Andrew Fontenot Biography

(American Rapper)

Birthday: October 5, 1996 (Libra)

Born In: Conway, Arkansas, United States

Andrew Fontenot is an American hip-hop artist and songwriter. He has gained recent popularity through his accounts on various social media platforms. A native of Arkansas, Fontenot has been deeply influenced by Drake, The Weekend, and PartyNextDoor and his music reflects that. He had been a rapper for a long time before he set up his YouTube channel in 2012. In the ensuing years, he set up a YouNow channel and a Vine account to expand the reach of his music. He has collaborated with many other social media-based musicians, for instance, Derek Couture. Fontenot regularly uploads both covers and original tracks. Besides being a user of both YouTube and YouNow, he uses Instagram and Twitter to interact with his fans. He has accumulated 65 thousand and 56 thousand followers on Twitter and Instagram respectively. He once submitted a music video entry to the Teen Hoot Contest, a global community with its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee that provides talented young musicians with a platform to showcase their skills.
Rise to Stardom
Andrew Fontenot became interested in music and rapping very early in his life. On November 13, 2012, he set up his self-titled YouTube channel, hoping to publish his music online and garner fame through social media. However, he has rarely posted content on the channel since then. Realising the potential of the short-video-sharing site Vine and live-streaming-video site YouNow, Fontenot decided to use them instead. He had garnered a loyal following on Vine with his six-second-long hip-hop performances when the app was still available. On YouNow, he is a popular user with over 6 million views and 223 thousand fans.
He is very active on TikTok (earlier known as, a Chinese video social networking app. He has over 30 thousand fans on it and 466 thousand hearts. Not only he posts snippets of his own work, he also uploads videos of him lip-syncing and performing to other artists’ music.
Fontenot’s first collaboration with friend and fellow social media personality Derek Couture was the 2016 single ‘A Milli Billi Trilli Freestyle’, a track originally performed by 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa. Fontenot and Couture’s rendition has accumulated over 300 thousand plays on SoundCloud. Their next collaboration was a remix version of Rae Sremmurd’s ‘By Chance’. It has more than 90 thousand plays on SoundCloud. Fontenot has also made a cover of G-Eazy's ‘Far Alone ft Jay Ant’.
Fontenot worked with Couture on his first original track, ‘Arrive at the Party’ as well as on ‘Pablo’. The 2017 release ‘Been on It’ is their most recent collaboration. Besides Couture, Fontenot has also worked with BirdieBands on ‘It’s Nothin’, CjD on ‘Easy’, and Johnny Guazz on ‘Nights’.
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Personal Life
Andrew Fontenot was born on October 5, 1996, in Conway, a city in the state of Arkansas, the USA, in a multiracial family. He has two older siblings.
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