Tate McRae is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and dancer who gained popularity through her viral videos on YouTube. Born in 2003 in Calgary, Alberta, McRae started dancing at a young age and began singing and songwriting at age 12. Her breakthrough came in 2019 with her debut single “One Day” which amassed millions of views and streams. McRae’s music is a blend of pop, electronic, and R&B, often incorporating her personal experiences and emotions into her lyrics. She has collaborated with numerous artists, including Khalid, Ali Gatie, and blackbear, and has performed on major platforms such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. McRae is also a brand ambassador for Reebok and has been featured in campaigns for the company.
In 2020, McRae released her debut EP, “all the things i never said,” which received critical acclaim and showcased her talent as a songwriter and performer. The EP’s lead single, “You Broke Me First,” went on to become a global hit, reaching the top ten in several countries and earning McRae her first platinum certification. The song’s success catapulted McRae to international fame and led to her being named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in the music category.
McRae has collaborated with a variety of artists and producers throughout her career. She co-wrote and performed on the song “Working” with Khalid, which was featured on the soundtrack for the film “SCOOB!” She has also collaborated with Ali Gatie on the song “lie to me” and with blackbear on “u love u.” McRae has also worked with artists such as Benny Blanco, and Jax Jones on various projects.