Dominic Fike

Dominic David Fike (born December 30, 1995), is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Fike first received recognition after releasing several popular songs to the website SoundCloud. Following the release of his debut extended play, Don't Forget About Me, Demos, he signed to Columbia Records. Fike's song "3 Nights" reached the top ten in multiple countries. He later collaborated with the band Brockhampton and singer Halsey. In June 2020, Fike released the single "Chicken Tenders". In July of the same year, he released the single "Politics & Violence". Fike's debut album, What Could Possibly Go Wrong, was released the same month. The album charted in the top 50 of multiple countries, including the United States and Australia.

Dominic Fike
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Fike performing live at the Hammer Museum, L.A. in May 2019
Background information
Birth nameDominic David Fike
Born (1995-12-30) December 30, 1995 (age 26)
Naples, Florida, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • multi-instrumentalist
  • actor
Instrument(s)
Years active2017–present
Labels
Websitedominicfike.com

In September 2020, Fike became a headliner for a concert series in the video game Fortnite. A few months later, NME included Fike on their list of essential new artists for 2020. He recorded a cover of Paul McCartney's song "The Kiss of Venus" for the album McCartney III Imagined.

In 2022, Fike became a cast member of the second season of Euphoria in his first main acting role, as Elliot.[1]

Early lifeEdit

Dominic David Fike was born on December 30, 1995,[2] in Naples, Florida. Fike grew up with a younger brother, Alex, a sister, Apple, and an older brother, Sean, and is of African-American, Filipino, and Haitian descent. Fike went to Estero High School and graduated in 2014.[citation needed] Fike was a fan of Jack Johnson, Blink-182 and Red Hot Chili Peppers. He first acquired a guitar at the age of ten and learned how to play songs by the Chili Peppers.[3]

During his childhood, Fike recalled that he and his brothers had to take care of each other owing to his parents' frequent absence from his life. Throughout his childhood, Fike’s mother was in and out of jail, causing him to stay in different homes, including those of his older brother, relatives or his parents' friends. Fike's childhood life was "full of adventure," as he and his friends would spend time in a forested area near their neighborhood that they called the "Forest of Avalon," where he said they would eat snacks and smoke cannabis. He and his older brother Sean would also hang out at the guest house of his friend Stefan’s home, called the "Backhouse," where they would freestyle.[3] Later they coalesced into a formal rap collective that included members Slyte, Ike Lysergic, and Seno. They attracted an audience in the community and Fike formed a sub-group called Lame Boys ENT. In 2015, the group started to attract local media's attention and got booked to music festivals.

Fike started uploading songs on the Internet in high school and the first song he uploaded on YouTube was a song called "Not A Word". He also put songs he recorded into tapes. Fike briefly enrolled in a college but dropped out in less than 3 days.

CareerEdit

2017–2018: Don't Forget About Me, DemosEdit

Fike first received recognition by making beats with his then producer, Hunter Pfeiffer (known as 54) leading to several popular songs on SoundCloud being published. He released the EP Don't Forget About Me, Demos at the age of 21 in December 2017 as an independent artist, which was recorded while he was on house arrest for battery of a police officer.[3] He later went to serve time at Collier County Jail for violating that house arrest. The EP caught the attention of several record labels and sparked a bidding war. After being released in April 2018, he signed with Columbia for a reported $4 million in August.[4] All his previous work including the EP were pulled from all streaming services during the bidding war. Fike said the ultimate decision to join a record label was to pay for his mother's lawyer fee, who was facing drug charges at the time.[3]

The EP was released again by Columbia on Oct 16, 2018. "3 Nights" was released as a single the same year. The single gained wide attention and peaked within the top ten of the charts in Australia, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. It had its acoustic guitar sound compared to the music of Jack Johnson.[3][5] It was placed on rotation on several radio stations and Spotify playlists, and received favorable reviews from outlets such as Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and Billboard.[6][5] In reference to the EP, Billboard described Fike as a "genre-meshing" artist,[7] and later named him a breakout act to watch, calling "3 Nights" a "Motown-tinged breakout track" that is "trend-proof and irresistible".[8]

2019–present: What Could Possibly Go WrongEdit

In January 2019, Fike revealed he was working on an album.[9] On April 4, 2019, Brockhampton uploaded a video to their YouTube channel called "This is Dominic Fike" which included his song "3 Nights". As of April 2019, multiple collaborations with Brockhampton's Kevin Abstract have been posted, reaching over 4 million views.[10]

On June 7, 2019, he released two singles, Açaí Bowl and Rollerblades.[11] He followed these with another single, "Phone Numbers," produced by Kenny Beats, on July 4, 2019. The music video for this song was released on October 15, 2019.[12] Fike announced on July 9, 2019, that he would be going on a tour titled Rain or Shine later in the year. The North American leg of the tour began August 31 in Philadelphia and ended October 3 in Los Angeles.[13] In September 2019, he announced that he would be doing a clothing collaboration with Marc Jacobs.[14] On the fifth day of that month, he performed a song that was unreleased at the time, Chicken Tenders, at a Chicago concert during his Rain or Shine tour.[15]

Fike is featured on the track Dominic's Interlude on Halsey's third album, Manic, which was released on January 17, 2020.[16]

On June 26, 2020, Chicken Tenders, the first single from his then yet to be named debut album, was released.[17] On July 9, he released the single Politics & Violence and announced that his debut album What Could Possibly Go Wrong would be released on July 31.[18]

On August 7, 2020, Fike was the subject of the second episode of The New York Times Presents. In September 2020, Fike became a headliner for the Fortnite concert series.[19] In March 2021, he was featured in the song Die For You by Justin Bieber on his sixth studio album Justice.

