Ariel Rebecca Martin, or Baby Ariel, is a singer, actress and social media personality best known for her videos on TikTok and her role in the Disney movie “Zombies 2.” The singer first rose to fame on Musical.ly, which later became TikTok.
The singer has released several singles as well. Ariel has been recognized as one of TIME’s most influential people on the Internet. She was also featured in Forbes’ 2017 list of top entertainment influencers. Ariel has won two Teen Choice Awards as well.
Ariel Rebecca Martin was born on November 22, 2000 in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Her father is from Panama and her mother is of Cuban-Israeli descent; she is Jewish.
The singer first rose to fame by posting videos to the platform Musical.ly, which later became TikTok. Ariel says she tried quite a few extracurricular activities, like gymnastics and soccer, but none of them entertained her like Musical.ly.
She first started using the app when a storm flooded her family’s apartment, and she got on Musical.ly as a distraction. Ariel was the first person on the Musical.ly app to get more than 20 million followers.
As of September 2021, Ariel has 2.99 million YouTube subscribers, 9.7 million Instagram followers, 1.1 million Twitter followers and 35.5 million TikTok followers.
Ariel first signed with Creative Artists Agency in September 2016 and released her debut single, “Aww” in December 2017. Her second single, “Perf,” was released the following year in January 2018. In March 2018, Ariel released a new song with Daniel Skye called “Say It.” Since then, she has released five new singles, including “I Heart You,” “Wildside” and “The New Kid in Town,” which was featured in Disney’s Zombies 2 movie.
In March 2018, Ariel worked with EA Games to build The Sims 4, where she appeared as a Sim in the Sims 4 expansion pack “Get Famous.” The game was released November 2018.
Ariel’s acting career started to take off around 2018, when she starred on “Baby Doll Records,” a mini-series on Brat. In 2019, she starred on the Nickelodeon TV movie “Bixler High Private Eye.” She later starred in the Disney movie “Zombies 2,” playing the role of Wynter.
The singer and actress has been recognized for her work in multiple publications, as well. In 2016, Baby Ariel appeared on the cover of Billboard magazine with fellow Musical.ly star Jacob Sartorius. Since then, she has been on CBS’ 60 Minutes, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, Forbes, People, USA Today and Paper Magazine, among others.
In addition, Ariel has been nominated for several awards; she has won two awards. In 2016 and 2017, Ariel won the People’s Choice Award for Choice Muser.
Ariel has been involved with several campaigns as well. In 2015, she launched the anti-bullying campaign called #ArielMovement to stop bullying. People Magazine later wrote about her active participation in the #HackHarassment initiative to stop internet trolls and negativity on the internet.
Many people have speculated about who Ariel might be dating. For several months in 2016, Ariel was dating fellow TikTok star Zach Clayton and the two were in a long-distance relationship. However, due to their schedules, they later broke up and decided to remain friends.