By Meg Jones
Seventeen-year-old YouTube sensation Christina Grimmie was in the MTV newsroom Monday and had everyone remembering MTV Iggy’s look at the Top 10 People Most Likely To Become The Next Justin Bieber.
Since we listed her a year ago, she has quadrupled the number of subscribers on her YouTube channel, zeldaxlove64, to over 920,000 people, and her career is taking off with the release of her debut EP Find Me, which was released yesterday.
She’ll also be hitting the road this summer opening for Selena Gomez. The punk-rock pianist and singer told MTV News about how she was discovered on YouTube by Gomez’s parents (talk about a Bieber connection!).
So now that Grimmie has made it big on YouTube, who else can we add to the list of Bieber wannabes?
Eight-year-old rapper MattyB, dubbed “mini-Bieber,” has achieved YouTube fame with his covers of hit songs by artists like Lady Gaga to Michael Jackson. He just released his latest song, a cover of Eminem and Royce da 5’9″ “Lighters” (feat. Bruno Mars), in collaboration with Jason Chen and Marshall Manning, two more young artists showcasing their talents on the Internet.
Who is your pick to become the next big thing from YouTube? Tell us in the comments below!