5 Musicians Who Became Famous Through YouTube – Everyone has their own talents and abilities. However, among them are not infrequently those who are still shy about their talents. Even though by showing their abilities, they can get more benefits and are known by many people.
One website that can help us show our talent is YouTube, a popular video sharing website where users can load, watch and share video clips for free. With the existence of YouTube, many people with certain talents began to be known by many people and became famous. Next, we will discuss YouTubers who won fame through their videos.
1. Justin Bieber
Who doesn’t know the famous singer and model at the same time? But, do you know the career path to be famous as it is now? Come on, read more.
This guy who was born on March 1, 1994, has loved music since he was young. Not just a hobby, he even had the talent to play various types of musical instruments such as pianos, drums, guitars, and trumpets. At that time, Justin amazed the judges in a singing contest with his ability to sing the single Ne-Yo “So Sick”.
Justin’s mother, Pattie Mallete, recorded her son’s appearance in the singing competition and moved him to YouTube with the aim that Justin’s family and friends could watch his performance. Scooter Braun, who is now Justin ‘s manager, first accidentally saw Justin’ s video.
Scooter then tracked Justin and managed to meet his mother. With Pattie’s permission, Scooter brought Justin Bieber to Atlanta to be introduced to Usher which eventually became the beginning of his success in the music world.
2. Tori Kelly
The singer and songwriter of the United States began to be known since he uploaded videos on YouTube at the age of 14 years. At the age of 16, Tori began participating in a singing competition on American Idol. But unfortunately, he has not succeeded because it was eliminated. That did not discourage him.
Tori is actually passionate about finding new ideas in music. He began to learn to play guitar, then began collecting songs for his own recording which eventually uploaded to YouTube. His recorded post made Tori began to be known in the music world and finally he began to start his music career.
3. Alessia Cara
Cara has been active in the music world since 2011 and has signed contracts with labels EP and DefJam. At the age of 13 years, he had already stirred up his music videos. Because the video was favored by music listeners, he managed to meet the label at the age of 18.
Now, Alessia Cara has managed to collect a lot of viewers on YouTube. The single, titled ‘Here’, managed to become the best song in Canada reported by the local magazine Complex.
Who doesn’t know a group of 5 people with their golden voices? The beginning of the famous Pentatonix began with three friends namely Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, and Scott Hoying at Martin High School in Arlington, TX. Initially, they heard news from the local radio for the competition to meet Glee. Then, they made a trio version of ‘Telephone’ and moved it to YouTube. Although they did not win the competition, they began to get attention at school.
After receiving a positive response from the cover ‘Telephone’ on YouTube, they decided to continue and arrange other songs for other covers. When there was a chance to audition for The Sing Off, they decided to add two outstanding players Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola to the group.
Pentatonix is arguably a very unique group. Besides they apply the trio vocal composition, they also have a very powerful rhythmic duet.
5. 5 Seconds of Summer
The 4-member Australian rock band also started their career through YouTube. This group began to form in December 2011. The beginning of their famous is when Calum, Michael and Luke cover the Chris Brown feat. Justin Bieber song, entitled “Next to You.” The cover video was uploaded to YouTube and managed to attract more than 600,000 viewers. After that, Ashton joined later.
Some of their songs began to attract attention and the total YouTube audience had reached 5 million viewers. After that, their talent was finally smelled by the world giant label SONY ATV Music Publishing. They are increasingly famous little by little.
The peak of popularity began when one of the One Direction members, Louis Tomlinson, uploaded their video titled ‘Gotta Get Out’ on Twitter. This greatly affected the popularity of 5 Seconds of Summer which immediately skyrocketed.
Well, the 5 musicians above can be used as inspiration for those of you who have talent. If you are confident and optimistic, success can be in front of your eyes. Hopefully this article is useful!
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