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  1. 1. YOUTUBE CELEBRITIES Bridget Heenan Katie Lutz Sarah Albino Danielle Boissonneault
  2. 2. Why YouTube?  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.
  3. 3.  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.
  4. 4. Antoine Dodson 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.
  5. 5. 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 Lopez. And a popular Halloween costume this year was .. Antoine Dodson!
  6. 6. Nick Pitera 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.
  7. 7. (50 second) (53 second) 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 originals.
  8. 8. Marie Digby 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:
  9. 9. YouTube Statistics : Joined: May 03, 2006 Number of Videos : 28 Subscribers: 51,881 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.
  10. 10. Justin Bieber (41 second) 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. (41 second)
  11. 11. 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 countries. • 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 States. • His song “Baby” became a worldwide top-ten single.
  12. 12. Overall  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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