The relationship between celebrities and their followers has become more intimate with the advent of social media. Never-before-seen connections exist between the stars who emerge on various social media platforms and their followers. To the admirers, they have become not only someone to admire, but also someone to whom they can turn in times of need. Jonah Marais is an absolute standout. This Minnesota-born singer-songwriter has only recently emerged on the music scene, but he is gradually establishing his own identity. As a musician, he has evolved from performing cover versions of popular songs in his earlier years to now performing original material. Jonah is following in the footsteps of Justin Bieber, but he is aware that he has a long way to go. Rome was not constructed overnight. Neither was Bieber, for that matter. And the same will be true for Jonah!
The Star’s Meteoric Rise to Fame
Jonah Marais’ journey to fame began on the live broadcasting service YouNow, where the content he produced helped him establish a loyal, albeit modest, fan base. In 2014, he met Chad Grier, the father of Nash and Hayes Grier, at a “Meet and Greet Convention” for social media stars. That day, the stars must have coincided because Jonah and Grier signed him to the management company ’26’.
The following year, he joined Hayes and five other social media superstars on the DigiTour. They sang, performed, and met admirers in cities such as Los Angeles, Memphis, and Dallas while touring the United States. This was the first time he had spent more than a week away from his family.
“When you do a meet-and-greet, every single girl wants something special from you, like an extra little hug or something,” he told Buzzfeed’s Ellen Cushing candidly. And that almost drains you emotionally, you understand. You must be so willing — to embrace and say “I love you” so often. And you must speak with every single person individually, which I enjoy doing, but which is emotionally draining.”
Present day, he is now considerably more at ease with his popularity. His debut single, “I Meant It,” was published in 2015 and has a 4.9-star rating on iTunes. He then released ‘Night Changes’ (2015) and ‘Next Ex-Girlfriend’ in 2015. (2016). His debut EP, When the Daylight’s Gone, was released in 2016 and holds a perfect 5-star rating on iTunes. He has 132,3K admirers on YouNow, 321K followers on Instagram, and 155K followers on Twitter.
Why Is Jonah Marais So Unique?
In her article, Cushing described Jonah as a “great kid” who is “thoughtful, intelligent, and obviously very sensitive.” Since the beginning of his career, he has never veered away from the responsibilities that come with his celebrity. On the advice of his mother, he began regularly tweeting out a suicide hotline number. Several of his admirers have contacted him to inform him that his influence has helped them to remain clean or stop self-harming.
One of these fans told Cushing, “There was some trouble with my family, and my parents were going through some difficulties, and I’m currently residing with my grandmother. And I believed that my family would never be reunited again.
And, uh, I wasn’t really interested in living anymore. So I sent him this note, and he responded by advising me to be strong and such. He was my savior.” A tweet shared by Jonah Marais • WHY DONT WE (@jonahmarais) at 8:08 pm PST on February 4, 2017.
Behind the Scenes
Zebulon, Esther Grace, and Svea are Jonah Marais’s three siblings. His father is a musician and educator, and his mother is a midwife. Jonah, who was born on June 16, 1998, decided not to use his actual last name after numerous fans discovered his home address online.
Marais had to quit school to pursue a career in music, and while he misses his friends, he admits that they “don’t really understand what he’s doing.” His mother hopes that he will attend college in the future, which is certainly possible. However, his music currently takes precedence. His family has been attending a summer poetry festival for years.
Estimated Net Worth
American musical singer Jonah Marais has a net worth of $4 million. In June of 1998, Jonah Marais was born in Stillwater, Minnesota. He is primarily recognized as a member of the band Why Don’t We. The band was founded in 2016 and released their debut studio album, 8 Letters, in 2018, which peaked at #9 on the Billboard 200 and #10 in Australia.