Who Is Canadian Singer & TikTok Phenom Tate McRae?

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Welcome to The Come-Up, where rising Gen-Z talent checks in on their way to the top. TikTok phenom Tate McRae wants people to know that the writing in her songs is like her therapy. “So listening to my songs is like a secret pathway to my brain.” Learn what makes her tick here.

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VITALS

Name: Tate McRae

Age: 17

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta Canada

Pronouns: She//her

IG: @tatemcrae

TikTok: @tatemcrae1

Sun sign: Cancer

Rising sign: Virgo

Phone background: A car and a moon

Where you’ve seen me: At the studio recording an album

Where you’ll see me next: Festivals!!!!

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FAVES

Cause(s) I’m passionate about: Mental health awareness

Fictional character: Damon Salvatore

Comfort food: Toast

Role model: Zendaya

Song I know all the lyrics to: A lot of songs

Hobby: If you don’t already know, I love to dance. I’ve been dancing all my life. I can’t wait for my live shows coming up so everyone can see that I’m not just a singer or just a dancer, I’m both.”

Three items I can’t live without: Phone, inhaler, elastic band

Curse word: Fuck

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FIRSTS

Role: Voice of a character on Nickelodeon’s Lalaloopsy

Pet: My old dog, Jessie, who was a black lab

Couple I stanned: Tom Holland & Zendaya

Teen show I loved: Gossip Girl

Performance story: I was just 6, I think. I thought I was the star at my dance recital — in reality, I was brutal.

Time my alarm goes off in the morning: 9 a.m.

Time I saw myself represented in music: I have always been a huge fan of Dua Lipa. Not only is she an incredible artist and a big idol for me as a woman in the industry right now, but her style is unmatched. I feel like fashion-wise she always brings something new to the table.

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LASTS

Show I binged: Vampire Diaries

Movie I saw: Think Like a Man

Book I read: milk and honey by rupi kaur

Song I listened to: Machine Gun Kelly, “Lonely”

Person I texted: My mom

Weird Instagram buy: Apple cider vinegar gummies

Last time I felt proud of myself: During a writing session last week. Victoria Zaro and I wrote a really cool song that we both were obsessed with.

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GOALS

How I want to change the world: By making meaningful music

How my generation will change the world: Speaking up for themselves

Dream duet: Post Malone

If I weren’t singing, I’d be: Dancing everyday

Dream dinner guests: Leonardo DiCaprio, Timothée Chalamet, and Zendaya. That would be iconic.

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