Biography facts about Daniel M. Keem, the man behind the popular YouTube channel, DramaAlert – history, personal life, family life, etc.
DramaAlert is a YouTube channel owned by a YouTuber whose real full name is Daniel M. Keem, better known by his online alias Keemstar. DJ Keemstar is a 39-year-old American YouTuber, podcaster, and streamer.
He is best known for being the host of the Internet popular culture news show DramaAlert. DramaAlert was created when Daniel saw YouTubers fighting on Twitter in late 2012 and noticed the ridiculous popularity of videos discussing such topics.
Daniel has a daughter named Mia. As a child, Daniel’s parents owned a pony named Thunder. Daniel is of Italian, German, and Dutch descent. He suffers from dyslexia. He was a part of the FaZe Clan. He was nominated for a Shorty Award for Best Web Series in 2014. The soundtrack at the beginning of some of the videos with the music theme that sounds like a generic news story is “Broadcast News Long” from iMovie and seen on the channel Music.
Daniel endorsed and supported Donald J Trump for president in the 2016 and 2020 United States Presidential elections. Daniel is often associated with garden gnomes.
DJ Keemstar (Daniel M. Keem) DramaAlert has a net worth of $3 million in 2021 and makes $56 – $901 in a day from YouTube ads, according to Social Blade. DramaAlert earns a revenue of $339 – $6.3K in a week, an income of $1.7K – $27K in a month, a salary of $20.3K – $324.3K in a year.
Is Keemstar in a relationship? How much money does Keemstar make? What is baby keem real name? Who is Keemstars GF? How old is Keemstars? Where is Dramaalert from? Read till the end for answers to these search queries and more.
|Full Name||Keemstar (Daniel M. Keem)|
|Net Worth||$2.5 Million|
|Date of Birth||08 March 1982|
|Birth Place||Buffalo, New York, United States|
|Profession||YouTuber, Podcaster, and Streamer|
|Hometown||Buffalo, New York, United States|
|School||Local Private School, Buffalo, New York, United States|
Local High School, Buffalo, New York, United States
|Education Qualification||High School|
|YouTube Subscribers:||5.75 Million Subs|
|Annual Income:||$20.3K – $324.3K from YouTube ads|
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Keemstar (DramaAlert) Biography (Bio, Wiki, Wikipedia)
#1. Daniel M. Keem is better known online as DramaAlert (also known as Keemstar, formerly XDJKEEMSTAR).
#2. He is an American YouTuber and online news reporter best known for his DramaAlert channel.
#3. He was born on March 8, 1982, and as of 2021, he is 39 years old.
#4. He is also known as one of the founding members and hosts of the Baited Podcast.
#5. He is the founder of Minecraft Monday, a popular Minecraft competition comprising of many large creators, and Friday Fortnite, which is a popular Fortnite competition consisting of large Fortnite content creators. Friday Fortnite was introduced in May 2018 but was shut down quickly. The tournament did come back in 2019, but for only a brief period.
YouTube Career, Content and History
#6. Daniel is possibly the one who has had the most terminated accounts consisting of 5 terminated YouTube accounts, 2 terminated Twitch accounts, and as well as more accounts on various other websites.
#7. In October 2009, Daniel got his start on his YouTube channel, XDJKEEMSTAR, after he was trolling while playing Halo 3 (in which the channel got taken down in January 2013).
#8. Someone in his game session recorded him talking trash about the game (in which Daniel was doing so as a result of drinking hours prior), who then uploaded it to YouTube.
#9. He was unaware of this until he received various messages about the video, learning it was on YouTube.
#10. The people who uploaded the video eventually contacted Daniel, asking him to be a part of their group channel called F.A.G. (The Federation of Asshole Gamers) to make Halo trolling videos, where he used his name DJ Keemstar.
#11. Before Daniel’s original YouTube account got taken down, he was inactive until 2012.
#12. Daniel created DramaAlert in October 2012 under the XDJKEEMSTAR account, the series’s first video reporting on iFlynn’s exposé on Raw Instinct.
#13. Early DramaAlert videos mainly focused on Call of Duty information.
#14. Daniel moved DramaAlert to a new account, DramaAlertNation, with XDJKEEMSTAR being terminated shortly thereafter.
#15. However, this new channel would only last until January 11, 2013, when it too was also terminated.
#16. He created another YouTube channel, KillerKEEMSTAR which is where the name Killer Keemstar comes from.
