After initially appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show two weeks ago—where he received some sage advice from Lady Gaga herself—rumors swirled that 12-year-old viral video sensation Greyson had signed a deal with Interscope.
However, the mop-haired kid appeared on the daytime series again today where, after banging out an original composition titled “Broken Hearts,” he was awarded with a new piano, $10,000 for winning Ellen’s Web Of Wonderment talent search and—surprise, Greyson’s classmates!—a contract with the talk show host’s brand new music company. (Someone’s got to be a bigwig in the biz now that Simon’s off Idol.)
“He inspired me to start a record label called Eleven Eleven,” DeGeneres announced. “He is my first artist and we are making a record together.”
While no lengthy details have emerged yet, who knows—perhaps Eleven Eleven (or 11 11?) will be an imprint under Interscope.