The Teen Choice Awards have always put teens first, and they are doing what they can to bring the world of self-made stars to the limelight. The "Choice Web Star" award is meant to promote those stars who have made their own way in the world, and right now it appears the best way to do that is through YouTube.
Beatty is a 17-year-old singer that got famous the new-fashioned way: through YouTube. He has over 30 million views on YouTube, was named one of the most-anticipated new artists in music and was named by Billboard as one of the Next Big Sounds.
Cimorelli got their start in a similar way. The group is made of six sisters, who signed to Universal Records in 2011. But they really made their mark in 2012 when they won "The Bieber Off", a contest put together by Ryan Seacrest.
Dave Days is also a YouTube star, but in a slightly different way. The 22-year-old has more than 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube, but records covers and song parodies (as well as some originals). The singer regularly focused on Miley Cyrus, and she appeared in one of his videos in 2010.
Robby Novak, better know as Kid President, is another YouTube star. Novak is a 9-year-old who works with his brother-in-law to create inspiration episodes.
The Screaming Sheep
The Screaming Sheep may first be remembered by their parody (or was it a mashup?) of Taylor Swift’s "I Knew You Were Trouble." They have since remade many songs, and have resorted to compilations of all their screaming sheep parodies.
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