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What an amazing 4 Years

To my friends:

     Greetings, and I guess “Happy Greyson Day”. Wow that feels strange to say. Symbolically speaking, today marks something indescribable and the start of a journey that has been occupied by myself and my dearest of friends; all of you. For those of you who don’t know why today is special, four years ago, on April 28th, I posted a video of myself performing Lady Gaga’s ‘Paparazzi’. The video forever changed my life and at certain moments, I find myself looking back with my jaw hanging open. The ride ever since that video has been a mixture of highs, lows, and even some emotional breakdowns (both good and bad). However, now in the present, I began to prepare for the release of my sophomore album that has taken more than two years to grow and create. The truth is, is that it took so long to grow and create, because at the same time I was growing. 

     I was blessed to be thrust into the business at a young age, twelve to be exact; I use the word thrust because that’s truly what it felt like. I had instant success and people all around the country, and the globe, knew my name. It was my dream since I was kid to be a musician and to be someone relatively important within society. And to me, I had begun to reach that goal. However, even at twelve, I was hungry for more and I was ready to put out a record. Throughout the first two years of my artistic existence, I had signed a major-label deal, put out my first album, and toured the world. I was riding the largest high I had experienced in my whole life and I was excited to do it. From these first experiences as an artist, I developed a fan base that I am truly blessed and lucky to have. Kids, just like me, who were eager to find their place in the world and longed to be apart of something important; and luckily, they thought that I was someone of importance. I found myself within these people, within all of you and I continue to relive that feeling everyday. You have stuck with me from those days and until now; and I can’t thank you enough. 

     After my first record was toured-out, promoted-out, and sang WAY too many times (haha), it was time to move to the next. I was around 14-15 at the time. This marks the dark times of my existence in the industry. A little side-note, I have been quite secretive about this part of my career in the past. I have not shared it fully with you all until now. The truth is is that I was slightly embarrassed and didn’t want any of you to worry about the uncertainty for the future, because I myself didn’t know what the future was going to look like.  (Also, I am not trying to depress you with this narrative. I am writing it to fully show the journey that myself and all of you have taken these past four years; and this is a key moment) During the writing of my second record, I got a call from my manager; my label of two years had just dropped me. They did not believe in me anymore and did not think that I was “economically” an asset from them in the future. I was heartbroken. I felt personally betrayed and felt that my friends had just stabbed me in the back. Also, I was angry. I believed that I was doing something special and I sought them for not seeing how special I was. (Now looking back, I am ultimately thankful for that phone call. It gave me a drive and eventually a fire was lit that had never been there before. It was one of the best things to happen to me and I am glad it did; funny how hindsight works huh?) At the time, I did not let the label dropping me affect my career even thought it affected me mentally. I kept on pushing forward with my album and felt strangely confident; still angry though. This confident lasted until three months later, when I got another call. My friend and manager decided it was time that he stepped out of the project and let me go; again, heartbroken. This is when the confidence began to fade and I found myself at a crossroads.

        During, as I call it the “Dark Time”, I began to value my options. I could keep on fighting for my artistic career or I could say I had a great run and throw in the towel. After months and months of fighting and pushing through and trying to stay strong for my fans and my music, my body was telling me to choose the second option. And for a while, I did indeed choose that second option. I stopped writing music and stayed isolated from the internet, magazines, tv, and any form of social media; nothing about pop culture at the time seemed interesting to me. It wasn’t until about two weeks later that I began to scroll through my timeline on Twitter and see all of you tweeting your hearts out. You were all asking for the new record, for new videos, for new anything! I was saddened by the fact that I couldn’t give it to you; and that’s when my decision turned around. I said “Fuck it, I am going to to do this no matter who are what is behind me,” A new form of confidence and determination entered my soul; and it was fueled by you. I began to create again, to think about the new album I wanted to make, and once again I was on a creative high. I scheduled some meetings and found a team that believed in me and believed in my art and my talent. And from then on, making Planet X has been a whirlwind. 

