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Ryan Higa        

YouTuber, Actor, Comedian & Producer; Member of Parody K-Pop Band BgA

Ryan Higa is a comedian, YouTuber, and actor. He is known for his comedy videos on YouTube. His YouTube channel, nigahiga, was the most subscribed channel on YouTube for 677 consecutive days from 2009 to 2011.

Higa was nominated for "Best Video Blogger" at the 6th Shorty Awards. Higa co-founded Ninja Melk, LLC in 2016, which premiered an energy drink in 2019. The drink took three years to develop and is named after Higa's short film of the same name. Higa uploaded a stop motion short film onto his Youtube channel on October 19, 2019, to promote the drink.

In 2016, Ryan Higa created a parody K-pop band with David Choi, Phillip Wang, Jun Sung Ahn, and Justin Chon. The band, BgA which stands for Boys Generally Asian, deliberately inspired by the all-female band Girls Generation. Their first song was called "Dong Saya Dae" and has over 16 million views on YouTube. The song was conceived as a general parody of all K-pop songs and featured joke lyrics, but despite this, the song unexpectedly peaked at #2 on the official K-pop charts for iTunes. In 2017, BgA released their second song "Who's It Gonna Be," a more serious song than the first, though with the same basis of being a parody. This song was even more commercially successful, reaching #1 on the K-pop charts.

Higa published his memoir, "Ryan Higa's How to Write Good", in 2017. Higa endorsed Andrew Yang for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.

Higa studied nuclear medicine at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas but later dropped out to create online videos.


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