YouTube Stars

YouTube Stars
YouTube Stars, Greyson Chance, the Numa Numa Guy, Charlie Bit My Finger, Sweet Brown, David After Dentist. Whatever happened to all the stars who made it big on YouTube? Some cashed in, while others flamed out. Click through to find out where they are now.

Lady Gaga cover singer
Singing covers of Lady Gaga songs online is nothing new, but Filipina-Canadian crooner Maria Aragon has stood out thanks to expert piano skills and amazingly young age when she first uploaded her rendition of "Born This Way" to YouTube in February 2011. Winnipeg's Maria Aragon records first original single,

It has been called the "worst song ever," but with more than 53 million views on YouTube, 15-year-old Rebecca Black's 2011 music video for the song "Friday"  has made her a household name among YouTube stars. Rebecca Black Rihanna cover, Rebecca Black sues Ark Music Factory,

Numa Numa guy
This American amateur singer, now known simply as "Numa Numa Guy" recorded an impassioned lip-sync version of Moldovan pop song "Dragostea din tei" and proved that a person can become a bona fide YouTube phenomenon without ever leaving the chair. Numa Numa Guy Is Creating The Next CollegeHumor,

No time for bronchitis
On a late night in early April 2012, Oklahoma City woman Sweet Brown got out of bed to get a "cold pop" and found herself bearing witness to an apartment fire. Her interview in the aftermath of the emergency explains her fright and the inconvenience of getting bronchitis on a busy schedule. Sweet Brown new reality show,

Lip-sync star
Since 18-year-old Keenan Cahill first uploaded his lip-synced version of Katy Perry's song "Teenage Dream" in August 2010, he has become one of the most recognizable faces on the Internet. His YouTube channel has hosted guest artists such as 50 Cent, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber and LMFAO. Brian Wilson and Cody Ross rage with YouTube star Keenan Cahill,

Teen pop star
Singer and pianist Greyson Chance, 15, went from the talent show at his local middle school to the recording studios of a major record label thanks to his version of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" which got him noticed by a certain daytime TV host. greyson chance bali,

Boom goes the dynamite
On March 22, 2005, Indiana Pacers guard Fred Jones hit a three-pointer during a game against the New Jersey Nets, to which Ball State University sportscaster Brian Collins later recapped using the line "and boom goes the dynamite". The rest is Internet history. The 'Boom Goes The Dynamite' Kid Is Now A Real Reporter,

Leave Britney Alone
Following Britney Spears' much-maligned comeback performance on the 2007 MTV Music Video Awards a man named Chris Crocker defended her from critics with an infamously emotional rant. Chris Crocker makes porn debut,

Charlie bit my Finger
What happens when one adorable British child bites the finger of another adorable British child? For brothers Harry and Charlie Davies-Carr, it means more than 500 million views and the most watched non-music-video clip on YouTube. 'Charlie bit my Finger - Again' Viral Video to Become a Series,

Crazy candidate speech
In 2010, Minerva, Ohio, resident Phil Davison announced his candidacy for Stark County Treasurer with a speech to the executive committee of the local Republican Party that could either be described as "impassioned" or "maniacal" depending on whom one asks. Davison to appear in VW’s Super Bowl teaser ad,

David After Dentist
All it took was a video camera and the aftereffect of anesthesia to turn this 7-year-old's trip home from oral surgery into one of the most memorable YouTube sensations of all time. Family cashing in on 'David After Dentist', Meet the New 'David After Dentist',

Bed Intruder
On July 28, 2010, WAFF-48 News in Huntsville, Ala., unwittingly birthed a star when it interviewed a certain resident of the Lincoln Park housing project who warned people to 'hide yo' kids, hide yo' wife" from a would-be rapist. Antoine Dodson Renounces Homosexuality to Become a Hebrew Israelite,

Obama Girl    
The woman known as "Obama Girl" heated up the 2008 presidential campaign when she appeared lip-syncing in the "I Got a Crush... on Obama" music video in June 2007. obama girl won't endorse president 2012,

Fred Figglehorn
With an unmistakable high-pitched voice and a penchant for temper tantrums, Fred Figglehorn has turned his already lucrative YouTube empire into a music and film career. Lucas Cruikshank Films A Cameo As Fred Figglehorn,

