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Greyson Chance Signs Record Deal?

Greyson Chance Signs Record Deal?

Greyson Chance is the latest YouTube phenomenon to score a record deal. At just 12-years-old!

The big-voiced sixth grader, who has attracted nearly 14 million views on YouTube with his rendition of Lady Gaga‘s “Paparazzi,” has reportedly signed with Interscope Records but no confirmation from the label has been made. (Greyson has taken piano lessons for three years but has never taken voice lessons.)

CrazedHits reports that “Interscope [chairman] Jimmy Iovine closed the deal before any other label could even step in and meet the kid.”

DO YOU THINK Greyson Chance will be the next Justin Bieber?

Greyson Chance Covers Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi”
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  • http://j ivanka

    hmm.. no comments

  • Jen

    “DO YOU THINK Greyson Chance will be the next Justin Bieber?”

    Hopefully not, I actually like this kid and his voice.

  • Aaron

    Wow, that’s great. I’m not sure he’s that talented though. I mean, he’s great and all, but there’s nothing special. He doesn’t have that star quality. I don’t know, I personally don’t see him being the next Justin Beiber. It’s just too soon. I mean, he goes on singing in a run-of-the-mill middle school talent show, puts the video on YouTube, and then 3 days later he signs a record deal with Interscope – a record company that manages Eminem, Gwen Stefani and Lady gaga, to name a few? Whatever..

  • Jonte

    HALE NO, this boy is actually talented

  • Amelle

    He is extremely talented for his age omg.

  • faizz

    He can write, sing, and play piano. Already he is better than that lesbian beiber.

  • sara

    Would’ve been better if he hadn’t changed the pronoun ;) Amazing voice/talent.

  • Torro

    Lol @ some of the bit.ches in the audience, have some respect fools

  • Mirable

    Greyson is better than Justin !

  • dan

    I think they should let the kid grow and gain some experience before signing a record deal, not all the kids know how to deal with fame some end up in drugs or whatever

  • Jenna

    What a cute kid! Hes awesome =)

  • III

    I can’t believe he was 11 in that vid, amazing. Boy only turned 12 a few days ago.

  • &

    @faizz: Bieber taught himself drums, plays acoustic guitar, can sing, and dance.

  • http://www. Little Lord Gaga

    “Lady Gaga parodies and tributes abound on the Interweb–some funny, some serious, some good, some not-so-good. But the school recital performance of “Paparazzi” by boy wonder Greyson Michael Chance just might be the best yet. As the teacher emceeing the Edmond’s Sixth Grade Festival says at the end of Greyson’s stunning piano performance, this mega-talented kid could even “teach Lady Gaga a lesson.”

    He’s been invited to perform on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” this Thursday. According to his bio on his YouTube profile, Greyson is “very inspired by Lady Gaga and Augustana.”

    Greyson additionally explains: “Lady Gaga is a freak but she has so much talent and her style of music is what I would like mine to be when I’m older. Augustana is one of the most underrated bands I think ever to step the planet. They have so much talent it is not funny. They have such a good concept with folk and rock. It is very sad that they are so unknown.”

    Greyson may look like a Justin Bieber clone with his sideswept-banged bowl cut, but with musical taste like that, clearly this boy is no prepubescent pop robot. This kid is deep. (His aforementioned original song “Stars” is about a woman who dies of cancer and meets her husband in heaven, for instance–not exactly “One Less Lonely Girl,” huh?) Today’s tween fangirls would be way better off worshipping a role model like Greyson over Bieber–and judging from the flustered way the girls react in the background of his recital clip, such wide-scale worship may not be far off.

    After Greyson’s upcoming “Ellen” appearance, surely countless more tweens will be his biggest fans, following him until he loves them.”

  • apO

    Now…american idol would be great if they had talent like this. He would instantly be the winner lol

  • Lola

    OMG..he made my skin goose bumpy!!!

    an Axl Rose was born 12 yrs ago!!!

