Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we’re going to do something a little different. Usually we talk about rising beauty, fashion, and music stars, but I thought that today we talk about the website behind these rising stars. Over the past few years, YouTube has grown into a platform for previously unknown (yet very awesome) people to showcase their talents and personalities. I think that we’re all drawn to this website because you can literally find something that you love, no matter what your tastes might be. Whether you love music, fashion, comedy, rants, or very grumpy cats, there is something on YouTube for you. Even though many YouTube stars have found their way into mainstream media (T.V., movies, etc.,), I really think that YouTube will continue to grow, and that 2015 will really be the year that we see YouTube evolve into something truly unstoppable. It’s really cool that there is a platform like this, where you can always find something that you want to watch/listen to, and that you as the viewer truly has command over. Next, we’re going to talk a little bit about some our favorite YouTube stars that had big ACCOMPLISHMENTS in 2014, and how this has set the stage for an amazing 2015 in the world of YouTube and the internet in general. So…let’s get started!
Now we can talk about all of the amazing YouTubers that we love (because we’d be here for days), so we’ll talk about a few of the really big YouTube stars from various areas of the website. So let’s start things off with Jenna Marbles! Jenna has been able to use her funny, outgoing personality to reel us in, and make us all completely addicted to her videos (seriously, if you’re having a bad day, click on a Jenna Marbles’ video and you WILL feel better). With over 14 million subscribers and more than 1 billion total channel views, Jenna has one of the most successful channels on YouTube. Last year she expanded her resume into radio, by hosting a new show on the SiriusXM channel ‘Hits 1’. On the show, Jenna can be seen counting down the top 15 most listened to songs on YouTube each week. With a career that is definitely not slowing down, I can’t wait to see what’s next for her.
Another YouTuber that is a roller coaster that only goes up (a little ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ humor there…which is a book, and later a movie, that was also written by a YouTuber, you can check out my review of the movie here: Monday Memos: The Fault In Our Stars), is Bethany Mota. In 2014 Bethany competed on ‘Dancing With The Stars’, and continued her clothing line deal with Aéropostale (and released her 1st perfume and decor line with the company, you can learn all about Bethany by checking out this blog post I wrote about her here: YouTube Wednesday: Bethany Mota). As if this wasn’t enough awesomeness for 1 year, she also showed off her music skills by releasing her first single (she was also the cover girl for Seventeen Magazine’s 1st ever all YouTube edition, which you can read more about in my blog post on it here: YouTube Wednesday: Seventeen Magazine YouTube Edition). With such an awesome 2014, you can only imagine how much Bethany will accomplish in 2015. A musician that will have everyone talking this year is Noah Guntrie. This artist first made his impression on YouTube with the release of his epic jazzy cover of LMFAO’s ‘Sexy & I Know It’. Noah has also performed on numerous shows such as: The Ellen Degeneres Show & Dancing With The Stars. This year Noah joined the cast of Glee, and continued to amaze us with his singing and acting skills. With a role on such an awesome show, it’s only a matter of time before other hit shows search YouTube for their next superstar.
Another big win for YouTube (and the Internet in general) was the release of the AwesomenessTV (which is a YouTube network that is also now a division of DreamWorks Animation, you can check out my blog post about AwesomenessTV here: YouTube Wednesday: AwesomenessTV) film ‘Expelled’. This movie stars YouTube and Vine stars such as: Cameron Dallas, Andrea Russett, Lia Marie Johnson (who you can learn more about in my blog post about her here: YouTube Wednesday: Lia Marie Johnson), Teala Dunn (who I wrote a more detailed blog post about here: YouTube Wednesday: Teala Dunn), and others. AwesomenessTV partnered with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to make the movie available on digital platforms, and was sponsored by ‘The Coca-Cola Co.’ Expelled was also written, produced and directed by Alex Goyette (known as JouleTheif on YouTube). This was a really awesome thing to happen for YouTube, because the movie was released, written, directed, produced (and included actors), who all got their start on YouTube and/or Vine. ‘Expelled’ also reached #1 on ITunes Movies (and other digital platforms), after only 1 day of being released! This really sets the stage for our other favorite YouTube stars to follow this lead (get excited y’all…get REALLY excited!).
Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we are going to discuss the new AwesomenessTV show ‘Life’s S.o. R.a.d.’, which centers around YouTube star Lia Marie Johnson (who we’ve previously featured on the blog, you can find the link to that post here YouTube Wednesday: Lia Marie Johnson, The next comedy genius/music star you need to know about | celindareyesblog) and Amanda Steele (aka MakeupbyMandy24). The show follows these two AWESOME youtubers as they help design AwesomenessTV’s ‘s.o. r.a.d.’ line which is now available at Kohl’s. The show is currently available on AwesomenessTV’s YouTube channel (which I’ll link at the bottom of the post), and is definitely a show that all YouTube fans will become addicted too. My favorite part of the show is seeing how these two very different girls were able to combine their styles and create a line that will appeal to all fashion lovers. In the rest of the post, we’ll talk about the show, and also discuss the line a little bit (which I suggest you all check out btw…trust me you’ll LOVE IT!). Also please check out YouTube stars/Island Records recording artists Cimorelli, whose new song ‘That Girl Should Be Me’ is the theme song to ‘Life’s S.o. R.a.d.’ (here’s a link to the official lyric video for the song That Girl Should Be Me Official Lyric Video – Cimorelli – YouTube). So are y’all ready? Let’s start!
Once I saw the ‘s.o. r.a.d.’ collection I instantly fell in love with SO MANY of the pieces. One of my fav pieces has to be the Teal Plaid Ponte Leggings; I absolutely love how these leggings incorporate the plaid trend, and also give you a fun staple piece that you can dress up and down in many different ways. With fall here and winter not far behind, I can definitely see these leggings as a great piece to wear if you’re hanging out at home (watching AwesomenessTV of course!), or hanging out with friends. Another piece that I really love is the Poorboy Ribbed Skimmer Crop Top. I love that the tops come in 6 really beautiful colors that I think will please everyone. Whether your style is edgy, girly, casual, or anything in between, you will want one (or all) of these tops. I also really love that the top is longer than a traditional crop top, which makes it perfect for fall/winter, but is also fitted enough to dress up any outfit. The final piece that I’m going to talk to y’all about is the Grandpa Cardigan. Now I promise that this cardigan will definitely NOT be something that you would find in your grandpa’s closet (but your grandma might steal it from you so be careful). This cardigan comes in three colors that are absolutely PERFECT for the fall/winter seasons. This cardigan also combines a fitted style with a comfortable fabric, which will help you dress up your look but still stay comfy (you gotta love it when beauty isn’t painful). I would definitely suggest that you all check out this AMAZING collection, because I know that you will find something (or lots of things) that you will instantly fall in love with (remember, it’s never too late to start your Christmas list…are you listening Santa?).
I really love this show because you get a cool sneak peek into what it’s Iike to design a clothing line. The show starts by showing a room tour of each girl’s personal bedroom, as they describe why these items help describe their personal styles. The following episodes show Amanda and Lia vintage shopping for ideas about the kinds of patterns and cuts they want for the pieces in the ‘s.o. r.a.d.’ collection, and lastly (at least for the episodes that are posted as of October 7th, 2014), they go through sketches of possible designs and give their input about how the sketches could be even more awesome. I really like that this series not only shows the process that Amanda and Lia went through to make the line, but also has the feel of the YouTube videos that made us fall in love with these girls in the first place. I think that it’s really cool that the line was designed by two girls that are not only fun and fashion forward, but also have very different styles. One of the things that made this line so cool to me is the diversity within it. Honestly there is something for EVERYONE, so no matter what your style is; you will still look so rad!
