Beetlebat (born November 1, 2002) is a YouTuber, singer, rapper, and Flex Entertainment executive. He has a YouTube channel called beetlebat where he makes vlogs and gaming videos. He also occasionally makes music.
He was signed to Flex Entertainment on December 29, 2019. He became a Flex Entertainment Executive on January 31, 2020. He was later demoted from his position as executive in November 2020 due to his inactivity in the community at the time but was repromoted on February 23, 2021.
He makes experimental rap music with elements of pop and R&B. He has released two singles in his career "Physics" and "On The Regular." Both songs became Flex Entertainment Hot 100 Top 20 hits. He released his debut EP "Beginnings" on October 23, 2020. The lead singles for his upcoming mixtape "Sun Goes Down" and "Innocent" were released in March of 2021 and April of 2022, with the previous becoming his first number one single.
2013-2017: Humble Beginnings
In 2013, his friend, Legasauce, was writing lyrics to a song for his channel. He asked beetlebat to appear on the track with him. The song would be titled "The Grocery List Song" and the music video was released the same year. The music video was reuploaded in 2014 after the termination of Legasauce's channel. After experimenting with music on Beatlab, he made the instrumental track "Hearty." He released the song to his channel on April 6, 2017. He also released a remix to his friend Ruck's song "Ruckle Hero."
Beetle discovered Flex Entertainment through Brad Taste in Music's video about Lil Mosquito Disease's "Infection." He started listening to multiple songs from the label and joined their discord in November 2019. During a discord call with Lil Mosquito Disease, Lil Squeaky, and Big Lil, they decided to record "Menace 2." Beetle provided ad libs in the track. The song was released on November 30, 2019.
Beetle decided to release a song himself, a school project for his Physics class. On December 22, he released "Physics", a parody of Maroon 5's "Memories." He announced he would be releasing an extended-play titled "Beginnings" in 2020. Mosquito and Schmoobin liked the song and signed him to Flex Entertainment on December 29, 2019. The music video for "Physics" was released on January 12, 2020. The video gained around 200 views in twenty-four hours, a record for him. Maroon 5 themselves may have seen the video. He also featured on the song "ICU" by Lil Expired Lettuce and MusiklyGyfted with one of the best verses.
On January 31, 2020, he became a Flex Entertainment executive for the creation of the Flex Entertainment Hot 100 chart. He released his second single "On The Regular" on June 5, 2020. It debuted at No. 28 on the Flex Entertainment Hot 100. It went on to peak at No. 10, becoming his first top ten single. He performed his songs "Physics", "On The Regular" and an unreleased "Fresh" at Flex Fest 2020. On October 20, he released a trailer announcing that the EP would finally be released on October 23. The next day, he revealed the cover art and tracklisting on his Instagram. Every track from the EP became a Top 20 hit on the Flex Hot 100. Beetle announced in his "Story of Beginnings" video that there will be a music video for "Patrol" in the future.
On November 13, 2020, Beetle was demoted as an executive due to inactivity but was repromoted on February 23. On December 24, Beetle announced there would be a remix for "Patrol" featuring Lil Mosquito Disease and Young Ryan G. It was released on Christmas Day.
2021-present: Upcoming debut mixtape
Beetlebat teased an upcoming tropical house song produced by Lil Squeaky. "Sun Goes Down" was announced on March 26, 2021 which has a feature from pop artist Ben Riggle. It was released on March 27, 2021. A remix of the song made by Canadian electronic producer 5ach!† was later released on May 28th. It leaped from No. 25 to No. 1 on the Flex Entertainment Hot 100, becoming his first ever number one single. It is his most successful chart hit lasting a whole year on the chart. He announced in his last video of 2021 that he would be releasing his debut mixtape in 2022 and a new single would drop in the first quarter of 2022.
He announced to release a new song titled "Innocent" on April 8th, 2022, after one year. This was announced during Beetle's first YouTube video in four months where he was shown being spotted by cops. The conceptual song is about Beetle being accused by a woman for harassing her on the beach. The video was amassed three-hundred views and forty likes in twenty-four hours, his fastest growing video since "Physics" in 2020.
Beetlebat currently resides in Michigan where he has lived his entire life. He is a baptized and confirmed Catholic. He graduated from high school on May 23, 2021.
Beetlebat's music was received negatively initially, with many calling him a horrible artist and one of the worst in Flex. However more recently his music has been celebrated for how charming and fun it is with Beginnings becoming more and more popular. In recent times he has become an icon in the label who has acquired high levels of respect and praise, and "Sun Goes Down" is widely considered to be one of the greatest dancepop songs of all time.
Beetlebat's Flex Entertainment Hot 100 chart has been the subject of much controversy, with many calling him a "simp" for the placement of Emily Finchum's songs so high and in such an abundant amount on the charts, and for having an advantage in which he can see all of his streaming numbers, whereas other artists must go out of their way to send him theirs. Beetlebat has issued numerous public statements in which he expressed his frustrations with those who questioned the charts. He has continued making the charts, banning Emily Finchum from the charts for making them unfair to smaller artists. This decision was in and of itself controversial, with former Flex artist Yung Garfield stating that it "does nothing" and is "unfair to Emily." He also temporarily nerfed Ya Boy Payden and Lil AK Trap's placements on the charts as they were both suspected of botting their streaming numbers, which have resulted in a number of public feuds involving Payden and MC Icy.
