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Moriah Rose Pereira is an American singer-songwriter, composer and actress. She is best known for portraying Poppy.

Personal Life

Moriah was born in Whitman, Massachusetts[1] on January 1st, 1995. Her parents are Kathy Chase-Pereira and Keith Pereira. Her siblings are brothers Justin and Ethan Pereira and sister Rebeccah Pereira.[2] She used to go to public school when she was younger and did not have many friends growing up. Moriah claimed that when she was young, she wanted to be a Rockette and was a dancer for several years. She grew up watching her father play drums in a punk-rock band. She was inspired to become a singer after watching many shows. She lived in Boston until she was about 14, and moved to Nashville. When Moriah was 15, she received vocal coaching from Brett Manning, and a year later started uploading covers and original songs to her YouTube channel thatPoppyTV. Sometime in 2013, Moriah had moved to Los Angeles with her close friend Debby Ryan. She initially met Titanic Sinclair through a mutual friend in 2014; later that year, she teamed up with him to portray the character Poppy and start her professional music career.

Music Career

2011-2014

Moriah started two YouTube channels, the first one was called "Moriah Poppy" and the other "thatPoppyTV". thatPoppyTV was created on October 6th, 2011 and started uploading covers and original songs. Moriah Poppy would upload more personal content such as vlogs, performance videos and updates. She performed live at small venues like Playlist Live 2012-2013, Digifest 2013, VidCon 2012, and others. Moriah originally planned to release an extended play (EP) at the end of 2012 which would have been indie and alternative rock-oriented, but this release never materialized. However, she released two original demos titled "Doesn't Have To Mean I'm Wrong" and "What If I". This era's videos have been deleted or privated due to not being consistent with the current Poppy project. Some videos have been lost, but others were archived and found. If one tries to upload one of these videos to sites such as YouTube or Vimeo, the video will most likely be taken down.

2014-present

After bumping into Titanic Sinclair in Los Angeles, they later started the Poppy musical project. She later signed with Island Records and released her debut EP Bubblebath and two singles "Everybody Wants To Be Poppy" and "Adored". In late 2016, Moriah had either been fired from or left Island Records to create less modern sounding music. She created a label alongside with Titanic called "I'm Poppy Records" and later releasing a single called "I'm Poppy" and later collaborating with Mad Decent Records to help produce songs for her album "Poppy.Computer" and later signing with them. She performed several shows to promote Bubblebath (however the full tour was cancelled) and went on two tours for her debut album Poppy.Computer. In 2018, she released a YouTube Red Original titled "I'm Poppy". She also recorded and is planning to release her sophomore album "Am I A Girl?".

Trivia

  • She has previously gone under the names Moriah Poppy and That Poppy. Currently she uses just Poppy or Poppy Chan (in her show credits).
  • Her YouTube channel went through several changes such as Moriah Poppy, ThatPoppyTV and currently Poppy.
  • She supports the LGBTQ2S+ community.
  • She doesn't drink alcohol.[3]
  • She prefers dogs over cats.
  • She is 5'1 (155 cm).
  • She made an appearance in the Disney sitcom Jessie.
  • She has dyed her hair purple once and dyed her hair blonde before the Poppy era.
  • She is vegan.
  • She likes skateboarding and jiu-jitsu.
  • She likes video games such as Mario Kart.
  • Gwen Stefani is one of her largest inspirations.
  • She knows how to play guitar and piano.

Gallery

The Moriah Pereira gallery can be found here.

References

  1. https://www.exploretalent.com/resume/moriahpereira/2093452
  2. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=anthony-chase-win&pid=183824129&fhid=4988
  3. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_bAIVnOVCGNaThISS1jR0NFbG8/view?usp=sharing