- 10:49 AM, Oct 05
He was merely 13 years old when his talent captivated YouTube viewers as well as celebrities. Greyson Michael Chance owed it to Lady GaGa for his fame today. Born on August 16, 1997, Greyson Chance is the sixth grader who covered GaGa's "Paparazzi" on piano for his school's music festival. When the video was uploaded on YouTube, it received millions of views and his other videos containing his original compositions also got huge hits.
Chance is the youngest child of Scott and Lisa Chance who resided in Edmond, Oklahoma. He began playing piano at the age of eight but never had a formal training for vocals. One day, he watched GaGa performing "Paparazzi" at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and got "awestruck". "I love her sense of drama and theatricality, plus she's an amazing singer and piano player," Chance said.