Alec Shane Benjamin is an American singer-songwriter who is recognized for his songs “Paper Crown” and “End of the Summer”. This 28-year-old artist from Phoenix, Arizona had his breakthrough in 2018 with the single “Let Me Down Slowly”, which made it to the top 40 in more than 25 countries and had accumulated over 1.24 billion streams on Spotify as of writing.
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Although he writes and sings mostly in English, Benjamin has also released a Mandarin-Chinese version of some of his songs. This talented songwriter has also found success in the songs he has written for other artists, such as Jon Bellion when he was featured on Bellion’s “New York Soul, Pt. II” album.
Some of Benjamin’s success can be attributed to America’s Got Talent 12-year-old contestant, Merrick Hanna, who danced to his song “I Built A Friend” last 2017. The tear-jerking audition piece blew the judges away, especially Simon Cowell, as well as the audience. It basically sent the track to the #1 trending video on YouTube and got a lot of people to check on Benjamin.
Although his fans were mainly curious about Benjamin’s music, they wanted to know a lot about his personal life, as well. And among the many things they were interested in was the singer’s sexuality. So, is Alec Benjamin gay? Let’s find out.
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Alec Benjamin’s Girlfriend
Chances are, Alec Benjamin is currently single. It could either be that or he was just keeping his relationship, if he has any, away from the public’s eyes.
The singer had actually never publicly dated anyone. There was no information on who he had dated in the past, provided that he ever did. But did you know that he once wrote a song for a girl he met online? Sweet.
As he previously revealed on Yahoo! Entertainment, Alec Benjamin met a girl on a dating app during quarantine. And he ended up making her a song.
He also shared that he wanted to hang out with her but unfortunately couldn’t because of the pandemic.
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That’s how he ended up writing a song and sending it to her, although he insisted that he wasn’t really a romantic guy. And yes, the girl loved the song, he revealed. He later uploaded the song online and people actually loved it as well.
Although it turned out well, Benjamin was actually worried that the girl would find it crazy that he wrote her a song, provided that they didn’t know each other well.
That’s pretty much everything we know about Alec Benjamin’s dating life as he keeps everything else private.
Is Alec Benjamin Gay?
Although Alec Benjamin is really private when it comes to his personal life, people believe that he’s straight. Even though the singer-songwriter never clarifies his sexual preference nor talks about his previous relationships, if he had any, a huge part of his fanbase believes that he’s not gay. This is because he exudes heterosexuality in the songs he has written. He would always write songs about having relationships with girls. So, no. There’s a bigger chance that Alec Benjamin is straight, contrary to what other people assume.