KondZilla: YouTube Star's Net Worth, Songs List And Viral Hit Bum Bum Tam Tam
If you've never heard of KondZilla then you might be surprised to hear that he's the most subscribed to music producer, director and screenwriter on YouTube. He's close to reaching 51 million subscribers on the platform and his videos have received over 25 billion views. Here's all you need to know about the Brazilian star including his net worth and the most popular track on his songs list.
Early life and career
KondZilla was born Konrad Cunha Dantas on September 13 1988, making him 30-years-old. He grew up in a coastal town in Brazil where he gained a love for a strain of baile funk music called ostentação. Lyrics in this genre tend to be about making your way up the financial ladder. Dantas said he wanted to capture "the vision of the periphery youth, to register the things he lives as much as the things he dreams."
Unfortunately, his mother passed away when he was a young adult. Due to her career as a teacher he was left with a sizable life insurance fund. He used a chunk of it to buy a Canon EOS 5D camera to pursue a career in video production.
He then moved to São Paulo to study cinematography, post-production, and photography and began his career when he directed a popular former Brazilian Rock Band, Charlie Brown Jr.'s concert film "Música Popular Caiçara".
What is Canal KondZilla?
Ever since he made his first video, he just hasn't stopped working. He has directed over 700 music videos and has worked with some of the most famous Brazilian artists of all time. He uploads his creations to his YouTube channel, Canal KondZilla.
Brazilian DJ Omulu spoke about KondZilla's style: "Kondzilla borrowed bling from hip-hop and featured in their clips a reality where young guys [from society's periphery] had access to luxury and sports cars
"This formula worked just as well here as anywhere else."
This statement is backed up with facts too. Canal KondZilla is one of the fastest growing in terms of views and subscribers. It's reported that he gets over 550 million total video views and 1.01 million subscribers every month.
"Today it is the most relevant YouTube music channel," Dantas says of his channel, which has also grown to include management services and a label. "But I want it to become the greatest in the world."
The success of Canal KondZilla has given baile funk an unprecedented platform for exposure.
Most popular video
With 1,295,576,099 views and over 9.1 million likes at the time of writing, Kondzilla's video for MC Fioti - Bum Bum Tam Tam has the record of being his most popular video.
KondZilla's net worth
According to YouTubermoney.com, Kondzilla's net worth is reported to be around $47 million (£37.8 million).
So, if you haven't listened to baile funk before now's a good time as it's taking over the globe.
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