What’s Hot – Top 5 YouTube Artists

July 28, 2012
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Top 5 Hot YouTube Sensations

1. Cimorelli: This group of six lovely ladies, also known as Christina, Katherine, Lisa, Amy, Lauren and Dani are not only good singers, but they are sisters. Born and raised in Sacramento, California, they found a passion for music; and the fact that they could all sing and dance, was a plus. Known for their cover of Justin Bieber’s, “Boyfriend”; these sisters are only at the beginning of a successful career. Not only did they cover “Boyfriend”, but they also won Ryan Seacrest’s “Bieber-Off” where they received a ton of JB swag, signed by the pop star himself. Check out the cover here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evAIdc-mLLg
With over 256 million views on YouTube, they are also known for their single, “Million Bucks”. The music video has over 7 million views which was self-produced; crazy right? Watch the music video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5f1EUpK5QM

2. Madilyn Bailey: This 19 year-old singer may not be very well known, but her covers are what are getting her recognized. You wouldn’t think such a big voice could come out of this petite little blonde, but I’m telling you, she’s phenomenal. Madilyn has done a numerous amount of covers, but just recently she has released an EP called, “The Covers, Vol. 3 – EP” featuring singles like, “Die In Your Arms”, “Wide Awake”, “Lights”, “Wild Ones” and “Want ‘U Back”. You can buy her EP on iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-covers-vol.-3-ep/id540745712
Her cover of “Starships” by Nicki Minaj seems to be the most watched cover of hers with 1.6 million views on her YouTube channel, “MadilynBailey”. Madilyn really knows how to please her fans due to her unique aspect on the song and acoustic twist. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuzaGMrasB8

3. Walk off the Earth: This group of five from Burlington, Ontario has taken the world of music by storm. These five Canadian’s, known for their cover of Gotye’s, “Somebody That I Used To Know” has truly shocked the world. With the edgy tone of the men and soft angelic voice of the only girl in the group, Sarah, they make it hard not to love. They’re not only loved by YouTube but also by comedian, Ellen DeGeneres, who had them as guests on one of her shows. Prepare for your jaw to drop because to say this cover is popular, would be an understatement. With over 130 million views alone on YouTube, here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9NF2edxy-M

4. Julia Sheer: This 18 year-old singer from Colorado has without-a-doubt a gift. Julia has made many covers which have all been hits on YouTube. With her newest cover of Demi Lovato’s, “Give Your Heart A Break”, she sure didn’t let us down. Julia created her account in February of 2010 where she collected hundreds of thousands of subscribers and over 50 million views on her YouTube channel to this day.
In just 3 short days, Julia’s cover of “Give Your Heart A Break” has already hit over 73 thousand views. If you haven’t already, give it a listen; you won’t be disappointed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBqINZHhVGY&list=UUoZz9G7PyY9siwzOH8jFadg&index=1&feature=plcp

5. Ryan Beatty: This 16 year-old singing sensation joined YouTube back in February of 2011, but who knew he would get this big? Ryan became a highly viewed YouTube artist with his very first cover of Justin Bieber’s, “U Smile”. Popstar! Magazine also stated him to be one of the top acts to look out for in 2012, which means that this is just the beginning for Ryan.
With 234,000 subscribers and over 30 million views on YouTube, this little cutie can’t stop now. Ryan’s new EP called “Because of You EP” including his hit single “Every Little Thing” really shows off his musical talent. Check out his YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheRyanBeatty

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