Ellen DeGeneres Is Starting A Record Label, Signs Greyson Chance

And here you thought Ellen DeGeneres took up judging duties on American Idol simply because she was a fan of the series! On today’s episode of her talk show, DeGeneres solidified her status as all-around entertainment mogul by announcing that she’s starting her own record label. Her first signing: piano-playing “Paparazzi” kid Greyson Chance. Watch Ellen’s announcement and Greyson’s latest performance after the jump.

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.

But, geez—how did Lin Yu Chun miss out on this action? Ah, well—at least he got a conciliatory prize.

  • The Wycked Truth

    So one untalented floppy-haired lesbian signed another. NEXT!!

    • Robbie Daw

      Let’s see YOUR hair, Wycked Truth! Post an avatar pic…

  • Aeolian Hall


  • Aeolian Hall

    The Wycked Truth is an idiot, I mean.

  • http://anrunlimited.weebly.com/ A&R Unlimited

    I have been in search of a resource like your blog for awhile now. I am a aspiring muscian and I can’t get enough information on anything band oriented. I added you to my Rss.

  • sherrill

    hi there this is my first time on this site im on every site trying to help my son fleet to get his music out there he can be heard on youtube, man he is really trying hard when i say we came from a place of abuse we are survivoirs of domestic volience we got away and he still found time to do what he loves best, i feel i should help him, we went from living in the streets to my car to a hotel room, i had to work for free to keep a roof over our heads and now like my son said mom i want to make it better i believe he will can you help us show him what he needs to do, its slot of good talent out there and i no he’s one of them give him a chance i promise you will like it

  • EM

    Sherrill – Cannot help you personally, but if your son is really talented, suggest you email Ellen on her talkshow website and let her know how she can find his you tube video . . . like what’s his name or the title/subject of the video. Also, you can explain your situation and include your contact info on the site. Good Luck!

  • http:///user/view/520049 Alaina Kirchhofer

    I thought this quote was really applicable “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson

  • http://noneyet-imnew billy

    OH m g!!! wicke truth – wheres the ‘truth’ a wonerfully talente young man off to a fine beginning an always someone trying to spoil things. i just wrote a song’
    because of your statement ” poisen to spew’. you just hurt yourself-again..Ive wrote over 500 songs, theyre all on cassette worktapes-since ’71…,they have to be copyrite,..gone through for best take-put onto the new formats an farme out quickly ‘each’ or as a ‘collective work’ as ive just foune out ive got some ‘sun exposure’ probs..i got hurt working the oil rigs,,family torn apart-my boy an girl were the real victims as they lost me an all i wante for them-they grewup with nothing..now im running out of time.. can anyone help by sponcering this please..its all i have to leave my long gone family.

  • Imelda Judson

    Chikita69, They don’t eat any meat that they don’t kill.Not true, they are opportunisticnistic eaters, I have seen them eat on deer that was killed on the road.