What is the value of fame? All of the TikTok careers taking place the bathroom – Movie Day by day
The near-TikTok ban in the US last year, filed by the Trump administration, was a close call to the careers of many TikTokers in the short-form video app. The ban was brought in to mitigate data mining and privacy concerns from China. It was stated that the app would be banned in the country if TikTok couldn’t find a U.S. buyer within forty-five days.
When President Biden took over management last month, he lifted the social media app ban and ultimately saved the careers of many young American TikTok influencers.
However, the political issues surrounding TikTok seem to be just one of the big hurdles for the TikTok influencers, as the virality on the internet seems to be another reason to give up their creative careers. Fame certainly has its price!
Recently popular TikTok star Charli D’Amelio opened up for Teen Vogue about her reasons for ending her TikTok career. With over a million followers on TikTok, the sixteen-year-old became the most-visited creator in a year.
D’Amelio began her TikTok career in March 2019 with viral “Renegade” dance videos and has since shared more than just a few trends and challenges on TikTok. The dancer revealed the only reason she would leave TikTok when she stopped loving what she was doing, despite huge branded stores, book deals, and merch lines.
Like many other social influencing factors, D’Amelio was under the microscope and waddled out of numerous controversies, ranging from allegations of cultural appropriation to criticism for traveling during the pandemic or an “innocent” collaboration with friend James Charles.
TikTok to the music
Some other influencers known from TikTok are using TikTok as a transition to their music careers. Jaden Hossler (JXDN), Nessa Barrett, Dixie D’Amelio, Chase Hudson (LILHUDDY), Larray (Hype House) and Addison Rae are some of the biggest TikTok stars who released their own music over the past year.
For example, Jaden Hossler (JXDN) was one of the first TikTokers to join the music industry with Josh Richards from the Sway House TikTok channel in May 2020. Hossler broke his TikTok fame to find his calling in rock music which eventually led him to collaborate with Travis Barker of Blink 182 on multiple tracks. He even got the chance to work with Iann Dior & Machine Gun Kelly.
Bring us on his most recent collaboration with another TikTok influencer, Nessa Barrett. With over 10 million TikTok followers, Barrett released her highly anticipated first solo track “Pain”, followed by “if u love me” and “la die die” with Jaden Hossler.
In the past eighteen months, Addison Rae has catapulted to her name with 76 million followers and 4.9 billion views on TikTok and an estimated net worth of $ 5 million. Given all the successes, why did her fans think she would end her TikTok career?
It was recently rumored that Rae would launch her singing career in the coming weeks, starting with a single with Nicki Minaj and an album produced by Benny Blanco, according to Deuxmoi, a popular celebrity gossip account on Instagram. Seeing such rumors sparked speculation among TikToker fans that Addison Rae would actually end her career.
I did not leave tiktok !!!! new posts soon 🙂
– Addison Rae (@whoisaddison) February 21, 2021
However, Rae quickly reassured her fans by tweeting that she had no plans to leave TikTok anytime soon, but didn’t address the music career rumors. The presumed release date of the music collab is slated to be March 19th, so fans seem to be waiting for official confirmation soon.