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American singer, record producer, and comedian

Oliver Tree

Tree in 2020
Born
Oliver Tree Nickell

(1993-06-29) June 29, 1993 (age 29)

Santa Cruz, California, US
Other names
  • Tree
  • Kryph
Occupation
  • Singer
  • rapper
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • comedian
  • filmmaker
Years active 2010–present
Musical career
Genres
  • Alternative rock
  • indie pop
  • hip hop
  • alternative pop
  • dance
Instrument(s)
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Labels
  • Atlantic
  • R&S
Website olivertreemusiccom
Musical artist
Signature

Oliver Tree Nickell (born June 29, 1993) is an American singer, record producer, and comedian Born in Santa Cruz, California, Tree signed to Atlantic Records in 2017 after his song “When I’m Down” went viral and released his debut studio album Ugly Is Beautiful in 2020 He achieved further success with his song “Life Goes On” in 2021, which has since gone on to amass more than 400 million streams on Spotify He released his second studio album Cowboy Tears on February 18, 2022

Early life

Oliver Tree Nickell was born on June 29, 1993, in Santa Cruz, California, where he was also raised He has said he took “piano lessons at three years old, songwriting the next year, and an album written by age six”

Tree studied business at San Francisco State University for two years and Music Technology at the California Institute of the Arts

Career

2010–2016: Early career and hiatus

Oliver launched his solo recording career as “Tree” in 2010 By then, he had made presentations for performances such as Skrillex and Zeds Dead He initially self-released his music but signed with R&S Records in 2011 He sang and played guitar in a ska band called Irony, which was his first experience performing Under the pseudonym Kryph, Tree produced dubstep for a brief period of time and performed at festivals such as Wobbleland 2011 in San Francisco He performed shows opening for acts such as Tyler, the Creator, Nero, and Frank Ocean, and released music under his pseudonym, Tree

At age 18, Tree signed up with London-based R&S Records and released his debut EP, Demons The EP gained some recognition after Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke approved of his cover of their song “Karma Police” Tree eventually found himself on hiatus as he went back to school, studying music technology at the California Institute of the Arts

2016–2018: Return to music and Alien Boy

In November 2016, he returned to music with his television debut, performing with Getter on Last Call with Carson Daly

Shortly after the release of “When I’m Down”, Tree signed to Atlantic Records, and a month later, graduated from the California Institute of the Arts

Tree often writes, acts, and directs sketches in comedy videos, and has worked with companies such as Fuck Jerry

In February 2018, Tree released his major-label debut EP, Alien Boy, along with the double music video for “All That x Alien Boy” Tree wrote and directed the debut, which took over nine months to create He spent five months practicing freestyle monster truck jumping at the Perris Auto Speedway and performed all his stunts in the music video

Oliver Tree has played major festivals such as Lollapalooza and Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, and performed as a special guest at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and EDC, most notably at Coachella, where he was subsequently named on LA Weekly's “The Best (and Weirdest) Fashion at Coachella” list in 2017

He was the supporting act on Louis the Child’s 2017 Last to Leave Tour (2017) and Skizzy Mars’ Are You OK Tour (2018), and was scheduled to join Lil Dicky and DJ Mustard on the Life Lessons Tour Fall 2018 before it was canceled Tree toured North America and Europe with Hobo Johnson in 2018

2018–2020: Ugly Is Beautiful and singles

Throughout 2018 and 2019, Tree released singles that would make an appearance on his debut album, Ugly Is Beautiful On December 7, 2018, Tree released his second music video, “Hurt”, a single from the album He travelled to Ukraine to film the video, which he wrote and co-directed with Brendan Vaughan, an up-and-coming music video director In the first week, the music video for “Hurt” reached one million views while the song received significant radio play On April 11, 2019, Tree released a standalone single, “Fuck”, with the music video being released on the same day

Tree on the Woody Show in February 2019

His fourth music video and single, “Miracle Man”, was released on June 7, 2019, with the video reaching 13 million views on the first day of release Tree released his second EP, Do You Feel Me on August 2, 2019, to generally positive reviews

On December 6, 2019, Tree released “Cash Machine”, a single accompanied by a music video Together with the single, Tree announced his debut album, Ugly Is Beautiful, and announced that the album would be released on March 27, 2020 On March 25, 2020, Tree posted a message to his Twitter page, stating that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ugly Is Beautiful would not be released on time However, on May 19, the album’s official release date was revealed to be June 12

On May 16, 2020, Tree set the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest kick scooter, which he later uploaded a video of himself riding on July 17, 2020

On June 8, 2020, Tree announced his decision to delay Ugly Is Beautiful yet again, this time to July 17 He stated that, because of the issues of racism and police violence against black people going on during that time after the murder of George Floyd, he “did not believe it was an appropriate time” to release the album when “much bigger things” deserved attention On July 17, 2020, Ugly Is Beautiful was released

