|Born Name||Alejandro Aranda|
|Birth Place||Pomona, California, USA|
|Education||California State University, Northridge|
|Profession||Singer, Musician, Reality Television Personality|
|Net Worth||$300 Thousand|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches (1.75m)|
Ever thought of living in the golden ages of music composers like Mozart and Bach? Well, you can relive them now. American Idol S17 runner-up, Alejandra Aranda, aka Scarypoolparty rightly, represents a musical genius of this generation.
The singer approached the judges in a casual fashion referring to them as homies and fascinated them alongside the viewers with his dissonant musicality. He sang his originals, “Out Loud” and Choco Love (on judge Lionel Richie’s request), first on the guitar and then on the piano.
It’s been more than a year since his talents became known. What happened to him? What is he up to now? Did he get to release his first official album? How much are his earnings so far? Stay with us as we disclose everything about him!
Alejandro Aranda’s Early Life: Education and Family
Alejandro Aranda was born on August 11, 1994, Pomona, California, US. Unlike most of us, unfortunately, the Pomona native was not close with his family since childhood. Even so, he regards and loves them unflinchingly to this day.
In his early years, Aranda did not get a formal education and instead went through homeschooling. Although, later in life, the singer got his degree on Journalism from CSUN.
Since childhood, the musician lacked peers who supported and encouraged him to follow his dreams. As a result, he picked up music and began expressing himself through songwriting. He started tuning his voice with other instruments, particularly piano and guitar.
Alejandro Aranda’s Personal Life: Relationship, Hobbies
Currently aged 25, Alejandro is single. He does not talk about his love life, although most of his songs refer to longing for the other half. Moreover, his private affairs are as low-key as they come, and his past relationships are still a secret.
It is a good thing that he has few friends with whom he spends time having fun. He frequently posts on his Instagram that he values them, and from the looks of it, he indeed does.
Before appearing on American Idol, Aranda used to be a dishwasher and a busker. In his spare time, he used to produce and upload his music on YouTube. In addition to music, he is a fan of Japanese anime. He often posts anime-related pictures and videos with his music in the background.
Alejandro Aranda’s debut album, “Exit Form“
On November 22, 2019, Alejandro Aranda, under the stage-name Scarypoolparty, released his debut album Exit Form under Hollywood Records. With 12 songs on this album, Alejandro showcases his soulful vocals incorporated with electronics and musical beats.
The 5 feet 9 inches tall man regards the album-making process as “designed to be a journey.” When interviewed about the album on another occasion, he said:
“It’s aggressive in the beginning, and then it lightens up midway through, and it has kind of cinematic elements.” “At the end of the album, it’s like ‘end of the road’ for this style, and coming into a new kind of thing.”The Orange County Register Newspaper
You definitely will be in awe with Scarypoolparty’s innovative musical ideas in this album. Some might be familiar with the content as he already played five out of twelve songs on American Idol. Still, the difference in the change of arrangements in the record will make the experience worthwhile.
What is Alejandro Aranda doing now?
Alejandro Aranda’s March 2020 UK and Ireland tour became postponed to December 2020 as a result of the Corona pandemic outbreak. During the lockdown, Alejandro Aranda is non-stop releasing original tunes and jam sessions on his social media accounts. For instance, he released an acoustic rendition to 10 years and Vampire Shade from his album Exit Form.
The musical genius is similarly, showing his philanthropic side during this lockdown. He is frequently campaigning with A Good Paint to donate for The Grammy Museum Foundation. The sale of the limited art edition started from April 28 for three weeks, priced at $40.
Is Alejandro Aranda Depressed?
As much as we’d like to see more from Alejandro Aranda, he seems to be taking a break for social media for an unknown period. On May 1, 2020, he announced that he needs time and space to work on an EP. In reality, he might be struggling with anxiety over his new-found fame.
If anyone else were in Aranda’s shoes, they would also need some time to settle in. We can only hope the singing genius comes to terms with where he is right now and sorts out any issues he might have.
Alejandro Aranda’s Net Worth
Alejandro Aranda is in the starting phase of his musical journey, so he does not have a considerable net worth. Nevertheless, looking at his successes and the wealth he flaunts at social media, he could have a net worth of around $300 Thousand.
With the runner-up prize money, the Out Loud singer amassed thousands of dollars performing on the live stages of American Idol S17. The prize guaranteed a record deal and paycheck in six figures.
Immediately after American Idol, Scarypoolparty began a mini-tour in 30 venues across the country whose tickets got sold out quickly. Hence, most of his earnings come from touring and holding concerts across the stages in the US.
Sponsorship deal from Gibson Brands Inc.? What about Album sales?
On July 18, 2019, Gibson Brands Inc. welcomed Alejandro on their YouTube Channel to endorse their Gibson G-45 Standard. Considering the company’s brand value and $366 million annual income, they should pay him generously.
These days, the singer’s earnings come from the sales of his album “Exit Form.” Not only is the album generating buck from its iTunes sales and Spotify streaming but also from merchandise sales on his official website. No wonder he gathered such amount of money, and within a short time, he could be a millionaire someday!
Trivia: Alejandro Aranda
- Alejandro Aranda picked up music by learning to play classical music on a piano.
- The musician’s prime inspirations are Bach, Chopin, and Trent Reznor.
- Alejandro started busking around the streets of Pomona and releasing his songs on Youtube since 2016.
- Aranda was a student journalist during his college at CSUN and authored several articles.
- He performed at various venues & festivals (especially at his college where he won the Artist of the Year).
- The singer’s first appearance on a TV show was on 2018 on the Conan O’Brien Show. The show is where he played for Twin Shadow.