Larri Merritt (b. July 22, 1998) popularly known as Larray, is an American internet personality. He is best known for being part of the TikTok collective The Hype House and is also known for his comedic and opinion videos on YouTube. He had also been active on Vine till 2016, when the platform was shut down.
Born in Los Angeles and brought up in Compton, California, Larray had already been active on YouTube before joining TikTok and subsequently, The Hype House. He was nominated in the Breakout Creator category at the 9th Streamy Awards in December 2019.
He has been previously subject to controversy when in July 2020, fellow creator and Hype House member Nikita Dragun held a birthday party for him. This came at a time when COVID-19 cases in California had peaked. The members of the Hype House apologised after their pictures of the event on social media drew criticism from the public, for flouting COVID-19 restrictions at the time. They eventually tested negative for COVID-19.
Larray is also known for his music releases, with some of his songs charting on various Billboard charts.
As for how he came to be known as Larray, Merritt has previously said that he got the inspiration from Miley Ray Cyrus. Therefore initially he was known, online and in gaming circles, as Larri Ray Cyrus before shortening it to Larray. (Source: Seventeen Magazine)
As of 2022, he has 25.8 m followers on TikTok, 8.57 subscribers on YouTube, 6.7 m followers on Instagram and 1.3 m followers on Twitter.
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|Real Name||Larri Merritt|
|DOB and Age||July 22, 1998; age 23 years|
|Height||5’7” (170 cm)|
|Weight||62 kg (137 lbs)|
|Net Worth||$1.5 million|
|TikTok Followers||TikTok: 25.8 m; 780 m likes|
|YouTube Followers||YouTube: 8.75 m|
|Instagram Followers||Instagram - 6.7 million|
|Address/Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Total Views||TikTok: 965.5 m views|
|YouTube: 1,060,656, 567 views|
Larray had joined YouTube in 2011, but did not post his first video until 2015. His first video was called “My Night Routine” and he initially posted on Vine but after the platform shut down, he started posting more regularly on YouTube.
He initially posted Roblox content on YouTube, though it later moved to vlogs, comedic sketches and opinion videos. His YouTube videos range in content, having titles like “we stayed overnight in a haunted house,” “fighting TikTokers on roblox,” and “calling churches and coming out to them,” which are shot in the style of vlogs.
It is very common to see other creators appear in Larray’s videos and that’s more often than most other creators on YouTube. Some prominent guests on Larray’s videos have previously included Bretman Rock and James Charles.
According to Social Blade, his estimated monthly income is between $2.4k-$38k and his estimated yearly income from YouTube is supposed to be $28.5-$456k.
Larray has also been popular on TikTok, and currently he has 25.8 m followers. There, the TikToks he posts often make use of trending audios and viral trends and mostly feature fellow creators. As of 2022, TikTok is where he has the largest number of followers. According to Net Worth Spot, his income from TikTok is supposedly between $15k to $25k per month, depending on the average cost of TikTok promotions, which comes to around $2k-$4k per 1000 followers of a creator.
Also, depending on what brand he partners with, he could charge up to $20k per promotion, to promote it on social media platforms like Instagram.
He has launched a line of merchandise called Girlies XO which includes T-shirts, hoodies and more. He was included in a James Charles video promoting the same. The price of his merchandise averages between $10 to $100.
Larray has also launched “Larray’s Loaded Mac”, a virtual restaurant selling American diner food. The average cost of one item on this restaurant’s menu ranges between $20 to $30.
Larray has had a prominent music career, with him releasing several singles which have made it to the charts. In 2018, he released two songs titled “First Place” and “Last Place.” Both of these tracks were on Billboard’s Comedy Digital Tracks chart for 42 weeks, after which the chart was abolished in January 2020. As of 2022, the song “Last Place” has over 50 million views on YouTube.
In 2020, Larray released three more songs: “Latina,” “Thanos” and “Cancelled.” “Cancelled” is supposedly a satire track about all the TikTokers who were subjected to “cancel culture”. It was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in September 2021.
As of 2022, he has over 313k monthly listeners on Spotify.
He has partnered with fashion brands like Prada and Fenty Beauty, and recently made an appearance at the 2022 edition of the Cannes Film Festival. In 2022, Larray made an appearance on ‘The Hype House’ Netflix series as himself in more than 5 episodes.
Larray is also set to star in a Facebook docuseries called Something About Larray, which will follow him as he renovates his grandmother’s home in Compton. “I think ‘Something About Larray' will allow fans to see a different side of me, and I’m excited for them to meet my family on-screen,” Merritt said as explained in the trailer for the show.
In addition, Larray has also set up a Patreon account, where he asks fans to subscribe and donate, and a part of the revenue goes to charitable organisations his fans pick at the end of each month. In April 2022, he donated a part of his revenue to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, as part of the campaign “Black Visions” which aims to cater to black people who are suffering from mental health issues.
As of 2022, Larray has a net worth of $1.5 million, according to several media sources. He mostly earns through his social media posts, music releases and brand endorsements.
Other than YouTube and TikTok, Larray is active on Instagram, where he has 6.7 m followers, and Twitter, where he has 1.3 m followers.
30.5 m views
In this video, Larray’s grandmother makes a TikTok based on viral trends.
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In this video, Larray attempts the viral TikTok ‘Buss It challenge’
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In this video, Larray reacts to a clip which seemingly may or may not contain a likeness of his voice.
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In this video, Larray reacts to a text message regarding his identity from his grandmother, which leaves him very confused.
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In this video, Larray and fellow Hype House members jump on a trampoline, making Charli bounce really high.
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In this video, Larray attempts to do the viral TikTok ‘WAP’ challenge…..and injures himself. Badly.
Larray identifies as gay. From April 2019 to September 2021, he dated creator Brady Potter and they later had an amicable split.
In a 2022 interview with Bustle, Larray said that he is not close to his father, and that his grandmother raised him. Larray reportedly has 13 siblings, according to Pop Buzz.
A. Yes. As of 2022, he owns a pink Tesla Model X, which has appeared in many of his videos.
A.Larray currently identifies himself as a black person, according to statements he has previously made.
A. Yes. Bretman Rock has appeared in Larray’s videos.
A.Larray and Twaimz are reportedly still friends in 2022, despite Larray getting his own apartment after moving out from their joint home.