Dominic Fike

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Dominic Fike
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Fike performing live at the Hammer Museum, L.A. in May 2019
Background information
Birth nameDominic David Fike
Born (1995-12-30) December 30, 1995 (age 26)
Naples, Florida, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • multi-instrumentalist
  • actor
Instruments
Years active2017–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitedominicfike.com

Dominic David Fike (born December 30, 1995), is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor. Born and raised in Naples, Florida, he learned how to play the guitar by the age of 10. Fike first received recognition after releasing several popular songs to the website SoundCloud. Following the release of his debut extended play, Don't Forget About Me, Demos, he signed to Columbia Records.

Fike's song "3 Nights" reached the top ten in multiple countries. He later collaborated with the band Brockhampton and singer Halsey. In June 2020, Fike released the single "Chicken Tenders." In July of the same year, he released the single "Politics & Violence." Fike's debut album, What Could Possibly Go Wrong, was released the same month. The album charted in the top 50 of multiple countries, including the United States and Australia.

In September 2020, Fike became a headliner for a concert series in the video game Fortnite. A few months later, NME included Fike on their list of essential new artists for 2020. He recorded a cover of Paul McCartney's song "The Kiss of Venus" for the album McCartney III Imagined.

In 2022, Fike became a cast member of the second season of Euphoria in his first main acting role.[1]

Early life

Dominic David Fike was born on December 30, 1995,[2] in Naples, Florida. Fike grew up with a younger brother, Alex, a sister, Apollonia, an older brother, Sean, and is of Filipino and Haitian descent. Fike was a fan of Jack Johnson, Blink-182 and Red Hot Chili Peppers. He acquired a guitar by the age of ten and learned how to play Chili Peppers’ riff on his instrument.[3]

About his childhood, Fike recalled that he and his brothers had to take care of each other because his parents were frequently absent from his life. Throughout his childhood, Fike’s mother was in and out of jail and he had to stay in different homes, including his older brother, relatives or parents’ friends. Other aspects of his childhood life was “full of adventure” as he and his friends would hangout at a forested area near their neighborhood they called the “Forest of Avalon” where they would eat snacks and smoke weed. He and his older brother Sean would also hangout at the guest house of his friend Stefan’s home called the “Backhouse” where they would freestyle.[3] Later they coalesced into a formal rap collective that included members Slyte, Ike Lysergic, and Seno. They attracted an audience in the community and Fike formed a sub-group called Lame Boys ENT. In 2005, the group started to attract local media’s attention and got booked to music festivals.

Fike started uploading songs on the Internet in high school and the first song he uploaded on YouTube was a song called “Not A Word”. He also put songs he recorded into tapes. Fike briefly enrolled in a college but dropped out in less than 3 days.

Career

2017–2018: Don't Forget About Me, Demos

Fike first received recognition by making beats with his then producer, Hunter Pfeiffer (known as 54) leading to several popular songs on SoundCloud being published. He released the EP Don't Forget About Me, Demos at the age of 21 in December 2017 as an independent artist, which was recorded while he was on house arrest for battery of a police officer.[3] He later went to serve time at Collier County Jail for violating that house arrest. The EP caught the attention of several record labels and sparked a bidding war. After being released in April 2018, he signed with Columbia for a reported $4 million in the summer of the same year.[4] All his previous work including the EP were pulled from all streaming services after this. Fike said the ultimate decision to join a record label was to pay for his mother's lawyer fee, who was facing drug charges at the time.[3]

The EP was released again by Columbia on Oct 16, 2018. "3 Nights" was released as a single the same year. The single gained wide attention and peaked within the top ten of the charts in Australia, the Republic of Ireland, and the United Kingdom. It had its acoustic guitar sound compared to the music of Jack Johnson.[3][5] It was placed on rotation on several radio stations and Spotify playlists, and received favorable reviews from outlets such as Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and Billboard.[6][5] In reference to the EP, Billboard described Fike as a "genre-meshing" artist,[7] and later named him a breakout act to watch, calling "3 Nights," "Motown-tinged, trend-proof and irresistible."[8]

2019–present: What Could Possibly Go Wrong

In January 2019, Fike revealed he was working on an album.[9] On April 4, 2019, Brockhampton uploaded a video to their YouTube channel called "This is Dominic Fike" which included his song, "3 Nights." As of April 2019, multiple collaborations with Brockhampton's Kevin Abstract have been posted, reaching over 4 million views.[10]

On June 7, 2019, he released two singles, Açaí Bowl and Rollerblades.[11] He followed these with another single, "Phone Numbers," produced by Kenny Beats, on July 4, 2019. The music video for this song was released on October 15, 2019.[12] Fike announced on July 9, 2019, that he would be going on a tour titled Rain or Shine later in the year. The North American leg of the tour began August 31 in Philadelphia and ended October 3 in Los Angeles.[13] In September 2019, he announced that he would be doing a clothing collaboration with Marc Jacobs.[14] On the fifth day of that month, he performed a song that was unreleased at the time, Chicken Tenders, at a Chicago concert during his Rain or Shine tour.[15]

