Trevor Daniel (singer)

Trevor Daniel Neill (born September 28, 1994), is an American singer and songwriter. He rose to prominence with his 2018 single "Falling", which hit the charts in more than twenty countries after going viral in 2019. His debut studio album Nicotine was released in March 2020.

Trevor Daniel
Birth nameTrevor Daniel Neill
Born (1994-09-28) September 28, 1994 (age 27)
Houston, Texas, U.S.[1]
OriginHouston, Texas, U.S.[2]
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2018–present
Labels
Websiteiamtrevordaniel.com

CareerEdit

Daniel started his career uploading his music to SoundCloud. His 2017 single "Pretend" eventually took off after being upload by a popular YouTube channel. He later got a call from Internet Money's Tez Taylor and signed a joint record contract with them along Alamo and Interscope in July 2018. He released the EPs Homesick in 2018 and Restless in 2019. The former featured the single "Falling", coming out in October that year. Despite the release of a Blackbear remix of the track it didn't became popular until 2019, after going viral on video-sharing app TikTok.[4] It became his first charting single on the US Billboard Hot 100,[5] peaking at number 17.[6] The song was featured on Daniel's debut album Nicotine, also preceded by the single "Past Life"[7] which was later re-released featuring vocals of American singer and actress Selena Gomez.[8] In 2020 he was featured on "Clown" on Blackbear's album Everything Means Nothing,[9] provided vocals for a remix of "Bitter" by Fletcher and Kito[10] and was also featured on Don Diablo and Imanbek's single "Kill Me Better".[11] In 2021 he collaborated with Becky G and Tainy on "F is For Friends" for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run soundtrack[12] and appeared on "My Dear Love" by Bebe Rexha featuring Ty Dolla $ign from the former's second album Better Mistakes.[13] He is currently working on his second album called "Sad Now Doesn't Mean Sad Forever".[14] In June 2021 he released "Fingers Crossed" with American singer-songwriter Julia Michaels. It was accompanied by a music video directed by Grant Spanier.[15][13]

Personal lifeEdit

Daniel lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His family moved to Fort Worth, Texas and later settled down in Houston, Texas where the singer calls home.[3] Daniel admits that music became important to him in his life as a child and started playing drums in second grade. In high school, he begun making music in Mixcraft 5 and recording vocals in his bedroom closet with the advice of YouTube tutorials. He decided to pursue music professionally in 2017.[4][7] He currently maintains a relationship with his girlfriend Elyssa Flores.[citation needed]

Musical influencesEdit

Daniel has been quoted revealing that his earliest influences were rap, rock, house and pop.[3] He has cited Kanye West, Drake and Kid Cudi as influences.[7]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[16]
CAN
[17]
Nicotine 79 61

EPsEdit

List of EPs with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[16]
CAN
[17]
Homesick
  • Released: October 11, 2018
  • Label: Alamo, Interscope, Internet Money
  • Format: digital download, streaming
64 37
Restless
  • Released: March 22, 2019
  • Label: Alamo, Interscope, Internet Money
  • Format: digital download, streaming
That Was Then
  • Released: November 5, 2021[18]
  • Label: Alamo, RCA
  • Format: digital download, streaming
TBR
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album/EP
US
[19]
US
R&B/HH

[20]
AUS
[21]
CAN
[22]
FRA
[23]
IRE
[24]
NLD
[25]
NZ
[26]
SWI
[27]
UK
[28]
"Youth" 2017 Non-album singles
"Pretend"
"With You" 2018
"Mirror"
"Face It"
"Wake Up"
"Drive"
"Falling" 17 11 13 13 21 12 11 17 11 14 Homesick and Nicotine
"Trouble" 2019 Non-album single
"Paranoid" Restless
"Never" Non-album singles
"Forgot"
"Past Life"
(solo or with Selena Gomez)
2020 77 68 89 [A] Nicotine
"Fingers Crossed"
(with Julia Michaels)
2021 [B] Sad Now Doesn't Mean Sad Forever
"Alone"[36] That Was Then
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artistEdit

