American singer-songwriter ‘Alec Benjamin’ is our #AOTW


Alec Shane Benjamin (born May 28, 1994) is an American singer-songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona. Benjamin primarily writes and sings songs in English but has versions of his songs in Mandarin Chinese. Benjamin was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, but lived on Long Island, New York during kindergarten and first grade. He has a sister for whom he wrote his song “If We Have Each Other”. In a brief interview, Benjamin said he has been influenced by Eminem, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Paul Simon, and Chris Martin of Coldplay.

Four: Let me Down Slowly
His 2018 breakthrough single “Let Me Down Slowly” was originally released as a solo version in 2018. It garnered over 423M views on its official video on YouTube. The song was produced by Sir Nolan, with additional production by Aaron Z, and co-written by Benjamin with Michael Pollack and Sir Nolan. It reached the top 40 in over 25 countries and it has amassed over 1 billion streams on Spotify as of April 2022. Warner Music Canada presented Benjamin with his first Platinum award plaque for his hit “Let Me Down Slowly,” which was first certified Gold in Canada in December of 2018.

Benjamin has also co-written songs for artists such as Jon Bellion, and has a songwriting credit on the track “New York Soul (Part II)” from Bellion’s album The Human Condition.

He promoted his music by performing in parking lots outside of concert venues and handing out business cards.

Benjamin is Known for his honesty and vulnerability in his songwriting and his support of mental health awareness. He also stated in separate interviews that he has social anxiety and OCD.

Three: Water fountain
Off his Album, “Narrated for you” the official music video garnered over 37m views on YouTube. It was released on the 15th of November 2018.

Oh My God
Off his album “These Two Windows” which was released in the year 2020, the song garnered over 9.2M views on it’s official video on YouTube. It peaked at number 32 on the Pop Songs chart and at number 26 on the Adult Pop Songs chart and peaked at number 49 on the Ultratip chart.

Two: Shadow of Mine
Off his recent album “(Un) Commentary” it’s official video garnered over 4.8m views on YouTube. The song itself was made public by Elektra Records on the 25th of February, 2022. The music video to this track was directed by multi-faceted industry vet Gus Black. Benjamin wrote this song, with the piece being produced by Sir Nolan.

◦ These two windows (2020)
◦ (Un)Commentary (2022)
◦ Narrated for you (2018)

One: Devil doesn’t Bargain
Off his most recent album “(Un)Commentary” which was released in April 2022, The official Music Video garnered over 9.3 M views on YouTube. He also has a version of this song in Mandarin, Chinese. “Devil Doesn’t Bargain” although did not enter the Single Top 100, but reached number 11 on its extension, the Single Tip. It peaked at number 30 on Norway’s chart and number 95 on the UK singles Chart.