As a singer, Ross Lynch is best known as one of the founding members of R5. With the crew, he’s released a number of albums including Louder, Sometime Last Night, and Heart Made Up on You. Aside from his musical career however, the Colorado has also established himself as an actor. In many years, he played one of the titular characters in the Disney sitcom, Austin & Ally (2011).
Born on December 29, 1995 in Littleton, Colorado, Ross Lynch is the son of Stormie and Mark Lynch; the seconds youngest out of five children, he has three brothers and a sister. Like many artists, he became interested in music at a young age; by the time he was in fourth grade, he was singing and playing both the piano and guitar. At the age of twelve, he moved to Los Angeles with his famiy.
How Ross Lynch Became Famous
With his sister and three brothers, he formed a pop band called R5 in 2009. Shortly afterwards, they recruited the help of a family friend, Ellington Ratliff, whom they’d met earlier at a dance studio. At the beginning of their career, they released a Youtube web series, R5 TV, which chronicled their day-to-day life.
A few months after releasing an independent EP in 2010, the siblings were able to land a recording deal with Hollywood Records.
On February 19, 2013, they dropped their official debut EP, Loud through the imprint. Produced by Emanuel Kiriakou and Andrew Goldstein, four pop rock tracks were introduced including Here Comes Forever, Ballin’ For You, Loud, and I Want U Bad. Eventually spawning a single, the extended play peaked at number 69 on the Billboard 200.
Later that fall, the group released their debut album titled, Louder on September 24, 2013. Mainly a pop rock and pop record, its contents discussed a number of themes including youth, love and freedom. Another collaboration with Andrew Goldstein and Emanuel who helped produce the album, it boasted eleven tracks including (I Can’t) Forget About You, One Last Dance, Love Me Like That, If I Can’t Be With You, and Pass Me By.
A decent success, Louder reached as high as number 24 on the Billboard 200. Elsewhere, the album also charted in France, Japan, Italy, Ireland, France, Poland, and Belgium.
From there, R5 released their next big project, Heart Made Up on You on July 22, 2014. Their third extended play, it contained mostly dance-pop oriented sounds with elements of EDM. Well received by critics, the EP came with four tracks, Stay with Me, Easy Love, Things Are Looking Up, and Heart Made Up on You, the last of which was made available as a single. On the Billboard 200, the album peaked at number 36.
A year later, Ross and his siblings dropped their second studio album, Something Last Night on July 10, 2015. Produced by Captain Cuts, Carl Falk, and Jonas Jeberg, among others, five singles were produced including Dark Side, I Know You Got Away, All Night, Smile, and Let’s Not Be Alone Tonight. Praised by critics, the pop rock band eventually embarked on a concert tour in support of the album.
Their most successful album to date, Something Last Night peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Top 200 and number 3 on the Digital Albums chart. Elsewhere, it also charted in France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, New Zealand, among other countries.
Most recently, the group released their latest EP, New Addictions on May 12, 2017. Promoted by a concert tour which kicked off in June, it came with five tracks – Need You Tonight, Lay Your Head Down, If, Red Velvet (Feat. New Beat Fund), and Trading Time).
Ross Lynch as an Actor
As an actor, Ross is best known for his portrayal of Austin in the Disney teen sitcom, Austin & Ally. Created by Heath Seifert and Kevin Kopelow, it revolved around the lives of two musicians- an extroverted instrumentalist named Austin and an introverted songwriter named, Ally Dawson. While the actor played the part of the former, actress Laura Marano played the part of the latter.
Despite it being his first time playing a significant role on television, his performance yielded much applause. Premiered on the Disney Channel on December 2, 2011, the sitcom drew in 5.66 million viewers during its series premiere. Ultimately, Ross starred from the beginning to the end; from 2011 to 2016.
For his portrayal of Austin, he was won numerous awards including four Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, and three Teen Choice Awards.
Not only did he star in the sitcom, Austin & Ally, but he also contributed to the series’ original soundtracks. For instance, an album titled, Austin & Ally was released in 2012, which ended up peaking at number 27 on the Billboard Top 200. Following that, he lent his vocals to a few songs in the soundtrack albums, Austin & Ally: Take it From the Top and Austin & Ally: Turn it Up, in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
Ross Lynch’s Other TV and Film Roles
While starring in Austin & Ally, the actor also appeared in several other titles including Jessie (2012), Teen Beach Movie (2013), Ultimate Spider-Man (2013), Violetta (2015), and Teen Beach 2 (2015).
As far as film goes, he will be starring as the lead protagonist in the upcoming biographical film, My Friend Dahmer (2017). Based on a graphic novel of the same name, it will be released in the United States on November 3, 2017.
Ross Lynch’s Snapchat Name – LedCorsair
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Ross Lynch’s Other Social Media Accounts
Ross Lynch’s Facebook Account
Want to follow Ross Lynch on Facebook? Simply head on over this his official page at @RossR5 and give him a like- easy!
Ross Lynch’s Twitter Account
Interested in staying up to date with the star? Luckily for us, he’s active on Twitter- you can add his official account at @rossR5.
Ross Lynch’s Instagram Account
You can view many behind the scene photos and more over on his Instagram page at @rossr5- it looks like he’s already got himself over 4 million fans on the app!
Ross Lynch’s Youtube Account
Most of R5’s tracks are streamable on their Youtube channel- you can view their account over at @OfficialR5.