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    11 Side-By-Sides Of YouTube Singers That Will Make You Feel Very Old

    They grow up so fast!

    1. Sophia Grace Brownlee

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    Then: Sophia Grace and her cousin Rosie went viral with a cover of Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass"...oh, and a little appearance on Ellen. They landed TV roles, red carpet gigs, book deals, and so much more.

    Now: Sophia Grace, 15, is still a YouTuber and singer. Just last month she released "Can't Sleep" β€” a rap single that is a totally new sound for her.

    2. Rosie McLelland

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    Then: See above. ;)

    Now: Rosie, 12, runs a very active YouTube channel and released a single, "Handstand," last year.

    3. Greyson Chance

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    Then: Greyson had a wildly popular cover of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" and then he went on Ellen and the rest was history.

    Now: Greyson, 21, has been teasing a new album and North American tour coming this year, so that's exciting!

    4. Lennon Stella

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    Then: Lennon and her younger sister Maisy found fame in 2012 with their amazing YouTube covers β€” like this iconic version of "Call Your Girlfriend" β€” and then landed roles on Nashville.

    Now: Lennon, 19, is a solo artist whose first EP, Love, me, dropped in November. She also featured on the song "Polaroid" with Jonas Blue and Liam Payne.

    5. Maisy Stella

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    Then: See above. ;)

    Now: Maisy, 15, is continuing to sing and act. She sang the theme song for the Dreamworks animated series Spirit Riding Free (and had a speaking role in three episodes). She was also a guest judge on Top Chef Jr. in 2017.

    6. MattyBRaps

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    Then: Starting in 2010, Matthew David Morris (aka MattyBRaps) has posted rap remixes on YouTube. His first-ever cover was "Eenie Meenie" by Justin Bieber when he was 7.

    Now: Matty, 15, still raps...and he vlogs, too!

    7. Rebecca Black

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    Then: 7a.m. waking up in the morning, gotta get fresh, gotta go downstairs. Seriously, she brought us "Friday" y'all. You've heard it!

    Now: Rebecca, 21, still puts out new music and has an active YouTube channel (the very one where she first posted "Friday").

    8. Jenna Rose


    Then: Before there was "Friday," there was "My Jeans" by Jenna Rose. It was about...her jeans. Duh.

    Now: Jenna, 20, is in college, but still runs a YouTube channel. In 2017, she even posted a video reacting to "My Jeans."

    9. Austin Mahone

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    Then: Austin launched a YouTube channel in 2010, and grew a following posting covers of songs like Justin Bieber's "Mistletoe." He released a stream of successful singles like "11:11," "Mmm Yeah," and "Dirty Work".

    Now: Austin, 22, released Dirty Work β€” The Album in Japan in 2017 and is working on new music.

    10. Shawn Mendes

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    Then: While Shawn really made it big with his 6-second covers on Vine, who could forget his YouTube days? I mean, his star rose SO FAST it's hard to even remember his roots!

    Now: Shawn, 20, is a mega-star who released his third album, Shawn Mendes, last year. Oh, and he's nominated for two Grammys!

    11. Justin Bieber

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    Then: Couldn't wrap up this post the least-known, least-famous guy who started out on YouTube. What can I say? Usher discovered his sweet, sweet covers and the rest is β€” truly β€” history.

    Now: You know.

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