Beetlebat's promotion to executive in January 2020 sparked much debate about how qualified he was to be an executive, and his lack of contributions sparked much criticism of his position. Some say he has helped the label more since being demoted. He returned to executive status on February 23 following the label's regret of the decision.
He had also gotten into a beef with electronic producer 5ach!†. 5ach!† was originally commissioned to mix one of Beetlebat's songs "Turn it Up", but after a decision of banning him from the Flex Entertainment Discord server, he was blocked and fired, with the mixing being handled with Lil Squeaky instead. A few months later after the song's release on "Beginnings", 5ach!† decided to take action against Beetlebat and Lil Squeaky. 5ach!† claimed it was "unfair" due to him being friended with Beetlebat on Discord which made no reason for Beetlebat to block him, as well as his dislike over Lil Squeaky's mix in the song which had vocals (whether intentionally or not) louder than the beat. Their beef was later settled.
- Other than Big Baller B, beetlebat is perhaps one of the most well known Flex YouTubers. Many of his videos have become a part of Flex lore including "I TURNED MYSELF INTO A CARTOON!", "WE FINALLY BEAT THEM", "EATING MEAT FOR THE FIRST TIME" and "EATING PIZZA FOR THE FIRST TIME".
- Beetlebat is well known for his last fm scrobbles and his love for Maroon 5, Marianas Trench and Twenty One Pilots.
- Beetlebat's good friend Ben Riggle is also a popular artist in the Flex Entertainment community. His friends Limeade, Lil Kevdog and Domumus have also been talked about.
- Beetlebat is well known for giving out lots of 6/10s on music reviewing sites.
- Beetlebat was highly speculated to release an album called "The Middle" in 2021 after former Flex Entertainment artist Lil Squeaky revealed a "tracklist" for the project. The tracklist featured appearances from a wide variety of artists from celebrities such as The Weeknd to former Flex Entertainment artist Amazing Blizzard.
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|"The Grocery List Song"
|"On The Regular"||2020||10||15||6||7||9||
(featuring Lil Squeaky, Lil Mosquito Disease, & Young Ryan G)
|"Sun Goes Down"
(featuring Ben Riggle)
(Lil Squeaky featuring Lil Mosquito Disease, Big Lil, and beetlebat)
(Lil Expired Lettuce & MusiklyGyfted featuring MC Icy, beetlebat, and Lil French Fries)
|"Sick 'N' Tired" (Remix)
(Yung Lambo feat. Lil Squeaky, Hood Guy, beetlebat, & Biscuit)
(Disco Crips feat. Bonus Pee, Hood Guy, & beetlebat)
||PROG OR FLOP|
|"Scaled And Icy"
(Disco Crips feat. beetlebat, Big Baller B, Hood Guy, & White Fury)
Other Charted Songs
|"Riding Around with the Whole Team"
(Yung Lambo featuring beetlebat
(Sammy the fish featuring Depp Gibbs, beetlebat, Lil Squeaky, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Eggnog, R Kelly, Lil Joof, Burger Beard, Lil Pinecone, Sachit, Yung Lambo, K Relly, Emily Finchum, & J Coyn Drive
|"Lyrical Miracle (Interlude)"
(Lil Mosquito Disease featuring beetlebat, Big Baller B, Yung Schmoobin, & Yung Lambo)
|"Here We Go"||14||—||6||16||21||
|"Turn It Up"||20||25||14||13||17||
(Voda Wake featuring Emily Finchum, Justin Bieber, beetlebat, Andrew Bill, & David Douglas)
(Wild Wes featuring beetlebat)
(Yung Lambo featuring Hood Guy, Hood The Grand, Pee, Good Guy, Hood Child, & beetlebat)
|27||—||—||20||26||The Mission To Make Speeder Flop|
|"Captain Out of Tune 3"
(Lil Mosquito Disease feat. Young Seagull, yung tegga, Lil Flexer, White Fury, Lil Bit Handicapped, Lil Squeaky, Lil Joof, & beetlebat)
|8||—||9||7||12||Flex Gang Vol. 3|
(CRZFawkz feat. beetlebat)
|33||—||—||24||—||The Mission To Make (X5) Yung Mod Flop (X5)|
(Lil Joof feat. beetlebat)
|99||—||58||69||38||ISEKAI'D INTO THE RAP GAME|
(Yung Lambo feat. beetlebat)
(Yung Lambo feat. beetlebat)
(Lil Squeaky feat. Beetlebat)
(Lil Mosquito Disease feat. Beetlebat & EG311ONTHEBEAT)
(Hood Guy feat. Beetlebat)
(Lil Squeaky feat. Beetlebat)
(Lil Squeaky feat. Beetlebat)
- Ruckle Hero (Beetlebat remix) by Ruck
- "First Glance" (Production)
- "Riding Around With The Whole Team" by Yung Lambo (Feature)