Greyson Chance Biography
Greyson Chance Born Greyson Michael Chance is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. He rose to fame after a video of him performing Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi at a sixth-grade festival went viral.
Chance was born on August 16, 1997, in Wichita Falls, Texas, but grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma. The youngest child of Scott and Lisa Chance, he has an older sister, Alexa, and an older brother, Tanner, both of whom also make music. Chance began playing the piano at age 8.
Chance’s “Paparazzi” cover video was posted to YouTube, on April 28, 2010, and for almost two weeks the video generated low views. DeGeneres first saw the video after Chance’s brother, Tanner Chance, wrote to her show suggesting she watch it. The video had about 10,000 views when DeGeneres first saw it. On the afternoon of May 11, Yahoo! Music reported: “As of this writing, the video has had more than 36,000 views so far, and he’s even been invited to perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
On May 15, Greyson Chance created an official MySpace page and an official Twitter account. The same day, Crazed Hits, a music industry “tip-sheet” run by Alex Wilhelm, while citing no sources, reported that Interscope Records had signed 12-year-old Chance to a record deal. The same day, NewsOK posted a video, “Three Things to Know about Greyson Michael Chance”, and an article in which Chance’s father was quoted as saying the family would spend the weekend deciding how they wanted to proceed before signing any contracts.
His debut single, “Waiting Outside the Lines”, was released to iTunes on October 26, 2010. It was released digitally in the UK on December 9. The single also contained a remix featuring Filipina singer Charice, as well as studio versions of his covers of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” and “Fire” by Augustana. On May 17, 2011, his second single, “Unfriend You”, was released to iTunes.In November 2011, Greyson undertook a tour of Southeast Asia to promote his album, which had just been released in the region.
On January 13, 2014, Chance released a new song named “Temptation” onto his Soundcloud. On September 15, 2016, Frank Pole released a song titled “Anything” which featured Chance. On December 23, 2016, Chance released a song called “London”. On May 6, 2017, Chance is also featured on Fabian Mazur’s song called “Earn It”. On May 12, 2017, Chance’s cover of “Hungry Eyes” was released as part of the soundtrack album for the television film remake of Dirty Dancing. On June 30, 2017, Chance released a song called “Seasons”.