For Dixie D’Amelio, TikTok star and regular viral sensation, 2020 has been quite a year. “I graduated high school, released my first single, signed to a label, launched a podcast with my sister [Charli D’Amelio] and launched my YouTube channel.” Her single released in June, “Be Happy,” quickly exploded, taking in more than 55 million streams. She released a second earlier this month, “One Whole Day,” but she’s just beginning, with hopes of collaborating with “Billie Eilish, Lil Uzi Vert or Trippie Redd.”
Besides music, D’Amelio has a slew of other projects in the works, too, which she’s able to do alongside her popular family: she and her sister, Charli, are two of the most-followed accounts on the video sharing site TikTok, with a combined following of more than 150 million users.
“When everything started, we had a rule in our family that we only do things that we want to do.” Her recipe for social media success? “Be yourself and don’t do something that you’re not into or not proud of because people can see through that (especially on social media).”