       As the record is approaching, I found myself constantly looking back at the past and realizing how crucial those dark moments were for me. Even though it was a time of depression, sadness, and heartache, it gave me the confident and drive to write music and to create. I did it because it was my duty as a human-being and to you all. So, as today marks 4 Years of this journey, I am truly grateful. Thank you for your time, your belief, and for you dedication to myself and my art. And do not forget, it is not over. We still have a lot more work to do…

Cheers to another Four Years

and Happy Greyson Day, still feels strange…

-Greyson 

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From a normal boy at a local chorus event in Edmond, Oklahoma to a widely known musician all across the globe in just two years.
Thank You Lady Gaga for Paparazzi, Thank You Scott Chance for filming the video, Thank You Tanner Chance for sending it to Ellen, and Thank You Ellen for watching it and believing in Greyson, giving him a chance to follow his dreams.
He definitely did not disappoint. This is only the beginning. 
Happy Greyson Day, Everyone!  

Happy Greyson Day

Hear ye! Hear ye! Today is the day Greyson Michael Chance made history.  

To my followers who didn’t know who he was…it’s okay..you can search but I wouldn’t be too bothered, but to whomever who rejoice with me this day, hello there mutual. 

But let me tell you some story. Yah you could not listen or whatever. But if you are still continuing to read at this moment, at this phrases, well nice.

Okay so, 3 years ago, somewhere in the month of August, I was a very active twitter user and that it’s already midnight I should’ve been sleeping but there I was still awake and tweeting. Then I saw this Greyson Chance in my wall. He posted somewhere in the lines of he can’t sleep and he’s listening to “Ben” and at that moment I was also listening to another Jackson 5 music which was “I’ll Be There”. And I was so happy I got a celebrity mutual for a second. AHAHAHAHA lol. WTH. But I was. So then I went to stalk him ‘cause hey I’ve been following this dude for a long time and I didn’t know what he does aside from that boy who covered “Paparazzi”. Then I listened to some of his songs “Little London Girl” was the one who put me fangirling over him. I love London. He plays piano. I play piano, a little. Then BAM I became what you call an Enchancer. Then I stalked more. And more. And hey HE is one of the first artist that made me fangirl. The pioneer of the reason of why I became a fangirl, if there such phrase…what. The thing is I didn’t want to be like a fangirl at that time because I thought it was insane, (well yes it was, it is), but it isn’t JUST INSANE. My life before becoming a fangirl was a little crappy. I am a little faker. And I don’t have a life of my own. Like, I just always go with the way thing goes. I didn’t know how I even do that. But then when I found him out and became a fan of him, bam life’s changed. Well another addition to it was “Waiting Outside The Lines” that totally changed the whole thing. I was the very first song that ever spoke to y spirit so hard. He was written by a kiddo like me. And it’s lyrics approaches to a little shy girl  like me. That became my jam. From that the little no talk girl became the girl who played piano. After a year I played Waiting Outside The Lines in front of our class. I was nervous because everybody’s staring at me. But a lot was awed. It was surreal. Although that exposure was just a span of one school year. My classmates did not forget that. And if it wasn’t for “Waiting Outside The Lines” I might have been still ‘sitting around, and looking down on tomorrow’. I am not. Well, I am…but not that much unlike before, nobody knows I like to sing, and I can sing. Nobody knows I like to play the piano, and I play a little. I was a VERY shy girl, now belongs to the…(uh a little nerdy) student officers. And if it wasn’t for the day he covered Lady Gaga’s song 6 years ago. I wouldn’t be who am I today. They say, you are who you make who you are, something like that. But somehow Greyson Chance made me confident to be who am I. Crazy but yes he does. I still think it’s crazy. But that’s what it is. Don’t worry he’s not controlling me or something. That’s all. Happy Greyson Day.

(ps. then again english is not my first language. so there’s an excuse for my wrong grammar or something ahahaha lel or maybe I don’t listen well to my english teacher)