ABOUT CHRISTIAN GATES
“Gate$’s vocal delivery and mixing is unlike anything we’ve quite heard before.” – Banger of The Day
Since stepping onto the musical stage with his first song “Skitzo” in 2019, Chri$tian Gate$s’s career has been just that – unlike anything you’ve heard before. The 18-year-old California-based musical artist and TikTok sensation is redefining what it means to be a pop star.
Chri$tian is known for writing and performing emotional music that masterfully blends deep, raw lyricism with viral melodies that stay on repeat. His first album was created in 2019 with EDM producer and pioneer of the Future Bass genre, Elation. With awe-inspiring focus, the two spent an uninterrupted week creating hit after hit.
When he entered the TikTok scene in early 2020, attention to Chri$tian’s talents skyrocketed. His first video, posted on June 23, 2020, garnered over 1 million views. In August, he released “Lost”, and the song rapidly rose in stream count – now sitting at 5.3 million streams on Spotify alone. In September, Gate$ posted a remix of “Overwhelmed” by Royal and the Serpent. The video went viral with over 13 million views. His social media success caught the attention of Atlantic Records who officially released Chri$tian’s next remix of the song in February 2021. The music video has over 1 million views on YouTube and over 9.4 million streams on Spotify.
He’s been in Teen Blurb’s New Artist of the Week, a feature dedicated to “the world’s most thrilling and underrated new musical artists”. Business Blurb cited him in their “10 music artists that are blowing up in 2020”.
Chri$tian has captured such a loyal fanbase because of his humble, relatable beginnings. After a breakup at age 17, he channeled his heartbreak into music, finding therapy in the process. His unofficial first fan was his manager at Taco Bell with whom he shared this first song. She expressed her love for his music, after which he told her he was taking a week off to make more of it. The rest is history.
Gate$ can be seen performing at various venues and exclusive parties from San Diego to Los Angeles. As of June 2021, he has 2.6 million TikTok followers and 34 million likes. Nearly 800,000 music lovers stream his songs on Spotify every month. In under a year, the teen has already captured millions of fans with a career trajectory that is truly once in a lifetime. This is Christian’s moment, but he’s just getting started.