  • BOJI

    A rare talent indeed, the record company did a real smart move in grabbing him before others got to him. He’s a winner for sure, Watch out Bieber and that goes for you too, Gaga. He’s going to outshine the both. Looking at his sibling and mother on the Ellen show, I know he’s going to grow up into a good looking young man. Love his vocals, so effortless.

  • Leila

    He is talented but he’s still a KID! TWELVE! Why are they signing him at this age? That’s just insane to me.

  • http://@JullieAnna Jullie

    He’s WAY better than Justin Bieber.

  • Ali

    I hope his parents protect him from being shaped and molded into being something he is not – a Disneyfied product – like what has happened to Bieber. If he is talented, he needs to develop himself, live a normal life, get really good training and an education, then go on to make millions when he has his own voice.

    The handlers are a destructive force.

  • Ann

    Wow, things are moving fast for him!

  • Mel

    I can hear him going through puberty in this video. He can’t hit the high nots. And he has to take breaks alot. He’s not fluidly getting the wording and piano notes together. Too choppy. Interscope needs to sit down.

  • GreenCAT

    This kid will be better because he can actually sing!

  • peter

    Piano playing is good if he really did only take lessons for 3 yrs and his voice is okay, but I don’t see his performance as being fabulous or worthy of a record deal. — I’ve seen better.

  • Vincent

    No, I don’t think he’s gonna be the next Justin Bieber because this Greyson kid has real talent.

  • Jasmine

    He’s an adorable kid with talent far beyond his years.
    To the people in charge of the blog…who the hell writes this sh-t?
    Really, the next Justin Beiber? Is that the only way anyone can ever be in the business, by constantly being compared to whatever crap another artists does that is vaguely reminiscent of themselves? Let the boy be. He’s not going to be the next ANYONE. He’s going to be Greyson Chance, a successful artist.
    Stop pitting one artist against another. Why do people never grow out of this middle school sh-t, quit being so juvenile.

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l..

    …poor fcuking justin bieber just came out and he’s already being replaced. ahahahaahahahhaaaa.. bieb has no fans.. see how fast everyone forgot about the jo-bros for bieb… now they’re trying to shove him out teh way for a kid who got famous off of one fcuking song. ahahahahahahahaa..

  • Yes

    This kid is the real deal. If he had an album out now, I’d buy it. I’d love to see him tour and listen to him live.

  • Axl

    this kid is AMAZING!!!!!

  • Tony

    this kid >>>>>>>>>>> bieber AND gaga

  • Tyler

    I wish nothing but success to the kid, however I don’t think Interscope has any idea what to do with him.

  • Nicole

    I don’t think he will replace Bieber, but he is a heck of a lot better! He can sing very good. He actually sings instead of rapping or as I call it talking fast. He has some mad skills at playing the piano too. I prefer to hear someone actually sing instead of acting like they can. True musical talent is hard to find. This guy is awesome. I am actually glad someone knocked Beiber off off Twitter. How much more can you say about another white kid trying to be black. Beiber has too much of an attitude for me.

  • beekeeyah

    god! people need to stop comparing greyson to justin! just because they have haircuts that are kinda alike, and they were both found on the internet means nothing. they both have talent. but greyson is different to bieber. different in a good way. :)

    and i think its stupid that he took the first offer he got. he might of gotten a better deal if he had waited. but oh well :)

  • Di Penates

    LOL here we go. See how fast The Industry (TM) picks em up, dusts em off, spits em out and goes on to the next one? They’re throwing prepubescent boys against the wall and praying something sticks.

    First it was the girls (Rihanna, Gaga, Ke$ha, etc), now it’s the bowlcut boys.

    Biebster’s out and I guess Greyson’s in.

    This kid’s talented but he’s no 12 year old Little Stevie Wonder or anything that can’t wait until he’s developed his skills before they tie him up for the next 7, 8, 10 years with a contract from hell.

    At this point all you can do is hope he doesn’t end up a crackhead or hooked on meth by the time The Industry (TM) has finished milking every penny from his “brand”. Good luck kid.