Fike is featured on the track Dominic's Interlude on Halsey's third album, Manic, which was released on January 17, 2020.[16]

On June 26, 2020, Chicken Tenders, the first single from his then yet to be named debut album, was released.[17] On July 9, he released the single Politics & Violence and announced that his debut album What Could Possibly Go Wrong would be released on July 31.[18]

On August 7, 2020, Fike was the subject of the second episode of The New York Times Presents. In September 2020, Fike became a headliner for the Fortnite concert series.[19] In March 2021, he was featured in the song Die For You by Justin Bieber on his sixth studio album Justice.

In August 2021, it was announced that Fike had joined the cast of the HBO teen drama Euphoria for its second season.[20][21][22]

Personal life

Fike has an Apple logo tattoo on his face. The tattoo was a tribute to his sister whose name is Apple. The tattoo is to remind him of “what he’s working for”.

The initials of the childhood subgroup “Lame Boys ENT” are tattooed on his forehead.[3]

Discography

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with release date and label shown
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[23]
AUS
[24]
NZ
[25]
What Could Possibly Go Wrong 41 34 28

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with release date and label shown
Title Details
Don't Forget About Me, Demos
  • Released: October 16, 2018
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming, 12-inch EP

Singles and other charted songs

As lead artist

List of singles as lead artist, with year released and album details shown
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[26]
US
Alt.

[27][28]
AUS
[29]
BEL
[30]
CAN
[31]
DNK
[32]
IRE
[33]
JPN
Air.

[34]
NZ
[35]
SWE
[36]
UK
[37]
"3 Nights" 2018 [A] 1 3 4 [B] 2 6 [C] 3 Don't Forget About Me, Demos
"Açaí Bowl"[45] 2019 [D] non-album singles
"Rollerblades"[47]
"Phone Numbers"
(with Kenny Beats)[48]
38 [E]
"Hit Me Up"
(with Omar Apollo & Kenny Beats)[50]
126
"Chicken Tenders"[51] 2020 34 67 What Could Possibly Go Wrong
"Politics & Violence"[52]
"The Kiss of Venus"
(with Paul McCartney)
2021 [F] McCartney III Imagined
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist

List of singles as featured artist, with year released and album details shown
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[26]
US
Alt.

[54][28]
AUS
[29]
BEL
[30]
CAN
[55]
DNK
[32]
IRE
[56]
JPN
Air.

[57]
NZ
[35]
SWE
[58]
UK
[37]
"Stop Selling Her Drugs"
(with Bakar)
2019 Will You Be My Yellow?
"Terms"
(with Slowthai & Denzel Curry)
2021 88 [G] 71 Tyron
"Photo ID"
(with Remi Wolf)
We Love Dogs!
"Die for You"
(with Justin Bieber)
81 66 40 29 99 Justice
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Artist(s) Album
"Elizabeth"[60] 2016 Seno featuring Denzel Curry and Dominic Fike Stories from the Back
"Aaliyah"[60]
"Mercedes"[60]
"Crystal"[60]
"Aaliyah, Pt. 2"[60]
"I'm Trying"[61] 2019 Yeek featuring Dominic Fike IDK Where
"Peach"[62] Kevin Abstract featuring Dominic Fike Arizona Baby
"Stop Selling Her Drugs"[63] 2020 Bakar featuring Dominic Fike Will You Be My Yellow?
"Dominic's Interlude"[16] Halsey featuring Dominic Fike Manic
"Terms"[64] 2021 Slowthai featuring Denzel Curry and Dominic Fike Tyron
"Photo ID"[65] 2021 Remi Wolf featuring Dominic Fike Photo ID
"Die For You"[66] 2021 Justin Bieber featuring Dominic Fike Justice

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2022 – present Euphoria Elliot Main role

Awards and nominations

List of awards and nominations
Year Organisation Award Work Result
2020 NME Essential New Artists for 2020 Himself Included[67]

Notes

Notes

  1. ^ "3 Nights" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 21 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[38]
  2. ^ "3 Nights" did not enter the main chart in Canada, but peaked at number 10 on the Canada Rock Chart.[39]
  3. ^ "3 Nights" did not enter the main chart in Sweden, but peaked at number 2 on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[40]
  4. ^ "Açaí Bowl" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 29 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[46]
  5. ^ "Phone Numbers" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 15 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[49]
  6. ^ "The Kiss of Venus" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 31 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[53]
  7. ^ "Terms" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 11 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[59]

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