Greyson Chance's Biography :)
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At just 13 years-old, Greyson Chance has accomplished more than many musicians can hope for in their careers; two successful North American tours, performing at the White House, national television appearances on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,”, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “Good Morning America,” and now the release of his debut album Hold On ‘Til The Night (eleveneleven/Maverick/Streamline/Geffen).
In April 2010, the sixth-grader’s brother posted a clip on YouTube of Chance performing Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” at a choir event in his hometown of Edmond, Oklahoma; since then Chance’s life has been a whirlwind of exciting opportunities. The now infamous performance went on to become YouTube’s #3 most popular video of 2010 and has received over 40 million views to date. The clip also caught the eye of a producer at the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” which led to Chance’s first guest appearance. Only a week later, during his second appearance on her show, DeGeneres announced that she had signed Greyson as the first artist on her newly formed label, eleveneleven. Chance has now appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” eight times and debuted his singles “Waiting Outside the Lines” and “Unfriend You” on the program. “Without Ellen, none of this would have happened. She's been so supportive of me and my music from the very beginning, and has also become an amazing friend!” says Chance.
Chance has seen success out of the gate. His debut single “Waiting Outside the Lines” has sold over 160 thousand copies to date and was recently the #1 physical single in the country for four straight weeks. Chance has also toured North America with fellow teens iCarly’s Miranda Cosgrove and Australian pop star Cody Simpson. Of his live performance, The Washington Post said that “catching Chance [perform] at this stage in his career is akin to watching a thoroughbred of impeccable breeding gallop as a yearling. He doesn’t have his legs under him yet, and stumbles are possible, but the raw materials are such that it’s hard to bet against him running with the big boys in a few years.”
The next step for Chance is the release of his debut album Hold On ‘Til The Night which he recorded in Los Angeles with famed producers such as The Matrix (Christina Aguilera, Avril Lavigne, Jason Mraz, Britney Spears) and Billy Steinberg (Enrique Iglesias, Katherine McPhee, Miranda Cosgrove). Unlike many teen artists, Chance took on much of the writing for this debut record. "Writing and recording this album has been such a fun and exciting journey!” said Chance. “I've put so much hard work into it and I can't wait for the world to hear it. It's about overcoming fears but always powering through, and I think it's a message my fans will really relate to," he added.
Hold On ‘Til The Night not only showcases Chance’s talents as a songwriter, vocalist and piano player but also his wide range of influences. From the empowerment ballad “Waiting Outside the Lines” to the light-hearted up tempo “Little London Girl,” Hold On ‘Til The Night takes the listener on a journey of teenage love and heartbreak complete with undeniably catchy hooks and Chance’s signature powerful vocals.
In addition to releasing Hold On ‘Til The Night and turning 14, Chance will tour the U.S. this summer, teaming up with former tour mate Miranda Cosgrove for some dates and also joining Allstar Weekend and Big Time Rush on others. For more information on Greyson visit www.greyson-official.com