Daniel McLoyd, popularly known as “IceJJFish,” is a rapper, singer, and “YouTuber,” who is known for his intentionally bad vocals. He became famous for the single `On the Floor,’ which was released in 2014 and became a huge hit. It received 10 million views in a month and now has over 70 million views. After attaining popularity, he has collaborated with other commercial artists, such as Tyler, The Creator. He has also released a series of album and singles, which differ in genre and style. His ‘YouTube’ channel has over 666 thousand subscribers and over 100 million views. Daniel is compared with William Hung, who gained instant fame for his terrible singing on ‘American Idol.’
Rise to Stardom
Daniel McLoyd, aka “IceJJFish,” began his career on ‘YouTube’ in 2013. His first video was `Rawest of them all Live,’ uploaded on May 17. The video has received over a million views. His next video, which was uploaded after a few months, was `I sing with 100 voices.’ It also received over a million views.
In January 2013, he uploaded the video `IceJJFish - No Topping You,’ which became his first video to cross five million views. However, the video also received a lot of criticism and ridicule.
On February 6, he uploaded the video `IceJJFish - On The Floor.’ His bad rapping and singing earned him a lot of popularity in a short time. The video earned him over 10 million views in just a month. Eventually, it received over 73 million views.
Though he was hugely criticized and ridiculed for his terrible singing and dancing, many believe it is a marketing tactic and that McLoyd is, in fact, a marketing genius. Some critics are also having a hard time figuring out if he is really serious or the bad music is intentional and meant to be funny.
He continued to release several videos on his channel, some of them earning millions of views. Some of his other videos are `IceJJFish- Like I Want To,’ which has nearly two million views, `IceJJFish- Really Trynna Do,’ with over 1.4 million views, `IceJJFish – My Bae,’ with nearly two million views, and `Ice JJ Fish- NO NO NO,’ with nearly 70 thousand views.
His ‘YouTube’ channel has over 666 thousand subscribers.
McLoyd is also popular on ‘Twitter’ and ‘Instagram.’ He also sells his songs on ‘iTunes,’ and despite the criticism, he is known to make a decent amount.
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Family & Personal Life
Daniel McLoyd was born on July 30, 1994. He is known to be from Aurora, Illinois, in the US. However he has not revealed much about his childhood, parents, or personal life.
McLoyd is often compared with William Hung, a contestant of ‘American Idol,’ who gained instant fame for his terrible singing.
Despite the heavy criticism, McLoyd seems to have paid little attention to his critics, and has continued releasing music and being more successful in his career.