Matt Champion Wiki bio
Matt Champion was born in The Woodlands, Texas USA, on 14 February 1995 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius and he holds American nationality. Matt is a rapper, perhaps known best for being a member of the hip hop collective Brockhampton.
Early life and education
Matt grew up in The Woodlands near Houston, where he was raised alongside his younger sister by their single mother, who worked as a hairdresser at that time. Matt studied at Woodlands High School, and during his time there, he started making music. Two years after matriculating, Matt dropped out of college and moved to Los Angeles, California, to focus on his music career.
— BROCKHAMPTON (@brckhmptn) October 2, 2019
In 2014, he responded to Kevin Abstract’s post on the online forum for Kanye West fans, KanyeToThe, asking to recruit new members for his band, which is how he met his future Brockhampton band-mates Kevin Abstract, Ameer Vann, Joba, and Merlyn Wood.
Career as a member of Brockhampton
Brockhampton released their first single entitled “Bet I” in January 2015, and in March of the following year, their debut mixtape “All-American Trash”, which was available for free.
In June 2017, Brockhampton released their debut album “Saturation”, which included singles such as “Face”, “Heat” and “Gold”, which were all accompanied by videos that Kevin Abstract filmed in his Los Angeles neighborhood.
After the album was endorsed by the ‘Internet’s busiest music nerd’, Anthony Fantano, who gave it a rating of 9/10, the band reached a wider audience, and gained a loyal fan-base. The band then started working on the follow-up album “Saturation II”, which was released in August of the same year to further acclaim and attention. The band concluded their album trilogy in December 2017, with the release of “Saturation III”, which was followed by a feature-length movie made to celebrate the “Saturation” trilogy.
Although Kevin Abstract at one point announced that “Saturation III” would be their final release, the band later clarified that they would release more albums after it.
In 2018, they announced their fourth studio album entitled “Team Effort”, but due to sexual assault allegations directed against Ameer Vann, the release was put on hold indefinitely. Ameer was subsequently excluded from the band, which made fans wonder how his absence would affect the rest of the group.
Despite the hurdles that they faced during this time, Brockhampton signed a $15 million deal with the RCA label, and were backed by promotion from mainstream artists such as A$AP Rocky. Their 2018 album “Irridescence” debuted in first spot on the Billboard 200 chart, which has been their biggest commercial success to date.
Brockhampton released two more albums, “Ginger” in 2019 and “Technical Difficulties” in 2020.
Both were met with a warm reception from critics and fans alike, but neither achieved the sales of their previous albums. In January 2021, they started working on their upcoming album “Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine”, which is set to be released mid-2021.
Matt has played a major role in the band as one of the founding members, and during the 2019 “Ginger” era, he was the face of Brockhampton. He has the most low-key personality of all the band members, but makes it up for it with his authenticity and confidence. He isn’t afraid to tackle dark issues like rape culture and misogyny in his lyrics. While other members of Brockhampton are influenced by the East Coast rap sound, Matt has a more West Coast-styled approach, which makes for an interesting contrast.
Matt is working on his solo music career parallel to working with Brockhampton. In 2014, he released two singles, “Die With Me” and “Burn”, and after joining Brockhampton, still proceeded with the release of several solo singles, including “You’re Too Cool For Me”, “El Dorado” and “Salud”. In 2017, he released his first album entitled “HARLEY”, produced by his band-mate Joba. In his music, Matt is experimenting with an alternative R&B sound, with elements of Neo-Soul and Neo-Psychedelia.
Love life and girlfriend
Since joining Brockhampton, Matt has had two long-term relationships that the public knows of.
He dated the Instagram model, Jade Holman, from 2014 to 2016. In 2018, Matt found love with the Canadian model Tavia Bonetti, and the two are still together, appearing to be in a loving and stable relationship.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Matt has listed Frank Ocean, Wu Tang Clan, Mac Miller, A$AP Rocky, Kanye West and Tyler the Creator as some of his musical influences.
He likes to watch Indie movies when he wants to unwind from a tough day, with some of his favorites being “Lost in Translation”, “Donnie Darko”, and “Little Miss Sunshine”.
Dogs are Matt’s favorite animals, and he has a white Shiba Inu called Michael.
Height, age and net worth
Matt is 26 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall and weighs around 157lbs (71kgs). As of May 2021, his net worth is estimated at over $1 million.
Who is Matt’s girlfriend Tavia Bonetti?
Tavia Bonetti was born in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada on 22 March 1993 – her zodiac sign is Aries and she holds Canadian nationality. She is a model and a social media star.
Tavia spent her childhood in Vancouver where she was raised alongside her two brothers. After matriculating from a local high school, she moved to Montreal, Quebec to attend Concordia University.
Tavia started her modeling career at the age of 17, and has since been featured in several publications such as “W Magazine”, “Hypebeast” and “Yume”. She is very active on Instagram, with her account numbering almost 150,000 followers, and counting over 900 photos.
Tavia loves snowboarding, and was an ambassador of the snowboard gear company Burton. She often cites Yohji Yamamoto as her biggest fashion influence.
Tavia is 28 years old (two years Matt’s senior), and has blonde hair and brown eyes. She is 5ft 8ins (1.72m) tall, weighs around 115lbs (53kgs), and her vital statistics are 34-26-32. She wears dress size two and shoes size nine. As of May 2021, her net worth is estimated at over $300,000.