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Moriah Rose Pereira (also known as Moriah Poppy) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, author, actress, dancer, model and YouTuber. She is best known for portraying Poppy.

Personal Life

Moriah was born in Whitman, Massachusetts[1] on January 1st, 1995. Her parents are Kathy Chase-Pereira and Keith Pereira. Her siblings are brothers Justin and Ethan Pereira and sister Beccah Pereira.[2] She went to public school when she was young and did not have many friends growing up. Moriah claimed that when she was young, she wanted to be a Rockette and was a dancer for several years. Her father played drums in a punk rock band, and one of her brothers also played drums. She was inspired to become a singer after listening to female-fronted bands such as Blondie and No Doubt. In December 2006, Moriah joined The Nutcrackers, a roller derby team in the Boston Roller Derby, alongside her sister, Beccah. Beccah's pseudonym was Bloodbath Bettie, while Moriah's was Mini Bloodbath. She was the mascot of the team for a short time[3], then later began rollerblading alongside others. She lived in Whitman until she was about 14, then moved to the greater Nashville area due to her father's change of job and wanting a new start to their family. In 2010, Moriah joined the newly-formed Nashville Junior Roller Derby. She left after a short while but continued to skate for fun.[4][5][6] When Moriah was 15, she received vocal coaching from Brett Manning, and a year later started uploading covers and original songs to her YouTube channel thatPoppyTV. Sometime in 2013, Moriah had moved to Los Angeles with her close friend Debby Ryan. She initially met Titanic Sinclair through a mutual friend in early 2014; later that year, she teamed up with him to portray the character Poppy and start her professional music career.

Music Career

2011-2014

Moriah began her musical career in 2011, when she used to perform at small venues such as IndieCove.[7] She made two YouTube channels, the first one was called "Moriah Poppy" and the other "thatPoppyTV". thatPoppyTV was created on October 6th, 2011, which contained covers and original songs. The Moriah Poppy channel contained more personal content such as vlogs, performance videos and updates. She performed live at small venues such as Playlist Live, Digifest 2013, VidCon, and others. Moriah originally planned to release an extended play (EP) at the end of 2012, which would have been indie and alternative rock-oriented, but this release never materialized. However, she released two original demos titled "Doesn't Mean I'm Wrong" and "What If I". This era's videos have been deleted or privated due to not being consistent with the current Poppy project. Some videos have been lost, but others were archived and found. If one tries to upload one of these videos to sites such as YouTube or Vimeo, the video will most likely be taken down.

2014-2016

After meeting Titanic Sinclair in Los Angeles, they started the Poppy musical project. She later signed with Island Records, releasing the single "Everybody Wants To Be Poppy" as well as her debut EP "Bubblebath". She performed several shows to promote "Bubblebath". In late 2016, Moriah left Island due to the label taking a large portion of music revenue.

2017-2018

In early 2017, Poppy created a label alongside Titanic called I'm Poppy Records, releasing the single "I'm Poppy" on the label. Later, she signed with Mad Decent, who released her debut album "Poppy.Computer". Throughout late 2017 and early 2018, she went on the Poppy.Computer Tour and the Poppy.Computer Tour Part 2 to promote the album. In January 2018, she starred in a YouTube Red Original titled I'm Poppy. She also released her sophomore album "Am I A Girl?" on October 31st, 2018 under Mad Decent and went on the Am I A Girl? Tour in promotion of the album.

2019-present

On June 28th, 2019, she released her second EP "Choke", which was her last release under Mad Decent before leaving the label in July 2019. She released her second book, a graphic novel titled Genesis 1 on July 10th, 2019, detailing her character's backstory. In August of 2019, she released a merchandise line named "PopxMi". She is planning to release a third studio album later in 2019, and will be embarking on the Threesome Tour with Bring Me The Horizon and Sleeping With Sirens to promote both the upcoming album and "Choke".

Trivia

  • She has previously gone under the names Moriah Poppy and That Poppy. Currently, she uses just Poppy or Poppy Chan (in her show credits).
  • She is a supporter and ally to the LGBT+ community.
    • Her gender is currently undetermined, stating in a 2018 Nylon interview that "some days I feel like a boy, some days I feel like a girl, so I haven't figured it out yet".[8]
  • She doesn't drink alcohol.[9]
  • She prefers dogs over cats.
  • She made an appearance in the Disney sitcom Jessie.
  • She has dyed her hair purple and red once and dyed her hair blonde before the Poppy era.
  • She is vegan.
  • Blood orange is her favorite fruit.[10]
  • She likes skateboarding and jiu-jitsu.
  • She likes video games such as Mario Kart.
  • Topo Chico Mineral Water is her favorite sparkling water.[11]
  • Gwen Stefani is one of her largest inspirations.
  • She loves MARINA, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper and Elvis Presley.[12]
    • Her favorite MARINA song is "Primadonna".[13]
  • She knows how to play guitar and piano.
  • Titanic Sinclair is her best friend.
  • She owned a pet dog named Wiggy and currently owns a cat named Pi.
  • She is 5'7 (170 cm).
  • Her favorite colors are pink and purple.[14]
  • Her favorite album is "Talkie Walkie" by Air.[15]
  • She can speak and write in Spanish.

Gallery

The Moriah Pereira gallery can be found here.

References

  1. https://www.exploretalent.com/resume/moriahpereira/2093452
  2. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=anthony-chase-win&pid=183824129&fhid=4988
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjshQbpfA1w
  4. https://www.facebook.com/NashvilleJuniorRollerDerby/photos/?tab=album&album_id=286761754949&ref=page_internal
  5. https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-nutcrackers/nutcrackers-alumni-interview-bloodbath-bettie/212971875384063/
  6. https://www.facebook.com/NashvilleJuniorRollerDerby/photos/?tab=album&album_id=286761754949&ref=page_internal
  7. https://indiecove.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/79/
  8. https://nylon.com/articles/poppy-am-i-a-girl-interview
  9. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_bAIVnOVCGNaThISS1jR0NFbG8/view?usp=sharing
  10. https://twitter.com/thatpoppyrussia/status/697907117576081409
  11. https://twitter.com/thatpoppyrussia/status/697524453471862786
  12. https://twitter.com/poppyupdated/status/697182707932098561
  13. https://twitter.com/thatpoppyrussia/status/697907725313974273
  14. https://i.imgur.com/4Yhi5gp.png
  15. https://i.imgur.com/55afD4g.png
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