Notes:
    • Online download only.
Legacy
  • Released: August 12, 2014
  • Label: Unsigned
  • Album Type: Studio Album
  • Track listing:
    • 1 Tightrope
    • 2 Legacy
    • 3 The Other Half of Me
    • 4 I Wish
    • 5 Pour a Little Heaven on Me
    • 6 Magic
    • 7 I Knew You Were the One
    • 8 Aftereffect
    • 9 A Little Love
    • 10 Over for Good
    • 11 Walk Away
    • 12 Mother Always Told Me
    • 13 Hate to Tell You
    • 14 Fall Together
  • Notes:
    • Online download and physical copy.