Cameron Dallas

Cameron Alexander Dallas (born September 8, 1994)[1] is an American internet personality, musician and actor best known for his prominence on the video applications Vine and YouTube.[2] Dallas starred in two films in 2014 and 2015; Expelled and The Outfield. In 2016 Cameron starred on his Netflix reality show Chasing Cameron which followed him on his singing tour of Europe. In 2020 he took over the role of Aaron Samuels in the Mean Girls musical on Broadway in January and then on the 8th of September he released Dear Scarlett, his first album. [3]

Cameron Dallas
Born (1994-09-08) September 8, 1994 (age 26)
Occupation
  • Internet personality
  • musician
  • actor
Years active2012–present
Known forYouTube, Vine videos, magcon
TelevisionChasing Cameron
Signature
Cameron Dallas Signature.jpg

Career

Dallas began his career in September 2012 posting Vines of himself playing jokes and pranks on his friends and family.[4][5] In 2014, Dallas had 8.1 million followers on Vine, making him the 11th most followed account,[6] and 11.3 million followers on Twitter. As of 2017, Dallas had over 20 million followers on Instagram,[7] which at the time placed him as the second most popular Instagram account and made him approximately $17,000 per a sponsored post.[8] He managed to be the cover in 2013 of the printed edition of the magazine Vanity Teen, consolidating her reference as a youtuber with a future.[9]


In April 2014, AwesomenessTV CEO Brian Robbins announced he was making a film starring Dallas.[10][11] The film, titled Expelled, was the story of a prankster expelled from school, and was released later that year, on December 12, 2014.[12] In May 2015, Dallas starred in two episodes of the NBC thriller television series American Odyssey.[13][14] That same year, Dallas appeared in The Outfield opposite Nash Grier, and Caroline Sunshine.[15][16] The film was released on November 10, 2015, through video on demand.[17] In November 2015, it was revealed Dallas had been cast in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.[18] However, his scenes were cut.[19]

On April 20, 2015, Dallas released his debut single "She Bad".[20][21][22] He also was later featured in Daniel Skye's track "All I Want Is You". In June 2016, Dallas announced that he would be starring in an upcoming Netflix reality series Chasing Cameron.[23] It premiered on December 27, 2016.[23] By July 2017, he had reached 20 million followers on Instagram and 11 million on Twitter.

Dallas won Teen Choice awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and a People’s Choice award in 2017.

In 2020, Dallas made his Broadway debut as Aaron Samuels in Mean Girls, while the originator of the role, Kyle Selig, took a leave of absence.[24] by Cameron Dallas. On 2020-09-08 Dallas released his first album, Dear Scarlett. It contains 13 tracks. The last single from the album was Try Again.[25]

Personal life

He has described his ethnic background as half Scottish, a quarter Mexican and a quarter German.[26]

On December 31, 2018, New Year's Eve, Dallas was arrested and charged with assault for allegedly punching a man in the face at the Hyatt Residence Club Grand Aspen in Aspen, Colorado.[27] He had previously been arrested on felony vandalism charges in 2015.[28]

On August 23, 2019, Cameron announced on social media that for the past 2.5 years he had been struggling with addiction, depression, and family trauma.[29] On October 15, 2019, he ran in a charity that helped raise money for those struggling with addiction and to help them get access to treatment.[30]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role
2014 Expelled Felix O'Neil
2015 The Frog Kingdom Freddie
(voice)
The Outfield Frankie Payton

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2015 AwesomenessTV Himself Episode: "Kanye: What's In My Murse?"
American Odyssey Cameron Episodes: "Wingman", "Beat Feat"
2016 Chasing Cameron Himself 10 episodes

Theatre

Year Production Role Location Category
2020 Mean Girls Aaron Samuels August Wilson Theatre Broadway

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details
Dear Scarlett
  • Released: September 8, 2020
  • Label: Under No Association
  • Format: Digital download

Singles

As lead artist

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[31]
US
R&B/HH

[32]
US
Rap

[33]
"She Bad" 2015 [A] 46 [B] Non-album singles
"Why Haven't I Met You?" 2018
"Helpless" 2020 TBA
"Secrets" Dear Scarlett
"Dangerous"
"Used to Me"
"Would You"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Pop

[34]
"All I Want"
(Daniel Skye featuring Cameron Dallas)
2015 [C] Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Awards and nominations

Year Nominated Award Result
2014 2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice Web Star: Male Nominated
Choice Web: Viner Won
2015 2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice Web Star: Male Won
Choice Web: Viner Won
2016 42nd People's Choice Awards Favorite Social Media Star Nominated
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice Male Hottie Nominated
Choice Web Star: Male Nominated
Choice Social Media King Won
Streamy Awards Entertainer of the Year Nominated
2017 43rd People's Choice Awards Favorite Social Media Star Won
Streamy Awards Creator of the Year Nominated

Notes

  1. ^ "She Bad" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at No. 18 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles.
  2. ^ "She Bad" did not enter the Billboard Rap songs, but peaked at No. 8 on the Digital Rap Songs chart.
  3. ^ "All I Want" did not enter the Billboard Pop songs, but peaked at No. 35 on the Digital Pop Songs chart.

