Born In: South Africa
Stefan Benz is a South African singer-songwriter who initially gained fame as a cover artist but now makes his own music. He started his career by posting piano cover versions of his favorite songs by artists such as Richard Marx, Charlie Puth, and Ed Sheeran on Instagram and YouTube. He then began posting his original tracks, such as Get Over You, Cool 4 Me, and Say What's in Your Eyes, on YouTube. After gaining immense fame in South Africa, Stefan decided to move to the U.S. for boosting his music career. He has gained over 5 million views on his YouTube channel and is always seen at major events, such as the VMAs and the Grammy Awards.
Stefan Benz was born on September 26, 2006, in South Africa. Not much is known about his family and personal life, except that he has a younger sister.
Stefan Benz once revealed that his song Cool 4 Me was about a middle-school girl who was out of his league. Stefan had a huge crush on the girl in seventh grade but did not reveal her name.
On April 24, 2020, social-media star Sarah Dorothy Little featured Stefan in her video titled My First Date **ROMANTIC** | Sarah Dorothy Little ft. Stefan Benz and Gavin Magnus. The video showcased her interaction with Stefan, her crush, over a Zoom call, as they could not meet due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, nothing concrete is known about Stefan’s relationships.
He dreams of appearing on the talk shows of Jimmy Fallon and Ellen DeGeneres someday.
He decided to move to the U.S. only to boost his music career. He plans to sing in his native language, Afrikaans, someday, as he was inspired by the Portuguese version of In My Blood sung by Shawn Mendes, whose native language is Portuguese.
Stefan Benz has met Shawn Mendes at the VMA red carpet, partied with Sabrina Carpenter, and worked with Britney Spears's former boyfriend, producer J.R. Rotem, He has also been spotted at the red carpet of the Grammys. He is also known for his suave dress sense at various events.
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