#17. That channel was then terminated in early 2014, possibly due to COD beef.
#18. In 2013 he also created a separate YouTube news channel, TheDramaAlert which also got terminated in early 2014.
#19. Daniel then created his fifth YouTube channel, FreeDramaAlert, which got terminated sometime in June 2014, leading to the creation of the NewDramaAlert channel which has remained since.
#20. It is unknown why the last two channels got terminated but it’s possibly due to allegations related to his “toxicity” in the gaming community which eventually died down.
Formation of DramaAlert
#21. DramaAlert was created when Daniel saw YouTubers fighting on Twitter in late 2012 and noticed the ridiculous popularity of videos discussing such topics.
#22. This would proceed to be featured on his XDJKeemstar at first, then later was passed on to many channels after each termination.
#23. He would “Shoutcast“ it with the hashtag #DramaAlert, which people seemed to enjoy.
#24. One day he made a video about drama, which made the idea take off. Daniel created the first DramaAlert channel, DramaAlertNation, which was falsely terminated on January 11, 2013.
#25. Later in 2013, he created a separate YouTube news channel, TheDramaAlert which also got falsely terminated in early 2014.
#26. Daniel then created his fifth YouTube channel, FreeDramaAlert, which got falsely terminated sometime in June 2014, leading to the creation of the NewDramaAlert channel later that month which was owned and operated solely by Dan’s manager, Ryan Thomson.
#27. On July 2, 2016, the ratings on DramaAlert were disabled but are now enabled once again.
#28. Because of his history of posting controversial content, including trolling videos, Daniel, despite being the creator and host of DramaAlert, did not have access to the YouTube channel and was permanently banned from operating a YouTube account until August 2016 when he realized his ban was lifted.
#29. According to Daniel, the videos were being uploaded by Ryan Thomson, iPlayPRODIGY, Dan’s personal manager who solely ‘owned, accessed, and possessed’ the YouTube channel in the interim of Dan’s ban to keep it compliant with YouTube’s Terms of Service and Community Guidelines.
#30. On October 26, 2021, Daniel announced that he is stepping down as the host of DramaAlert in March 2022, coinciding with his 40th birthday. His replacement has yet to be announced.
#31. Daniel was the founder and co-host of the “Baited! Podcast” from 2016 to 2019.
#32. The podcast was also co-hosted by Colossal is Crazy and Tommy C.
#33. The podcast covered mostly YouTube drama/news and current events going on in the YouTube community.
#34. The podcast became very popular early on withreaching the top 20 on the iTunes charts, even beating out “The Joe Rogan Experience” at one point.
#36. The podcast later added on comedian Andy Milonakis and YouTuber/Twitch streamer Anything4views after Colossal and Tommy C parted ways from the podcast after disagreements over wages.
#37. In June 2017, Colossal returned to the podcast permanently.
#38. In late 2018, Anything4views later left the podcast to pursue his own podcast “Cold Ones”.
#39. On July 7th, 2019, The podcast made its final episode with special guest Tommy C, where they discussed the drama surrounding YouTuber ImAllexx.
#40. On March 18, 2020, Daniel announced that “Baited!” has ended and it was replaced by “Moms Basement”.
#41. On March 16th, 2020, Daniel started a new podcast called “Moms Basement” with co-hosts FaZe Banks and Colossal is Crazy.
#42. The podcasts upload every Wednesday to Spotify and cover YouTube news/drama.
#43. The podcasts have had guests such as MrBeast, Jeffreestar, KSI, and many others.
#44. Daniel was a founding member in several incarnations of Thrust Nation, a gaming organization he led alongside Mala, a former FaZe member. Though Thrust repeatedly came to an end one way or another.
#45. Other Thrust members included MatMicMar, Noisy Butters, Hollow, and Mtn.
Racism allegations Controversies
#46. In 2008, Daniel was a moderator on Battlecam.com and got into an argument with another moderator by the username AlexXx8 (Alex).
#47. Alex called Daniel a “Whop” and a “Dago”, which are Italian racial slurs (due to Daniel being mostly of Italian ancestry).
#48. The argument started due to Alex featuring Daniel on the front of the page of Battlecam, and users on the site started to notice it.
#49. Apparently, more users recognized Daniel as a moderator than Alex, so they thought Daniel was being selfish and putting himself on the website, although, in reality, it was Alex.
#50. Now it is unknown if Alex did so to anger Daniel or was doing it because he thought he was being nice and giving him more positive recognition on the site.
