When he was just 12, Greyson Chance went from a normal kid growing up in Oklahoma to a pop star practically overnight. After his cover of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” went viral, Chance guest-starred on Ellen DeGeneres’s show and was later signed by her record label.
Since then, he’s toured internationally, released one album and two EPs, and been a People’s Choice Award and Teen Choice Award nominee. 2016 has been a monumental year for the now 19-year-old Chance. His Somewhere Over My Head EP dropped in May, and he collaborated with Frank Pole on “Anything.” Chance is finishing the year by starring in a new docuseries called The Drop.
“Fans can expect this documentary to be a complete tell-all of my story as a musician,” Chance told MTV News about the project. “And with my story comes a lot of low moments in addition to a series of events that I am most proud of.” The low moments include getting dropped from his label and starting again from scratch. “It has not been an easy road, but I would not change one thing about it.”
And if he could talk to his 12-year-old self — the one whose viral “Paparazzi” cover brought him international success — Chance said he’d tell him to “stay confident.” “I would also remind him to focus on why he started writing music,” he said. “I didn’t do it for the followers or the attention, I did it because I loved it. Luckily, I still feel that same way today.”
You can watch the entire docuseries on Fullscreen now.