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Flamingo (YouTuber)

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Personal information
BornAlbert Spencer Aretz
(1997-06-11) June 11, 1997 (age 27)
YouTube information
Also known as
AlbertsStuff, mrflimflam
Years active2011–present
  • 12.4 million (Flamingo channel)
  • 13.6 million (combined)
Total views
  • 10.7 billion (Flamingo channel)
  • 9.4 billion (combined)
Contents are inEnglish
100,000 subscribers 2016 (AlbertsStuff channel)
1,000,000 subscribers 2018 (Flamingo channel)
10,000,000 subscribers 2021 (Flamingo channel)

Albert Spencer Aretz[1] (Arts[2]; born June 11, 1997),[3] better known online as Flamingo and AlbertsStuff, is an American YouTuber best known for his gaming videos and commentaries. He focuses a majority of his content on the video game Roblox, but has branched out to play other games, such as Minecraft, Among Us, and Fortnite, among other things.

Aretz's channel was noted as one of the top ten most-viewed YouTube gaming channels in 2020.[4] His channel has amassed over 12 million subscribers[5] and 7 billion views since it sprung to popularity in late 2017.

Internet career[edit]

Content format and style[edit]

Aretz's gaming content has evolved over the years. When he first started uploading gaming videos to YouTube in 2011, the videos were edited poorly and had no dialogue or facecam. Starting in 2014, Aretz began adding his own voice to his videos, commentating on what he was doing in his videos. He continued to make videos in this form, until June of 2019, when he officially revealed his face on his YouTube channel.[6] From then on, his videos contained footage of his face as well as gameplay footage.


Early years and rise in popularity (2011-2017)[edit]

Aretz uploaded his first video, titled "Play ROBLOX - Paintball" to YouTube on July 6, 2011. He uploaded mostly Roblox skating videos, as well as gameplay footage of the Roblox game Arsenal. On July 19, 2012, Aretz created a YouTube channel called "AlbertsStuff", but didn't upload anything to it until 2014. The content on the AlbertsStuff channel was set apart from other Roblox YouTubers of the time by its dark and edgy humor, as well as its uncensored cursing.[7] These traits led Aretz's channel to become successful, and it eventually grew to earn over 1 million subscribers.

Change in content (2017)[edit]

In July of 2017, when YouTube began mass demonetizing videos deemed "not advertiser friendly", Aretz made a new YouTube channel called "Flamingo" and began uploading family-friendly gaming content on it, in case his main channel was demonetized. He stated that his uploads to the Flamingo channel would have no impact on his content on the AlbertsStuff channel, and for a few months, he was able to keep a consistent upload schedule on both channels. However, when the Flamingo channel began to rapidly grow in popularity in late 2017, Aretz decided it would be better to focus on the Flamingo channel, and abandoned the AlbertsStuff channel. In 2020, all the content on the AlbertsStuff channel would be removed after Aretz was brought under fire for a transphobic remark made in a video on said channel.[8]

Increase in popularity (2017-present)[edit]

Aretz's constant upload schedule combined with his family-friendly content led the Flamingo channel to grow rapidly. The channel grew to earn over 1 million subscribers in early 2018, and by late 2021, it had accumulated 11 million subscribers. In November of 2021, he appeared as a guard in YouTuber MrBeast's real-world rendition of the show Squid Game.[9][better source needed]

Early life[edit]

Aretz was born on June 11, 1997 in North Carolina. He has a sister and a brother. He has stated on numerous occasions that his mother left him when he was young. He began playing Roblox in 2008 and began uploading YouTube videos in 2011 under the name "ROBLOXHub". He graduated high school in 2015 and began attending college, but eventually dropped out to focus on his YouTube channel full-time.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Aretz lives in Sarasota, Florida. He skateboards in his free time.[citation needed]


In 2022, Aretz was voted "Creator of the Year" in Roblox's "Innovation Awards".[11][12] In 2021, Aretz's Roblox fan group was noted in Roblox's "Bloxy Awards" as the most joined group of 2020.[13] Additionally, he was noted by YouTube to be in the top ten most viewed gaming creators on the platform in 2020.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. "TALKING TOM ON ROBLOX". YouTube. 2023-03-08. Retrieved 2024-02-21.
  2. albert (@AlbertsStuff) (2019-03-10). "since cone-echo did it my name Albert Aretz lol pronounced "Arts"". X (formerly Twitter). Retrieved 2024-02-21.
  3. albert (@AlbertsStuff) (2023-05-20). "oh because June 11th is my birthday! thank you ^_^". X (formerly Twitter). Retrieved 2024-02-21.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Wyatt, Ryan (December 8, 2020). "2020 is YouTube Gaming's biggest year, ever: 100B watch time hours". YouTube Official Blog. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
  5. Lockyer, Chris (October 15, 2021). "Adele on her latest track, trying to plan her world tour and her son's reaction to her global stardom". Sky News. Retrieved October 18, 2021.
  6. "Albert / Flamingo Face Reveal". YouTube. June 8, 2021. Retrieved October 14, 2021.
  7. Bain, Ellissa (2020-08-20). "Why is Flamingo 'cancelled'? YouTuber under fire for "edgy jokes" on his old channel AlbertStuff!". HITC. Retrieved 2024-02-21.
  8. albert (@AlbertsStuff) (August 18, 2020). "Please read, I'm sorry". X (formerly Twitter). Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  9. "Flamingo as a guard in Squid Game Challenge". YouTube. November 18, 2021. Retrieved March 27, 2023.
  10. albert (@AlbertsStuff) (March 8, 2019). "i left school while making 300 dollars a month from youtube lol and no back up plan". X (formerly Twitter). Retrieved October 14, 2021.
  11. "We won the ROBLOX creator of the year award!!". YouTube. 2022-09-27. Retrieved 2023-09-05.
  12. Takahashi, Dean (2022-09-11). "Roblox Innovation Awards honor the best of UGC". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2023-09-05.
  13. "8th Annual Bloxy Awards: Complete Winners List". Roblox Blog. March 31, 2021. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)

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