Greyson Chance lands record deal!

Youtube sensation Greyson Chance, 12, has landed a record deal just days after appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Ellen saw him singing Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi at his school’s Sixth Grade Festival on Youtube a few weeks ago (the video has had over 17 million hits on the video sharing site) and immediately called him to come appear on her show. Interscope chairman Jimmy Lovine then approached Greyson after his appearance on the talk show last Wednesday and closed the deal before any other label had time to approach him. The Edmond, Oklahoma native told Ellen he’s had three years of piano lessons but has never taken voice lessons. Lady Gaga called by phone to say hello to Greyson and advised him: “Stay away from girls and be focused.” Watch his full appearance on Ellen’s show below:

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  1. Amy • May 18, 2010 @ 4:48 PM

    This is really exciting, I’m so happy for him!

  2. Thibz • May 19, 2010 @ 9:09 AM

    This little guy is amazing!! Im so happy for him to recieve such a great oppertunity!! Lets just hope they dont turn him into Bieber because this kid can really write music with substance.

  3. mandee • May 19, 2010 @ 9:28 AM

    thibiz, has he written any music with substance? or are you saying he has the chance to?

  4. Thibz • May 19, 2010 @ 10:43 AM

    he has two original songs on youtube and they are really well written. The lyrics arent oooo baby baby every two seconds lol, it appears that he put real heart and soul into his two songs ive heard so far.

  5. silver • May 19, 2010 @ 11:03 AM

    When Bieber Fever cools down we can have Chance Romance.

    He’s writing good songs at 12? That is an accomplishment.

  6. mandee • May 19, 2010 @ 8:53 PM

    oh, thanks for clearing that up for me. maybe he will write his own music and have a great career 🙂

  7. Thibz • May 20, 2010 @ 6:27 AM

    Hes already writting his own music minus the Lady gaga cover. I just hope the label doesnt destroy what he has to offer by turning into another “Bieber”. That would be a real waste 🙁

  8. mandee • May 20, 2010 @ 11:25 AM

    yes thats what i meant, maybe he will stick to his own music and wait to find a label that will allow him to do his own thing.

  9. Pamela • May 20, 2010 @ 1:59 PM

    Greyson seems like a pretty level headed kid with good strong values. I hope he goes far in the industry and achieves the type of success he’s dreamed of.

    I also hope that he’s not turned into some robotic little lookalike with all the other so called “stars” out there. He’s a fresh and natural talent and I hope he stays that way!

    Kudos to his parents – they’ve raised up a fine young man.

  10. Jimbo • May 21, 2010 @ 12:58 AM

    He’ll shine and fade away like many of the other kid singers has. And he’s not THAT great.

  11. Sharon • May 21, 2010 @ 10:37 AM

    The boy is pretty young and has talent. Good for him. My question is, Why have the “American Idol” show and let the contestants go through all that long tiring process to get a record deal after 1 whole season when all you have to do is appear on Ellen show just that one time and tadaaa get a record deal just like that. Now that’s fast forward. They say there’s no short cutts in life but I beg to differ. Don’t you?

  12. mandee • May 21, 2010 @ 1:10 PM

    jimbo, i agree. i still dont think hes that great either.

    sharon, and all he had to do to appear on ellen was put a video on youtube lmfao.

  13. Anna • May 22, 2010 @ 5:08 PM

    Hmm. Maybe I should re-consider my ‘no-posting-videos-on-YouTube’ policy… Who knows, right?

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