Video: Greyson Chance returns to 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
"Back to my roots," Oklahoma City-based singer, songwriter and musician Greyson Chance commented as he returned this week to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
As previously reported, it’s been almost nine years since the Edmond native, then 12, turned into a viral music sensation when his piano-and-voice cover of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” earned more than 60 million views on YouTube.
The youngest child Scott and Lisa Chance became a veritable overnight sensation in May 2010 after video of his sixth-grade talent show performance was embedded on RyanSeacrest.com, TVGuide.com and The Huffington Post and tweeted out by Ashton Kutcher, Seacrest and DeGeneres. The latter invited him to appear on her talk-show twice in a matter of weeks, and the second time, she announced that she was signing Chance as the first artist on her new record label eleveneleven, with distribution via Interscope Geffen A&M.
After taking a breaking from music, moving back to Oklahoma and taking classes at the University of Tulsa, Chance, 21, released his sophomore LP “portraits” dropping March 15. It's the follow-up to his 2011 debut “Hold On 'til the Night.”
Chance recounted for Ellen this week why he took a hiatus from music, how he got back to the piano and the pen, how he decided to come out publicly as gay and more. He also performed his electro-pop ballad “shut up,” the lead-off single from "portraits," on Ellen's show.
To read my recent interview with Greyson, click here.