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 6, 2019. Retrieved January 6, 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Ward, Kate (September 26, 2013). "Cameron Dallas Is a 22-Year-Old Vine Celebrity, and You'd Be Shocked How Popular He is". Bustle. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  3. ^ https://download-cameron-dallas-dear-scarlett.webflow.io/
  4. ^ Henderson, Hannah. "The other Cameron: Dallas v David". BBC. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  5. ^ Lehrer, Meaghan. "Why Everyone Loves Social Media Sensation Cameron Dallas". FirstSlice. Archived from the original on July 16, 2015. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  6. ^ Kosoff, Maya. "The 30 Most Popular Vine Stars In The World". Business Insider. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  7. ^ "Top 100 Instagram Profiles by Followers – Socialblade Instagram Stats | Instagram Statistics". Retrieved on January 12, 2017.
  8. ^ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/0/highest-paid-instagram-influencers-including-one-star-gets-14000/picture-instagram-user-cameron-dallas/
  9. ^ Cover Story – Cameron Dallas by Eric Mas November 11, 2017. Vanity Teen.
  10. ^ Shaw, Lucas. "AwesomenessTV to Produce Movie With Vine Stars Nash Grier, Cameron Dallas". The Wrap. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  11. ^ Eadicicco, Lisa. "Two Teen Stars Of Twitter's Video App Vine Now Have A Movie Deal". Business Insider. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  12. ^ Rapold, Nicolas. "A Comedic Sprinter Tries a Marathon". The New York Times. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  13. ^ Whitney, Alyse. "Vine Star Cameron Dallas Fights with a 'Twilight' Star in His TV Debut". Teen Vogue. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  14. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra. "Vine star Cameron Dallas gets roughed up in 'American Odyssey' sneak peek". Mashable. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  15. ^ Malach, Maggie. "Get Your First Look at Nash Grier + Cameron Dallas' Movie 'The Outfield'". Pop Crush. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  16. ^ Brouwer, Bree. "Fullscreen Launches Film Division To Develop Feature-Length Movies With YouTube Stars". tubefilter. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  17. ^ Spangler, Todd (October 16, 2015). "'The Outfield' Starring Nash Grier, Cameron Dallas to Premiere on iTunes". Variety.com. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
  18. ^ Ross A. Lincoln. "Brillstein Signs Digital Star Cameron Dallas – Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  19. ^ Picardi, Phillip (May 18, 2016). "Cameron Dallas Cuddles with Puppies and Talks Social Superstardom in Our Latest Issue". Teen Vogue. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  20. ^ McSpadden, Kevin. "Cameron Dallas Just Dropped His Debut Single 'She Bad'". Time. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  21. ^ "WATCH: Cameron Dallas Releases 'She Bad' Lyric Video". iHeart Radio. Archived from the original on May 27, 2015. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  22. ^ Van De Wall, Virginia. "WATCH: Cameron Dallas Releases Music Video for Debut Single "She Bad"". J-14. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  23. ^ a b Spangler, Todd (June 22, 2016). "Netflix Greenlights Cameron Dallas Reality Show". Variety. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  24. ^ "Cameron Dallas Makes Broadway Debut as Aaron Samuels in Mean Girls". Broadway.com. January 14, 2020.
  25. ^ https://download-cameron-dallas-dear-scarlett.webflow.io/
  26. ^ "Cameron Dallas on Twitter". Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  27. ^ "Social media star Cameron Dallas arrested for allegedly punching man in the face". NBC News.
  28. ^ https://www.eonline.com/news/1000477/cameron-dallas-arrested-for-felony-assault-see-his-mug-shot
  29. ^ "Cameron Dallas Reveals He's 105 Days Sober After Years-Long Addiction Struggle". E! Online. August 24, 2019. Retrieved July 4, 2020.
  30. ^ Dallas, Cameron (October 15, 2019). "@camerondallas on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved July 4, 2020.
  31. ^ "Chart Search | Billboard". Retrieved on January 12, 2017.
  32. ^ "Chart Search | Billboard". Retrieved on January 12, 2017.
  33. ^ "Chart Search | Billboard". Retrieved on January 12, 2017.
  34. ^ "Chart Search | Billboard". Retrieved on January 12, 2017.

External links