Justin Bieber never could have been a star if he’d been born 10 years earlier, But in 2010 it seems that anyone with a webcam can become an instant celebrity. Justin Bieber has become the poster child for this new celebrity. He went from YouTube star to cultural zeitgeist in the blink of an eye.
Since then, thousands of imitators have uploaded their videos to YouTube in hopes of developing a fan base and catching the attention of a music producer.
16-year-old Christina Grimmie has done that better than anyone, and she might be the next YouTube star to follow in Justin’s footsteps. Her covers of Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber songs have millions of views on YouTube. She already has a management team working to turn her online fame into real world success.
Selena Gomez has also helped the young star in the making get more attention, and a record deal seems inevitable at this point. She certainly meets all the criteria for tween star: good voice, cute face, religious background and a down to earth attitude. Do you think she has what it takes to become the next YouTube star turned celebrity?