Tyshawn Johnson (born February 10, 1999), better known by his stage name Yvng Swag, is an American trap recording artist, dancer and internet personality.[1] He is best known for his videos on the former video-sharing platform Vine,[2][3][4] as well as his Instagram account in which he primarily posts videos of him dancing.

Yvng Swag
Birth nameTyshawn Johnson
Born (1999-02-10) February 10, 1999 (ageĀ 20)
Chestertown, Maryland, United States
Genres

Early life and careerEdit

Swag was born in Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland. Swag began as a hip hop dancer at the age of 8 and recognized himself as an "all-around entertainer". Videos of him dancing have been posted by WorldStarHipHop on Instagram, and even Justin Bieber retweeted a video of him dancing. These both helped him blow up and gain popularity. Managed by Nick Cannon,[5][6] he was signed to Atlantic Records in 2017.[2] He described his success in dancing by stating "I could do this too. And it started taking off for me. I was getting a huge fan base."[7][8][9]

His debut EP 32 Teeth was released on November 17, 2017, via Ncredible Entertainment, featuring seven songs titled "Smile", "Hit My Phone", "What to Do", "Flock on Me", "I Know", "Stuntin" and "Fall in Luv".[10]

DiscographyEdit

Extended playsEdit

  • 32 Teeth (2017)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thomas, Fred. "Yvng Swag - Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  2. ^ a b Stevens, Kyle (2017-01-12). "Yvng Swag is Changing the Game With Nick Cannon's Blessing". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  3. ^ "VIDEO: How in the heck is this Tyshawn Johnson 'Yvng Swag' fancy dribbling a technical foul?". USA Today. 2017-02-17. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  4. ^ "This High Schooler Got T'd Up For Dancing While Dribbling". UPROXX. 2017-02-17. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  5. ^ Dionne, Zach. "Artist & Entertainer Yvng Swag added to Nick Cannon's MTV Wild N' Out, Season 11 - Press Release - Digital Journal". Digital Journal. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  6. ^ "Artist & Entertainer Yvng Swag added to Nick Cannon's MTV Wild N' Out, Season 11". Cross Roads Today. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  7. ^ Schenke, Leann. "Yvng Swag signs with Atlantic Records". My Eastern Shore. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  8. ^ "Yvng Swag "Hit My Phone" Dance Tutorial". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  9. ^ "YvngSwag takes fan interaction to a whole new level on social media -- see how!". AOL.com. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  10. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Q&A with Yvng Swag". CelebMix. 2017-02-15. Retrieved 2018-04-26.