Nowadays it is easier to gain popularity, fame and become famous than in the days before the advent of YouTube and other social media platforms. While many have argued that the various social media platforms have allowed really crazy people to gain popularity and spread crazy stuff virally, we can’t completely rule out that the platforms have also uncovered some really talented individuals such as Kenneth San Jose, Trinidad Cardona and, on whom we focus in this article, Daniela Andrade among others.
Daniela Andrade is a songwriter and YouTube vocal sensation who has been uploading both covers and original songs on her YouTube channel DanielaSings since March 2008. She also publishes her songs and covers on Soundcloud and iTunes, where they can be purchased.
Who Is Daniela Andrade? Read Her Biography (Wiki) – Ethnicity, Age
The beautiful Daniela Andrade was born on August 15, 1992, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Although she is Canadian by birth, her parents are from Honduras, so she is of Honduran descent.
Andrade is the youngest of her parents’ three children. She has two older sisters and an older brother. The singer has taken care not to reveal the identity of her family members online, so the names of her parents and siblings are unknown.
Since she comes from a family that sings, singing is almost natural for her. According to Daniela. she grew up surrounded by singers, apart from her mother, who was not that of a great singer, her three older siblings sing wonderfully well, and her father was a choirmaster, and he taught her to sing harmonies at a very tender age.
Her father also taught her to play the three basic guitar chords, and she learned the rest in online tutorials. Today she plays acoustic guitar, a little electronic guitar, ukulele, and a little piano.
Her Music Career/Internet Fame
According to Daniela Andrade, the discovery of a community of songwriters and singers on YouTube inspired her to create her own YouTube channel DanielaSings in March 2008. Her original goal was simply to build an audience of listeners by uploading and sharing videos that people could express their opinions on. The reception and reactions she received actually encouraged her to do more.
In October she released her first video, and it was the cover of Terra Naomi’s “Say It’s Possible”, which was followed by her other painfully solitary and acoustic interpretations of songs, including Drake’s Hotline Bling, Radiohead’s Creep, Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy and many others. These increased their video viewership, which was over 254 million, and their subscriber base, which is over 1.6 million.
The channel’s most-watched video to date is La Vie En Rose, with over 35 million viewers. The music sensation is not only popular on YouTube, but also on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, where it has a large fan base.
After about four years of uploading covers and originals on her channel, Daniela released her debut EP Things We’ve Said in 2012 and a visual EP with original material in summer 2016 – Shore, which consists of 4 intimate songs that, despite the best of intentions, talk about the fall of love. The videos were shot by director Jeremy Comte in Toronto, Montreal, Morocco, and Cuba.
As an online star, Andrade is often asked to present products like the app “Love Rocks” by Colombian superstar Shakira. Besides New Heights, she performed a duet of Pink & Nate Ruess’ Just Give Me a Reason.
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 just as she was starting to upload videos to the platform.
In 2011, she entered a Tricyclen-lo summer competition called “Who Inspires you?”, where she had to make a video about who inspired her and why she should win $10,000. She decided to talk about her father, who in her opinion inspired her musical career and bought her her first guitar.
Her favorite cover song is Falling by The Civil Wars. Her musical influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Damien Rice, Etta James, Regina Spektor, Jeff Pianki, Sondre Lerche, Feist, The Staves, Lucy Rose, and many others.