You may not know her now but you will.
Thanks to my boy and loldarian.com affiliate Adam Irby I discovered one of the most amazing new artists yesterday and I had to share her gift with you.
She is YouTube sensation Dondria Nicole. I'd never heard of her or watched any of her videos, but let me tell you I sat and watched all 28 videos last night. This young lady has an amazing voice and her talent has not gone unnoticed.
Dondria Nicole is the first YouTube singer to be signed to Jermaine Dupri's Atlanta based So So Def Records. Yep, this southern girl from Sachse, Texas who grew up singing in her church choir has used the YouTube platform to snag a major recording deal.
Not only does she have an amazing voice but she also has an infectious personality. Her 28,000 subscribers have nicknamed her "Phatffat"( pronounced "fat-fat") because she's always eating in her videos before she blows the roof off with her vocals.
Her debut single "Can I Talk To You" will be available on iTunes on June 17th followed by the release of her album on July 29th.
"I have never witnessed an Internet-driven phenomenon that even comes close to this in my entire career," said Jermaine Dupri." We are on the threshold of exposing a naturally gifted singer to the world as a result of YouTube's penetration into every corner of society - and that is a genuinely exciting prospect for the future."
Get into one of my favorite Dondria videos below. The hardest part for me was choosing a video to showcase here. I can't wait to hear this girl on the radio. I'm officially a fan.