Backpack Kid Biography
Backpack kid is an American dancer, rapper, and social media personality whose real name is Russell Horning. He is famous for his funny dance moves which he performs with a backpack on his back. His dance moves landed him a spot on Katy Perry’s SNL performance of her new single “Swish Swish.” He had launched many songs like “Drip on Boat” and “Flossin” with DJ Suede The Remix God.
He was an internet session and popular for sharing his unusual dance movement on YouTube and Instagram before Russell rose to fame. He is a talented hip-hop artist and rapper. In addition, he released several songs with DJ suede, Drip on Boat, Ball out, etc., such as Flossin. On his 17th birthday, he is releasing his debut four-song EP, Swag Pack Boy.
The first breakthrough for Russell came in 2015 when 700,000 fans tagged him online. After Rihanna posts his dance move, he begins to rise to express her delight in choosing 6 Grammys in 2016.
Then on “Saturday Night Live” 2017, Katy Perry invited him to dance in her new single “swiss swiss”. So Katy Perry earned him the name Backpack because of his backpack on stage. He performed beautifully in the show with dance steps, impressing the spectators. He also appeared in the singer’s music video for the song ‘Swish Swish.’ Later in the following year, during a Philadelphia 76ers game, his fancy dance moves were imitated by NFL player Mack Hollins.
His current Instagram account is in the name of “@thebackpackkid” and it has more than 1.9 million followers. Furthermore, Backpack kid also released a new album “Balenciagas” in 2019. In addition, he has done an advertisement for Checkers to support its $1 Fries campaign. Currently, he is planning to design backpacks and other items, such as socks, caps, hoodies, and T-shirts.
Likewise, he has launched on the YouTube channel on February 17, 2020. Some of his YouTube videos on his channel include “I PICKED UP JESSIKATHEPRANKSTER AND HER MOM IN A DISGUISED UBER (THEY GET MAD),” and “I TRIED TO GET WITH LAVAADO’S GIRLFRIEND IN FRONT OF HIM PRANK (HE GETS MAD).”
Russell Horning attended the Griggs Ville School. Furthermore, he studies at an online school so that he can travel, and hence he is not studying in a formal school.
Backpack Kid Age
How old is Backpack Kid? Russell is 18 years old as of 2020. He was born Russel Horning on December 19, 2001, in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, United States. e celebrates his birthday on December 18th every year and his zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Backpack Kid Parents
His mother is Anita Redd, who also serves as his manager and has a younger sister named Jill. His father has not been mentioned yet. He belongs to White Caucasian Decent.
Backpack Kid Girlfriend
Kid has not revealed any details regarding him being in a relationship or dating life. Once he reveals his dating life in the public domain we will keep you posted.
Backpack Kid’s Height
Russell stands at a height of 5 ft 10 or 1.55m inches and weighs 62 kg or 136.5 lbs.
Backpack Kid Awards
kids won two awards in 2018. They were the Kids’ Choice Award for “Favorite Dance Trend” and Shorty Award for “Best in Dance”.
Backpack Kid Net Worth
Kid has an estimated net worth of around $1 million as of 2021. His income is mainly attributed to his career as a dancer and social media personality.