#51. In response, Daniel went on in what is now an infamous BlogTV live stream 100% furiously calling Alex the n-word, started saying “Oh fucking righteous fucking n*gger, Alex, is doing this shit! You fucking n*gger!” and later said, “Everyone type in chat Alex is a stupid n*gger!” which later became a meme and controversial years later.
#52. Now the story wasn’t really well known until 2016 where on a stream Daniel went across a video of a rapper saying the n-word (w/o hard R) which somehow reminded him of the incident, in which he told the whole story and that he regrets calling him the n-word as he knows now that it is a really offensive word and that he does not like that people are making memes out of it for comedic effect.
#53. In the baited podcast Daniel has said that he “regrets it every fucking day.”
Feud with Bashurverse (Controversies)
#54. On April 18, 2015, Daniel’s first major drama and controversy on his DramaAlert brand would arise with Bashurverse, a well-known Minecraft YouTuber over his past.
#55. Daniel would upload two videos on this matter, with the second one being uploaded on April 30, 2015.
#56. Many people in the YouTube community however criticized Daniel for belittling Bashur and driving him off the internet and destroying his YouTube career and how he got it wrong, used Bashur for clicks and ad revenue, and generally did not care about Bashur’s wellbeing.
#57. The drama also led to Bashur having several breakdowns on video, and Bashur leaving the internet for a while due to the hate he received.
Feud with Scarce (Controversies)
#58. In October 2015, Daniel and fellow drama channel Scarce (then known as RED Scarce) had a falling out in their relations and tensions would boil over on a stream on October 12, 2015.
#59. A heated exchange would occur back and forth between the two YouTubers resulting in Scarce uploading a video on Daniel a day later explaining the situation.
#60. Although the drama between the two would calm down for several months, it was not until January 2016 that Scarce would criticize Daniel over his reckless news coverage over RSGloryandGold.
#61. In summer 2016, many major YouTubers promoted Scarce over Daniel, and Scarce surpassed Daniel in terms of subscribers during that period, but nevertheless, Daniel regained his title of #1 Drama channel a year and a half later.
#62. Nevertheless, tensions between the two have calmed down as of recent times.
False accusations against RSGloryandGold
#63. On January 9, 2016, Daniel made accusations that a 62-year old Twitch streamer RSGloryandGold was convicted pedophile John Philips, leading to RSGloryAndGold receiving abuse and even death threats – only for it to emerge that RSGloryAndGold and Philips cannot be the same person as Philips was still in jail and that the person who researched the story based it solely off of the resemblance between Philips and RSGloryAndGold.
#64. Daniel eventually uploaded a Twitter video saying that he screwed up and the DramaAlert video was put on private.
TotalBiscuit’s cancer (Controversies)
#65. On January 13, 2016, Daniel posted a video in which he says in a sarcastic tone that he cannot wait to report on TotalBiscuit’s death, as TotalBiscuit announced in October 2015 that he is suffering from terminal cancer.
#66. The video was in response to TotalBiscuit’s rude reply to Daniel when he tagged him in a tweet saying “You made the news”.
#67. The video has since been removed from his Twitter, but there are plenty of duplicates to be found online.
#68. Weeks later, Daniel uploaded a ten-minute video on Twitter, apologizing to TotalBiscuit for the statement.
#69. These events taking place in January gained Daniel more mainstream attention. However, he, unfortunately, passed away in 2018.
Feud with ReviewTechUSA (Controversies)
#70. On January 24, 2016, YouTuber ReviewTechUSA posted a Twitter poll on whether or not he should create a Patreon for his YouTube channel.
#71. Several minutes after the fact, Daniel subtweeted at Rich criticizing YouTubers for having a Patreon, especially if they make “enough ad revenue”.
#72. Due to this subtweet, Rich directly called out Daniel about being a hypocrite due to him taking donations on his streams. Daniel later blocked Rich on YouTube.
#73. Two days later on January 26, 2016, both YouTubers had drama on a stream with both attacking each other back and forth.
#74. Since then RTU and Daniel have both had uneasy relations, even going into late 2018 with Daniel grilling and accusing Rich of false flagging despite no evidence.
Feud with Philip DeFranco (News Network and Betterhelp)
#75. On a few occasions, Daniel has taken shots at YouTuber Philip DeFranco on a couple of his live streams.
#76. He claims that his DeFranco Elite Patron is a scam and that DeFranco is a panderer due to his middle-ground stance.
