Tate McRae can pass off as any small-town girl-next-door, except that she is a rising star with talent and a goal in mind to make it big. At just 18, she’s worked with the likes of Khalid and Troye Sivan, now playing at major festivals as pandemic restrictions are lifted.
Tate is one of the first generation of pop stars who have grown up completely online. From her beginnings as a dancer, to a reality TV contestant, vlogger, singer and now pop star, she is on a roll and all set to steal the world stage.
Tate Rosner McRae was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on 1 July 2003 to a Canadian father of Scottish descent and a German mother. Due to her father’s work, the family moved to the Gulf state of Oman where her mother taught dance. The young Tate attended The American International School in Muscat (TAISM), and began recreational dance training at age six. The family moved back to Calgary when she was eight, where she began to train more intensively in dance, competing with Drewitz Dance Productions. From age 11, she began training in all styles of dance at YYC Dance Project, a dance company owned by her mother, and underwent ballet training at the School of Alberta Ballet, the training school for the Alberta Ballet Company.
Verus Ferreira is a freelance music journalist for over three decades, contributing articles to various newspapers and magazines. He is the author of The Great Music Quiz Book and The Great Rock Music Quiz Book. Besides being a music aficionado, he is also a photo-journalist. He contributes to Musicunplugged.in and has his own column on The Revolver Club, a vinyl music store. Reach him at verusferreira.com