CNN recently reported that 12 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute. Occupying 3 minutes and 38 seconds of that YouTube time earlier this year was a talented teen from Oklahoma, Greyson Chance. What's even more exciting is what happened just two weeks after performing at a sixth grade talent show and posting it online -- a phone call from Ellen DeGeneres. After viewing the video of Greyson covering Lady Gaga’s hit “Paparazzi”, he took his first airplane flight to Los Angeles the very next day to appear on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show". Shortly thereafter, we all became obsessed, and she signed him to her label.
We recently hung out with Greyson at the Four Season’s ballroom here in L.A. It's difficult to remember that you're watching a 13-year-old; he is so mature and well-spoken, which is also evident through his natural voice and songwriting abilities, that there is no doubt in my mind that he is going to blow up and have a long and successful career. As someone who grew up in Hollywood myself, I can attest to the difficulties that these kids can encounter, but honestly, I think Greyson is up to the challenge and will be just fine. Check out our exclusive interview with the whiz-kid below:
His single, “Waiting Outside the Lines”, is now available, and Greyson is currently touring and capturing hearts everywhere. Be sure to check out his Website.