Greyson Michael Chance (born August 16, 1997) is a 13-year-old child singer from Edmond, Oklahoma, United States who catapulted to Internet popularity in May of 2010 with his live interpretation of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi". His performance, which was held at a local choir festival in April, won the attention of the producers of The Ellen DeGeneres show, who invited him to perform on the show on May 13, 2010. His debut single, "Waiting Outside The Lines", was released in October 2010. His debut album Hold On 'Til The Night is scheduled for release August 2, 2011.
On Ellen, Greyson revealed he had received piano lessons for the past 3 years, but had not undergone any formal vocal training. He cited Lady Gaga as his primary inspiration, stating, "I love how she's so different, and she takes her individuality and she takes her amazing talent that she has and she makes just great songs that are catchy and make you want to dance."
Greyson was on the show on May 26, 2010 again. He performed his own song "Broken Hearts". He got 10,000 dollar from the producers of the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Also Ellen told that Greyson is the first artist on her brand new label called eleveneleven and that they will make a record together.
So far, Greyson's "Paparazzi" rendition has been viewed over 21 million times on Youtube. Along with this cover, he has uploaded two piano-accompanied originals on the site, "Stars" and "Broken Hearts".
On May 12, 2010 Greyson Chance taped an interview and performance of "Paparazzi" for Ellen in Los Angeles. It was broadcast on May 13. During the interview, Chance received a phone call from Lady Gaga, who the boy says is his "true inspiration." This first appearance on Ellen was followed by a second appearance on the show, airing May 26, 2010, on which Chance performed his original song "Broken Hearts," received a $10,000.00 award for winning Ellen's Wonderful Web of Wonderment contest, a brand new Yamaha piano, and was announced as DeGeneres's first signed artist to her new recording label eleveneleven. Chance now has many fans on online social sites such as Facebook and Twitter. He is the 28th most subscribed musician of all time on YouTube, with a 286,000 subscriber base, as of January 3, 2011. Greyson Chance also appeared at We Day (also known as Me to We Day 2010) in downtown Toronto at the Air Canada Centre, where he performed "Fire" by Augustana.