Who is Casey Breves?
Casey Breves was born on 14 May 1987, in New York, USA, and is a vocalist, best known for making music through YouTube with frequent collaborator Sam Tsui who is also his husband. He was previously a member of the vocal ensemble Chanticleer, and won a Grammy Award with that group.
The Net Worth of Casey Breves
Casey Breves has a net worth estimated at over $1 million earned through his music career in just this decade. He probably benefits from the success of his husband too, who has a similar net worth of over $1 million.
Life and Career
Casey grew up in New York City, and at a young age developed a strong inclination for music. After matriculating from high school, he enrolled at Yale University, which is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world, and a member of the Ivy League.
Following his graduation from the university, he set on a path towards a music career, and joined the vocal ensemble Chanticleer in 2010. The group has been in existence for over four decades, and became known for its interpretation of Renaissance music, though they are not limited to that genre.
He stayed with the group for three years, and helped them win a Grammy Award in the process. He then ventured on a solo career, including working on theatrical productions. One of his most notable projects on stage is “Orfeo”, a play based on the Greek mythological figure. He also found television work, and has become a guest of “Saturday Night Live”.
In recent years, he’s focused his attention on making music through YouTube. He’s released some of his work on the site, and also become a frequent collaborator of another YouTuber, Sam Tsui.
Husband – Sam Tsui
Sam is of Cantonese and European descent, born 2 May 1989. He grew up with a younger brother and his future collaborator Kurt Schneider, who would be responsible for the production of his videos later on. He attended Wissahickon High School in Pennsylvania, and during his time there, developed his love for music through performing in musicals, participated in such productions as “Titanic”, “Miss Saigon”, and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”.
After matriculating from high school, he enrolled at Yale University where he joined the all-male a cappella group called The Duke’s Men of Yale. He completed a degree in classical Greek from the university.
During this time, he had one of his first professional experiences, working as a paid soloist for the Episcopal Church, the Trinity Church Southport, and the choirmaster there became one of his inspirations to fully pursue music as a career. In 2009, he made his first television appearance in “ABC World News”, which led to him performing in “The Bonnie Hunt Show” later in the year.
Marriage is pretty cool I guess…happy anniversary Casey Breves and THANK YOU everyone for your anniversary wishes!! Really feeling the love???
He also performed at “It’s On with Alexa Chung” before working on the YouTube show called “College Musical” which would mark his beginnings on the site.
Tsui’s YouTube Career
In 2010, he released his first album, a cover album featuring the music of artists such as Jason Mraz, Journey, and Michael Jackson. He then made appearances in “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, performing for each.
The following year he launched his official YouTube channel, on which he performed covers of popular songs such as “It Will Rain” by Bruno Mars and “Hold It Against Me” by Britney Spears. He worked as the behind-the-scenes host for the competition show “The Sing-Off”, and later did promotions for Yale University.
In 2013, he released his first original album called “Make It Up”, which led to a tour of the US and Canada alongside Alex Goot.
He continues to release covers of popular music on his channel, while also collaborating with other popular YouTubers, including Echosmith, Kina Grannis, and Tessa Violet. He also teamed up with Coca-Cola to create several promotional videos for their advertising campaign of the year. One of his latest appearances is in an episode of the television show “Bones”, as a member of an a cappella group.
Breves met Tsui at Yale University when he was a junior, two years older than his partner. The two met through an a cappella group in the university, and began a relationship there. They kept their relationship and Tsui’s sexuality a secret for a very long time. In 2016, he released a video coming out as gay, and just a day after the video was posted, the couple married. Since then, the two have continued to make music together on YouTube, certainly with no plans of stopping any time soon!