Source of Wealth:Singer
In April 2010, 12-year-old Greyson Chance performed Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” at a middle school talent show, accompanying himself on the piano while his 6th grade classmates watched. A video of the performance was uploaded to YouTube later that month. One of its earliest viewers was Ellen DeGeneres, who invited Greyson to perform on her show in May 2010 and eventually signed him to eleveneleven, her newly launched record label. A major-label deal with Interscope followed.By June 2010, the “Paparazzi” video had racked up more than 36 million views on YouTube, and Greyson released his debut single, “Waiting Outside the Lines,” before the year was up.
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