Keep in touch with AwesomnessTV, Lia Marie Johnson, Amanda Steele, and Cimorelli (all other social networking sites/websites are on their official YouTube channels:
AwesomenessTV: AwesomenessTV – YouTube
Lia Marie Johnson: liamariejohnson – YouTube
Amanda Steele: MakeupbyMandy24 – YouTube
Cimorelli: cimorellitheband – YouTube
AwesomenessTV: AwesomenessTV (@awesomenesstv) | Twitter
Lia Marie Johnson: Lia Marie Johnson (@LiaMarieJohnson) | Twitter
Amanda Steele: Amanda Steele (@MakeupbyMandy24) | Twitter
Cimorelli: #PreorderRenegade (@Cimorelliband) | Twitter
AwesomenessTV: awesomenesstv on Instagram
Lia Marie Johnson: legit_lia on Instagram
Amanda Steele: makeupbymandy24 on Instagram
Cimorelli: cimorelliband on Instagram
Hello people of the internet on ‘Monday Memos’ we are going to discuss a YouTube video that as of 9/27/2014 has over 500,000 views (and it was uploaded on 9/8/2014, so that’s pretty impressive. This video was uploaded by a man named Prince EA, and is entitled ‘Why I Think This World Should End’ (here’s a link to the video Why I Think This World Should End – YouTube). Now before you jump to any conclusions, this is an inspiring, NOT DEPRESSING video (because honestly we go on the internet to get away from the depression life or situations can cause). If you’ve seen this video then you know why we have to talk about it, if you haven’t then please stay with me here, because you WILL want to know all about this video. And yes I know that YouTube videos are usually reserved for Wednesdays, but this blog goes beyond just talking about the video. Trust me you’ll love it (oh and if any of my former teachers see this post, I promise that I know that you aren’t suppose to start a sentence with and…just putting that out there in the universe). Ok on to the blog!!!
In this video Prince EA speaks about how the world has turned into a cruel, intolerant place, that just seems to be getting meaner and more negative as we become more technologically advanced. He included a really cool Robert Kennedy quote, that would be too long to include here, but basically says that even though not everyone will necessarily change the world on their own, if we all do small things to make a positive difference, then we can change the world together. When I saw this video I was instantly blown away because of how powerful and relatable this video is to our everyday lives. Honestly everyday people are bullied for the things that make them special and unique. Whether it’s how you act, what you enjoy doing, what you believe in, etc., you should and go have the right to be you. Unfortunately as technology and human curiosity has made the world a smaller and smaller place, meanness has also advanced. In the past few years, bullying and other tragedies in the world has gotten a lot of media attention. But if we stop and think about why, the answer is really sad. It seems that as more and more celebrities, young adults, teens, and get ready for it KIDS struggle with eating disorders, self-harm, suicide, and even murdering others, the topics of bullying, and the growth of unkindness in general begin to become more present in our lives. Now when I say “bullying” I don’t just mean hitting someone, or being mean to them in person or online every day. Even if you’re not targeting someone, you can still be a bully. How you ask? We’ll have you ever been mean or lashed out at someone because YOU were having a bad day? Well that mean word from you may be the 100th mean thing that person has heard that week or even that day. Eventually all this can make a person crack. Now even though having bad days or just being in a bad mood is natural, the best thing to do is talk to someone about it, because taking it out on someone else (whether you mean to or not) can just cause someone to hurt themselves, other people, or even you (I know I sound like a digital billboards d or something, but this is all true and VERY important). Recently Disney Channel has announced its’ ‘Choose Kindness’ campaign, where they will try to raise awareness of the effects of bullying through topics discussed on its’ shows, and most likely PSAs (which means public service announcements by its stars). The first two shows to take the lead in this campaign are the popular Disney shows ‘Girl Meets World’ and ‘Austin & Ally’ (which will show episodes where popular characters are bullied for being themselves, and their friends must help them deal work through it). I think that this is definitely a step in the right direction, because if we learn to be kind and positive at a young age, then maybe bullying will disappear or at least not be as bad and common as it is now.
As y’all can see, kindness is a little thing that can really make a big difference in the world (ok now I sound like a PBS special, but you get the point). If we could all just remember these world, “be kind to one another”, then I think that the world would be a happier place for everyone. BTW do you know what great philosopher said those words? Yes the one and only Ellen Degeneres (who said TV wasn’t educational!?!). So since we are a generation that loves challenges and tags, I challenge/tag all of you to share this video (and if you want to share the blog too, that would be awesome…just sayin’), and to also be kind to 1 person a day. Whether that’s a giving them a compliment, calling/texting a friend/family member just to see how they are doing, or just smiling at a random stranger. I promise doing something small for someone everyday may just make you day a little better ( I mean it can’t hurt right?). Just think about something real quick, some of our favorite YouTubers were bullied in school and turned to the internet for support. Now, they’re able to use their popularity and skills to help inspire others, and help them have a place to turn to when life gets just a little too hard. So if they can use kindness and positivity to help others, then why can’t you? I would like to thank Erica(aka Beautybabe149), for mentioning this video on her latest YouTube video about kindness. Without that video I don’t know if I would have found this AMAZING video, so please go check out her channel, subscribe, and if you want to learn more about her, I have a link to a blog post I featured her in here: YouTube Wednesday: Beautybabe149, the next YouTube beauty/fashion queen has arrived | celindareyesblog.