Dancing Matt
This video-game-maker-turned-world-traveler is best known as "Dancing Matt" and he's woven his globetrotting escapades and special jig into YouTube gold. Matt Harding American Humanist Association Conference,

Kittens Inspired by Kittens
Cats and kittens have made many a YouTube star, but young Maddie Kelly has brought the feline species alive using only an old illustrated book and some expertly crafted kitty-cat impersonations. Kittens, Inspired by 'Kittens' - YouTube's 50 Best Videos - TIME,

Evolution of Dance
Motivational speaker Judson Laipply had a tall order to fill in 2001 when he attempted to sum up 50 years' worth of dance variations into a single, evolving boogie. Fortunately, he succeeded, and the video has become one of the most popular YouTube clips ever. Judson Laipply speak at FFA

Tricking people into thinking you're hot
Ugly? Have no fear! Jenna Marbles has a video of tips that emphasize layers of heavy makeup and harsh hair treatments to turn the homeliest of ladies into, well ... we're not quite sure what. Jenna Marbles Becomes #2 Most Subscribed YouTuber Of All-Time,

Tron Guy
Though his homemade electroluminescent outfit inspired by the film "Tron" didn't make it into any of the actual movies, thanks to a few YouTube videos "Tron Guy" is likely as recognizable as any of the real characters. Tron Guy Jay Maynard Duct Tape,

Don't Tase me bro
At a forum featuring Sen. John Kerry at the University of Florida in Gainesville in September 2007, student Andrew Meyer yelled out some questions that got him thrown out — but not before he yelled out the infamous, and ultimately unheeded, instructions to police of "don't Tase me, bro". 'Don't Tase Me, Bro' Kid Is Headed to Law School,

Gay Air Force member
Most YouTube celebrities are famous for funny videos that make people laugh. Airman Randy Phillips used his videos to make people think when he highlighted the military's now-repealed "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy that barred openly gay members from serving. Gay Airman Randy Phillips Wants His Generation To Talk About AIDS,

UC Davis pepper spray cop
Sometimes a YouTube celebrity gains status for all the wrong reasons. This former UC Davis police lieutenant became a viral meme when he was videotaped calmly dousing a line of seated college protesters with pepper spray. Lt. John Pike fired,

Crazy honey badger
How crazy and nasty is the honey badger? Just ask narrator Randall, whose play-by-play explanation of "Nat Geo WILD" footage of the animal is taken to new heights. Can Honey Badger's 58 million clicks save endangered species? Randall hopes so,

Star Wars Kid
The so-called "Star Wars Kid" became one of the earliest and most unwitting YouTube celebrities in 2006 when a 4-year-old video of him swinging around a golf-ball retriever like a Sith lord went viral. ‘Star Wars Kid’ Ghyslain Raza Breaks 10-Year Silence,

Winnebago Man
It took more than 20 years and the work of a documentary film crew to unearth the name and full story of a foul-mouthed Winnebago salesman whose profane outtakes in a vintage-era training video became a YouTube sensation. Winnebago Man Jack Rebney loses house in wildfire,

Sophia Grace and Rosie
Sophia Grace Brownlee and Rosie McClelland, the pint-sized British YouTube child stars and frequent daytime-TV guests have a tendency to either overjoy or completely annoy their audience. We'll let you decide which effect this viral video has. Sophia Grace and Rosie new music video,

Double Rainbow Guy
In January 2010, YouTube user Hungrybear9562 uploaded a video of himself witnessing a double rainbow near his home outside Yosemite National Park. His jaw-dropped reaction to the phenomenon has made him a legend. Double rainbow guy running for president,

Man with the Golden Voice
In January 2011, Ted Williams was homeless and standing on a street corner in Columbus, Ohio, when a newspaper reporter videotaped him speaking in a tone that soon got him off the streets and dubbed as "The Man with the Golden Voice. Ted Williams headed to rehab,

Chocolate Rain
With a voice as deep and thick as the "Chocolate Rain" he sings about in his 91-million-views-strong YouTube video Tay Zonday has achieved mythic status among viral-video elite. The Skyrim theme gets covered by ... Tay Zonday?,
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