M3RKMUS1C is a popular YouTube gamer. Check out this biography to know about his birthday, childhood, family life, achievements, and fun facts about him.

Quick Facts

Birthday: June 15, 1995

Nationality: American

Girlfriend: Kayrina

Age: 24 Years, 24 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Gemini

Also Known As: Erik Phillips

Born Country: United States

Born in: Massachusetts

Famous as: Gamers

U.S. State: Massachusetts

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Erik Phillips, better known online as M3RKMUS1C, or MERK, is a popular American YouTube gamer. Besides gaming, he is known for his multiple series of other entertaining videos as well, including XBOS messages and Gun Game reactions. He has made videos on several games, such as ‘FortNite,’ ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare,’ and ‘Minecraft.’ He began posting on his main YouTube channel in mid-2009. Initially, he posted only guitar-related music videos, and it was only after a year that he started posting gaming videos. Eventually, his channel’s viewership and subscriber count started increasing, and his video ‘MW3: Assist Only M.O.A.B,’ which was uploaded on November 2011, became his first video to cross half a million views. In April 2012, he uploaded the video ‘Worlds First Gun Game MOAB! (Call of duty Modern Warfare 3),’ which became his first video to reach a million views. Over the years, his career on YouTube has grown rapidly and he has accumulated millions of subscribers on his main channel.

Rise to Fame
  • Erik Philips began his career on YouTube with several guitar and music-related videos on his channel ‘M3RKMUS1C’ in 2009. He initially didn’t get too many views. Later, he started posting covers and solo songs, as well as soundtracks of video games.
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  • After a few years, as he started to post reaction videos on games, his channel garnered more attention. He gained much popularity with videos, such as ‘MW3: Assist Only M.O.A.B’, which crossed half a million views, ‘Worlds First Gun Game MOAB! (Call of duty Modern Warfare 3),’ which crossed a million views, and ‘Minecraft: Trolling An 11 Year Old Fanboy!’, which has reached over 7.5 million views as of August 2019. Most of his videos revolve around games like ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’, ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’, ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’, ‘Minecraft’ and ‘Battlefield 3.’
  • His most popular videos include ‘We NEED This in Modern Warfare 4’, a gun game reaction video based on the 2010 game ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’. The video, which was uploaded in May 2012, has nearly 7 million views. Another one of his popular videos is ‘A Day in The Life of M3RKMUS1C!’, where he shows his audience the activities he performs on a daily basis. It was his 1000th video, and was uploaded on 28th May 2015. The video has gained over 7.5 million views.
  • The most-watched video on his channel is ‘GTA V: ANIMAL CRUELTY! (GTA 5 Next Gen Funny Moments)’, which has around 10 million views. The video, which was based on the popular video game ‘GTA V,’ featured Erik playing the game as different animals, instead of the main character.
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Family & Personal Life
  • Erik Phillips was born on June 15, 1995, in Massachusetts. He lives with his brother, who also appears with him in several videos. Some of his videos also include his friends and subscribers.
  • He is engaged to a girl named Kayrina, who is from Washington. Some of his fans, however, are known not to like the relationship.
  • The YouTuber is known for having several online personalities. These include Melvin, who acts like a childish nerd, and Marntch Manatee, an odd character who cracks disturbing jokes about adult situations, which is also his most used personality.
  • He also has two other channels, named ‘Nerd Plays’ and ‘Musick’. The former has nearly a million subscribers, while the latter has more than 200,000 subscribers.

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