Youtube has been a hit for our generation.
There are many artists out there, but a lot of
people do not know the talent that is among
our peers. Youtube allows people who have
not been discovered to share their talent with
the worldwide web. We wanted to bring notice
to how Youtube can change a persons life.
YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen
and Jawed Karim.
During the summer of 2006, YouTube was one of
the fastest growing websites on the Web.
On October 9, 2006, it was announced that the
company would be purchased by Google for $1.65
billion in stock.
A news report was aired in Huntsville, Alabama featuring Antoine
Dodson. In the report he claims his sister was attacked in her home,
the interview became a huge sensation on YouTube. And was
eventually given even more fame when The Gregory Brothers
remixed his interview into a hit song.
Antoine Dodson and a member of
The Gregory Brothers were
feature on the BET awards and
performed the rap. Everyone in
the crowd knew the words to the
song and went crazy.
He was even interviewed on
Lopez Tonight with George
And a popular Halloween costume
this year was .. Antoine Dodson!
After entering A Little Mermaid Singing contest,
Nick Pitera was posted on YouTube. He instantly
became a YouTube sensation. He currentlyworks
for Pixar as an animator but is still working on his
musical career. Pitera is much different than your
average singer…You’ll see why.
Nick Pitera’s cover of A Whole New World
has over 20 million views! He was featured
on The Ellen Show, and has even released
an album featuring his covers and some
Marie Digby posted herself singing and playing guitar on YouTube and
ended up having over 17 million hits. Her cover of “Umbrella” was
played on the radio station STAR 98.7, was featured on the third
season of MTV’s show The Hills, and became #10 on The Bubbling
Under Hot 100 Singles chart. All of this happened because of this clip:
YouTube Statistics :
Joined: May 03, 2006
Number of Videos : 28
Channel Views: 1,608,020
Marie Digby performed on the late night
talk show Last Call with Carson Daly.
She has released two albums,
Breathing Underwater and Unfold.
Justin Bieber was first discovered off
YouTube unintentionally. He competed
in a singing contest and his family was
unable to attend, so he decided to post
the video to YouTube for their viewing.
He was surprised when he received
thousands of hits, which then turned
into millions. He began to post videos
of him singing, he then was discovered
by a producer that flew Justin to
Atlanta, where Justin randomly met
Usher. Although Usher did not have
time for Justin to that day, he found
him on YouTube and had him back to
Atlanta in no time to hear Justin sing.
Out of all YouTube history,
Justin Bieber has gained the
most fame. A few examples:
• His song, “One Time”
charted within the top
30 in over ten
• Justin was the first
artist to have seven
songs from a debut
album chart on the
Billboard Hot 100.
• His first album
debuted at number one
and within the top ten
of several countries
and was certified
platinum in the United
• His song “Baby”
became a worldwide
Youtube has brought notice to Antoine Dodson,
Nick Pitera, Marie Digby, and Justin Beiber.
Without Youtube, these people most likely would
have never been discovered.
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