Chance Perez is an American singer-songwriter, YouTube star, and social media influencer. He is presently affiliated with the boy band 'In Real Life'. Raised in California, Perez has harboured a deep passion for music since he was a child. He was inspired by his father, a musician himself, whom Perez lost when he was only eight years old. He later became a member of the group The Boy Band Project. They covered several popular songs and uploaded them to YouTube. However, after the birth of his daughter, Perez quit the band and pursued the career of a fire-fighter. In 2016, Perez and his new group The WVKE auditioned for ‘America Got Talent’ but were eliminated. A year later, he appeared in the show ‘Boy Band,’ where he was ultimately voted as one of the five finalists who became the members of the new band In Real Life. They released their first single, ‘Eyes Closed’, in August 2017.
Chance Perez formed a band named The WVKE with Jordan Perez and Tyler Reardon and they appeared as contestants in the season 11 of NBC’s ‘America Got Talent’ in 2016. In the audition phase, they were buzzed by the judges Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum but received criticism from Simon Cowell, which ultimately led to their elimination.
In 2017, Perez auditioned for ABC’s ‘Boy Band’, a new music competition show produced by Matador Content. He sang Queen’s ‘Somebody to Love’ and immediately caught the attention of the three judges, Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter, the Spice Girls' Emma Bunton and Timbaland. He soared through the competition, not even once being put up for elimination. Perez, along with Brady Tutton, Andrew Ramos, Sergio Calderon, and Michael Conor, was declared the eventual winners. They then signed with Hollywood Records as members of the band In Real Life.
On August 24, 2017, at the live final show of Boy Band, they debuted their first song ‘Eyes Closed’. In the next few months, they released the singles ‘Feel This Christmas’, ‘I Will Be Home for Christmas’, ‘Eyes Closed (acoustic)’ and ‘Tattoo (‘How ‘Bout You)’.
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Chance Perez was born on November 10, 1997, in Seal Beach, a city in Orange County, California. He has an older sister named Aspen. Perez has cited his father to be his greatest inspiration. They lived in a small apartment when Perez was growing up and his father would sing to him and his sister. When he was eight years old, his father died and the family faced several difficulties. His mother raised him and his sister by herself.
Music has always been the biggest passion in Perez’s life. He was still in his early teens when he formed his first group, The Boy Band Project, with his friends. They covered several songs, including Ed Sheeran's ‘Give Me Love’, which was posted on YouTube on July 24, 2014. Previously, they had released an original track called ‘Find That Girl’.
Perez was dating a girl named Emma Smith during this period. He was 17 and Emma was 16 when she became pregnant. She later gave birth to a daughter, whom they named Brooklyn. After that, the priorities in Perez’s life began to change. He became a certified EMT and aspires to be a fire-fighter in the future.