It is easier to gain popularity, achieve celebrity status and become famous these days than it was back in the days before the advent of Youtube and other social media platforms. While many have argued that the different social media platforms have allowed really crazy people to gain popularity and crazy stuff to go viral, we can’t totally rule out the fact that the platforms have also uncovered some really talented individuals like Kenneth San Jose, Trinidad Cardona, and our focus in this article, Daniela Andrade, among others.
Daniela Andrade is a songwriter and Youtube singing sensation who began uploading both covers and original songs on her YouTube channel DanielaSings since March of 2008. She also publishes her songs and covers on Soundcloud as well as on iTunes, where they are available for purchase.
Who Is Daniela Andrade? Read Her Biography (Wiki) – Ethnicity, Age
Beautiful Daniela Andrade was born on the 15th day of August 1992 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Although she is Canadian by birth, her parents are from Honduras, so she is of Honduran ethnicity.
Andrade is the youngest of the three children born to her parents. She has two older sisters and an older brother. The singing sensation has been careful not to reveal the identities of her family members online, thus, the names of her parents and siblings are unknown.
Coming from a family that sings, singing is something that is almost natural to her. According to Daniela. she grew up surrounded by singers, apart from her mom who wasn’t that of a great singer, her three older siblings sing wonderfully well and her dad was a choir director and he taught her to sing harmonies from a very tender age.
Her dad also taught her to play the three basic chords of the guitar, the rest she learned from online tutorials. Today, she plays acoustic guitar. a little of the electronic one, the ukulele and a bit of the piano.
Her Music Career/Internet Fame
According to Daniela Andrade, discovering a community of songwriters and singers on Youtube inspired her to set out to create her own Youtube channel DanielaSings in March 2008. Her initial aim was just to build an audience of listeners by uploading and sharing videos that people could give opinions on, and the reception and responses she got actually encouraged her to do more.
She published her first video in October and it was the cover of “Say It’s Possible” by Terra Naomi, which was followed by her other achingly lonely and acoustic renditions of songs which included Drake’s Hotline Bling, Radiohead’s Creep, Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy and many others. These increased her video viewership which is over 254 million, as well as her subscribers base that is above 1.6 million.
The most viewed video on the channel till date is the La Vie En Rose video with over 35 million views. The music sensation is not only popular on Youtube, she is also on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook where she enjoys huge followership.
After about four years of uploading covers and originals on her channel, Daniela released her debut EP Things We’ve Said in 2012 and in the summer of 2016, she released a visual EP of original material – Shore, which consists of 4 heartfelt songs which talked about the fall-out of love despite best intentions. The videos were shot in Toronto, Montreal, Morocco, and Cuba by director Jeremy Comte.
As an online star, Andrade frequently gets asked to pitch products like the Colombian superstar Shakira‘s app, Love Rocks. She performed a duet of Pink & Nate Ruess’ Just Give Me a Reason, alongside New Heights.
Other Facts You Should Know About Daniela Andrade
Her debut EP entitled Things We’ve Said was produced and recorded by Jesse Barrera, a man she actually met on YouTube when she just started uploading videos on the platform.
In 2011, she entered for a summer contest by Tricyclen-lo titled “Who Inspires you?” in which she had to make a video about who inspired her and why she should win 10,000 dollars. She chose to talk about her dad who according to her inspired her to get started with her musical career and bought her her first guitar.
Her favorite cover song is Falling by The Civil Wars. Her music influencers include Ella Fitzgerald, Damien Rice, Etta James, Regina Spektor, Jeff Pianki, Sondre Lerche, Feist, The Staves, Lucy Rose, and many others.