Some of the biggest YouTube music sensations were not even old enough to drive when they were discovered, let alone steer their own new careers in the spotlight. Check out some of the kids, teens and young adults below are the List of Famous Kid Singers Who Were Discovered on YouTube.
Still, many of them go on to work with experienced managers, producers and other well-known artists, sign recording contracts, release debut singles and albums, and become bigger than they ever thought was possible.
List of Famous Kid Singers Who Were Discovered on YouTube
In January of 2015, Sophia Grace put out her very own new rap single, called Best Friends. Sophia Grace (and her cousin Rosie) rose to fame after a YouTube video of her rapping to Nicki Minaj’s Super Bass went viral. The girls quickly became a favorite of Ellen DeGeneres, and both have starred on her talk show several times since their first appearance.
Justin Bieber is among the biggest and most successful pop stars of all time.In 2007 at just age 12, Bieber was discovered by his manager by accident when he was searching for a different artist as Justin Bieber got his start on YouTube.
Rebecca Black and her music video Friday went viral for all the wrong reasons. Despite being recognized for having one of the worst songs and music videos ever, her viral YouTube fame actually worked in her favor. She has since started her own label, released several other music videos that are far better than Friday and joined YouTube network Maker Studios.
In 2007 Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em became popular Some of you may remember hearing Soulja Boy’s hit song Crank That all over the place. But years before that, he started out by posting his music on SoundClick, MySpace and eventually YouTube as well. After self-releasing his own album in 2007 and experiencing all the success with Crank That, Soulja Boy was able to score a record deal.
Greyson Chance is another talented kid star who was invited to be a guest on Ellen DeGeneres’ show after a video of him singing and performing Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi went viral on YouTube. His debut album Hold On ‘Til the Night was released in 2011 and his second one is scheduled to come out in 2015.
He began uploading videos in 2010 and growing a strong following over the following couple of years, even releasing his music himself on iTunes. In 2012, he signed a recording deal and went on to open for Taylor Swift in 2013. Like Justin Bieber, Austin Mahone is another young teen pop sensation who was able to use YouTube as a platform for getting his talent out there.
After uploading her own single called My Jeans on YouTube when she was just 12 years old, Jenna became one of those very rare instant stars from one viral video that amassed millions of views. She hasn’t signed to any labels, but she still regularly uploads music videos to her YouTube channel. She’s also appeared as an actor in several TV shows and films since My Jeans went viral in 2010.
Becky G brings some hip-hop to the music scene, and got her start on YouTube in 2011 for posting remixed versions of popular songs with some of her own lyrics added. In the same year, she was discovered by someone in the industry and signed to a label. Since her discovery, she’s worked alongside many prominent musicians including Chery Lloyd, Cody Simpson, Kesha, Pitbull and others.
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