Many remember Greyson Chance as the precocious middle-school marvel who wowed the Internet with his talent-show interpretation of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi" -- a video that quickly erupted into a YouTube phenomenon, earning the then 13-year-old artist with a record deal (and a lot of love from Ellen Degeneres). But the onset of Greyson's viral fame is just the beginning of his story.
“When you start off young in the industry, it’s really hard to prove yourself,” says the now 18-year old, six-foot-one baritone. “A lot of people are just like, ‘Oh, you’re just the pop kid. That’s cool, [but] you don’t have a voice.’ I want people to know I do have a voice.”