Kenny Holland is widely recognized for his melodious covers and singing voice with which he delivers his incredible pop-rock songs. The American musician is also a talented songwriter and actor. He started his music career by posting videos of himself singing or making music on his eponymous YouTube channel. Kenny was a famous Vine star and he had millions of followers as well as over a hundred thousand loops on his videos at the time of the platform’s shutdown. Although he started out playing small music events and competitions, Kenny is now a professional music act with millions of fans loving his music.
Some of his best-known songs include Whatever, So What, Backseat, and One Day at a Time. He also has a critically acclaimed album and EP named Heart and Keys and All About It. Kenny is known for his incredible string of covers of hit songs such as Going Away from the Movie Hercules , Viva La Vida by Coldplay, Scars to Your Beauty by Alessia Cara, and The Story of My Life by One Direction.
Biography of Kenny Holland
Kenny was born on May 1, 1995 in Phoenix, Arizona but grew up in Michigan. He developed an interest in music when he was a young boy and he started learning to play the piano at the age of 8. He practiced every moment he got until his skills improved and he was allowed to perform at his high school events. He graduated from Pinnacle High School.
The talented singer rose to popularity after he signed up on the Vine platform and started uploading videos of himself singing covers of hit songs. He quickly gained over 1.4 million followers, who loved every little snippet of music he was generous enough to bless them with. The young talent has also opened a YouTube channel called Kenny Holland, where he posts videos of himself singing songs he composed himself as well as covers of songs by other artists. He has also uploaded clips for some of his popular songs like Lifeline, This Dance, Dreamville and Memories.The Youtuber has posted mashup videos of songs and featured his siblings in some of his videos, mostly because he’s not the only member of the Holland family with a phenomenal singing voice.
The pop-rock musician moved to Los Angeles to pursue a professional career in music. He was 16 when he released his very first song called Et So, which was one of the singles from his 2012 debut album Heart and Keys. Since then he has continued to open for popular artists like Ryan Beatty, Aaron Carter, Rae Sremmund, Demi Lovato, The Rocket Summer and The Summer to sold out crowds. He has two EPs to his credit: Everything You Need released in 2014 and Based on a True Story (BOATS) released in 2016.
Kenny started a collaborative project with his friend Wes Stromberg in July 2015, under the name TheBalCOny. The singer and songwriter also has a thriving acting career. He played Jimmy Flinders in the 2016 film Saturday Warriors. The cinematic rendition of the play with the same title follows the musical journey of a family who came to earth to learn the truth about the meaning of life. It’s a brilliant and moving film and Kenny Holland played his role to perfection.
Facts you need to know
1. The singer was born to Kelley McCormick and Ken McCormick. Although he is not their only child, he is their only son.
2. Kenny has five sisters namely; Madison, Camri, London, Bria and Capri. All of them have appeared in his videos at some point in the past, but the singer says Capri is his favorite sibling.
3. On the romantic front, Kenny was dating fellow YouTube star, Andrea Russett. Things were going pretty well for the couple until their split in 2017.
4. He found love again in Nicole Mitchelle, and after a few months of dating, they got engaged in July 2017. The couple exchanged vows on September 29, 2017.
5. The lovebirds are still happily married, and there’s no talk of bringing a baby into the family anytime soon.