Who is Samantha Gongol?
Samantha Gongol is quite a multi-talented personality – she is not only a musician and a vocalist, but also a songwriter and a composer who is perhaps best known for being one half of the American music duo named Marian Hill, which is widely recognized for its debut EP entitled “Act One” as well as for some hit singles such as “One Time” and “Down”.
Samantha Gongol’s Early Life
Samantha Lee Gongol was born under the zodiac sign of Aries on the 14th April 1990, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania USA, and is of American nationality while her ethnicity is white Caucasian. Details about her family’s background such as the names of her parents or number of her siblings if there are any, have never been publicly disclosed to the present day. During her childhood, Samantha was an avid athlete as she excelled at field hockey. Speaking about her educational background, Samantha matriculated from Haverford High School in Haverford Township, Pennsylvania, before she enrolled at New York University where she studied music business; any further details about her schooling history haven’t been revealed.
Samantha Gongol’s Career
Samantha began her professional career in the music industry in New York City as a songwriter. However, in 2013 she reunited with her high school friend, American production artist Jeremy Lloyd, with whom she formed the Marian Hill music duo. The band’s name comes from the combination of names of the characters from the 1957 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical production “The Music Man” – Marian Paroo and Prof. Harold Hill. Their first song, entitled “Whiskey”, was written by their mutual efforts, and was released through several music streaming services shortly after their reunion.
Samantha Gongol and Marian Hill
The debut EP of Marian Hill, simply entitled “Play” was released in 2013 and, apart from Samantha and Jeremy, it also featured jazz instrumentals from Steve Davit. The album received a warm reception by the audience, and was described as ‘crisp and spare electro-R&B’ by The New York Times. Two years later in February 2015, the duo released another EP – “Sway” – which produced the hit single entitled “One Time” which peaked at No. 38 at the Billboard’s Top 40 Alternative songs. To a greater prominence Samantha as well as Marian Hill came in September 2015, when she and Jeremy appeared on “The Late Late Show with James Corden”. All these endeavors helped Samantha Gongol to establish herself as a successful musician, which led her to work on the original soundtrack of the 2015 adventure drama movie “Jem and the Holograms”.
In June 2016, Marian Hill released its debut studio album entitled “Act One”, which was a genuine commercial success, peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 40 Alternative as well as at No. 5 on its Top 40 Rock songs chart. Additionally, “Act One” produced several hit singles such as “I Want You” and “I Know Why”, as well as “Down” which peaked at No. 21 on the Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, and later earned Platinum ratings for selling more than one million copies.
Into the limelight Marian Hill came in early 2017 when the abovementioned hit single “Down” was used in the video commercial for Apple’s iPhone 7, which was played during the National Football League’s playoff game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks. On the 9th December 2017, Samantha Gongol performed the US national anthem at the opening of the Major League Soccer Cup game between the Toronto and the Seattle Sounders Football Clubs.
In early 2018, Samantha’s song “Ta Meilleure Ennemie (Pearls)” was featured in the Hollywood blockbuster movie from the eponymous franchise – “Fifty Shades Freed”, which certainly helped her to boost her popularity. In May that year Marian Hill released its most recent studio album, entitled “Unusual”, which has been a moderate commercial success so far by peaking at No. 13 on Billboard’s Top 40 Alternative songs chart.
Because of the title of their debut song – “Whiskey” – Samantha and Jeremy’s little ritual before every Marian Hill performance is to take a shot of whiskey just before they go on stage.
Samantha Gongol’s Net Worth
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this young and talented American musician has accumulated so far? How rich Samantha Gongol is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Samantha Gongol’s net worth, speaking as of early 2019, revolves around the sum of $500,000, primarily acquired through her career in the music industry active since 2013.
Samantha Gongol’s Personal Life
Curious about Samantha’s private life and marital status, aren’t you? Well, despite the rumors circulating in the mass media, details about Samantha’s love life and romantic connections have still remained confidential. Although Samantha and her band mate and professional partner Jeremy Lloyd are often referred to as spouses, the truth about whether they are really romantically connected is unclear.
Samantha Gongol’s Personal Appearance & Social Media
The 28-years-old Samantha Gongol sports a slim and petite figure with a genuine hourglass silhouette with vital statistics measuring 31-22,5-30. In addition to her height of 5ft 3ins (1.60m), weight of around 95lbs (43kgs) and her long blonde hair, these ‘perks’ make her appearance quite alluring. Samantha’s bra size appears to be 30A, while her shoe size is US 6.
Samantha is regularly active on several social media networks such as Twitter (@samantha_gongol), Facebook and Instagram (@samanthagongol) where she has amassed more than 4,000 fans and followers altogether. Besides these, you can also follow her through her band’s official and eponymous YouTube channel, which currently counts well over 400,000 subscribers, and has recorded nearly 119 million views, as well as through their @marianhillmusic Instagram profile which has been followed by close to 100,000 fans.