#77. Daniel also criticizes him on the “Philip DeFranco is creating a News and Entertainment Network” on Patreon in a Twitter video post.
#78. The beginnings of this feud are unknown. DeFranco has responded subliminally to Daniel and also Kavos (in the beginning) on H3 Podcast #42 – Philip DeFranco (Play at 1:18:34) about the news network.
#79. DeFranco criticized Daniel (not by name) as not being a credible news source and mentions the pedophile allegations controversy as an example.
#81. He claimed that DeFranco was partnered with Betterhelp while DeFranco claims otherwise. v=gzRqPFtKiYU DeFranco responded to the controversy.
Big YouTubers’ responses to DramaAlert
#82. In March 2016, while he is not specifically mentioned, it is widely assumed that the videos DRAMA is more popular than CONTENT by Jacksfilms, YouTube Has Changed by Markiplier, and YouTube Drama by PewDiePie were directed partially towards Daniel and DramaAlert.
#83. On April 21, 2016, YouTuber JoeySalads uncovered old footage from 2010 revealing that a 15-year-old girl had apparently live-streamed herself naked; with Daniel allegedly ordering her to do so.
#85. Daniel’s first reaction (on Twitter) was that he had “many girls get naked” in 2010, though later stated that his “news team” is investigating these claims, and for the time being “Keemstar will no longer host DramaAlert”.
#86 Daniel eventually stepped down as host, and the new host: TyTrends filled in the role for a host of the show.
#87. A week later Daniel regained his position as host of DramaAlert.
iDubbbz Content Cop
#89. Daniel has since stated he had found it hilarious, possibly thinking that the video is satirical, not serious.
#90. This video started to get Daniel slightly more mainstream attention.
#91. While he did “survive” the content cop, his career and reputation have seen a modest downturn.
Feud with Pyrocynical
#92. On June 9, 2016, Pyrocynical made a video on Daniel explaining his personal experience with Daniel and how Daniel leaked his personal images onto Twitter.
#93. This was due to Pyro not defending Daniel enough, and with that, Daniel attacked and accused Pyro of ‘being a snake’, and threatened to “ruin Pyro’s career” claiming he had “files atop of files to swing back”.
#94. This resulted in Pyrocynical and Daniel’s relations becoming even poorer, and with this, the long anti-Keemstar mob ultimately began, as well as severing relations between Pyro and Daniel.
Feud with Smile4YouTube
#95. Smile4YouTube, another YouTuber who has been critical of Daniel had his information unofficially doxxed due to Daniel.
#96. Both YouTubers have had their own drama in the past with Smile4YouTube raiding Daniel’s streams, harassing Daniel, and creating content critical of Daniel for several months.
#97. In response to Smile4YouTube, Daniel on a stream encouraged people to dox Smile back.
#98. This resulted in Smile getting swatted in June 2016 and he consequently left YouTube after this event.
Response to the allegations
#99. On June 29, 2016, Daniel made a video called “KEEMSTAR EXPOSED RESPONSE!“, where he responds to multiple YouTubers that have made “Keemstar Exposed” videos.
#100. He later made another video responding to the rapper Josh A.
#101. In the same vein of the streams he does, Daniel explains his own side of the story that the people such as Leafy, GradeAUnderA, (who both used to be friends with him) has all of a sudden, turned their own backs against him, but not out of disrespect that he was “talking shit about him.”
#102. What happened is the exact opposite, they shockingly tried to make up accusations that are never true and had never happened, and bundled them into exposing videos that are filled with nothing but denials and lies.
#103. All of which, are made for fraudulent gain, to simply gain more views and subscribers to inflate their ego.
#104. This genuinely angered Daniel, not because of the fact they betrayed his trust, but also because they have continued to spread damaging hoaxes around in order to defame him.
#105. During the streams, and especially during his career in being a YouTuber, was actually an honest guy, which he proves in showing what had actually happened.
#106. In August 2016, while Daniel was on one of his live streams, he accidentally went onto the DramaAlert YouTube channel’s settings, which he later gasped as soon as he realized after reading the comments what he had done.
#107. It turned out that Daniel had complete access to DramaAlert the entire time, even though previously he had 4 terminated accounts on YouTube.
#108. Despite this, the DramaAlert YouTube channel never got taken down, and Daniel has since confirmed he is able to own the channel.
#109. Aside from the above controversies with individuals, Daniel has a feud with MundaneMatt in 2016.
