12 of Your Favorite Stars Who Got Famous Because of YouTube

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Before some of today’s biggest stars started gracing our TV screens and taking over the airwaves, they were just normal kids who loved showcasing their talent on YouTube. Among those stars is one of our faves, Darren Criss, who practically skyrocketed to fame after his play, A Very Potter Musical, went viral on the video-steaming site. Now, we all know him as Blaine Anderson, the swoon-worthy character from Glee. On top of that, he’s been on Broadway and he has a successful solo music career. Pretty awesome, right?

But Darren isn’t the only one who has a YouTube success story. Major artists, like Justin Bieber, 5 Seconds of Summer and Cody Simpson, all managed to get discovered on YT and build HUGE followings, which would later earn them a place in the spotlight. To see 14 of your favorite celebrities who got famous because of YouTube, you know what you gotta do: