Who is Kalin White?
Kalin White is better known as a member of the American pop duo, ‘Kalin and Myles’, who released their first self-titled album in November 2015. They knew each other from school days but got serious about making music together after they met at a friend’s place and Myles heard Kalin sing ‘Beautiful Girls’ by Sean Kingston. Myles, who was already in the music business, was so impressed with Kalin’s singing that he got in touch with him on Facebook to get him to sing together as a duo. Before this they were doing their individual productions of R&B and Hip Hop music on a small scale, more for fun. In 2011, their premiere song as a duo, ‘More Than Friends’ was recorded in a single day and released the very next day, when they were still in school. The song was an instant success and after the favourable response to their maiden joint effort, they were motivated to put their individual careers on hold and begin uploading a number of joint videos that made them famous. Unfortunately, the duo did not last long and broke up in March 2016 to go their separate ways. After a short break, Kalin was back with his music and today he is an established singer and songwriter with his own debut album. He bears a positive outlook and recently expressed interest in acting as well. His massive following on social media is definitely an indicator that he is a budding star.
The Meteoric Rise To Stardom
Kalin White was an undiscovered R&B crooner before his collaboration with rapper and beatmaker, Myles Parrish, to make their hit single ‘Summertime Love’ in 2011. At that time they were recording their music in Myles’ bedroom and doing their own production. The duo did a number of songs together that made them a household name with Hip Hop enthusiasts. Eventually, they signed a deal with Republic Records to release their debut EP ‘Chasing Dreams’ in 2012. Their second EP ‘K&M University’ followed soon the same year and made them a name to reckon with in the music world. It was their third EP, ‘Chase Dreams’ that entered at number six on the Rap Album chart of 2014 and made them famous. Their popularity soared and their fourth EP ‘Dedication’, which was out in December 2014, was loved by fans.
Besides being active on social media, they toured the United States of America in 2015 to reach out to fans. They release their self titled debut album in November the same year. The duo was nominated for the Teen Choice Award in the category of ‘Choice Music: Next Big Thing’, but lost out to contemporary singer Bea Miller. They did another ‘Just For Fun’ tour with ‘Timeflies’ later in the year, but things soured between the duo and they parted ways in March 2016.
Kalin took a break for some time after the split and came back in September 2016 with his first post break up single solo ‘Twister’, which was directed by David Camarena. His success prompted him to come out with his debut solo album ‘Chapter 21’ in October 2016. From there on there has been no looking back for Kalin White. He further gained fame from the photographs and videos he uploaded on his Vine and Instagram account to reach out to fans. Today, he has over 600,000 followers on instagram. He is also active on Twitter, where he has over 275,000 followers. His estimated net worth is $ 100,000.
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Behind The Curtains
Kalin was born on January 4, 1995 in the Bay Area of California to a French father and Mexican mother. He grew up in Hayward, California, with his mother, who was single. He has three half brothers and two half sisters and makes very little mention of his father. He describes his mother as his best friend and has no regrets about his childhood, even though he did not have much.
He studied in Castro Valley High School, where he enjoyed playing basketball in his spare time. In fact, at one point of time he contemplated being a member of the NBA. Besides his passion for sports, he loved Hip Hop as a child and was influenced by the likes of Michael Jackson, Brian McKnight and Chris Brown. Though he always liked singing and partying, he never got exposure till he sang at his cousin’s birthday party, when he was 14. Currently he is single and not in a serious relationship with anyone.