After breaking out on YouTube with his acoustic piano rendition of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi," Greyson Chance is taking another cue from the pop phenom: Like Gaga does with @ladygaga, he is the only person who knows the password to his verified Twitter account.
So if you hear back from @greysonchance, you really are hearing back from @greysonchance.
"I know what it's like on the other side when you like someone and they don't follow you back, and sometimes they'll follow you back" the 13-year-old said Wednesday in L.A. at What Teens Want, a brand-partnership conference focusing on, well, teens and what they want — in music, movies, video games, Web content and more.
"I try to stay connected with them [fans] and make them feel like they're at home."
The live-tweet of the panel discussion, which also featured Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter (who found Greyson on YouTube) and Jennifer Frommer of Interscope Records (the Lady's label) — revealed lots of Tiger Beat-type tidbit: Greyson loves jalapeno chips (that'd be a cool brand partner, he said), wears "lucky bracelets" and adores his iPod.
"My iPod broke, and I was devastated," he said. "That was the day my heart just fell."