In April 2010, 12-year-old Greyson Chance performed Lady Gagas Paparazzi at a middle-school talent show, accompanying himself on the piano while his sixth grade classmates watched. A video of Chance’s performance was uploaded to YouTube later that month.
Ellen DeGeneres was one of its earliest viewers. She invited Greyson Chance to perform on her show in May and eventually signed him to eleveneleven, her newly launched record label. A major-label deal with Interscope followed.
By June, the Paparazzi video had racked up more than 30 million views on YouTube, and Greyson Chance released his debut single, Waiting Outside the Lines, before the year was up. The full-length Hold on ‘Til the Night followed in 2011, cracking the Top 40 during its first week of release.
The now infamous performance of “Paparazzi” in April 2010 went on to become YouTube’s #3 most popular video of 2010 and has received nearly 45 million views to date.
At just 15 years-old, Greyson Chance has accomplished more than many musicians can hope for in their careers; two successful North American tours, performing at the White House, national television appearances on “Good Morning America,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “CBS Early Show,” and, most recently, the release of his debut album Hold On ‘Til The Night.
The album, which Rolling Stone magazine called a “potential blockbuster of a debut,” not only showcases Chance’s talents as a songwriter, vocalist and piano player but also his wide range of influences. From the empowerment ballad “Waiting Outside the Lines” to the light-hearted up tempo “Little London Girl,” Hold On ‘Til The Night takes the listener on a journey of teenage love and heartbreak complete with undeniably catchy hooks and Chance’s signature powerful vocals.
“This prodigy makes an impressive debut that owes as much to Coldplay as Bieber,” said People Magazine.
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