  • sigh

    He will be the next big thing for about 6 months, then fade into the background. Child “prodigies” or “musicians” never stick around for long.

    But I must say that ANYTHING is better then talentless bieber.

  • ck_always

    Curly blonde in the background has the hots for him.

  • happy girl

    I love that Lady Gaga called hom on Ellen to encourage him. he says she is his inspiration. I don’t blame him. Yu can’t go wrong with that song. It is so catchy, melodic and lovely. She does a version of it acoustic too and it is out of this world. Wow, Lady Gaga is really taking over. Wow. We love you Gaga! And Justin: great job. He sounds wonderful. I love the girls in the back watching him. lol. Gaga revolution continues!

  • Nicole

    Anyone find him look like Dakota Fanning??? Or its just me ….

  • krys

    Why is it going to be Bieber fans VS Greyson fans? It shouldn’t be either. Yes, Greyson could be the next SENSATION but Bieber is Bieber and Greyson is Greyson. He’s 12, Bieb’s 15 so there is an age difference. But if you want my honest opinion (which I am entiled to) I think Greyson is on his way to being bigger than Justin. They are only similar by how they started and their hair. No other way. But if Greyson has hit 14 mil in less than two weeks and Justin has vids that are way over that but after many months. What does that tell you? Anyway much success to Greyson. I think it’s gone to Bieber’s head too much and its starting to show.

  • Len

    Yay, good for him!

  • genesis

    I’m happy for him and all…but srsly?
    I mean he’s good but there are other people out there who work their asses off before they earn a record deal :/
    I just hope they don’t try to make him out to be the next Justin Beiber 2.0

  • jennifer

    Fame wise, he probably will be the next Justin Bieber.
    And that’s gonna make people hate him, don’t lie.
    Justin, like him, got lucky and got signed by Usher.
    Before he was famous he was posting videos on youtube…and now he’s hated by all of these people.

  • Good for him!

    And…I seem to be the only one annoyed about this. He’s talented I get it but Bieber is talented too. People don’t see it because for whatever reason they hate him.

  • Anthony

    I like his cover more than the original tbh. Good for him.
    I think it’s a crisp and clean alternative. A lot softer than Gagas acoustic version, but i like both equally and that’s saying a lot.

  • Shantell

    Fisrt off, no doubt that this kid is super talented. I was blown away when i first saw this, I even thought that he sounded a lot like gaga in the beginning of the video.
    But i feel like he is being thrust into super stardom waaaaay too fast. i mean, this was on the news, the aol home page anyway, the day after it hit youtube. he’s so young! he’s not even a teenager yet. who’s to say he even truly wanted to get signed? Being so young and naive, the record execs probably pressured him into it, making a life of super stardom seem all glamorous, while most likely sweet talking the parents as well. who, if i was them, i would NOT have agreed to this. being in the industry so damn young is what effs these people up. so i really feel sorry for this kid. I mean, he’s basically gonna be going through puberty in the public eye. who wants that? and you know they are so going to market him as the next bieber, bc, look at his fanbase. No doubt greyson has replaced biebs on the TT on twitter thanks to all of the bieber fan girls.

    But I’m not Greyson, so I wouldn’t know. But I DO wish him the best <3

  • @Shantell: I agree with you and everyone that made similar points. He’s being thrown into this machine that chews these kids up and spits them out and they’re not old enough to handle that. I wish him well and I hope his parents stick around, advocating for his best interest, which should be to live as healthy and normal a life as possible whether or not he continues to be in the public eye.

  • jenn

    don’t get me wrong he CAN sing, but i feel like a bitch cause i’m already tired of him.

  • Lorna

    Wow!! He is amazing!! His voice is so strong at such a young age, with training he will be phenomenal! His piano playing too, it’s great :D

  • Marianne

    Justin Bieber? No. He’d be much bigger. Because unlike Justin, this kid has actual talent.

  • http://lazycheskie cheska

    haha. look at the girls behind him.. they’re all like: “omg! he sounds sooo good… he’s amazing! OMG!” …yeah. to know if he has start quality, look at teen girls reactions.