Ohio native Christian Smith may have one of the world's most common names, but his music career has been anything but.
As Crankdat, his career took a viral spin upward in 2015 when he released a bootleg of Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" to share with his friends. 150 million total streams later, he has performed on some of the world's most prestigious stages including Hakkasan in Las Vegas and Electric Zoo's Hilltop Arena in New York. At the top of 2017, Smith dropped out of Kent State University, where he had a full-ride athletics scholarship, to pursue his dream of making music full-time. By summertime, he signed with Asylum under Warner Music Group and in late August, released his debut solo single 'Dollars'. While it's only been in the public eye for a few months, the record has already amassed over half a million Spotify streams and experienced significant rotation on major dance radio stations including SiriusXM and iHeartRadio. Smith's arsenal of skills and insatiable hunger for success have earned him a prime spot in dance music with the potential to influence a worldwide audience. His fan base, which he refers to as his 'team', has continually grown at an exponential rate over the past few years and has helped bring his 'Gear Up' mantra to the forefront of music.