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Who is Leah Kate? Parents, age, and TikTok stardom explored

Shania Wilson May 13, 2022
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If you’re an avid TikTok scroller, you’ve likely heard of Addison Rae, Loren Gray, and Charli D’Amelio, but have you come across Leah Kate?

Boasting over 440k followers on the platform, singer and social media personality Leah Kate uses TikTok to share her music, including tracks 10 Things I Hate About You and Twinkle Twinkle.

If you’re not familiar with Leah Kate and her music, allow us to introduce you. We’re breaking down everything that we know about the singer and TikToker, including her parents and age.

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Who is Leah Kate? Age, parents, and career explored

Leah Kate is a 26-year-old singer-songwriter, and her music is blowing up on TikTok right now. In fact, the app even featured Leah on the banner for popular and trending sounds.

The social media personality is paving her way to success now, but her interest in music could be credited to her parents. Born and raised in California, TechWiddle reports that Kate’s family owned a radio station, which went on to prove as a major influencer in her life. According to Famous Birthdays, the artist would even record herself singing karaoke songs at just six years old.

Leah Kate’s parents weren’t the only musical influences in her childhood, however. On Trend News reports that her aunt worked in Nashville as a composer.

The 26-year-old kicked off her own career in 2018 when she started to post song covers on her self-titled YouTube channel, boasting 28k subscribers, and Instagram account.

Kate went on to drop her debut album, What Just Happened?, in 2021, and promotes her releases on TikTok.

Earlier this year, Leah supported singer Madison Beer on tour, and is set to join Chase Atlantic on their North American tour in the summer.

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Singer-songwriter’s music goes viral on TikTok

Even if you haven’t heard Leah Kate’s name before, there’s a high chance that you’ve heard her music.

Last month, Kate’s track Ten Things I Hate About You was crowned the 9th most viral song in the world, and has been used by over 400k videos on TikTok.

The singer’s song F U Anthem has also proved widely popular on the app, and has been used by over 1 million videos.

In March, Leah released an official music video for Ten Things I Hate About You, which you can watch here.

Leah Kate promotes Twinkle Twinkle with merch giveaway

Following the success of Ten Things I Hate About You, Leah Kate took to social media to promote her new release, Twinkle Twinkle, an explicit version of the children’s song.

“Can everyone in leahnation make a video to twinkle twinkle on Tiktok? Let’s bring the haters to the bottom,” the singer tweeted. “I’m reposting my fav videos and choosing a winner to give a free MERCH crew neck to CANT WAIT TO SEE THEM I LOVE U GUYS.”

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Shania is a Magazine Journalism graduate from the University of Derby. Her main passion is rooted in print journalism, however, she also branches out towards social media and is also interested in public relations. Outside of writing, Shania enjoys using social media, reading, and drinking coffee.