Single Year Album
"Bitter"
(Fletcher and Kito featuring Trevor Daniel)
2020 Non-album single
"Kill Me Better"
(Don Diablo and Imanbek featuring Trevor Daniel)
Forever
"Malibu Remix"
(Sangiovanni featuring Trevor Daniel)
2021 Sangiovanni

Promotional singlesEdit

As featured artistEdit

Title Year Album
"I Need Love"
(Zara Larsson featuring Trevor Daniel)
2021 Poster Girl (Summer Edition)

Guest appearancesEdit

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Clown" 2020 Blackbear Everything Means Nothing
"F is for Friends" 2021 Trevor Daniel with Becky G & Tainy The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
"My Dear Love" Bebe Rexha featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Trevor Daniel Better Mistakes

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Past Life" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 5 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[33]
  2. ^ "Fingers Crossed" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 35 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[35]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pulse Music Group". Pulse Music Group.
  2. ^ "Modern Life Mag". Modern Life Mag.
  3. ^ a b c "Trevor Daniel Talks "Senses" Album, Writing Sad Songs and Wins Artist of Year". New Houstin Music. April 15, 2017. Retrieved April 15, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Glicksman, Josh (January 7, 2020). "Chartbreaker: Trevor Daniel Thinks TikTok-Fueled 'Falling' Won't Be 'The Biggest Song of My Career'". Billboard. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  5. ^ "Trevor Daniel's 'Falling' - Watch Now!". Billboard. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  6. ^ "Chart Search: Trevor Daniel, Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c Inman, DeMicia (March 27, 2020). "Trevor Daniel Is This Year's Break-Out, Break-Up Pop Star". Teen Vogue.
  8. ^ Wass, Mike (June 26, 2020). "Trevor Daniel & Selena Gomez Roll Out "Past Life" Remix". Idolator. Retrieved June 28, 2020.
  9. ^ Blum, Dani (August 22, 2020). "blackbear: everything means nothing Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  10. ^ Wass, Mike (September 25, 2020). "Fletcher Taps Trevor Daniel For "Bitter" Remix". Idolator.
  11. ^ Finley, Tara (November 6, 2020). "Trevor Daniel Keeps It Real And Keeps Us Smiling With Newest Single". LA Times.
  12. ^ Flores, Griselda (March 5, 2021). "Tainy, Becky G & Trevor Daniel Talk 'Spongebob' Track 'F Is For Friends': 'This Song Represents Something'". Billboard.
  13. ^ a b Schube, Will (June 16, 2021). "Trevor Daniel & Julia Michaels Release Video For 'Fingers Crossed'". uDiscover Music.
  14. ^ Montemayor, Cristina (September 3, 2020). "Trevor Daniel talks working with Selena Gomez, going to therapy, and the magic of good BB cream". Very Good Light.
  15. ^ "Trevor Daniel & Julia Michaels go to the hospital — separately — in new "Fingers Crossed" video". WRMF. June 16, 2021.
  16. ^ a b "Trevor Daniel Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved July 12, 2020.
  17. ^ a b "Trevor Daniel Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 12, 2020.
  18. ^ "trevor daniel on Twitter: "my new ep "that was then" NOVEMBER 5th! link in bio 💙💙💙"". Twitter. 28 September 2021.
  19. ^ "Trevor Daniel Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 12, 2020.
  20. ^ "Trevor Daniel Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 12, 2020.
  21. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles Chart". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  22. ^ "Trevor Daniel Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 12, 2020.
  23. ^ "Top Singles". SNEP (in French). Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  24. ^ "Official Irish Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  25. ^ "Discographie Trevor Daniel - hitparade.ch". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  26. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  27. ^ "Trevor Daniel - Falling". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  28. ^ "TREVOR DANIEL | full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  29. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  30. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2020 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  31. ^ "BRIT Certified - bpi" (To access, enter the search parameter "Trevor Daniel"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved May 8, 2020.
  32. ^ "Les certifications - SNEP". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  33. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. July 6, 2020. Retrieved July 4, 2020.
  34. ^ "Canadian certifications – Trevor Daniel". Music Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2020.
  35. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. June 21, 2021. Retrieved June 19, 2021.
  36. ^ "Alone - Single by Trevor Daniel". Apple Music. Retrieved September 29, 2021.