Alyssa Shouse is in her early 20s and is already making it big on the You Tube. This American singer, songwriter, and actress has her own You Tube channel, ‘alyssahouse524’ where she uploads cover videos of top artists’ songs. What has added to her popularity is her originality with her lyrics that she writes based on real life situations. Her work has also been inspired by other current artists and hence follows the latest trend in music. Many a time she has written songs on themes she has heard stars like Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift and Beyonce sing about. She has a strong voice with a wide vocal range and has been compared to Christina Aguilera by her mentor, Jason Derulo, who describes her as a big voice in a small package. Her popularity can be assessed from her over 200,000 subscribers. Her message to her fans through her music is to be happy and feel confident about who you are. We can look forward to seeing more of her with her album that she is currently working on and hopes to release soon.
The Meteoric Rise To Stardom
Her professional career really began when she launched her own You Tube channel in December 2008 where she initially sang for fun. She chose You Tube because she wanted to reach out to maximum people and make them feel the way she felt about issues facing the world. Social media has been her main platform to get known and do the thing she loves most; that is singing.
It was Jason Derulo who discovered her on You Tube and signed her for his label ‘Future History’ in Oct 2010. The video was directed by Justin Baldoni and tells the tale of Alyssa’s rise to instant celebrity status. After making a music video with him and being featured on MTV, she went on to seriously pursue her career in music as a singer and songwriter.
In Mar 2011 she spent a few days in Nashville, where she wrote and recorded her song ‘In My Heart’. The new acoustic version of the song draws light to her strong vocal range that makes her stand out from other contemporary artists. At the age of 16 she released a cover to ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, making the song into a duet with her good friend Emma Taylor. The audio was a bit out of sync with the video, but fans still enjoyed it. In September 2014, when she was just 19, she went for her first musical tour covering 30 cities in the US. Ever since, she has been touring the US and reaching out to fans through You Tube.
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Behind The Curtains
Alyssa was born on May 24, 1995 in Howard County, Maryland. She comes from a large family of five sisters and one brother. She was brought up by her mother, Karen, who she attributes a lot. Very little is known about her father, except a few photographs on instagram. Her great grandfather was a World War II veteran who she is proud of. As a child she was fun-loving and sporty.
Music ran in her veins and she participated in school talent shows from the time she was eight years old in the third grade. Due to her interest in musical at an early age, she completed her education through home school. She now lives in Ellicott, Maryland.
In November 2016, when she had barely completed 20, she announced that she was expecting her first child with her boyfriend, Charles Longoria. As per social media reports, she is the third You Tuber to be expecting a child in 2017 and it is going to be a girl. She has been liberal with posting her baby bump on social media and says that the couple are most excited about the pregnancy.