Ariel Rebecca Martin (born November 22, 2000), known professionally as Baby Ariel, is an American social media personality, singer and actress, known for her videos on the social media platform musical.ly (now known as TikTok). She was recognized as one of the most influential people on the Internet by Time magazine in 2017,[1] and she was featured on Forbes 2017 list of top entertainment influencers.[2][3]

Baby Ariel
Born
Ariel Rebecca Martin

(2000-11-22) November 22, 2000 (age 21)
Occupation
  • Social media personality
  • singer
  • actress
Years active2015–present
Known forTikTok
Websitebabyariel.com

Ariel is known for her social media work, particularly her work on the social media platform TikTok,[4] and for starring as Wynter Barkowitz in the Disney Channel Original Movie movie Zombies 2. She has over 35.3 million TikTok followers,[5] 9.6 million Instagram followers,[6] 3.02 million YouTube subscribers,[7] and 1.1 million Twitter followers.[8] She won the Teen Choice Award for "Choice Muser" in 2016 and 2017.

CareerEdit

Ariel began her career as a creator on musical.ly in 2015, downloading the app out of boredom.[5] In 2015, Ariel launched an anti-bullying campaign called #ArielMovement, described by BlackBook as one of her most important endeavors.[9] People magazine recognized her for her support in the #HackHarassment initiative to stop Internet trolls and negativity on the Internet.[10]

In 2016, Ariel was featured on the cover of Billboard magazine alongside fellow Musical.ly personality Jacob Sartorius.[11] She has appeared on 60 Minutes[12] and Good Morning America[13] and has been cited as a top influencer by Forbes,[14][15][16] People,[17] and USA Today.[18] Ariel signed with Creative Artists Agency in September 2016[19] and released her debut single "Aww" on December 1, 2017.[9][20][21] She released her second single "Perf" on January 17, 2018.[22]

On March 30, 2018, Ariel released the song "Say It" with Daniel Skye.[23] She collaborated with EA Games for The Sims 4, appearing as a Sim in the expansion pack The Sims 4: Get Famous, released in November 2018.[24] In late 2018, Ariel starred in Baby Doll Records, a mini-series on Brat. In 2019, she starred in Bixler High Private Eye, a Nickelodeon television film. Later that year, it was announced that she would be appearing in the Disney Channel film Zombies 2, and would portray the role of Wynter.

Ariel was profiled in Fast Company,[25][26] Business Insider,[27] and Seventeen Magazine.[28] Other mentions include CNN,[29] Rolling Stone,[30] Huffington Post,[31] Tubefilter,[32] Paper Magazine,[33] RAW,[34] and Wonderwall.[35]

Ariel released her debut EP “blue” on July 9, 2021.

Personal lifeEdit

Martin is Jewish and was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida,[36] to a Panamanian father and Cuban-Israeli mother.[37][38][39]

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

List of singles, showing year released and album name
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
JPN
OVS

[40]
2017 "Aww" 10 Non-album singles
2018 "Perf"
"Say It"
(featuring Daniel Skye)
"Gucci on My Body"
"8 Letters"
2019 "I Heart You"
"Wildside"
2020 "The New Kid in Town" Zombies 2 Soundtrack
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

blue EPEdit

Track No. Title Release Date Ref.
1 "charlie" July 9, 2021
2 "moves like jagger"
3 "winter"
4 "nothing"
5 "darling"
6 "heaven"

FilmographyEdit

Film and televisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Bizaardvark Tiffany 1 episode
2018 Chicken Girls Dru Main role; Season 2
Baby Doll Records Dru Main
Henry Danger Patina 1 episode
2019 Bixler High Private Eye Kenzie Messina Television film
Double Dare Herself, contestant Episode: "Halloween Week Game 2"
2020 Zombies 2 Wynter Television film
Disney Fam Jam Herself/Co-host Dance competition (Credited as Ariel Martin)
Group Chat with Annie & Jayden Herself Episode: "There's a Cockroach in My Room"
The Substitute Herself Episode: "Baby Ariel"
2021 Family Reunion Jinji Starr 1 episode
2022 Zombies 3 (upcoming film) Wynter Disney Channel Original Movie
TBA Oracle TBA

Music videosEdit

Year Song Artist(s) Director(s)
2017 "Personal" Hrvy Ivanna Borin
2020 "Cake" Loren Gray Nikko LaMere

Awards and nominationsEdit

Ariel won the Teen Choice Award for "Choice Muser" in 2016 and 2017. She was also nominated for "Breakout Creator" and "Entertainer of the Year" at the 2016 Streamy Awards. In 2017, she was nominated for "Favorite Social Media Star" at the People's Choice Awards, "Social Star Award" at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, "Muser of the Year" at the Shorty Awards, and "Favorite Influencer" at the Premios Tu Mundo.

