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IShowSpeed in 2021
Personal information
BornDarren Jason Watkins Jr.
(2005-01-21) 21 January 2005 (age 19)
YouTube information
Also known as
  • Speed
Years active2016-present
Subscribers21 million[1]
(20 October 2023)
Total views1.8 billion[1]
(20 October 2023)
100,000 subscribers 2021
1,000,000 subscribers 2021
10,000,000 subscribers 2022

Updated: 20 October 2023

Darren Jason Watkins Jr.[2] (born January 21, 2005), better known by his online username IShowSpeed, is an American YouTuber. In 2022, he received the Breakout Streamer of the Year at the 12th Streamy Awards.[3]

Early life and education[change | change source]

Darren Watkins Jr. was born on January 21, 2005,[4] in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was graduated from Ohio Digital Learning School, in Mauwee.[5] He have a younger sister who sometimes comes into his room while he is doing livestreams to say "goodnight" to him or interact with him. He also have a younger brother named Dian.[6]

Career[change | change source]

In 2016, IShowSpeed joined YouTube. Around December 2017, Watkins began making videos of him playing games. In 2022, IShowSpeed's channel got 14 million subscribers.

Watkins has made many songs. These have been popular on YouTube and TikTok. In 2022, he made a single named "World Cup". It went onto the UK Singles music chart.[7] It also went onto other national music charts.[8][9] He also went viral for accidentally showing his penis online, and some say its terrible to make fun of.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "About IShowSpeed". YouTube.
  2. "iShowSpeed Sleep Stream Ruined By Chat". YouTube. Retrieved 23 August 2023.
  3. "Kai Cenat and IShowSpeed Take Home Major Awards at Youtube Streamys". Retrieved 28 August 2023.
  4. "birthday boy🐶". Instagram. January 21, 2022. Retrieved 2 October 2023.
  5. "Even After Failing Almost All His Classes, Notorious Streamer iShowSpeed Flips The World Upside Down During His High-School Graduation". EssentiallySports. Retrieved 2 October 2023.
  6. ""I always get picked on" - IShowSpeed's brother reveals getting bullied at school due to the streamer's flashing incident". Sportskeeda. Retrieved 2 October 2023.
  7. "Official Singles Chart on 25/11/2022". Official Charts. 2022-11-30. Retrieved 2024-02-27.
  8. "Dutch Single Tip 26/11/2022". (in Dutch). Retrieved December 26, 2022.
  9. "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. November 14, 2022. Retrieved December 26, 2022.