It’s sometimes hard to realize that YouTube was only created in 2005. With 48 hours of video uploaded every minute, YouTube has now become an essential part of our lives.
For the 5 lucky people below, life just wouldn’t have been the same without the opportunities of online video sharing.
40.5 Mil Views
Recently nominated by Forbes the third most powerful celebrity in the World, Justin Bieber was only 14 years old when a talent manager saw the video above online. 1
Four years later, the Canadian pop star has now become an integral part of popular culture, with hordes of followers all over the World and cult movements calling themselves “Beliebers“.
47.8 Mil Views
Now that Bieber is no longer a teenager and, let’s face it, not so innocent any more, the World is seemingly demanding for a new underage discovery to replace him. Well, Grayson Chance might be exactly what the fans are asking for.
Class of 1997, Grayson demonstrated an outstanding passion and talent for music during a Lady Gaga performance for his school’s talent show.
After being noticed by Ellen and being brought on the show several times, Grayson has now become and international phenomena and is currently on tour in Asia, focusing specifically on the Chinese market.
The question is: is he the new Bieber?
3. MARIA ARAGON
52 Mil Views
Although not as famous as the two mentioned above, Maria Aragon is certainly the most popular on YouTube.
She was discovered by celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton on the web and sent by him to Lady Gaga herself. The singer was so impressed by Maria’s performance that she decided to retweet a link to the video on her own Twitter (26.5 Mil followers).
She later signed a contract with a recording studio in the Philippines, was invited to countless talk shows and TV programs in the US and performed live in concert with Lady Gaga.
76.7 Mil Views
Following their dad’s footsteps, these three siblings (aged 15, 13 and 11) decided to do a cover of Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ and upload it on YouTube. Little did they know when they’re video became one of the biggest sensations in the history of online video sharing.
FUN FACT: They’re video was not pushed by any celeb nor TV/web personality.
It’s the power of viral.
The trio now has a recording contract with SONY and has recently made a cover of ‘Let it be’ together with the one and only Yoko Ono!
36.8 Mil views
Not yet in the category of teenagers, 8 years old Sophia Grace is one of the most recent YouTube discoveries of the Ellen show.
Her strong personality, talkative attitude and incredible performances led the little girl to fame in the last few months, bringing her on stage with top UK artists such as One Direction and JLS.
How long will it take for a recording label to sign her?
That’s a wrap. Stay tuned for more!