We were lucky enough on Sunday to interview YouTube star Greyson Chance. We had a short time limit, so it was a simple interview–but hopefully we can get a more in depth one later on. You can view our interview below.
Sarah Peel: Okay, so we’re interviewing you for BSCKids.com….
Greyson Chance: Okay
….and I have 10 questions for you for the interview, so we’ll try to go quickly because I know you’re on a time limit.
(laughs) We always are.
Yeah. Okay, so the first one is: you got your start by someone posting a video of you singing Lady Gaga’s song “Papparazzi” at a music festival. How does it feel that somebody posted a video up of you before you became famous?
I pushed it to be all by myself. I pushed it, nobody else did. Yeah, it feels great, and you know I love “Papparazzi.” And I was just very lucky and blessed that Ellen found it.
Your brother sent her the link, didn’t he?
Well, my brother sent her the link, but they contacted my mom, actually first.
Okay. And from there, she signed you, correct?
Yeah, I’m signed to Ellen’s label eleveneleven, and also I’m signed to Maverick and Geffen Records, as well.
You released your first single in October. Do have plans for an album coming out or a tour? What are your plans for your music career this year?
Well, I’m on tour right now. I’m on tour for Miranda Cosgrove. We’re in Houston right now, actually, and the tour is winding up. We have 3 more shows after tonight. And yeah, the record is going to come out this year, and hopefully I’ll be going on another tour and putting out another single and just keep on building and building.
Do you hope to have headlining tour of your own soon?
Maybe. We’re gonna have to see. (Laughs a little.)
You also won an award earlier this year, I believe. The People’s Choice Award?
I was nominated. I didn’t win.
Okay, cause it said on Wikipedia you won.
Oh, no I didn’t win.
That’s Wikipedia for you. But how did it feel to be nominated on an award so early in your career?
Well, it feels great, you know, and I felt honored to be nominated. It was so great, you know, and I thank my fans for getting me there and for voting. Even though we didn’t win, we still got nominated, so it was very incredible.
Do you hope one day to get nominated for a Grammy Award?
Of course. That’s one of my biggest dreams.
Yeah, I think that is probably a big dream for any singer or celebrity at this point.
You recenty met Jusin Beiber and Jaden Smith. Um, how did it feel to meet them and to meet a fellow YouTube star who got his start on YouTube?
Well, Justin is an incredibly, really nice guy, and so it was great to meet him and Jaden. Yeah, it was really cool, and they’re both very nice guys.
Do you like being compared to Justin?
Yeah, you know, we’re often compared, but my music is more pop-rock thing, so its different.
Do you think that YouTube has changed the music industry forever by allowing people to be get their start by posting videos? How do you feel about it?
Well, I think that YouTube has definitely changed the way artists are discovered now. It’s a great thing, I think, you know, having young artists and people full of talent being discovered by YouTube. It’s a great way to be discovered. You can find a lot of talent on YouTube.
You’ve often said that you would like to work with Lady Gaga before, but who else would like to work with in the future?
Well, I’m bag fans of lots of artists. I love Christina Aguilera, I love Gaga, of course, I love Hayley Williams, so I don’t know, maybe I’ll throw a duet in the mix here pretty soon.
Any advice to young future stars who want to break out into the music industry?
Young celebrities or just young people?
Young people who want to break out into the music industry.
Oh, okay. Well, you know, you have to just keep following your dreams, and let nobody bring you down because, you know, when I was a kid I said I wanted to be a singer, I wanted to be signed and go on tour. And everyone would tell me, “Oh you’re never going to make it, you’re from Oklahoma, you’re not gonna get there.” These kids have huge dreams, you just gotta keep on.
Okay! Do you have any last words or thoughts for your fans who will read the interview?
Well, you know, I love my fans so much, they mean the world to me. They’re the reason why I’m here. Just thank you for all the love and support.
As you can see, it was a simple and short interview, but with some interesting details. And I do believe it is safe to say that Greyson is here to stay in the limelight.