Name: Alex Aiono
Real Name; Martin Alexander Aiono
Born: February 16, 1996 (age 23)
Birth Place: Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Occupation: Singer, Music producer, YouTuber
Years active: 2011–present
Genres: Pop, R&B
Years active: 2011–present
Subscribers: 5.95 million (April, 2018)
Total views: 875 million (April, 2019)
Martin Alexander Aiono (born February 16, 1996) is an American singer, producer, and YouTuber from Phoenix, Arizona. Aiono is known for his videos on YouTube which has amassed over 858 million views and his social media presence with upwards of 5.8 million followers. He released his first single on a major label with Interscope Records, "Work the Middle", in February 2017. He released his second single "Question" in April 2017. His third single, "Does It Feel Like Falling" was released on September 18, 2017.
Aiono is a YouTube creator with more than five million YouTube subscribers and more than 858 million views on his YouTube videos. He starred in the online YouTube series "Royal Crush".
Aiono released his debut single "Doesn't Get Better" on March 15, 2013. Later that year, on May 23, Aiono released his debut EP Young & Foolish. The EP's title track was co-written with John Legend. Aiono has cited John Legend as one of his biggest influences and has written two songs with the singer.
In 2016, Aiono began creating "flipped" versions of popular songs, including a mashup of Drake's "One Dance" and Nicky Jam’s "Hasta el Amanecer" that received more than 50 million views on YouTube. The video showcased Aiono’s vocals, charisma, guitar skills and production ability. Back in October of 2016, Aiono recorded and produced a sing-off with singer and songwriter Conor Maynard which was released on Conor's YouTuber Channel and now in November 2017 has over 88 million views.
Aiono signed with Interscope Records, a division of Universal Music Group in early 2017.
On January 27, 2017, Aiono released his single "Work the Middle". The song was produced by Axident and Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II. With the single, Aiono wanted to keep the sound his own but also bring in the dancehall vibe to get people moving on the dance floor. His first full-length album is scheduled to be released in 2017 by Interscope.
Aiono plays several instruments including the guitar, piano, bass and drums.
He also contributed a modern cover of "Man In The Mirror" to the Lego Batman Movie.
Aiono and his family, originally from Phoenix, Arizona, moved to Los Angeles, California so he could pursue a music career at 14 years old. They lived in a one bedroom apartment while he was making his first music connections by performing on the Santa Monica promenade where he met one of his managers. His mother is European American and his father is of Samoan and Māori descent and grew up in Ngāti Porou, New Zealand before moving to the United States. Alex is a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints.
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