The inception of social media platforms, especially ones like TikTok and YouTube has made the rising artists of today get a taste of fame if their content is worthy enough to go viral. However, this is where most people fail to rise to the occasion. Oliver Tree is a popular American singer-songwriter who peaked at heights of fame following his song, “When I’m Down” which went viral in 2016.
Even if you aren’t very associated with music and Hollywood, chances are that you have heard one song from Oliver Tree, knowingly or unknowingly. He has also partaken in multiple performances with leading singers like Zeds Dead and Skrillex, which further fuelled his popularity and growth.
If you are intrigued about Oliver Tree and want to explore more about him and his career, we’d recommend scrolling through.
Early Life of Oliver Tree
Oliver Tree Nickell was born on June 29, 1993, in Santa Cruz, the United States to a loving family wherein his parents met at a flute class. So, Oliver’s upbringing involved a lot of music and instruments that he grew up listening to.
Surrounded by so much passion for music, Oliver got to explore playing different instruments from a very young age. However, it wasn’t until his middle school days that Oliver finally became part of a band named Ivory. He was the front lead in the band and played guitar too.
It was then that he started getting more and more into music and into the genres of electronic music and hip hop, which is what he specializes in at the moment. Besides being in a band, Oliver also played as a DJ and worked on a rap project when he was 18 years old.
To further augment his skills and knowledge about music, Oliver attended the California Institute of Arts. It was during his college days that he made and published a cover of Karma Police by Radiohead. Later after completing his degree at the California Institute of Arts, Oliver also studied Business for two years at San Francisco State University.
Since Oliver likes to keep his private life secluded, it isn’t surprising that there is not much information available about his family or close friends. However, back in 2019, Oliver confirmed his relationship with popular singer, Melanie Martinez.
Career and Professional Growth
As we said, Oliver has grown up with music around him. With supportive and loving parents by his side, he also got to explore different avenues of music that he didn’t think were possible back in the day.
Oliver’s professional career kickstarted with his debut album, Splitting Branches, which he released in 2013. The album consisted of nine tracks, all of which managed to become popular eventually. However, his debut album was released independently, so it wasn’t a big success.
In 2016, Oliver was part of different singles from other singers but it was one of his singles When I’m Down that put him on the map. He also performed on the Last Call, marking his television debut.
Followed with the initial success, Oliver kept releasing new singles like All You Ever Talk, Welcome to LA, Cheapskate, etc. in 2017. However, it was in 2017 that he was able to release his album, Alien Boy, under Atlantic Records.
Once he got signed, Oliver’s career took a complete 360 and all of his singles released since then have garnered a lot of buzz and popularity among the audience. He released the second music video, Hurt, which gained immense popularity back in 2018.
Over the years, Oliver has performed in multiple festivals like Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, and Coachella. He has also toured as a supporting act for Louis the Child, Hobo Johnson, Skizzy Mars, and Whethan.
Oliver also released his album, Ugly is Beautiful, in 2020, which resonated well with a lot of his fans and put him in the foreground.
Controversies and Philanthropy of Oliver Tree
Oliver Tree is gaining gradual popularity among the audience but despite the fame, he hasn’t found himself in the middle of any crisis or controversies yet.
Also, there is no direct information about any charities or organizations that he is associated with. However, given the kind of compassion he shows for his fans, it isn’t surprising that he does amazing work behind the scenes that aren’t publicized on the internet.
Net Worth of Oliver Tree
Oliver Tree has an estimated net worth of $13.5 million as of 2022. Besides his records and music production, Oliver also earns a hefty portion of his income through YouTube advertising where he has millions of subscribers.
Besides that, Oliver also earns through collaborations, sponsorships, and brand campaigns that he partakes in. He earns from additional music platforms like Spotify and Soundcloud, further adding to his multiple sources of income.