Keep in touch with Prince EA:
YouTube: Prince Ea – YouTube
Facebook: Prince Ea | Facebook
SoundCloud: Prince Ea’s profile – Hear the world’s sounds
ITunes: iTunes – Music – Prince Ea
Google+: Prince Ea – Google+
Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’, we are going to do something a little different. Usually, we talk about amazing musicians and beauty/fashion/lifestyle gurus who are either already taking over YouTube, or are on the verge. Today instead of discussing an individual rising star, we are going to discuss a YouTube Network that is giving these stars a place where they can showcase their Awesomeness. If you haven’t already guessed, we are talking about the YouTube channel ‘AwesomenessTV’!!! AwesomenessTV has showcased some of our favorite stars such as: Fifth Harmony, Austin Mahone, 5SOS, The Vamps, Bethany Mota (you can find the blog post about her here: YouTube Wednesday: Bethany Mota, the beauty guru who proved that positivity is always in style | celindareyesblog), Ingrid Nilsen (aka Missglamorazzi, you can find the blog post about her here: YouTube Wednesday: Missglamorazzi…the beauty/fashion/health guru who likes her glamour with a side of fun! | celindareyesblog ), and many more. This network has also been a launching pad for many new stars who we love (and we’ve even discussed some of them previously on this blog site). Some of these stars include: Hunter March, Lauren Elizabeth, Meagan Dowling (blog post located here: YouTube Wednesday: Meaghan Dowling… a star on the rise and someone you need to know!!! ), Meghan Rienks( aka meghanrosette, you can find the blog post about her here: YouTube Wednesday: meghanrosette, the witty beauty/fashion/lifestyle guru that you will want to be BFFs with!!! | celindareyesblog ), Teala Dunn (the blog post about her is here: YouTube Wednesday: Teala Dunn…the actress/YouTube star that is fusing old and new media to make her mark | celindareyesblog), Lia Marie Johnson (please click here YouTube Wednesday: Lia Marie Johnson, The next comedy genius/music star you need to know about | celindareyesblog), and so many more. So whether you’ve been a fan of this network since its YouTube beginnings, or you fell in love with this network later, please read on to learn all about the YouTube network that has become a hub for finding and developing the next generation of YouTube stars.
AwesomenessTV uploaded their first video on their YouTube channel on May 8th, 2012. The video was entitled ‘Randomness – The Lil’ Dictator Part 1’ (Randomness – The Lil’ Dictator Part 1 – YouTube). ‘The Lil’ Dictator’ is a skit about a young dictator who arrives at a school and begins making demands for the teacher to give him A’s, and the students to work as footstools. The skit was really interesting, and definitely was a good representation of what sort of work would eventually show up on the channel. If you loved shows with comical skits such as: ‘All That’ (Nickelodeon) and ‘So Random’ (Disney Channel), then you will love AwesomenessTV’s skits. Fans of Saturday Night Live would also love this channel’s skits, because many of the skits share the same sort of comedy found in Saturday Night Live, only tailored towards kids. Although AwesomenessTV has a lot of really funny skits, they also have many other shows that explore: fashion, beauty tricks/myths, music, reality shows, the behind the scene lives of celebrities, teen topics, entertainment news, and much more (so basically you’ll definitely find something you love on this channel). One of my favorite shows on AwesomenessTV is their talk show IMO (which is now in a different format), where various teen & young adult actresses and YouTubers discuss topics that are important to teen girls such as makeup, fashion, bullying, friends, and of course boys (all fan girls can relate to this one…here’s the trailer to get an idea about what the shows is about IMO official trailer on Awesomeness TV – YouTube).