2021–present: Deluxe version of Ugly Is Beautiful and Cowboy Tears

Despite claiming that he was retired, he released the single “Out of Ordinary” on February 4, 2021, announcing the deluxe edition of Ugly Is Beautiful

On May 28, 2021, Tree released a deluxe version of his debut album named Ugly Is Beautiful: Shorter, Thicker & Uglier

He would later collaborate with Russian rave band Little Big and release the single “Turn It Up”, featuring Tommy Cash, from their collaborative EP Welcome to the Internet, which was later released on September 30, 2021

On January 12, 2022, Tree released the single “Cowboys Don’t Cry” from his second album Cowboy Tears Cowboy Tears was released on February 18, 2022 On May 20, 2022, Tree released a single, “I Hate You” along with “Cowboys Don’t Cry” He also announced a tour to accompany the album Cowboy Tears

Discography

See also: List of songs recorded by Oliver Tree

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
US US
Alt
US
Rock
AUS AUT CAN IRE NZ UK
Ugly Is Beautiful
  • Released: July 17, 2020
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: Digital download, LP, cassette
14 1 1 23 51 47 38 28 32
Cowboy Tears
  • Released: February 18, 2022
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: Digital download, CD, LP, cassette
60 7 7 67 91
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory

Independent albums

List of independent albums, with track listings
Title Album details
Splitting Branches
(as Tree)
  • Released: February 17, 2013
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: Digital download, Spotify
Track listing
  • 1 “People” (featuring Lena Kuhn and Shelf Nunny)
  • 2 “Tully” (featuring Kirsten Rosenberg and Shelf Nunny)
  • 3 “Artemecia” (featuring Kirsten Rosenberg and Shelf Nunny)
  • 4 “Revival” (featuring Kirsten Rosenberg)
  • 5 “From Reds to Blues” (featuring Aeropsia)
  • 6 “Warrior” (featuring Kirsten Rosenberg)
  • 7 “This Is Separation” (featuring Shelf Nunny)
  • 8 “Universal” (featuring Ariel Thiermann)
  • 9 “Sacred Elements” (featuring Finn Rivera)

Extended plays

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
Alt
US
Heat
Demons
(as Tree)
  • Released: August 12, 2013
  • Label: Apollo
  • Format: Digital download, 12″ EP
Alien Boy EP
  • Released: February 16, 2018
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: Digital download, streaming, 12″ EP
Do You Feel Me
  • Released: August 2, 2019
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
21 16
Welcome to the Internet
(with Little Big)
  • Released: September 30, 2021
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released

Singles

As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US
Alt
US
Rock
AUS CAN IRE NOR SWE UK WW
“When I’m Down”
(with Whethan)
2016
  • RIAA: Gold
Non-album singles
“All You Ever Talk About”
(with Whethan)
2017
“All I Got” / “Welcome to LA” Alien Boy
“Cheapskate” Non-album single
“Enemy”
(with Whethan)
Alien Boy
“Upside Down” 2018
“Alien Boy”
  • RIAA: Platinum
Alien Boy, Do You Feel Me, & Ugly Is Beautiful
“Movement” Non-album single
“Hurt” 4 11
  • RIAA: Gold
Do You Feel Me & Ugly Is Beautiful
“Fuck” 2019 Non-album single
“Miracle Man” 22 Do You Feel Me & Ugly Is Beautiful
“Cash Machine” 13 Ugly Is Beautiful
“Let Me Down” 2020 26 9
“Bury Me Alive” 34
“Let Me Down”
(featuring Blink-182)
Non-album single
“Out of Ordinary” 2021 Ugly Is Beautiful: Shorter, Thicker & Uglier
“Life Goes On” 71 27 7 34 46 33 14 63 33 26
  • BPI: Silver
“Turn It Up”
(with Little Big featuring Tommy Cash)
Welcome to the Internet
“Cowboys Don’t Cry” 2022 28 18 Cowboy Tears
“Freaks & Geeks”
“Swing & a Miss” 31
“I Hate You” TBA
“Miss You”
(with Robin Schulz)
84 4 28 2 29 21 3 11 TBA
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released

As featured artist

Title Year Peak positions Album
US
Rock
FRA
“My Mind Is”
(NVDES featuring Oliver Tree)
2016 Life with Lobsters
“Forget It”
(Getter featuring Oliver Tree)
Radical Dude!
“Running”
(NVDES featuring Oliver Tree)
2018 Vibe City Utah
“Pumpidup”
(Lorenzo featuring Oliver Tree)
2019 62 Sex in the City
“Freefall”
(Whethan featuring Oliver Tree)
2020 Fantasy
“Asshole”
(Lil Yachty featuring Oliver Tree)
Lil Boat 35
“Mr Regular”
(What So Not featuring Oliver Tree and Killer Mike)
2022 Anomaly
“Sick of U”
(BoyWithUke featuring Oliver Tree)
30 Non-album single

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result Ref(s)
2022 Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Social Music Star Nominated

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