With a growing interest in pop music, the likes of Corbyn Besson are getting massive followership on different internet platforms thanks to his skills in the music genre. Besson is obviously among the young music artists who know they are meant to make a significant impact in the industry and are working hard to achieve their dreams.
Now a member of the boyband, Why Don’t We or ‘WDW’, the singer-songwriter began his journey in the music industry by crooning songs belonging to famous musicians. On his YouNow account, He covered songs by Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and, of course, the English singer/songwriter Adele.
Today, his popularity cuts across video-sharing and social media platforms like Instagram and YouTube. Not bad for a former military brat.
Corbyn Besson’s Life Before ‘Why Don’t We’
Born on November 26, 1998, the American singer, songwriter, and social media star Corbyn Matthew Besson hails from Texas. His father, Ray Besson, worked in the Air Force. As a result, the family moved around a lot. In the early years of Corbyn’s life, he lived in Alabama, South Dakota, and Florida before the family settled in Fairfax, Virginia.
The young singer has a younger sister named Ashley and a younger brother, whose name is Jordan Besson. He and his sister, Ashley, have appeared on his YouTube page. Additionally, Corbyn is not the only musician in the Besson family. His cousins are the Dutch girl group, O’G3NE. It is a group of sisters, who among other successes, won the fifth season of The Voice of Holland.
There is very little public information about his academic background. But his musical one began when he was a toddler. He sang songs by Michael Jackson and Backstreet Boys. At the age of 12, he got his first guitar. It was an electric guitar gifted to him by a family member. He quickly learned how to play, and within a few months, began posting covers of popular songs on his Xbox voice chats. Corbyn dabbled in other interests like sports, graphic design and video games, but he kept returning to music as his true passion.
He went from posting songs on Xbox to video covers on Instagram. A piece of advice from a friend led him to YouNow, where he quickly developed a following of more than 100,000 fans for his covers. Supported by his parents, Corbyn had his first stage performance at Williamsburg, Virginia. He performed for twenty people and launched his career as a solo musician.
Later, he followed the Williamsburg performance with the launch of his brand; he had a website and also sold merchandise. In December 2014, he took things further and released his first single, The Only One. He released another, Marathons, in 2015.
His Transition From Solo Artist To Band Member
The majority of Corbyn Besson’s successes as a musician are due to his membership in the group ‘Why Don’t We’. After his two singles performed modestly well on the iTunes chart, he followed their success by going on the Impact Tour.
Alongside Corbyn on tour were his future bandmates, Jack Avery and Zach Herron. After about a year of going on tour and meeting other young rising stars, they formed the boy band, Why Don’t We.
On September 27, 2016, with four members, namely Daniel Seavey, Jonah Marais, Jack Avery, and Zach Herron, Why Don’t We came into existence. Corbyn Besson joined the group in 2017 as the group’s fifth member and together, they embarked on ‘Something Different Tour’ in 2017. In the month he joined, the group signed with Atlantic Records.
Since its formation, Why Don’t We, and by extension, Corbyn Besson, have released one album – 8 Letters. They released the album in August 2018, and it peaked at #8 on the US Billboard 200. The album has sold more than 50,000 copies. Other works include six EPs and 21 singles. Combined with his two solo singles, Corbyn has 23 singles to his name.
Corbyn Besson, along with other members of Why Don’t We, also have a few awards and nominations to their name. They have nominations from Teen Choice Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and a couple more. They bagged the International New Artist Award at the 2018 BreakTudo Awards and the Choice Music Group Award at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards as well.
On his own, Corbyn Besson has more than 2.2 million followers on Instagram, over 855,000 followers on Twitter, and 194,000-plus subscribers on YouTube. His videos on YouTube also have more than 3.2 million views.
Corbyn Besson Credits His Mother For Fueling His Passion For Music
For Corbyn Besson, his number one music influence is his mother. He credits her for helping him fall in love with music and fueling a passion that has defined his young life. Professionally, Corbyn’s influences include Ed Sheeran, Jake Miller, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, and Taylor Swift.
Not only do their careers and style influence his music, but he has made several covers of their songs. Gaining more knowledge of music technicalities, he began to create his songs, thereby establishing his own musical identity and sounds.
However, according to Corbyn and the rest of Why Don’t We, their biggest influence is Justin Bieber. The band aims to follow in his footsteps and become music icons. His influence reflects in their music, which focuses on adolescent angsts, love and pain, written with catchy choruses.
Inside His Love Story With YouTube Sensation, Christina Marie Harris
Thanks to his musical skills which have helped in catapulting him to fame, Corbyn Besson’s personality has drawn people’s attention to his personal life. His popularity, combined with his attractive 5 feet 8 inches body, makes him a bachelor of interest to many young women and men. But the singer is spoken for.
Besson is currently dating Christina Marie Harris – a beautiful American YouTube star who runs the popular channel, BeautyChickee. She is the only known girlfriend of the singer since he became a public personality.
The two started dating in May 2016 and are fondly called Dad and Mom by their fans.
There are no reports about their previous relationships, but considering how well the two give updates of their loved-up life, there is no doubt that they are enjoying each other’s company.