AN UNSIGNED SINGER TOPPED THE MTV "ACT TO WATCH" POLL
AN UNSIGNED SINGER TOPPED THE MTV "ACT TO WATCH" POLL; SHE DOESN’T EVEN HAVE A RECORD DEAL!
Singer-songwriter Ebony Day was named MTV's act to watch in 2013 before even signing a record deal. It's another sign that up-and-coming artists are using the internet and social networking sites to build a fan base.
The 19-year-old Brit posted a series of online videos performing cover versions and got 18 million views on her YouTube channel and 156,000 subscribers.
She took that support and got her fans to vote for her in MTV's annual Brand New poll.
The 92,000 votes were enough to put her ahead of signed artists, including Gabrielle Aplin and Haim.