Whether your social media platform of choice is YouTube, TikTok or Twitch, odds are you’ve heard of — and heard the voice of — Corpse Husband. The faceless YouTuber has blown up in recent months, largely thanks to his famous friends like Pokimane, Valkyrae and MrBeast.
Find out more about Corpse Husband, including his history as a YouTuber and whether he plans on doing a face reveal in the near future.
Who is Corpse Husband?
Not much is known about Corpse Husband’s real identity. According to Famous Birthdays, he was born on Aug. 8, 1997, and based on his YouTube bio, he lives in California. He has also admitted that he dropped out of school at age 12 and that many people — his teachers included — thought he would amount to nothing.
How did Corpse Husband become famous?
Corpse Husband has been slowly but surely building up his YouTube following since July 2015, when he first started his account. As of writing, he has 4.91 million subscribers, plus another 2 million on Instagram and 2.9 million on TikTok. He also has a separate YouTube channel for his music with another 1.17 million followers.
So, what did Corpse Husband do on YouTube to garner such a following? Initially, he used his YouTube channel primarily to read scary stories, most of which are submitted by fans via emails. More recently, though, he has started to partner up with mainstream gamers and streamers like PewDiePie, MrBeast, Disguised Toast and Pokimane to play Among Us, the outer space multiplayer deduction game du jour. Thanks to this content shift, Corpse Husband gained more than 2.4 million subscribers in the month of October alone, according to data from Social Blade.
In late October, Corpse Husband was one of the many popular YouTubers and gamers to team up with Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) to play Among Us on Twitch in order to encourage voter participation. During the stream, AOC actually seemed enamored with him, which led to many a meme.
What is that Corpse Husband song I keep hearing on TikTok?
Oh right, that. You’re most likely referring to “E-GIRLS ARE RUINING MY LIFE!” in which he croons, “Choke me like you hate me but you love me / Lowkey wanna date me when you f*** me.” Quite sentimental!
Why are people so infatuated with Corpse Husband?
Corpse Husband has a largely female fan base — and he has his deep, deep voice to thank for that.
When people — famous streamers, fans or otherwise — first hear Corpse Husband talk, the first thing they comment on is how baritone his voice is.
It’s not just Corpse Husband’s voice that makes him such a heartthrob and social media sensation, though. The sheer mystery surrounding the streamer — namely, what he looks like — has also helped him amass a devout fan base.
Corpse Husband has used his anonymity to his advantage to help build his social media following. On Oct. 1, he promised his Twitter followers that he would do a hand reveal if they got him to 100,000 followers on Instagram in 24 hours; they delivered.
“You guys are f****** wild,” he said when he was able to reach his goal mere hours later.
On Oct. 23, he used a similar incentive to get to 1 million Instagram followers. This time, he teased fans with the promise of “onlystrands,” which turned out to literally be a photo of a strand of his hair. Most people would get torn apart on Instagram for posting a literal strand of hair; Corpse Husband’s post has nearly 1 million likes and countless comments from thirsty fans begging for more.
Though Corpse Husband has mostly embraced his newfound popularity, he’s also spoken openly about how it has “pretty much f****** eviscerated” his private life.
“There is not a single picture of me from before YouTube with my entire face in it,” he explained to Anthony Padilla when he appeared in a video titled “I spent a day with FACELESS YOUTUBERS.” He added that it’s taxing to separate his YouTube life from his personal life, especially when the circles overlap.
“It’s a very ‘Hannah Montana’ thing,” he said.
Will Corpse Husband do a face reveal any time soon?
Unlikely. In his interview with Padilla, he said that he feels like he’ll never be able to measure up to fans’ expectations.
“Unless I was literally like a Norse god, and even then they’d be like, I don’t like his hair color,” he explained.
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