Montana-based vlogger, writer, musician, and biochemist, Hank Green is best known for his satirical, often science-oriented songs and for appearing in an online video series with his brother, John Green.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Green grew up in Florida, and later earned a degree in biochemistry from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida and a master's degree in environmental studies from the University of Montana. While in school, Green wrote regularly for sites such as Mental Floss and founded the science-oriented blog EcoGeek, which he eventually turned into a full-fledged publication. However, it was his online video series Brotherhood 2.0 that first caught the public's attention. Begun in 2007, Brotherhood 2.0 was initially planned as a yearlong project in which Green and his brother would attempt to communicate solely via videos uploaded online. The conceptual and often humorous nature of the project, which included various games, rules, and challenges, was a hit on YouTube, garnering thousands of views and leading the brothers to continue vlogging indefinitely. It was as a result of one of the Brotherhood 2.0 challenges that Green began uploading biweekly songs. In 2008 he released his debut album, So Jokes, which Billboard listed in the Top 25 of revenue-generating albums online. Green then followed up with several more releases, including I'm So Bad at This: Live! (2009), This Machine Pwns n00bs (2009), Ellen Hardcastle (2011), and Tour de Nerdfighting (2012). In 2014 Green returned with Incongruent, his fifth solo album and first to feature his backing band, the Perfect Strangers. ~ Matt Collar, Rovi