Who is Kirsten Collins?
Kirsten Collins is a Canadian singer-songwriter, actress, YouTube star, and social media personality. She has emerged as one of the most promising vocalists in the Canadian industry in recent years. A native of the Canadian province of Alberta, she began singing on key even before she was two years old. About three years later, she performed her first solo song. At the age of six, she composed her first song. Collins began her journey towards stardom by participating in beauty pageants. She won the Calgary Junior Idol at the age of ten and the Miss Teen Calgary - World in 2012 and was a contestant at the Miss Teen Canada - World pageant. It was her younger brother Christian who first gained popularity on social media. Kirsten and her two other siblings later followed in his footsteps. Social media eventually became a medium for her to release her music as well as to interact with her fans. Over the course of her short but impressive career till date, she has worked with the likes of French-Canadian disc jockey MC Mario.
A music prodigy, Kirsten received the full support of her parents. She grew up collaborating with her brother Christian. Her sister, Karisma, is a singer as well. One of her earliest singles, ‘Ready’ (I Don’t Think) was recorded when she was 14 years old. A year later, in 2009, she recorded ‘Alone’, which her parents uploaded on their channel in 2010.
After setting up her own channel, Kirsten uploaded her first video almost a year later. It was one of her collaborations with her brother, a song called ‘Best in Me’. In the ensuing years, she has posted covers as well as her original songs. The most popular video on her channel is ‘Iggy Azalea - Black Widow Cover | Kirsten Collins & Christian Collins (Weeklychris) C’ with 330 thousand views. As of September 2018, she has over 73 thousand subscribers and about 1.6 million total views on her channel.
She has been steadily releasing songs since 2012. The songs ‘Best in Me’, ‘Party Shoes’, ‘Could You Love Me Again’, ‘I Miss You’, ‘Beautiful Butterfly’, and ‘Alone’ were released in 2012. The single ‘Locked Away’ was put out in 2015. In 2016, she released ‘Piece by Piece’, ‘This Town’, ‘Closer’, and ‘My Grown Up Christmas List’. In the following year, she recorded ‘Sorry Not Sorry’, ‘Grown Men Cry’, ‘Remedy’, and ‘Signs’.
In 2018, she has put out ‘Rainbows’, ‘BAD’, ‘No Tears Left to Cry’, and ‘Meant To Be’. Her latest single, ‘Sugar Pop Cocaine’; was released on August 10, 2018.
She was featured in MC Mario’s single ‘Anti-Gravity’ in July 2015. In January 2017, Kirsten, Christian, and Karisma collaborated with fellow YouTube star Kurt Hugo Schneider on a Chainsmokers Mashup.
She is equally popular on other platforms of social media. She has over 600 thousand followers on Facebook, more than 190 thousand followers on Instagram, and about 57 thousand followers on Twitter.
As an actress, she has worked in the thriller film ‘Rust’. Furthermore, her song ‘Could You Imagine’ has been featured in the film.
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Born on March 27, 1994, in Calgary, Canada, Kirsten Collins is the oldest of the four children of John and Stacey Collins. She has two brothers, Christian and Crawford, and one sister, Karisma. She has harbored a deep love for music since she was a child. She started singing on key even before she turned two. She performed her first solo song at the age of five, and a year after that, composed her first original song. She was home-schooled for the most part of her life. The family owned a small farm which had a bull, sixteen goats, and five chickens.
Kirsten first found fame in the fashion industry when she began competing in beauty peasants. When she was ten years old, she was crowned the Calgary Junior Idol. In 2012, she won the Miss Teen Calgary – World. She also competed in the Miss Teen Canada - World pageant.
When she was 14 years old, her parents encouraged her to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. This was before she became a star on social media. The family relocated to Los Angeles along with her. They have spent the last nine years travelling between Los Angeles and Calgary.
Christian was the first member of the family to become famous via social media. He was later joined by Crawford, and together, they became popular on Vine. Their parents set up a joint YouTube channel in April 2007, and it became a place for posting Kirsten’s music. It remained so until Kirsten created her own channel in July 2011.
Kirsten is presently dating Cory Parker who makes frequent appearances on her social media profiles. She is a devout Christian. She lists Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Christina A, Neyo, Michael Jackson, Whitney Huston, Kim Walker, and Misty Edwards as the singers she has been inspired by.