Connor Joel Franta (born September 12, 1992) is an American YouTube vlogger, writer and entrepreneur.
As of November 2015, his self-named main channel on YouTube has 5 million subscribers. Franta was formerly a member of YouTube group Our Second Life (stylized Our2ndLife and O2L) under the Fullscreen Network, but is now an independent member of the Big Frame network, managed by Andrew Graham.
Franta has recently become involved in various entrepreneurial enterprises, including a clothing line, music curation, as well as a coffee and lifestyle brand named Common Culture.
His debut book, a memoir, A Work in Progress, was released on April 21, 2015 by Atria/Keywords Press. It centers around Connor Franta's life; his childhood; his current life; his future aspirations. The book appeared on the New York Times (on which it spent 16 weeks), Publishers Weekly, and The Times best seller lists, selling over 200,000 copies. Franta went on a promotional tour for the book in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
In July 2015, details of Heard Well, a record label Franta co-founded, were announced in partnership with his manager Andrew Graham and Jeremy Wineberg of music distribution and licensing company Opus Label (through which Franta's first two compilations were released). Variety described Heard Well as "a music label focused on producing compilation albums featuring undiscovered artists as curated by digital 'influencers.'" Amanda Steele, Lohanthony and Jc Caylen are the first digital stars signed to put together compilations.
As of January 2016 Connor is a member of the GRAMMY Recording Academy.
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full name at birth
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Our 2nd Life
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12 September 1992
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5' 9" (175 cm)
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