Nothing about Greyson Chance’s rise to fame screams conventional.
Like many of you, he was just a regular middle schooler minding his own business and performing Lady Gaga during a choir event, when his life changed. His brother recorded a clip of his performance and posted it to Youtube. It didn’t take long for the word to spread that Greyson had some serious vocals and a star was born.
That performance of “Paparazzi” was the third most popular Youtube video of 2010! Among the 40 million people who watched it was a producer for the Ellen DeGeneres Show. The talk show host and comedian had Greyson on the show several times and immediately signed him as the first artist on her new label eleveneleven Records.
Greyson has seen success out of the gate. His debut single “Waiting Outside the Lines” has sold over 160 thousand copies to date and was recently the #1 physical single in the country for four straight weeks. He has also toured North America with fellow teens iCarly’s Miranda Cosgrove and Australian pop star Cody Simpson. Of his live performance, The Washington Post said that “catching Chance [perform] at this stage in his career is akin to watching a thoroughbred of impeccable breeding gallop as a yearling. He doesn’t have his legs under him yet, and stumbles are possible, but the raw materials are such that it’s hard to bet against him running with the big boys in a few years.”
“This is my dream and I’m living it,” Greyson says. “I’ve never wanted to do anything else except write songs and perform them."
The next step for Greyson is the release of his debut album Hold On ‘Til The Night which he recorded in Los Angeles with famed producers such as The Matrix (Christina Aguilera, Avril Lavigne, Jason Mraz, Britney Spears) and Billy Steinberg (Enrique Iglesias, Katherine McPhee, Miranda Cosgrove). Unlike many teen artists, Greyson took on much of the writing for this debut record. "Writing and recording this album has been such a fun and exciting journey!” said Chance. “I've put so much hard work into it and I can't wait for the world to hear it. It's about overcoming fears but always powering through, and I think it's a message my fans will really relate to," he added.
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