Nathan Smith, also known as “Nathan Sharp” in his music or as “NateWantsToBattle” on his YouTube gaming/music channel, Nathan is a popular YouTube singer/songwriter and voice actor. Nathan currently is 29 years old and was born on March 1st, 1989 in Richmond Virginia. Nathan is a singer, pianist, guitarist and prolific songwriter, and has written over 200 compositions and renditions that range from parodies of popular hits to English renditions of anime openings, to music about video games in his own original way. Being a performer was Nathan’s dream to pursue since childhood. “Performing in front of people who you’ve never met before that are shouting lyrics you wrote always seemed like such an awesome experience”. Nathan said of the inspiration he got from seeing his childhood heroes Green Day and Sum 41 live. His love for music, anime and video games inspired him to combine them all together and make a career out of it.
Nathan on February 13th, 2012 he launched a YouTube channel and has since gained over 1.2 Million subscribers on his main channel and over 289 million views of his multimedia masterpieces. He created this channel simply for gaming videos and to try to make music video covers of other musicians music, but soon enough Nathan started to write his own song lyrics and started to make music videos. Nathan has written all of his songs and has gotten help to direct music videos to those songs. Nathan has 11 albums since 2015, Songs of Time (2016), Thnks Fr Th Cvrs (2016), Five Nights at Freddy’s (2015), Sandcastle Kingdoms (2017), Bad Time (2016), The Greatest Master (2016), Instrumentals (2015), Mangled (2015), Genesis (2016) Enjoy The Show (2017) and Paid In Exposure (2018). Nathan has been a Korean/American voice actor for video games for some time. His voice can be heard in Luck & Logic as Yoshichika Tsurugi, Attack on Titan as Marcel, and as Gapri in Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry etc.
Nathan moved to Los Angeles, In 2017, and he began a relationship with voice actress Cristina Vee. got engaged in 2018. Nathan now is working on new music and duets with his fiancee, Nathan recently released a whole album called “Paid In Exposure”. Nathan has concerts coming up soon in Los Angeles on June 15th. Nathan also has a website for merchandise that includes T-shirts and sweaters that he designed himself, his albums, pop-sockets, wristbands and autographed pictures and posters. Nathan has collaborated with many famous YouTuber’s which helped his channel grow and get more attention. Nathan has continued to grow since his inspiration by his childhood heroes Green Day and Sum 41 in a live concert.