The annual Coachella festival is a place to see and be seen, making it a haven for celebrities who like to experiment with fringe, flower crowns and short shorts. If you’re not lucky enough to score a prime-time set or bring a famous friend to the stage, being photographed in a ridiculous outfit is one way to make an impression. And with desert temperatures and a flood of style bloggers, stars like Vanessa Hudgens and Paris Hilton pushed the limit of acceptable public attire in the name of music.
Today marks 25 years ago since the Michael Jackson was officially crowned “The King of Pop” at the the 1989 Soul Train Awards. Amazingly, it was silver screen legend Elizabeth Taylor who first uttered the immortal title (technically it was “King of Pop, Rock and Soul”) that followed him for the rest of his life -and beyond.
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…