Rajiv Dhall (born in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and part-time actor. In December 2010, he started uploading videos to his YouTube channel "TwentyForSeven" which now has over 630,000 subscribers and over 60,000,000 views.
While Dhall was in high school, he formed the emo-pop outfit "TwentyForSeven" (consisting of Dhall, (vocals/guitar), Matt Pastor (bass/keys/vocals), Blake Hayes (guitar/vocals), and Corey DeLuca (drums)) and spent several years fronting the band with some success.
He later started uploading solo cover songs to YouTube which eventually gave him a large online following. In 2015, he released his version of the One Direction song "Just Can't Let Her Go," which entered the Top 200 of the iTunes songs chart.
After his success on YouTube, his friend, Andrew Bazzi introduced him to Vine, a short-form video sharing service where users can share six-second-long looping video clips. He was nominated for "Best Vine Musician" in the Seventh Annual Shorty Awards and losing out to Shawn Mendes. He was also nominated for the 2015 MTV Woodie Awards.
In 2016, he was nominated for the 2016 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards in the "Fan Fave Vine Musician" category and he won.
His vine currently has 1.9 million followers as well as over 540 million loops.
Awards and nominations
|2015||7th Annual Shorty Awards||Vine Musician||Rajiv Dhall||Nominated|
|2016||iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards||Fan Fave Vine Musician||Rajiv Dhall||Won|