YouTube's Greyson Chance gets record deal after Lady Gaga video
It's been about two weeks since 12-year-old boy Greyson Chance won his 15 minutes on YouTube by singing Lady Gaga's Paparazzi, so what's the next logical step? A contract with Interscope Records, natch.
The Edmond, Okla., middle school student, who's had three years of piano lessons and no formal voice training, won the contract after video of his sixth-grade talent contest garnered more than 16 million hit, the New York Post reports. He dad and sister confirmed the deal, but couldn't give details.
"He signed (with Interscope) but the managers said we really couldn't talk about it," sis Alexa Chance told the paper. It's probably no coincidence that Interscope is also Gaga's label. But during Greyson's appearance on the The Ellen Degeneres Show last week, he got his own sound advice from the Lady herself.
"Just keep following your dreams and work really hard," the singer told him during a call on the show. "Stay away from girls and be focused."
That's gonna be pretty difficult, since the video clearly shows at least two girls in the audience slowly realizing he's the dreamiest 12-year-old ever. Don't take our word for it; watch the video above and see for yourself.