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Meet Irish Singer/Songwriter, Why Am I Like This? Singer Orla Gartland



Facts of Orla Gartland

Birth DateFebruary 3,1995
Full NameOrla Joan Gartland
OccupationSinger, Songwriter
Birth CityDublin, Ireland
Birth CountryIreland
Gender IdentityFemale
Height172 cm
FilmographyWhy Am I Like This?,Woman On The Internet,Roots
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Irish singer-songwriter Orla Gartland garnered popularity as a Folk singer through hit cover songs via her YouTube channel.  

As of 2022, her YouTube channel has over 277k subscribers, with 94 total videos. 

She rose to prominence from EPs Roots, Why Am I Like This?, Freckle Season, and Lonely People on iTunes.

Similarly, the singer released her Album documentary Woman On The Internet on 20 August 2021, which won her nomination for Irish Album Of The Year 2021. 

Learn more about her artistic evolution, the meaning of the Phrase "Woman On The Internet," and other personal and professional details, including age, height, and net worth.

Early Life: Age & Height

Orla Gartland was born Orla Joan Gartland on 3 February 1995 and grew up in Dublin, Ireland. 

As of June 2022, she is 27-year-old and stands at 5 feet 8 inches.

Gartland began playing violin, trad, and fiddle at the age of five. Her love for music inspired her to write songs. 

She mostly writes about her own experiences and communicates and shares feelings with people through her music.

"I’ve always tried to write about real experiences – I think it’s easy to tell when somebody spits out lyrics on a subject they know little about. So I try to avoid writing about anything alien to me! I focus on people mostly, people I know, writing about them, to them, or from their point of view! I love people big time."

The 27-year-old singer uploaded her first YouTube cover video of Halo by Beyoncé at 13 years. The video received over 300k views.

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Career Journey- Orla Gartland Albums, Singles, & EPs

Gartland launched her YouTube channel MusicMaaad in 2009. 

Firstly, she used to post cover songs of famous artists but later started posting her own songs. 

Her first original song was titled Green-Eyed Monster.

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Orla Gartland performing on stage 

Similarly, Gartland's first recorded song was All The Little Details. 

Her debut single, Devil on my Shoulder released o 17 June 2012 on iTunes, where it reached No. 2 on the Ireland singer-songwriter chart.

Below are the brief details of her albums, singles and eps so far:

  1. Name-Laughing at My Own Jokes 
    Release Date-23 August 2011 
    Track List-All the Little Details, Bruised, Adventure Time
  2. Name-Roots 
    Release Date-11 November 2013 
    Track List-Roots, Clueless, Human, Empty Man 
    Peak chart positions-Reached No.1 spot in the UK and Ireland singer/songwriter charts and No.3 in Ireland's main chart on the first day. 
    2. No1 in the main Irish albums chart, 15 in the main UK albums chart, and No2 in the US singer/songwriter chart in the first week. 
    3. Named Apple iTunes "Single of the Week" in the UK and Ireland Mature and the music "surprisingly diverse for a four-track  
    Review-Mature and the music are "surprisingly diverse for a four-track EP".
  3. Name-Lonely People 
    Release Date-18 January 2015 
    Track list-Lonely People, Souvenirs, Whispers, Get Back 
    Review-Undeniable triumph that captivates by combining funk and alt-pop.
  4. Name-Freckle Season 
    Release Date-21 February 2020  
    Track list-Did It To Myself, Figure It Out, Heavy, Oh God, New Friends

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Why Am I Like This?

Gartland's fourth EP, Why Am I Like This?, was released on 24 May 2019. The Ep's tracklist consists of the songs Why Am I Like This?, Flatline, Inevitable, and Overthinking (Demo).

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Orla Gartland's single "why am i likw this?" was featured in the Netfilx series Heartstopper

The singer is probably most known for her single Why Am I Like This? The song reached heights after being included in the Netflix hit series Heartstopper. 

The song was streamed more than 6 million times after the show's release in April 2022.

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First Album-Woman On The Internet

Orla Gartland released her first album, Woman On The Internet, on 20 August 2021. 

Her single Pretending discusses the difficulty and trouble of pretending to be a person of someone else's choice to be their pleasure.

Similarly, she released other singles, More Like You and Zombie! on 13 January and 13 April 2021, respectively. The album reached 3rd on the Irish chart and tenth on the UK music chart after its release.

Woman On The Internet is closer to Orla's heart as it represents the new side of her personality.

Talking about the album, the singer said:

"Releasing albums has obviously been something I've been building up to for what feels like forever. I thought the process was just going to feel like an EP, but it definitely feels more significant than that. It's really nice just having a body of work. Like, a big meaty thing feels really good."

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Orla Gartland Is Openly Bisexual-Is She Dating Someone?

Orla Gartland came out as bisexual via Twitter on June 2021. 

She tweeted-

"hey. i'm bi ! on this tail end of pride month I feel like celebrating by screaming it from some virtual rooftop"

Moreover, she also spoke about her sexuality in an interview-

I had a super-Catholic upbringing, and feeling comfortable with my own sexuality was a process that I’m still going through. I think just putting it in a tweet is not gonna change anyone’s world, but I just thought it might help me a bit more — as part of my identity, growing into myself, and trying to try to own it.

Talking about her relationship status, the Irish singer-songwriter is very private and does not prefer to talk about her dating life or possible partner.

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Orla Gartland is openly bisexual and is very private about her dating life

"Despite all the music, in my day to day, I'm quite a closed book. That's what's good about music. Apart from being my job, there's a real need for it for me as a person whether or not I share it, I write a lot of stuff that never comes out and that's equally cathartic as well. It's good in a lot of ways for me, I think."

Orla Gartland's first love is her music. Her genres include acoustic, folk, indie pop, and indie folk.

She is referred to as music makin' ginger nutcase and Ireland's most influential teen.

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How Much Is The Net Worth Of Orla Gartland: Tours, Ticket Sales, Merch

As of 2022, the Irish singer/songwriter Orla Gartland is worth $1 million. 

Her primary income source is her music career-albums sales, tickets, tours, and merch. 

She is all set for the upcoming 22/23 tour, and one can get tickets from her official website.

The singer has also released her most hit, Why Am I Like This? single-themed merch.

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Orla Gartland performing at Bristol-the Irish singer's net worth is estimated at $1 million

Similarly, she earns a considerable sum from her YouTube channel. 

As per the sources, the Woman on the Internet singer Orla makes between $371-$5.9k monthly and $4.5k- $71.2k yearly from the channel.

Additionally, she charges $445.5-$742.5 per sponsored post on her official Instagram account.

Updated On Sun Jun 26 2022 Published OnSun Jun 26 2022 By Riley

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