Busking may be an uncommon way to make money, but it’s how Allie Sherlock became a millionaire. The singer shot to fame recording herself performing on the streets of Dublin and uploads the clips to her YouTube channel. As of 2023, Allie Sherlock has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Hailing from Cork, Ireland, Allie was born on April 7, 2005. Her mother died when she was aged nine, and her father, Mark Sherlock, has been her biggest supporter ever since.
Allie began busking at 11 years old and started out performing in her home city, but later moved to Dublin’s Grafton Street, where she appeared weekly. For her education, Sherlock was homeschooled.
Her dad always accompanied her every time she went out singing on the streets. He became her music manager and had the idea to post her busking hobby on social media.
Rise to Fame
Allie’s personal YouTube channel was launched in 2014 and it slowly gained followers until she went viral after uploading a video of her singing Ed Sheeran’s hit song, Supermarket Flowers.
In 2016, she performed live at the Cork Opera House and the following year joined Britain’s Got Talent, reaching the second round. She also performed at the 2017 Miss Universe Ireland beauty contest.
In 2018, Allie appeared on The Ray D’Arcy Show and went to America to perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. This boosted her online profile even more. On YouTube she currently has 5.66 million subscribers, an impressive feat in a competitive space.
Later in 2018, Allie Sherlock signed a five-year deal with Patriot Records, a record label owned by Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic and backed up OneRepublic on their 2020 European tour.
In 2020, the Irish singer released an EP and an album titled “A Part of Me”. Sherlock also became a member of an artist collective named “Irish Women in Harmony”.
A year later, she released a total of four singles. In 2022, she was seen working with the rock band Kodaline. During this time, she’s been improving her social media presence and has 2.2 million followers on Instagram and 340,000 on TikTok.
Net Worth and Earnings
Sherlock’s YouTube channel is her most popular social media account. Based on viewing figures from SocialBlade.com, the channel makes around $30,000 per month from YouTube ad revenue. Her strong following on various social media sites gives her extra ways to earn money.
Her deal with Patriot Records should have included a hefty sign on fee and steady earnings, but the artist hasn’t revealed the exact figure. Even so, as long as she continues to advance her music career, her $3 million net worth will grow.
Allie Sherlock is still young, and she hasn’t had much of a dating life yet. There are rumors surrounding her relationship with Cuan Durkin, a fellow busker who performed with her several times. But neither of the two has shared anything about the issue.