Year Award show Category Result Ref.
2016 Teen Choice Award Choice Muser Won [41]
Streamy Awards Breakout Creator Nominated [42]
Entertainer of the Year Nominated
2017 Teen Choice Award Choice Muser Won [43]
People's Choice Awards Favorite Social Media Star Nominated [44]
iHeartRadio Music Awards Social Star Award Nominated [45]
Shorty Awards Muser of the Year Nominated [46]
Premios Tu Mundo Favorite Influencer Nominated [47]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Meet the 25 Most Influential People on the Internet" Time. June 26, 2017.
  2. '^ "Top Influencers of 2017: Entertainment". Forbes. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  3. ^ "Ariel Martin: Digital Star, Personality, Vlogger". Forbes. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  4. ^ "Babyariel TikTok Stats and Analytics Summary Profile". Social Media Marketing & Management Dashboard. Archived from the original on June 2, 2021. Retrieved June 2, 2021.
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  6. ^ "baby (@babyariel) • Instagram photos and videos". www.instagram.com. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  7. ^ "Baby Ariel". YouTube. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  8. ^ "baby (@BabyAriel) | Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  9. ^ a b Ken Scrudato (December 1, 2017). "Musical.ly Star Baby Ariel’s Fave Miami Hangs + Debut Single & Video 'Aww'". BlackBook.
  10. ^ Patrick Gomez (June 30, 2016). "Hannah Hart, GloZell, Baby Ariel, Joey Graceffa & More: #HackHarassment Video". People.
  11. ^ Chris Martins (October 20, 2016). "Musical.ly's Teenage Revolution: How the Trend-Setting Lip-Sync App Is Changing the Music Industry". Billboard.
  12. ^ "The Influencers". CBS News. October 23, 2016.
  13. ^ " 'Baby Ariel' Talks Musical.ly, the Explosively Popular App for Teens". ABC News. April 6, 2016.
  14. ^ Natalie Robehmed. "From Musers To Money: Inside Video App Musical.ly's Coming Of Age". Forbes.
  15. ^ "What Is a Social Media Influencer? - The Business of Influence, Ep. 1". Forbes.
  16. ^ "The Future Landscape of Social Media - The Business of Influence, Ep. 6". Forbes
  17. ^ "Social Media Superstar Baby Ariel on Her Overnight Fame: 'It Hasn’t Always Been Easy' ". People. January 19, 2017.
  18. ^ "Instagrammers are getting rich as advertisers target Gen-Z". USA Today.
  19. ^ Natalie Jarvey (September 27, 2017). "Musical.ly Star Baby Ariel Signs With CAA". Billboard.
  20. ^ "Baby Ariel | Album Discography". AllMusic.
  21. ^ Frida Garza (December 1, 2017). "Musical.ly Star Baby Ariel's Debut Song Is A Bop?" Archived January 30, 2020, at the Wayback Machine. Track Record.
  22. ^ "Baby Ariel Unveils New Single and Video For PERF". BroadwayWorld. January 17, 2018.
  23. ^ "Daniel Skye and Baby Ariel release "Say It"". RCA Records. March 30, 2018. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  24. ^ Jackson, Gita. "New Sims Expansion Adds A Grim New Job: 'Influencer'". Kotaku. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  25. ^ "Ariel "Baby Ariel" Martin: Latest News, Work, Videos, Photos on Fast Company". Fast Company.
  26. ^ "The Social Mediators: 7 Young Social Stars Share Their Rules For Engagement". Fast Company. October 17, 2016.
  27. ^ "This 15-year-old social media star has millions of fans who follow her crazy lip-syncing videos". Business Insider.
  28. ^ "Musical.ly Star Baby Ariel Will Be Dropping Her Own Music". Seventeen, June 12, 2017.
  29. ^ Sherisse Pham (November 16, 2016). "How China's musical.ly cracked the code for success in the U.S.". CNNMoney.
  30. ^ Brittany Spanos (February 27, 2017). "How Teen Craze Musical.ly Got Too Big for Pop to Ignore". Rolling Stone.
  31. ^ Juliet Schroder (October 1, 2016). "Get to Know Musical.ly's Biggest Star Baby Ariel".
  32. ^ "Baby Ariel, Joanne The Scammer Named Most Influential On The Internet By 'Time' - Tubefilter". June 28, 2017.
  33. ^ "Musical.ly Sensation Baby Ariel on Handling Sudden Fame and Her Favorite Artist to Lip Sync". Paper, July 18, 2017.
  34. ^ "Baby Ariel Talks New Original Music, WCW Kylie Jenner & MCM Cameron Dallas". RAW.
  35. ^ "Meet Baby Ariel, the number one muser on video sharing social network musical.ly". March 25, 2016.
  36. ^ Martin, Ariel (October 9, 2018). Dreaming Out Loud (1 ed.). New York City, New York: HarperCollins. p. 1. ISBN 978-0062857491. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  37. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 1, 2020. Retrieved April 9, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  38. ^ "Vlogmas Even Though I'm Jewish".
  39. ^ Baby Ariel (December 7, 2018). "VLOGMAS EVEN THOUGH I'M JEWISH". YouTube. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
  40. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot Overseas". Billboard (in Japanese). August 12, 2020. Retrieved August 12, 2020.
  41. ^ "Teen Choice Awards Winners 2016: Complete List". Variety. July 31, 2016.
  42. ^ "6th Annual Winners & Nominees". The Streamy Awards.
  43. ^ Rebecca Rubin and JD Knapp (August 13, 2017). "Teen Choice Awards 2017: ‘Riverdale,’ Fifth Harmony Shut Out Competition". Variety.
  44. ^ "People’s Choice Awards 2017: Full List Of Nominees". People's Choice Awards. November 15, 2016.
  45. ^ "2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards: Social Star Award Nominees". iHeartRadio. January 3, 2017.
  46. ^ "Muser of the Year in Social Media - Shorty Awards". shortyawards.com.
  47. ^ "Mira 5 locuras de Baby Ariel en su Instagram y muérete de risa (VIDEO)". Telemundo (in Spanish). July 25, 2017.

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