8 of Your Favorite Musicians Who Were Actually Discovered by Another Star
Some celebrities started their careers on reality competitions, and others got their big breaks thanks to YouTube. While those two methods of gaining success aren’t that out of the ordinary nowadays, it’s still pretty darn rare for an already established star to take notice of you and eventually catapult you to stardom. But while it’s definitely rare, that doesn’t mean it’s never happened.
Picture this: you’re sitting at home one day and suddenly notice your phone blowing up with tweets. You inspect WTF is happening, and soon realize that Louis Tomlinson of One Direction took notice of your band and tweeted one of your covers to his millions of followers. Sound like a fanfiction? Well, it’s not; it’s the story of how 5 Seconds of Summer first started to becoming successful in the music industry. Just like LT & 5SOS’ ~magical~ connection, a few more of your faves have similar stories on how they were discovered by another star.
5 Seconds of Summer
Discovered By: Louis Tomlinson & Niall Horan
When Luke, Calum, Ashton, and Michael first started uploading cover videos to YouTube from her homes in Sydney, Australia, they never expected one of the biggest celebrities in the world to stumble upon them. But low and behold, one day Louis of One Direction decided to send a tweet that would change their lives forever.
"Been a fan of this band for a while, everyone get behind them," the singer wrote in 2012 along with a link to one of their YT vids. A few weeks later, Niall Horan also got in on the action, promoting the band's single "Out of My Limit" on his own account."
From there, the 5SOS guys were asked to join 1D's Take Me Home Tour and they quickly gained IMMENSE amounts of success worldwide.