Singers gain popularity on social networks

Lily Allen, Justine Bieber, Soulja Boy, Colbie Caillat, Kate Voegele, Savannah Outen, or Sean Kingston are singers who raised to fame thanks to their videos on social networks like MySpace, YouTube, and SoundClick. Their beautiful vocal ability and impressive performances help them launch their images and continue singing career.


British pop star Lily Allen chose MySpace to promote her new album “It’s not Me, It’s You”. The singer is the daughter of actor and musician Keith Allen and Alison Owen. She abandoned school and concentrated on improving her performing and compositional skills. She created a profile on MySpace where she made some of her recordings public.


“It’s not Me, It’s You” debuted at #1 on the UK Albums Chart and the Australian ARIA Charts.



Justine Bieber whose performances on YouTube were seen by Scooter Braun, his later manager is a Canadian pop-R&B singer. Braun was signed to Raymond Braun Media Group.


My World made Bieber the first artist to have seven songs from a debut album chart on the Billboard Hot 100.



22 million clicks helped Colbie Caillat launch her career. MySpace phenomenon Colbie Caillat spent four months as the site’s most played unsigned artist. He single Bubby made initially an Internet hit and then reach the top five on Billboard’s download chart. This American pop and country singer-songwriter from Malibu recorded a duet with Jason Mraz.


Her second album, Breakthrough nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 52nd Grammy Awards.



Kate Voegele gained interest from record labels and management companies after recording a series of demos “The Other Side” and “Louder Than Words”. She signed a record deal with MySpace Records in 2006.


Kate signed a record deal with MySpace Records in 2006 and released her debut album, Don’t Look Away in May 2007.



Marie Digby is known for her acoustic cover version of “Umbrella” which attracted attention on YouTube in 2007. The song peaked at #10 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.


Her cover version of “Umbrella” was featured on the third season opening episode of the MTV show The Hills.



Savannah Outen has gained popularity on YouTube since March 2007 by posting videos of herself singing with Esmee Denters, Angelica Vasilcov, Mia Rose and Justin Bieber. Her song “Goodbyes” which was written during her middle-school graduation for a trend was released in 2008.


“Goodbyes” is on Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 11



Sean Kingston, an American reggae fusion singer and rapper, whose talent was discovered via his MySpace. His single “Beautiful Girls” released in May 2007 reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks.


Sean Kingston will make a 2010 guest appearance in Disney Channel‘s “The Suite Life on Deck.”



Soulja Boy launched his hit song “Crank That” on SoundClick, YouTube, and MySpace. Interscope Record signed a contract with Soulja in June 2007. “Crank That” which was initially self-published on the Internet reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.


“Crank That” became a number-one hit in the United States for seven non-consecutive weeks starting in September 2007.



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