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Party Shirt is an American social media and DJ duo that has earned popularity through the video-sharing platform TikTok. The duo is comprised of Nick Iavarone, aka Ivy, who is from San Juan Capistrano, Los Angeles, USA, and Xavier Di Petta, aka X, who is from Shepparton Victoria, Australia.
They started making videos for TikTok when the pandemic began and have been in the platform’s limelight ever since. The duo began posting videos in late 2020 during the time of Covid. They’re fans of the show “MythBusters” and decided to recreate something similar, busting viral life hacks.
They go by the moniker “Party Shirt” for their wildly famous “fact or cap” videos, in which they try to prove or refute TikTok trends. In each video, the duo predicts and tests whether viral videos, such as detecting metal in baby food brands or charging an iPhone with a banana, are fact or fiction, or as they refer to it, “cap” on the internet.
In just over a month, Party Shirt became the most popular TikTok account operated by an Australian, collecting over 10 million followers. Di Petta and Iavarone credit their meteoric ascent to a polarized media environment, which is especially present in the United States, where they are situated.
|Name(s)||Xavier Di Petta and Nick Iavarone|
|Date Of Birth (age)||Xavier Di Petta: August 6, 1996 (25 years) Nick Iavarone: February 12, 1997 (25 years)|
|Net Worth||>$1.5 million|
|TikTok Followers||TikTok - 20.8 Million|
|Instagram Followers||Instagram - 387k|
|YouTube Followers||YouTube - 141k|
|Nationality||American and Australian|
The duo met at the University of Southern California in 2016 and they are primarily into electronic music, but they produce music from other genres as well. They also make a lot of comedy sketches for their fans. They gained popularity when they released their debut single, “Party tonight” ever since the song has been played in more than 50,000 TikTok videos and has accumulated more than 200 million views.
After that, they’ve put out a lot of content and branched it out on different platforms as well. The two music producers immediately knew they wanted to work together after bonding over a mutual appreciation for music, acting, and fashion. They set out to build a multidimensional brand that could encompass all of their shared passions, and PARTY SHIRT was the result.
With their versatile and polymathic approach, they embody the DIY ethos of the 21st-century artist: they produce SNL-inspired skits that get hundreds of thousands of views; they model for established apparel brands including Von Dutch; they write catchy electronic music for a devoted following, and they do it all from their tiny Hollywood apartment across the street from Rock & Roll Ralphs.
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While music is the foundation of PARTY SHIRT, it is the unique chemistry and synergistic relationship between X and Ivy that separates them from the rest. Xavier Di Petta is a serial entrepreneur from Shepparton, Australia who has been featured in “The 15 Smartest Teens on the Planet” by Forbes and “Top 25 Under 20” by The Times for his precocious advertising career that began in his early teens.
Iavarone, meanwhile, balanced academic and athletic pursuits before committing to music production full-time. He had been enrolled in Whittier College to play lacrosse but left when his college advisor informed him that the school did not recognize electronic music as an art form within their music program.
According to the New York Times - Xavier Di Petta has been producing content since 2007 when he started his channel on YouTube. He is also an entrepreneur who created many brands. Whereas Nick, who found his passion in music in college, started DJing part-time. Both of them were introduced to each other by a mutual friend. Di Petta and Lavarone are most famous for their series “Fact or Cap,” where they put seemingly simple life hacks to the test to determine if they’re real or fake. (“Cap” is slang for a lie.)
The duo said they began last December after seeing several viral experiments on their TikTok “For You” page. They’re fans of the show “MythBusters” and decided to recreate something similar, busting viral life hacks. “We were like, OK, why don’t we just test them, make it easy and have some fun with it,” Mr. Iavarone said.
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So far, they’ve determined that putting oil on an avocado will not stop it from turning brown, spraying Axe on an egg will not make it bounce, and putting lemon juice on ice won’t make it smoke. They’ve tested more than 1,000 hacks in all. When Covid-19 vaccines began rolling out this past spring, the duo also began dispelling lies and viral videos on social media claiming things like the vaccine would make you magnetic.
The duo released the first single off their EP Liquid Powder under the stage name PARTY SHIRT, and the pair watched as their debut single “Dancing Tonight” hit No. 1 on the TikTok pop chart. Since then, the song has been featured in more than 50,000 TikTok videos and has accumulated more than 200 million views. Put simply: the song went viral, and we are now officially living in the PARTY SHIRT era.
In addition to their “Fact or Cap” series, the two also review food. In August, they posted a video reviewing Korean hot dogs, giving them between a 7 and 8 out of 10 in terms of deliciousness.
Party Shirt estimated combined net worth is close to $1.5 million, according to pixel feed and influencermarketinghub.com. Their estimated earnings on YouTube could range between $1k to $2k per video, excluding brand-sponsored collaborations. TikTok is their primary source of income with 20.9 million followers and 715 million likes. Their earnings are estimated to be upwards of $12k per post, excluding brand-sponsored collaborations.
On Instagram, their estimated earnings could be upwards of $5k for a brand-sponsored collaboration. The duo also has their own line of merchandise, which they sell on their online store getyourpartyshirt.com. For now, they only sell three items, a t-shirt, hoodie, and crewneck. The cost of these apparel ranges from $25 to $50. The total sales figures are unknown.
Party Shirt has been a sensation on TikTok with over 20.8 Million. They also have a fair share of followers on Instagram with 387k and YouTube with 141k.
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Iavarone was born on February 12, 1997, grew up in Orange County, Calif., and played sports throughout his life. When he began getting more into music in college and started DJing, a friend connected him with Petta, also a DJ, hoping they could help each other out.
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Di Petta was born on August 6, 1996, and grew up in Shepparton Victoria, Australia, was no stranger to social media. He started a YouTube account back in 2007, which at one point became the 10th most subscribed channel in Australia. Not much else is known about their personal life. Details about their families and relationships have not been revealed to the public.
- A fact or cap duet video by Part Shirt.
- Another video from the fact or cap series.
- A fact or cap video, regarding shampoo.
- A trending challenge video with sauces.
- A fact or cap video with bubbles.
A. Party Shirt is an American social media and DJ duo that has earned popularity through the video-sharing platform TikTok. They started making videos for TikTok when the pandemic began and have been in the platform’s limelight ever since. The duo started posting videos in late 2020 during the time of Covid.
A. Nick Iavarone, aka Ivy, and Xavier Di Petta, aka X aren’t related. They were college friends.
A. Party Shirt estimated combined net worth is close to $1.5 million.
A. Nick Iavarone, aka Ivy, is from Orange County, California, the United States, and Xavier Di Petta, aka X, Shepparton Victoria, Australia.