Children everywhere have begun to head back to the classroom as we mark the start of another school year. This is the time when they look forward to reuniting with friends and checking out how classmates have changed over the summer break. While for most these changes include a new clothes style or fresh haircut, for some the few months off will have resulted in something much more, something only a child good dream of, something like Greyson Chance.
As the 2009/2010 school year at Cheyenne Middle School in Edmond, Oklahoma was wrapping up, twelve-year-old (now thirteen) Greyson Chance was just getting started. It was April 28th, 2010 when Greyson posted a video of himself on YouTube singing his rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” at the Edmond Music Festival. With a little help from his brother Tanner, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres got a glimpse of the video on May 11th when it had about 10,000 views. The next day Greyson was headed to Los Angeles where he performed “Paparazzi” on Ellen’s show which first aired May 13th.
Since Greyson’s first appearance (and second appearance) on The Ellen Show, his YouTube video has racked up over 30 million views and has gained national media attention with his appearance on the CBS Evening News. Now working on his first album in Los Angeles with the backing of ElevenEleven and Geffen/Interscope records, the summer has only marked the beginning of Greyson’s career.
This school year will be quite different for Greyson Chance though. As most teens climb aboard the bus and head off to class, Greyson will be hard at work in the studio finishing his first album which is set to drop this fall/holiday season. Don’t think Scott or Lisa (Greyson’s parents) will be giving their talented son a year long absence note though. Greyson will be home schooled on the road for the duration of his seventh grade year.
We should be reminded that with all this, Greyson is still just thirteen-years-old and deals with all the same issues any adolescent teen would. Recently Greyson himself was reminded of this when he lost one of his last baby teeths. Greyson was quoted saying, “Sometimes I forget that I am still a kid, until I have to pull my own tooth out”.
Summer vacation may only have been a few months long, but in this time Greyson has shown that he is truly committed to his music career and we can only imagine what the next few months will bring the young paparazzi singing superstar.
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