|Real Name/Full Name||David Joseph Michael Hynes|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Blood Orange, Dev Hynes, David Hynes, Devonte Hynes|
|Birth Place:||Ilford, London, England|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||23 December 1985|
|Age/How Old:||37 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5’9
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 72 Kg
In Pounds – 158 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father– N/A
Mother – N/A
|School:||Chadwell Health Foundation School|
|Sexual Orientation:||Sexuality fluid|
|Profession:||Singer, songwriter, record producer and director|
|Net Worth:||$1 Million|
|Last Updated:||June 2023|
David Hynes or popularly known as Blood Orange is a name most people are familiar with, especially rap lovers. An all-rounder in the music industry who is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and director. Many are familiar with but not familiar with all aspects of his life. The article aims to open most of the information regarding the great artist who is also a former Lightspeed Champion.
Well, how well do you know about Dev Hynes? If not much, here is what we know about Dev Hynes to date.
Biography and Early Life
Dev Hynes was born on 23 December 1985 in Ilford, London, England. His parents belonged to a different race, his mother was a Guyanese, and his father was a Sierra. His real name is David Joseph Michael Hynes, and later, he shortened his name to Dev Hynes. He is a single child to his parents and also their dear child. His parents identified Hynes talent in music at a young age and enrolled him in music classes where he learned piano and some other instruments. Hynes used to rap since he was six years old.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Dev Hynes in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Dev Hynes’s age is 37 years old as of today’s date 1st June 2023 having been born on 23 December 1985. Though, he is 5’9 in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 158lbs in Pound and 72 kg in Kilograms.
Hynes attended Chadwell Health Foundation School, now known as Chadwell Health Academy, where he completed his initial education. He was a popular student and participated in various competitions which involved music. It is not clear which college he attended or what his major was.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Hynes has a dating history that includes all kinds of people, men, women, transgender, etc.… In 2014, he was seen dating Samantha Urbani, but later they broke up, and he dated many other people but did not stay in the relationship for many years. In an interview, he confessed that he had dated men but was not comfortable, so he left. He had also dated a Trans and a queer with no luck in love life. In 2019, he was rumored to be dating Tessa Thompson, but no clear information is found regarding the same. As of now, Hynes is believed to be either single or keeping his private life hidden.
Is Dev Hynes Gay?
As far as the sexuality of Hynes is concerned, he is sexually fluid, which refers to the constant change in sexuality and having no proper sexual orientation. Hynes has dated women, men, transgender, etc.… and he claims to be still trying what suits him. He has even composed a song concerning his sexuality named “Fluid Sexuality”.
Hynes’s music career began back in 2004 when he was a member of dance-punk band Test Icicles, and they released their first full-length album in 2005. Unfortunately, the band was dismissed after just two years of its formation, in 2006. But Hynes did not give up on his dream and, under the name of Lightspeed Champion, he recorded several solos, which was a great hit and gained him popularity.
With the growing popularity received under the name Lightspeed Champion, he decided to start another name, and thus Blood Orange came into power which focused on R&B and electronics. Along with this, he also wrote the song and collaborated with many other singers and bands.
Dev Hynes has composed and sang many songs for which he has also been recognized by getting nominated for various awards such as:
In 2017, Hynes was nominated for GLAAD Media Award as an outstanding music artist for his album Freetown Sound.
In 2020, he was nominated for his excellent work – Queen and Slime for the CinEuphoric Awards. He was nominated for the category of Best Original Music.
Recently, in 2021, he was nominated for the prestigious Grammy Awards for best chamber music/small ensemble performance for his fantastic work in Hynes: Field”.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Dev Hynes in 2023
Hynes’s net worth is estimated to be $1 Million as of 2023. The major share of his income is derived from his career in music, songwriting, recording, etc.… Hynes has always remained a popular and much-demanded singer due to his talent, which also justifies his net worth.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
Hynes suffers from panic attacks.
He primarily uses the genres of funk, indie rock, electronic, and R&B.
Dev Hynes is a definition of a dreamer, as he creates what he wants and marks his boundaries. He faced and still faces many issues, which include his panic attacks, yet he keeps moving forward, which earned him many fans and followers.