When Tai Verdes posted Stuck in the Middle on TikTok in August 2020, little did he know the stardom he was going to achieve from that song? The track not only became viral on Tiktok, but it also gained 67 million streams on Spotify. And Tai found a record deal with Arista Records.
Today, dear readers, we have with us a miraculous success story of Tai Verdes, an overnight rags to riches story. Read along to find out everything you need to know about the artist, including information about his family, his girlfriend, and his net worth, height, etc. over this Tai Verdes Wikipedia!
His Age, Birthday
Tai Verdes was born on 9 November 1995; thus making him 25 years of age as of the date of publication of this article, i.e. 15 July 2021. Also, because his birthday happened on the 9th of November, his zodiac sign was Scorpio.
Tai Verdes Real Name
Tai Verdes’s real name is Tyler Colon. When asked why did Tyler choose Tai Verdes as his stage name, his answer was “Verdes because I used to live in Palos Verdes, it’s where I’m from. And “Tai” because people already call me ‘Ty’. I added an ‘i’ because it’s sexy.”
About Tai Verdes Family: Parents, Siblings
Tai Verdes was born to parents James Harold Colon and Ladora Colon. His father, James, was a Toyota executive who had once appeared on The Opera Winfrey Show and taught Oprah and her audience how to parallel park a Lexus LS460. His mother, Ladora, also called Dori, was an independent rep at Sensaria.
Tai’s mother was actually an important figure in his development as a musician. It was his mother who put him through a music lesson at the age of 11. She also inspired him to cover songs and make his own music.
About his siblings, Tai Verdes seemed to have just one sibling, a brother named Miles Colon growing up. We do not know much about Miles. Tai and his brother were born and raised in Palos Verdes Peninsula, California.
Apart from his parents and siblings, there were other members in the extended family. His grandparents, Lillie B Colon and James Colon had already passed away by 2021. And so were his aunt Janice Colon and his uncle Kenneth Colon.
Tai Verdes Height
Tai Verdes was a very tall guy, a giant even, standing at a height of 6 ft 7 inches. And he weighed 205 lbs (93 kgs). Also, he had brown eyes and dark hair.
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His Instagram, TikTok
Tai was super famous on social media as of 2021. In fact, it was social media that had uplifted his career as a musician. It was his presence in Tiktok that made him a viral singing sensation. On his Tiktok channel @taiverdes, he had over 1.7M followers and 25.8M likes.
Similarly, Tai was also huge on Instagram. On his Instagram @taiverdes, he had over 438k followers. He had a decent following on other social media platforms as well. For example, on Twitter @taiverdes he had 19.3k followers.
Tai had both a regular Facebook account (with his real name Tyler Jay Colon) and a Facebook page called Tai Verdes. On his Facebook page, he had 3.8k followers.
Tai Verdes Net Worth
By 2021, Tai Verded has a net worth of around $750K net worth
Before the August of 2020, Tai Verdes was a nobody. He was an aspiring musician but nobody really knew him. He had had seven unsuccessful tryouts on American Idol and The Voice. Tai also had released some songs under the moniker Tylersemicolon but they were going nowhere.
Tai participated in an MTV dating program Are You The One and ended up winning $50,000. After that, he moved to LA. He worked small jobs during the day and worked on his music late at night. He had worked as an intramural volleyball referee and as a luxury sunglasses store employee.
Before the lockdown, Tai was working in a Verizon store. And when everything was shut down, Tai found that music was the only thing he could focus on. He made music and let Tiktok take care of it. And Tiktok brought him success like nothing else could.
Today, Tai has a record deal, a bunch of songs released on Spotify and Soundcloud. He has his own Youtube channel where he puts his music and had over 164k subscribers. And Verdes is set to open for Chelsea Cutler and Quinn XCII on a tour in the late summer of 2021. And his aspiration to become like Billie Eilish and Tyler the Creator seems closer than ever.
Tai Verdes grew up playing different musical instruments like piano, guitar, and ukulele. Later, he went on to Babson College for his education. During his college days, he was on the basketball team and wanted to become an NBA player. However, he dropped out of college to pursue his dreams in music.
Tai Verdes Girlfriend
Allegedly, Tai Verdes’ girlfriend is a girl called Bianca Nicado. Looking through both Tai’s and Bianca’s IG, it seems like they are really close together. There were a lot of birthday wishes, calling each other part of their “gang”, visiting places, celebrations, and all the things girlfriend and boyfriend would do.
Bianca first appeared on Tai’s IG on 15 September 2020 whereas Tai first appeared on Bianca’s IG on 5 October 2020.
Despite all the Instagram intimacies, neither Tai nor Bianca has confirmed their relationship as of 2021. So far, Tai has only confirmed that Bianca was “the gateway driver” when he “stole from banks”.
Last modified: July 14, 2021