From chanteuses Lana Del Rey and Katy Perry, to pop princes like Justin Bieber, YouTube has been a haven for new artists to self-promote their music. Artists like Gotye and Karmin, gained so many views on the video sharing site that they were signed to record deals, made songs for movies, and even won Grammy awards. Guess all we have to do is believe! Read on for 10 huge pop superstars who owe it all to YouTube…
10. Greyson Chance
Chance not only awed his classmates but all of America with his rendition of the song “Paparazzi.” A video of Chance performing “Paparazzi” for a talent show became so famous that Chance was signed to Ellen’s record label.
9. Rebecca Black
Though some may think Black doesn’t have a musical career, she can still thank YouTube for her notoriety. Her song “Friday” was uploaded in 2011. Despite her haters on sites like Tumblr, she’s released two other singles and appeared in Katy Perry‘s music video “T.G.I.F.”
8. Soulja Boy
Tell em’, Soulja Boy! Everyone remembers to superman that *bleep*. In 2007, Soulja boy posted a video of his signature dance and song. “Crank That” became an instant hit in 2008.