Vanity singles by social media stars: a compendium

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Jasob Sartorius's 'Sweatshirt' is a classic of the genre, still miffed that he didn't get the full Rebecca Black treatment

Social media star who has earned over 8 million followers on Instagram and more than 16 million fans on through his lip sync videos of popular songs. He also reached over 900,000 followers on Vine. He has released the singles "Sweatshirt," Hit or Miss, All My Friends, and Last Text His debut EP The Last Text was released on January 20, 2017.

the baby grew up to be a secessful kid (unregistered), Wednesday, 17 May 2017 22:47 (one week ago) Permalink

That one is #8 in the list of YouTube videos with the most dislikes. Two places behind this newer song:

Iain Mew (if), Wednesday, 17 May 2017 22:50 (one week ago) Permalink

ha, what did she do to deserve 2 million dislikes? seems pretty inoffensive to my ears...

the baby grew up to be a secessful kid (unregistered), Wednesday, 17 May 2017 22:57 (one week ago) Permalink

Yulema - Lowkey Flex

Mexican-American star with over 2.6 million fans on her babygirlulee account.

She first became famous on the blogging website Tumblr for her blog stonecoldbabe.

Her YouTube channel SelfBreez, which later became renamed Yuleema Imaginee, has earned more than 400,000 subscribers.

She is of Mexican descent but was born in California and raised with three brothers and three sisters. She resides in Palmdale, California.

She posted a video titled "Sprite and Bananna Challenge W/iammikoe" featuring the song "Royals" by Lorde in April 2014.

the baby grew up to be a secessful kid (unregistered), Wednesday, 17 May 2017 22:58 (one week ago) Permalink

Danielle Cohn - Marilyn Monroe

Taking the title of Miss Florida Jr. Preteen Queen in 2015, she is a signed model who found an online following through the app She has over 5 million fans on In 2017, she released her first single, "Marilyn Monroe."

the baby grew up to be a secessful kid (unregistered), Wednesday, 17 May 2017 23:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Nick Bean - Wifi Wifey

Social media star who broadcasts live on YouNow for his 750,000 fans. He later joined Loren Beech, Baby Ariel, Weston Koury, Mario Selman, Brennen Taylor and Zach Clayton on a YouTube collaborative channel called Our Journey.

He gained a large following in a short amount of time after he started broadcasting on YouNow in mid-2014.

He published his first YouTube video called "New Channel" on January 17, 2015 and gained more than 5,000 subscribers in less than a week with just the one video.

(thanks to Maura for this one)

the baby grew up to be a secessful kid (unregistered), Wednesday, 17 May 2017 23:04 (one week ago) Permalink

Janoskians definitely the most successful at this transition right?

devvvine, Wednesday, 17 May 2017 23:06 (one week ago) Permalink

if by "success" you mean "shoehorned into the quasi boy band template because the culture industry is low on imagination" then sure

maura, Thursday, 18 May 2017 02:40 (six days ago) Permalink

digitour is an amazing hustle because parents often wind up buying tickets too, which means faster sellouts. i went to the one rebecca black headlined in 2015

maura, Thursday, 18 May 2017 02:42 (six days ago) Permalink

Notable DigiTour and DigiFest entertainers include:

Demi Lovato
Fifth Harmony
Troye Sivan
Noah Cyrus
Hoodie Allen
Bella Thorne
Jacob Sartorius
Tyler Oakley
Jack & Jack
Bea Miller
Madison Pettis
Cameron Dallas
Christina Grimmie

maura, Thursday, 18 May 2017 02:44 (six days ago) Permalink

christina grimmie now more notable for something other than being a digitour and digifest entertainer, sadly

Drive Your Lover Wild In Bed By Cosplaying As Jeff Lynne (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 18 May 2017 09:38 (six days ago) Permalink

yeah :(

maura, Thursday, 18 May 2017 09:47 (six days ago) Permalink

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