Monday, June 27, 2011

Video - Greyson Chance Covers Michael Jackson and Releases New Album Details

Move over Justin Bieber – there’s a new kid on the block.

13-Year-Old Greyson Chance stormed the world after being discovered on YouTube playing Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” and has quickly turned into a rising star.

Of course the inevitable comparisons to Bieber are to be expected, but Greyson is a lot more “rock” with a little pop, where Bieber is nothing but “pop” and very little rock.

As it turns out, Ellen DeGeneres took young Greyson under her wing and is producing his album and managing his career after creating her “eleveneleven” record company and signing Greyson as her first artist.

Now, after his two hit singles “Waiting Outside The Lines” and “Unfriend You”, he is preparing his first full length album due this August.

As a tease, Chance released the cover art for the highly anticipated album titled “Hold On ‘Til Night”.

Greyson Chance's New Album Cover

Greyson says it’s not just art and there is meaning to it saying,

“The album cover is not just about art – it’s mainly about words. Words mean everything in this world and can both help and hurt people. The words on the piano, and all over the cover, are happy words, positive words. I like to think of my music as a way to convey positive words to the entire world.”

Okay, maybe a little deep coming from the mind of a 13-year-old but we definitely get the idea.

Greyson credits Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson as his two main influences because they have amazing music and are (were) not afraid to be who they wanted to be regardless of who the world felt they should be.

In a tribute to Jackson’s two year anniversary since his tragic death, Chance covered one of his favorite Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5's song “I Wanna Be Where You Are.”

Watch Greyson Cover Michael Jackson

And if Greyson wasn’t busy enough, he is currently traveling around North America with his friend and tour mate Cody Simpson on their “Waiting 4 You” tour.

Greyson also has his own professional web site at and YouTube Channel that already has over 67 million views.

Keep your eye on this kid, he’s going to be a star.

See Also:
> Meet Jackie Evancho – She’ll Melt Your Heart – Video
> Greyson Chance Does Lady Gaga on the Ellen Show

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