#110. Daniel had a feud with Pokimane in November 2018 and with Brawadis in February 2020 and on May 18, 2020, Daniel got into a heated argument with h3h3Productions.
#111. On March 9, 2020, Daniel interviewed controversial YouTuber Onision. The interview was met by negative reception by the community due to Daniel’s unprofessional interview and Daniel downplaying Onision, complimenting him at times.
#112. On March 13, 2020, Romeo Lacoste of the California Dream Tattoo officially filed a lawsuit against Daniel for $3.5 million dollars over the defamation of his character.
#113. On May 23, 2020, YouTuber Deji uploaded a video called “My Experience with Keemstar” outlining his history with Keemstar.
#114. In June of 2019, Daniel started a Minecraft tournament called Minecraft Mondays which featured many famous YouTubers such as PewDiePie, DanTDM, Technoblade, Skeppy, JackSucksAtLife, James Charles, BastiGHG, and many others.
#115. On September 2nd of the same year, Daniel banned and whitelisted several smaller streamers from the tournament who were previously invited, arguably the most prominent in the situation being a6d, xNestorio, and TimeDeo.
#116. Daniel tweeted out a couple of times in regards to the situation, claiming that he banned them because of their low viewer count and profile and that he “didn’t even know who they were.”
#117. After some back and forth tweeting, this resulted in ShotGunRaids, TimeDeo’s original partner, leaving the tournament, with other YouTuber Dream stating he would never come back to Minecraft Mondays would he be brought back.
#118. All of this culminated in a twist no one expected, where a6d snuck into that week Minecraft Monday’s tournament, managing to pull 3-4 thousand viewers.
#119. This caused Daniel to join his chat and congratulate him on the viewers, letting him continue with the tournament.
#120. This whole thing sparked massive controversy among the viewers, with most of them attacking Daniel on Twitter.
#121. Many streamers including Skeppy, BadBoyHalo, JackSucksAtLife, and ShotGunRaids all decided to leave Minecraft Mondays after the drama had settled down a bit.
#122. However, as time passed, several contestants that left the game appeared to have changed their decisions.
#123. This was shown when ConnorEatsPants returned for the hacked week fourteen. ShotGun was also present in the week as a spectator with both Skeppy and Jack appearing to be changing their decisions when Minecraft Monday Season 2 was announced.
#124. While Daniel has been terminated many times over the years, a hacker is known as “Lizard Squad” hacked YouTube on November 23, 2017, terminating Daniel’s channel for about 30 minutes.
#125. Daniel has a daughter named Mia.
#126. As a child, Daniel’s parents owned a pony named Thunder.
#127. Daniel is of Italian, German, and Dutch descent.
#128. He suffers from dyslexia.
#129. Although Daniel was banned from owning any channels (with his previous ones being terminated), he confirmed in a podcast with h3h3productions that he does own DramaAlert now and is allowed to.
#130. He was a part of the FaZe Clan.
#131. On Baited episode #30, Daniel states that he has a treasure map of some Nazi gold buried somewhere in Russia and that one day he’s going to go out there with a metal detector to find it.
#132. On an episode of DramaAlert, He said that Its JoJo Siwa had sent his daughter a Christmas video, as he praised her happily, saying she was his daughter’s role model.
#133. His first big subscriber amount was revealed in a video when he reached 300,000 subscribers in December 2010. He recalls it being a huge amount due to only a few YouTubers being around or over 1,000,000.
#134. He was nominated for a Shorty Award for Best Web Series in 2014.
#135. The soundtrack at the beginning of some of the videos with the music theme that sounds like a generic news story is “Broadcast News Long” from iMovie and seen on the channel iMusic.
#136. Daniel endorsed and supported Donald J Trump for president in the 2016 and 2020 United States Presidential elections.
#137. Daniel is often associated with garden gnomes.
How much does DramAlert make?
#138. Keemstar makes $56 – $901 in a day from YouTube ads, according to Social Blade.
#139. DramaAlert earns a revenue of $339 – $6.3K in a week.
#140. Keemstar DramaAlert earns an income of $1.7K – $27K in a month.
#141. DramaAlert makes a salary of $20.3K – $324.3K in a year.
What is Keemstar of DramaAlert net worth?
#142. Keemstar (DramaAlert) has a net worth of $3 million in 2021, according to a report by NuorderTech.
#143. His sources of income are from YouTube ads, sponsorships, and partnerships with brands.
Keemstar’s Social Media Account
#144. Twitter: @Keemstar