If fashion and beauty are more your thing, then AwesomenessTV has you covered with shows such as: Make Me Over, Makeup Mythbusters, Nail Pop, and many more incredible shows (including numerous vlogs from some of your fav beauty/fashion gurus). I really enjoyed Make Me Over, because you got to see some of your fav beauty gurus (such as Bethany Mota and Missglamorazzi)take regular girls and tech them (with the assistance of their glam squad), how to create makeup, hair, and fashion looks that would convey a certain style, or was appropriate for a certain event (here’s the first episode of Season 1 with Bethany Mota, who hosted this particular season Make Me Over – Macbarbie07 Makes Over Tahara – Make Me Over Ep.1 – YouTube). Makeup Mythbusters is another really cool AwesomenessTV show where beauty/fashion/lifestyle guru Maybaby (aka Meg DeAngelis)and a guest try out several “beauty tricks” to see if this trick will do what it promises or not.
If you love entertainment news, then catch AwesomenessTV’s own Ryan Seacrest in training…Hunter March! Hunter’s personality contains just the right combination of funny, awkward, and of course awesomeness, to make him someone that you’ll want to tune in and watch every day. Hunter also has a show called #DearHunter on AwesomenessTV, where he answers all of your questions from a guy’s perspective (that’s priceless information you guys, here’s a link to the first episode How do you tell a guy you like him? #DearHunter – Ep. 1 – YouTube).
AwesomenessTV also has a lot of original shows such as: Terry The Tomboy (a series starring Lia Marie Johnson, which has also been turned into a hilarious Nickelodeon movie), Runaways (an action packed crime show about two young teens who have ran away, and the secrets that are exposed because of this, here’s a link to episode1 RUNAWAYS – Season 1 Episode 1 – YouTube…trust me you’ll LOVE it), Side Effects (a musical drama that is kinda hard to fully describe so I’ll just let you discover how amazing this show is by clicking on episode 1 here Side Effects Season 1 – Official Full-Length Episode – YouTube, this series also stars YouTube musician Chester See!), The Andrea and Jenn Show (which is a reality show that follows the lives of YouTubers Andrea Russett (aka gettoxfabxforever), and JennXPenn, here’s episode 1 for y’all Andrea & Jenn go APARTMENT HUNTING – THE ANDREA & JENN SHOW ep. 1 – YouTube), and the newest show that I’ve been OBESSED with which is called ‘Meghan and Lauren’s GUIDE TO DATING’ (which follows YouTubers Meghan Rienks and Lauren Elizabeth, as they navigate the hilarious adventure of dating…trust me, once you watch the first episode, you will be hooked WHERE TO MEET GUYS!? – Meghan Rienks and Lauren Elizabeth’s GUIDE TO DATING – YouTube).
So as y’all can see this channel has EVERYTHING! There is so much more that we could talk about, but I would have you guys here for hours if we went through everything. Personally, I have watched AwesomenessTV ever since IMO first premiered in 2012, and ever since then, I have clicked on the channel everyday to see what amazing new show is waiting for me. Some of the shows I mentioned in this post may no longer be airing new episodes, or may be in a different format, but trust me when I say, there is ALWAYS something new to watch on AwesomenessTV. Along with the shows I mentioned, there are live performances from your fav stars and YouTubers, and reality shows about cheerleading teams, dance teams, and so much more. No matter what your interests are, you will find something on AwesomenessTV. In July of 2013, AwesomenessTV also started airing on Nickelodeon (it airs on Saturday nights at (9:30 pm PST , but check your local listings just in case it’s a different time where you live) where you can see your fav YouTube and TV stars performing funny skits on your TV screen, honestly what could be better!?! I am very excited to see where AwesomenessTV goes from here, and what talented, funny, and yes, AWESOME new stars this amazing YouTube channel will introduce to us next!
Keep up with everything AwesomenessTV is doing!
YouTube: AwesomenessTV – YouTube
Facebook: Awesomeness TV | Facebook
Vine: AwesomenessTV on Vine
Instagram: awesomenesstv on Instagram
AwesomenessTV Network: AwesomenessTV – YouTube
AwesomenessTV App: AwesomenessTV on the App Store on iTunes
Google +: AwesomenessTV – Google+