YouTube has proven to be a goldmine for undiscovered talent. Former YouTube stars, Justin Bieber and Alyssa Bernal were lucky enough to get their big break from industry veterans, Usher and Pharrell Williams, but there are so many more who have hit YouTube fame with nothing more than their voice and a webcam. Find out which of your favorite YouTube singers have made it on our list of YouTube Singers You Oughta Know.
With over 300,000 subscribers, Jeni Suk has captured the YouTube audience with her delicate voice and exquisite remixes. She currently has a single called “Don’t Let Me Down f/ IamSu & AR2,” available now on iTunes.
JR Aquino is an artist viewers got to see grow in front of their own eyes. From shoddy youtube clips to a full album and stint on The Voice, JR is a singer-song writer who has really benefitted from YouTube.
Tori Kelly is YouTube’s cinderella story. Throughout Kelly’s tough beginning with Star Search, being released from Geffen Records at age 12 and Simon Cowell rejecting her on American Idol, Kelly’s YouTube presence has skyrocketed and won the attention of none other than Justin Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun.
Christina Grimmie has far surpassed her YouTube days by placing third on The Voice, signing to Island Records and releasing her debut album “With Love” in 2013. This YouTube singer has done it all.
The talented Lydia Paek has what it takes to be a certified superstar. Her soulful voice is hypnotizing and her passion for dance has taken her all the way to perform on America’s Best Dance Crew. Her YouTube page is filled with covers that will blow you away.
Superfruit is the best thing on the Internet. This hilarious and insanely talented duo will amaze you and have you cracking up at the same time.
Passion is one of the first pioneers of YouTube stardom. He became famous for his 2004 original song “Lemonade” and has been coming out with music ever since. Passion built the foundation for musicians to share their music before YouTube clips went “viral” and continues to travel the world performing his new and classic hits.
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