Artist Information for Rex Orange County

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Name: Rex Orange County

Followers: 6,002,824

Monthly Listeners: 12,657,469

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Biography:
Alex O'Connor, also known as Rex Orange County, is a gifted singer/songwriter known for his literate, quirky brand of bedroom pop that combines jazz, hip-hop, and soul influences. O'Connor was still a teenager when he first gained attention online in 2015 for his self-produced album bcos u will never b free. He built upon his viral buzz with 2017's Apricot Princess, which found him further expanding his sound. The album cracked the Top Ten of Billboard's Independent Albums chart, and paved the way for his even more ambitious, jazz-inflected 2019 effort PONY. In 2022 O'Connor issued his fourth full-length outing, Who Cares? Born in 1998 and raised in the village of Grayshott along the border of Hampshire and Surrey, O'Connor grew up singing in the school choir and developed a love of pop, listening to a mix of classic and contemporary artists including Queen, Stevie Wonder, Green Day, and Weezer. A self-taught drummer, he gained entrance to the BRIT School in London as a teenager. While studying there, he also sang and played guitar, and picked up piano and production software skills while working on his first album. At 17, with the "O.C." derived from O'Connor, he used the Rex Orange County moniker to self-release bcos u will never b free for streaming in 2015. As word of his distinctive style spread, he followed it up with songs like 2016's "Uno" and early 2017's "Best Friend" and "Sunflower" before releasing his second self-made LP, Apricot Princess, that April. Tyler, The Creator was a fan by that time, and featured Rex Orange County on two tracks from his Flower Boy album, released in July 2017. The following year, O'Connor finished second in the BBC Sound of 2018 poll behind Norwegian singer Sigrid. February 2019 saw the arrival of the bittersweet Valentine's Day-themed single "New House," which was followed in September by "10/10." Rex Orange County's third album, PONY, arrived in October that year and found him digging even deeper into his '70s singer/songwriter and jazz influences. It also landed him at number one on both the Billboard Top Rock and Alternative Albums charts. In 2020, O'Connor celebrated the five-year anniversary of his debut, bcos u will never b free, with a special vinyl release. He also issued the concert LP Live at Radio City Music Hall. Early 2022 saw the release of the single "Keep It Up" ahead of the arrival of his fourth long-player, Who Cares?, which appeared later that March. Recorded in Amsterdam with longtime associate Benny Sings, the album also featured a reunion with rapper Tyler, The Creator. ~ Marcy Donelson, Rovi


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Top 10 Albums

AMAZING Album Image AMAZING
Label: Rex Orange County
Release Date: 2022-02-14
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Live at Radio City Music Hall Album Image Live at Radio City Music Hall
Label: Rex Orange County
Release Date: 2020-09-30
Track Count: 9
Total Play Count: 0
10/10 Album Image 10/10
Label: Rex Orange County
Release Date: 2019-09-12
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Bcos U Will Never B Free Album Image Bcos U Will Never B Free
Label: Rex Orange County
Release Date: 2016-11-07
Track Count: 10
Total Play Count: 0
WHO CARES? Album Image WHO CARES?
Label: Rex Orange County
Release Date: 2022-03-11
Track Count: 11
Total Play Count: 0
KEEP IT UP Album Image KEEP IT UP
Label: Rex Orange County
Release Date: 2022-01-26
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Loving is Easy Album Image Loving is Easy
Label: Rex Orange County
Release Date: 2017-10-11
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
THREAT Album Image THREAT
Label: Rex Orange County
Release Date: 2022-08-09
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Pluto Projector Album Image Pluto Projector
Label: Rex Orange County
Release Date: 2019-10-17
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Sunflower Album Image Sunflower
Label: Rex Orange County
Release Date: 2017-03-22
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0

Top 10 Tracks

Best Friend Track Image Best Friend
Playcount: 669,951,698
Duration: 04:22
Sunflower Track Image Sunflower
Playcount: 564,451,867
Duration: 04:12
Loving Is Easy Track Image Loving Is Easy
Playcount: 505,463,805
Duration: 02:35
Pluto Projector Track Image Pluto Projector
Playcount: 467,017,429
Duration: 04:27
Pluto Projector Track Image Pluto Projector
Playcount: 467,017,429
Duration: 04:27
Television / So Far So Good Track Image Television / So Far So Good
Playcount: 352,005,864
Duration: 04:22
THE SHADE Track Image THE SHADE
Playcount: 350,993,912
Duration: 03:01
Corduroy Dreams Track Image Corduroy Dreams
Playcount: 266,663,465
Duration: 03:26
Happiness Track Image Happiness
Playcount: 243,082,424
Duration: 04:39
AMAZING Track Image AMAZING
Playcount: 233,135,233
Duration: 03:29

Top 10 Collaborating Artists (Tracks)

Tyler, The Creator Artist Image Tyler, The Creator
Collaborations: 2
Chance the Rapper Artist Image Chance the Rapper
Collaborations: 1
Daniel Caesar Artist Image Daniel Caesar
Collaborations: 1
Marco McKinnis Artist Image Marco McKinnis
Collaborations: 1
Randy Newman Artist Image Randy Newman
Collaborations: 1
Benny Sings Artist Image Benny Sings
Collaborations: 1
Peter CottonTale Artist Image Peter CottonTale
Collaborations: 1
Madison Ryann Ward Artist Image Madison Ryann Ward
Collaborations: 1