With YouTube K-pop star PSY signing with Justin Bieber’s label and Megan Nicole with Bad Boy, it’s clear that mainstream labels are now looking more towards the Internet to discover new talent. Just one hour ago, Mormon YouTube stars “The Piano Guys” announced on their channel that they’ve signed with Sony Masterworks and have an album coming out in October.
Now to be honest, I’ve never heard of these guys before. I only saw the video because a friend messaged me online about them. However, their personalities immediately won me over when I saw their humorous announcement video below:
I finally got around to checking out one of their latest videos and was instantly impressed by the amount of talent these guys had. Their style reminds me of fellow YouTube sensations Walk of the Earth where you have multiple individuals play a single instrument. But that’s not all; with 760,213 subscribers and 135,016,517 channel views, these guys definitely have the numbers to back up their obvious talent. With all five of them being middle-aged guys with kids, it’s definitely proof that it’s never too late to make a name for yourself in entertainment.
Check out their piano rendition of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” below and prepare to be blown away: