Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ blog, I want to introduce you all to an amazing singer/songwriter. This young artist has mastered the task of seamlessly evolving an online music career into a booming professional recording career. She has been able to use her online presence as a way to build a large fan base, release original music, tour the world, and secure a recording contract with a major record label all in the time span of 4 years. In doing so, this young artist has proved that she is not only a talented musician, but is also a savvy business woman. Now who is this dynamo you may ask…I’m so glad you asked! The girl with the Midas touch is none other than Megan Nicole. Now if for some INSANE reason you have not heard of Megan yet, you certainly will in the next few years. SO if you want to be ahead of the curve, sit back and read this blog all about the brilliance that is Megan Nicole.
Megan Nicole is a 20 year old singer/songwriter from Katy, Texas. She found fame through the video sharing website YouTube, and currently has 2,387,443 subscribers and 457,447,936 views of her channel. Megan began her road to YouTube superstardom on December 21st, 2009 by posting an amazing cover of ‘Use Somebody’ by the band Kings of Leon (here’s the videoàMegan Nicole covers Kings of Leon "Use Somebody"). Since then, Megan has continued to consistently post covers from a wide array of artists, such as: Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Rihanna, P!nk, etc. Megan has demonstrated through her videos, that she is an extremely talented artist with a voice that can handle tracks within a wide range of genres (she has covered R&B, Pop, Country, Rap, Soul, and numerous other genres in her cover videos). She has also shown that she is a proficient pianist and guitarist (Megan has played both instruments for numerous years), and can sing very well live. Also, Megan has performed numerous duets on her YouTube channel, and has shown that she can handle harmonizing with various male and female voices (yeah I know, this girl makes me feel untalented too…I have our tissues right here L). Megan has performed and toured with numerous other YouTube stars, such as: Boyce Avenue, Conor Maynard, Alex Goot, Dave Days, Tiffany Alvord, Tyler Ward, Eppic, etc. etc.
On July 15th, 2011 Megan released a music video for her first original song entitled B-e-a-utiful, which was directed by fellow YouTube star Kurt Hugo Schneider (check out the video hereàB-e-a-utiful- Megan Nicole (Original Song)). B-e-a-utiful is a song about a young girl's desire to fall in love, and the heartache involved in watching her friend experience this for the first time. Megan has stated that she wrote this song at age 16, and drew inspiration from her personal lack of romantic experience (you seriously NEED to listen to this song, it is AMAZING!!!!). In 2012, Megan announced that she had signed a recording contract with ‘Bad Boy Records’ which is owned by Sean “P. Diddy” Combs. On May 27th, 2013 Megan released a music video for her 2nd original song ‘Summer Forever’ (here’s the music video àSummer Forever - Megan Nicole (Original Song)). This fun summer anthem is about summer love, best friends, and the thrill and enjoyment that comes with being young. This is definitely a perfect road trip song, and perfectly demonstrates the emotions that come with summertime. I can certainly see this song become a staple in every IPhone for years to come. On December 23rd, 2013 Megan released a slideshow video for her 3rd single ‘Snapshots (Best Days of our Lives) Snapshots (Best Days of Our Lives) - Megan Nicole ’. Although it is not a typical music video, the video for ‘Snapshots (Best Days of our Lives) featured photos from various concert, music video sets, and industry events that Megan has attended over the past few years.
With such an impressive career at the young age of 20, it is obvious that Megan is on the threshold of a lavish and impressive music career. With the aid of a guitar, a video camera, a bubbly fun personality, and a killer set of vocals, Megan Nicole has been able to successfully build a large, dedicated fanbase that has taken her from a struggling Texas artist, to a seasoned pop star. I truly feel that there is no limit to the caliber of music that Megan can release, and I know that one day she will not only be a household name, but a world phenomena.
Here are some links to stay in touch with Megan:
Twitter: Megan Nicole (megannicole) on Twitter
Facebook: Megan Nicole | Facebook
Megan’s Second Channel: Snapshots (Best Days of Our Lives) - Megan Nicole
Website: Home - Megan Nicole
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