Christina Grimmie was an American singer-songwriter, actress, and YouTuber. She was fatally shot in 2016 when she was signing autographs after performing at The Plaza Live in Florida. Following her murder, celebrities demanded better security measures at concert venues and Billboard published an open letter demanding background checks for gun purchases. Several venues observed safety precautions like adding metal detectors.
YouTube sensation Julianna Grace LeBlanc was part of the family channel Bratayley, along with her siblings Hayley and Caleb, since age 4 and was mostly known for her gymnastics videos. She later gained fame with the Brat series Chicken Girls and the YouTube Red original series We Are Savvy.
Liza Koshy serves as an inspiration to many social media stars and YouTubers as she went on to become an actress and TV host after starting her career on Vine. She even received an Emmy nomination for hosting a game show called Double Dare. In 2019, she was named in Time magazine's 25 Most Influential People on the Internet list.
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11 Lele Pons
Lele Pons is one of the many internet stars who started their journey on the now-defunct service, Vine. After becoming the first person to reach one billion loops on Vine, Pons started branching out and created comedy sketches for YouTube. She has since used her popularity to establish herself in the mainstream entertainment industry, appearing in films and TV series.
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Queen Naija is an American YouTuber, singer, and songwriter. She is one of the many internet personalities to have established a career in the mainstream entertainment industry after having garnered fame as a YouTuber. However, unlike many YouTubers, Naija first gained prominence when she competed in the 13th season of American Idol.