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Houssein South (previously Houssein guney), born June 3, 1999, known as Houssein is a British Viner and Singer-Songwriter, famous for his 6-second video skits on Vine. He was born in London, England. He currently lives near to London, England with his family.

Personal life

Houssein was born in London, England to Diane Holliday and Turkish-British[1] Ramadan Guney. He has two siblings, Kevin and Pamela. Houssein attended Hoe Bridge School, a private academic school until the age of 13, where he obtained 12 Common Entrance Exams with straight A's and A*'s. In 2012, Houssein joined Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, however he now continues his academic studies at home. He stated that Green Day have been a great inspiration to his music career.

In mid-2014, Houssein began dating Inès Chamba-Friend (15). This was officially announced on Houssein's Snapchat in January 2015. On the 6th December 2015, Houssein announced on Twitter that they had broken up. However he later posted Snapchat stories with Inès in January 2016, and jokingly requested his Twitter followers to "stop attacking" him regarding their relationship status.youuuj

Internet career

Early YouTube

Houssein uploaded his fist video to YouTube in August 2009, a video of 'stuffed animals', the video has since been taken down. He then went on to create a series called 'Bill Bently', a character similar to well-known YouTube Star 'Fred'.


Vine

Houssein began Vine in May 2014. His Vines recieved a lot of attention from 'Best Vines' and other Vine Stars. He was frequently featured on the "Popular Now" section. As of March 2015, Houssein had 300,000+ followers and 170,000,000 views.

Houssein had worked with Vine Stars such as: Piques, Austin Combs, Tish Simmonds, Ben Tremblay and Dan Lewis.

Musical.ly

Following the takedown of Vine, Houssein transitioned his main focus over to Musical.ly in early 2016. His singing and visual effects videos garnered him a lot of attention and he saw rapid growth on the newly-famed app. As of August 2017, Houssein has amassed over 720K followers and 40M likes.

He has peformed on behalf of Musical.ly at multiple social media events such as Vidcon EU, VidCon and Playlist Live.

VEVO

In April 2014, Houssein partnered with VEVO, to create HousseinVEVO. This channel would focus on his original music. His single, "Fill The Space" is set to be released on the 21st August 2015.

Discography

Singles

  • "Will You Be Mine" (2016)
  • "Higher" (2017)

Covers

  • "Anna Sun" (2017)
  • "Youth" (2017)
  • "All Time Low" (2017)

Musical Theatre

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Bang UK Tour N/A Houssein was an actor/singer/dancer in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang UK Tour'
2009–2011 Music UK Tour Kurt Von Trapp Houssein starred in 'The Sound Of Music UK Tour' as Kurt Von Trapp, alongside well known actors such as; Connie Fisher, Michael Praed and Jason Donovan.

Houssein has explained that he no longer wishes to take part in musical theater productions, and instead wants to focus on his pop career.

Television

Houssein has appeared in adverts for Disney UK on iTV 1 during the XFactor commercials.

In 2015, Houssein participated in Channel 4's "Stand Up To Cancer" live event as a special guest, along side celebrities such as; Conor Maynard, Charlotte Crosby, Tyger Drew Honey, Aston Merrygold and YouTube Stars; Joe Sugg, Caspar Lee and Oli White.

Channels

Active Channels

Houssein (youtube.com/cheekyhoussein)

External links

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