In August 2021, it was announced that Fike had joined the cast of the HBO teen drama Euphoria for its second season.[20][21][22]

Personal lifeEdit

The initials of the childhood subgroup "Lame Boys ENT" are tattooed on his forehead. He also has a tattoo of Red Hot Chili Peppers' guitarist John Frusciante's face on his right hand. As of February 2022, Fike is dating Euphoria co-star Hunter Schafer.[3]

DiscographyEdit

Dominic Fike discography
Studio albums1
EPs1
Singles10

Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with release date and label shown
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[23]
US
Alt

[24]
US
Rock

[25]
AUS
[26]
CAN
[27]
NZ
[28]
What Could Possibly Go Wrong 41 4 4 34 50 28

Extended playsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
Heat.

[29]
Don't Forget About Me, Demos
  • Released: October 16, 2018
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming, 12-inch EP
17

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

List of singles as lead artist, with year released and album details shown
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
Bub.

[30]
US
Rock

[31]
AUS
[26]
BEL
[32]
CAN
Rock

[33]
IRE
[34]
JPN
Air.

[35]
NZ
[36]
SWE
[37]
UK
[38]
"3 Nights" 2018 21 [A] 3 4 10 2 6 [B] 3 Don't Forget About Me, Demos
"Açaí Bowl"[45] 2019 [C] non-album singles
"Rollerblades"[47]
"Phone Numbers"
(with Kenny Beats)[48]
38 [D]
"Hit Me Up"
(with Omar Apollo & Kenny Beats)[51]
126
"Chicken Tenders"[52] 2020 22 67 What Could Possibly Go Wrong
"Politics & Violence"[53] 40
"Photo ID"
(with Remi Wolf)
2021 We Love Dogs!
"The Kiss of Venus"
(with Paul McCartney)
[E] McCartney III Imagined
"Elliot's Song"
(with Zendaya)
2022 6 10 66 51
[55]
[F] 92
[57]
91 Euphoria: Season 2 (An HBO Original Series Soundtrack)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songsEdit

List of other charted songs, with year released and album details shown
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[58]
US
Rock

[31]
AUS
[26]
CAN
[59]
DEN
[60]
IRE
[61]
NZ
[36]
SWE
[62]
UK
[38]
WW
[63]
"Stop Selling Her Drugs"
(with Bakar)
2019 Will You Be My Yellow?
"Vampire" 2020 31 What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
"Terms"
(with Slowthai and Denzel Curry)
2021 88 [G] 71 Tyron
"Die for You"
(Justin Bieber featuring Dominic Fike)
81 66 40 29 99 57 Justice
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearancesEdit

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Artist(s) Album
"Elizabeth"[65] 2016 Seno featuring Denzel Curry and Dominic Fike Stories from the Back
"Aaliyah"[65]
"Mercedes"[65]
"Crystal"[65]
"Aaliyah, Pt. 2"[65]
"I'm Trying"[66] 2019 Yeek featuring Dominic Fike IDK Where
"Peach"[67] Kevin Abstract featuring Dominic Fike Arizona Baby
"Stop Selling Her Drugs"[68] 2020 Bakar featuring Dominic Fike Will You Be My Yellow?
"Dominic's Interlude"[16] Halsey featuring Dominic Fike Manic
"Terms"[69] 2021 Slowthai featuring Denzel Curry and Dominic Fike Tyron
"Photo ID"[70] Remi Wolf featuring Dominic Fike Photo ID
"Die For You"[71] Justin Bieber featuring Dominic Fike Justice

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2022 – present Euphoria Elliot Main role

Awards and nominationsEdit

List of awards and nominations
Year Organisation Award Work Result
2020 NME Essential New Artists for 2020 Himself Included[72]
2022 Grammy Awards Album of the Year Justice (as featured artist) Nominated
2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Kiss
(Shared with Hunter Schafer)
Euphoria Nominated

NotesEdit

Notes

  1. ^ "3 Nights" did not enter the US Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart, but peaked at number four on the Rock & Alternative Airplay chart.[39]
  2. ^ "3 Nights" did not enter the main chart in Sweden, but peaked at number 2 on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[40]
  3. ^ "Açaí Bowl" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 29 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[46]
  4. ^ "Phone Numbers" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 15 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[49]
  5. ^ "The Kiss of Venus" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 31 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[54]
  6. ^ "Elliot's Song" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number three on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[56]
  7. ^ "Terms" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 11 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[64]

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