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Ellen DeGeneres to launch new record label, signs Lady Gaga prodigy

May 26, 2010 | 11:04 am

Ellen Degeneres Look out, Justin Bieber. There's a new pre-pubescent boy looking to flutter the hearts of girls everywhere. And he’s got the backing of Ellen Degeneres.

The daytime darling and “American Idol” judge will announce on her talk show Wednesday that she's launching a new record label called eleveneleven

The first act signed isn’t 11, but he’s close enough: 12-year-old YouTube sensation Greyson Michael Chance.

Chance's take on Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi," which he had performed at a church talent show in Edmond, Okla., has been burning up the Internet. So it only makes sense that Degeneres, who knows a thing or two about spotting talent these days, would sign him. 

"When I first met you, I said things are going to change," she told the sixth-grader during an interview airing Wednesday on Ellen. "Now [your YouTube hits] are over 30 million. How are you feeling about it all?"

"It's crazy thinking about 30 million people," Chance said. "It just makes me happy. It really just hasn't sunken in yet ... It's awesome."

Chance will be managed by Guy Oseary and Troy Carter, whose famous clients include Madonna and, fittingly, Lady Gaga.

Wonder if he'll also take his fashion cues from Gaga. Now that would be awesome.

Still haven't seen the boy wonder in action? Check out the video below:

 

--Yvonne Villarreal

Photo: Ellen DeGeneres. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

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