Here's The Untold Truth We Know About Anthony Fantano's Wife, Dominique Boxley

Anthony Fantano, more commonly known by his online moniker, The Needle Drop, is an online music reviewer. 
Anthony Fantano, more commonly known by his online moniker, The Needle Drop, is an online music reviewer. ( Source : thefamouspeople )


Anthony Fantano, more commonly known by his online moniker, The Needle Drop, is an online music reviewer. 

Fantano has dubbed himself "the internet's busiest music nerd" due to his penchant for reviewing music from different genres. The eclectic nature of his reviews has separated him from most other music reviewers on YouTube and elsewhere.

Since he started reviewing music in 2009, Fantano has amassed 2.63 million subscribers. The massive amount of genres he has tackled is evident in the number of videos he has uploaded on his channel.

As of the writing of this article, the Youtuber has uploaded 3,904 videos on his channel. His influence has gotten to the point that he has been featured in the New York Times and regularly interviews popular artists like Denzel Curry and Joey Badass, to name a few. 

Most recently, he has been beefing with popular rapper Drake, who direct messaged Fantano insults on Instagram.

Quick Info: 

Age:36
Net Worth:$3 Million
Profession:Youtuber
Nationality:American
Spouse:Dominique Boxley (2010s - 2022)
Date of Birth:October 28, 1985
Place of Birth:Plainville, Connecticut
Style:Music & Commentary
Videos:3,904
Subscribers:2.63M
Years Active:2009 - Present

Who Is Dominique Boxley? Wife Of Anthony Fantano

Dominique Boxley is the wife of music reviewer Anthony Fantano, the needle drop.

Not much is known about Dominique Boxley, a conscious decision on her part and Fantano's. This decision is because early in Fantano's career, Boxley earned the ire of some of the Youtuber's fans through no fault of her own.

The Needle Drop has one of the rabid fanbases on all of YouTube because of the opinionated nature of his videos. So, when Boxley appeared on his videos with her own opinions, a small fraction of his fans did not like that.

Dominique Boxley is the wife of music reviewer Anthony Fantano, the needle drop.
Dominique Boxley is the wife of music reviewer Anthony Fantano, the needle drop. ( Source : ecthehub )

Thus, they attacked the couple, especially Boxley, in the comment section, leading to her discontinuing her semi-regular appearance. 

However, it would be remiss of the article not to mention one of the biggest reasons Boxley was bullied. She is African American, and a small portion of Fantano's fans, the intolerant ones, attacked her for that aspect of her being. 

Though Fantano defended his lover and tried to fight back against the hate, Boxley had had enough, and she decided to no longer be a part of his videos. 

Since then, Boxley has not made any appearances on Fantano's videos, and he barely mentioned her. It got to the point that younger fans would be surprised to hear that Fantano was married, and they would have to be educated on why she no longer is a part of Fantano's videos. 

Fantano's fans got a lot worse since then before they got better. There was a brief period where Fantano was associated with the Alt-Right. 

Dominique Boxley used to be a semi-regular apperance in Fantano's channel until his fans bullied her too much
Dominique Boxley used to be a semi-regular apperance in Fantano's channel until his fans bullied her too much ( Source : tuko )

He has been very openly left-leaning, as have most of his fans. However, the scumminess of some of his fans, or listeners, is not non-existent. This past August, some disgruntled fans of Ken Carson and Destroy Lonely, two affiliates of the popular rapper Playboi Carti, leaked Anthony Fantano's divorce papers on Twitter. 

He had given Ken Carson's X album a zero out of ten and Destroy Lonely's No Stylist album a one out of ten. Fantano's ratings infuriated not only the fans of the two artists but also Playboi Carti, who owns the recording label on which the two artists released their albums.

Anyone who knows anything about modern music can attest that Playboi Carti has a poisonous fanbase, and these fans released Anthony Fantano and Dominique Boxley's divorce papers. 

The divorce papers stated that Boxley was leaving Fantano for an undisclosed reason, while Fantano was the defendant. The release of the papers led to an uproar on Twitter, as people argued about the morality of the issue. Many people supported Fantano and sent him their condolences. After all, it was a breach of his privacy. 

Disgruntled fans of Playboi Carti released Fantano's divorce papers on Twitter
Disgruntled fans of Playboi Carti released Fantano's divorce papers on Twitter ( Source : twitter )

Once again, a small but vocal minority was happy that the Youtuber was suffering. They believed that Fantano deserved to suffer for his "bad" music takes.

These people were usually younger and didn't have many critical thinking skills. To Fantano's credit,  as someone well-accustomed to controversy, he didn't address the subject and let it ride until it fell out of the trending page. 

Since Dominique Boxley has not been vocal on the internet, she had nothing to say about the Twitter leaks and has avoided the discussion.


Anthony Fantano's Net Worth In 2022

Music reviewer Anthony Fantano of the Needle Drop has an estimated net worth of $3 Million.

He has amassed his wealth through his Youtube channel, Adsense, sponsorship deals, and streaming on Twitch. As mentioned earlier, Fantano joined Youtuber on January 21, 2009, and posted his first video in September of the year. 

Since then, he has released 3,904 videos on his channel and amassed 2.63 million subscribers. 

