Ellen Degeneres Starts Record Label, Signs Sixth Grader Greyson Chance

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Ellen Degeneres: star maker? Credit: Michael Rozman, Warner Bros / AP

Remember the talented tween whose rendition of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" went viral on YouTube?

Well, Greyson Chance is no one-hit cyber sensation, at least not if Ellen Degeneres has anything to do with it.

The talk show host and "American Idol" judge announced that she's going into the music biz and Chance is her first artist, PopEater reports. In a statement, Degeneres says, "Greyson ... inspired me to start a record label called eleveneleven. He is my first artist and we are making a record together."

As for the YouTube video that launched his burgeoning career, at last check it had been viewed nearly 21 million times. In addition to the $10,000 check Degeneres gave Chance, he's also getting help from the two men who manage Lady Gaga and Madonna's careers. Not a bad start for a 12-year-old.

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