Alec Benjamin was born in Phoenix, Arizona, on May 28, 1994. As of 2020, his age is 26. He has not revealed much about his family background but nobody from his family was associated with music. There is no information about his parents. He has a sister named Logan who got married in 2015.
Alec was an introvert in school. However, music slowly changed his life and he listened to talented artists such as Eminem, Paul Simon, and Dr. Dre after which he started getting interested in music. He taught himself to play guitar by watching Youtube videos. By the age of 16, he started writing songs. His ethnicity is Caucasian.
Education: School/College, University
Talking about his educational background, Alex went to a local high school. After graduating and completing his high school studies, he attended the University of Southern California.
Alec Benjamin: Professional Life, Career
Alec Benjamin’s musical career started when he met a songwriter named Sacha Skarbek through a mutual friend. She had already written songs for artists such as Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey. The duo started writing songs together, and Benjamin started performing at venues.
Without any financial support from his parents, Alec flew to London where Sacha had her studio. He performed at the ‘Berlin Music Week’ and ‘The Reeperbahn Festival’ and started building his fanbase. Eventually, he signed a deal with ‘White Rope’ and released his debut mixtape, ‘Mixtape 1: America’, in 2013.
He recorded his debut single, ‘Paper Crown’ in the dorm room of the University of Southern California. In 2014, he self-released it and the track went on to become a hit even bigger than his debut EP.
In 2016, he released a stream of songs including ‘The Water Fountain’, ‘End of the Summer’, and ‘I Built a Friend’. All of the records featured his smooth, youthful vocals and keyboard-based arrangements. The tracks were praised by critics and his fan base kept growing.
The same year, he co-wrote a song with American artist Jon Bellion titled ‘New York Soul, Pt. 2’, which was one of the track’s on Jon’s album, ‘The Human Condition’. In 2018, he released a new single called ‘Let Me Down Slowly’ which featured Alessia Cara. Later the same year, he released a full-length mixtape called ‘Narrated for You’.
In January 2019, Alec performed the song on The Late Late Show with James Corden which further raised his profile. Following that, he released a stream of singles in the build-up to his debut album in 2020, ‘These Two Windows’.
He has also created a series called ‘Can I Sing For You?’ on his Youtube channel in which he performs his written songs in acoustic to public people.
Alec Benjamin: Net Worth, Salary
Alec Benjamin has an estimated net worth of around $750 thousand. His main sources of income include tours/shows, music sale, Spotify, and YouTube. Via his official website, he also sells merchandise. Monthly, he has 5+ million monthly listeners on Spotify and more than 32K followers on SoundCloud.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight
Benjamin stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches and weighs around 65 kg. His hair color is brown and his eyes are green in color.
Rumors and Controversies
The young musician has not been involved in any controversies. He has kept himself away from any type of controversy and scandal. So far, he has not done anything controversial in his career. Similarly, there are no rumors about him of any kind.
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Alec is active on social media sites. He has around 149k followers on Facebook and around 268k followers on Twitter. Similarly, his Instagram account has around 1.5 million followers.