Anthony Fantano of the Needle Drop has an estimated net worth of $3 Million.
Anthony Fantano of the Needle Drop has an estimated net worth of $3 Million. ( Source : the1a )

The highest view counts of his videos have received six million views for his review of Kendrick Lamar's 2015 masterpiece, To Pimp a Butterfly. The video also introduced many people to Fantano's channel. Of the 3,904 videos he has released on his channel, 130 videos have reached or surpassed a million views.

The ten most viewed videos on his channel are:

Title Artist Type Views
To Pimp A Butterfly Kendrick Lamar Review 6 Million
Kids See Ghost Kids See Ghost Review 3.9 Million
Igor Tyler, the Creator Review 3.9 Million
The Big Day Chance the Rapper Review 3.8 Million
DAMN. Kendrick Lamar Review 3.5 Million
Revival Eminem Review 3.2 Million
Blonde Frank Ocean Review 3.2 Million
Worst to Best Kanye West Tier List 2.9 Million
The Life of Pablo Kanye West Review 2.7 Million
Donda Kanye West Review 2.7 Million

As can be seen, the most popular videos on the Youtuber's platform are usually Hip Hop-related and artists with a dedicated fanbase. As such, whenever Fantano covers these artists, their fans will watch the video, increasing his view count. 

How Does Anthony Fantano Make Money?

Music reviewer Anthony Fantano of the Needle Drop usually makes money from his Youtube videos.

He makes money off of the AdSense that his Youtube videos make. Youtube pays $2-$12 per 1000 monetized views in the US, UK, and Canada after the company takes its cut.

As Youtube pays more depending on how long people watch the videos, there is a sweet spot around which content creators make the most money: Ten minutes. Most of Fantano's videos revolve around that sweet spot. 

Anthony Fantano is known for having one of the most rabid fanbases on Youtube
Anthony Fantano is known for having one of the most rabid fanbases on Youtube ( Source : music )

The Youtuber also has a Patreon page where he has 2,512 patrons as of the writing of this video. Most people who have a Patreon also have tiers where people can pay more for more perks. 

Here are Anthony Fantano's tiers for his Patreon:

  • Tier 1: $2 Per Month: Let's Argue!:
    • The member can access monthly patron-exclusive episodes of Fantano's Let's Argue series in this tier. 
    • The member also gets access to the Needle Drop's Discord server. 
  • Tier 2: $5 Per Month: Classic Album & NMF Live streams:
    • In this tier, the member gets all the perks of the previous tier
    • The member gets to join a member-only live stream once a month where Fantano discusses a classic album suggested by the audience.
    • Those members whose time zone does not let them attend the streams can get the video on demand.
    • An archive of the Needle Drop's New Music Friday Twitch streams will be available.

  • Tier 3: $10 Per Month: Strong 10:
    • In this tier, the member gets all the perks of the previous tiers
    • The member gets placed in a list of credits during new episodes of Let's Argue
    • The member also gets their text channel on the Needle Drop's Discord Server 

Anthony Fantano's Career Earnings

Strictly looking at the view counts on his videos, Anthony Fantano of the Needle Drop has earned roughly $10,469,510 from views alone. 

The number is calculated from the total number of views he has amassed on his videos, 872,459,206.

He also has a second channel, Fantano, which focuses more on his nonmusic review videos. This channel has amassed 1.53 million subscribers and has released 1,327 videos since its inception on May 18, 2017.

The channel has received 433,137,029 total views as of the writing of this video, which means that he has earned roughly $5,197,644 from this channel.

Recently, Fantano has also released a third channel, which started on October 16, 2020, called TNDstreams, where he posts edited cuts of his Twitch streams.

Anthony Fantano calls himself the internet's busiest music nerd
Anthony Fantano calls himself the internet's busiest music nerd ( Source : sg )

This channel has amassed 15,676,868 views, meaning he has earned roughly $188,122 from this channel.

Adding up the views from all three channels brings Anthony Fantano's total earnings from his three channels to $15,855,276 as of the writing of this video.

There is also Fantano's Patreon account, which brings him thousands monthly, regardless of what tier people are subscribed to.

Lastly, Fantano has been sponsored by various companies. Some of his longest-standing sponsors are Ridge Wallet and Turntable. The former is a wallet company that has been sponsoring Fantano since 2015, and the latter is a Vinyl disc accessory company who have also been sponsoring the channel since the mid-2010s.


Anthony Fantano And The Needle Drop

The Needle Drop's relevance has only been growing as the years go by, and many see Fantano as a serious reviewer.

Some consider the man the most influential music reviewer of our time. Though he does not have the power to make or break artists, nor does he want to, his opinions do hold weight.

Some consider Anthony Fantano the most influential music reviewer of our time.
Some consider Anthony Fantano the most influential music reviewer of our time. ( Source : redbubble )

Because his opinions are seen as so powerful, many people dislike him. Some of the attacks levied against him have to do with his race, claiming that as a Caucasian man, he has no business reviewing African American music.  Other people think his music taste just sucks and leave it at that. However, a few see his reviews for what they are: opinions. 

Even Fantano ends each of his videos by stating that the comments made in the said video are all his opinions. Sadly, some people still have a hard time understanding that simple logic. 

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