Overnight Celebrity: 8 Personalities Who Blew Up on YouTube

June 1, 2012  |  
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YouTube is like the Hollywood of the internet. It’s where every person with a camera uploads videos in the hopes of it going viral. Some get their fleeting fame before the next person becomes the meme of the moment. It’s a vicious cycle of over the top videos competing for views but some larger than life personalities have kept a loyal audience. They’ve created their own HOV lane. Here are 10 breakout YouTube stars who keep the videos and laughs coming.


B. Scott

B. doesn’t make as many videos as he used to for the YouTube crowd, but that’s only because he’s broken into the mainstream. He’s been on Dr. Drew, partied with Mariah Carey and has interviewed Jennifer Lopez. He really has gone Hollywood but doesn’t forget where he got his start. B is now for his brand.

Patti LaHelle

Shade, thy name is Patti LaBelle. Or is Aretha Franklin? Beyoncé, Mariah and Rihanna all think it’s them. Dionne Warwick and her three balls deep voice thinks that it is she who owns the title on Got2BReal. It’s really the talented voice behind all these diva impersonations who runs this world. She isn’t afraid to go there and drag. No tea, no shade of course.

Kid Fury

Beyoncé has got a lot of fans across the net but Kid Fury is on the frontlines when it comes to defending her honor and shading the rest all in one breath. He keeps it a 100, cute and moving. You don’t want to be on the wrong end of his fury but it makes for great entertainment.

The Skorpion Show (Kevin and Makael)

Kevin and Makael are more than just veterans at getting page views but they’ve helped create  the blueprint that others are following with their banter and business sense. Yes, there were YouTube stars before them. But these Philly natives have hustled to help lead the pack. Janet Jackson called Kevin. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams are friends. Whitney watched their videos. Lady Gaga appeared on their show. Makael is practically on a first name basis with Beyoncé. It doesn’t get any better. Except when they’re disagreeing which is always fun to watch.

Emmanuel and Phillip Hudson

These brothers were making a name for themselves but the ratchet girl anthem skyrocketed their views and subscribers. The anthem against all things ratchet became an online phenomenon. The song got name dropped on OhnoTheydidnt and is now being sold on iTunes. Being ratchet has its advantages.

Funky Dineva

Funky’s hair is always layed. It has to be in case there’s any late breaking news for him to report on for ‘Yes Gawd Atlanta News’. Funky was one of the first on the scene after Tyler Perry’s studio burned down. CNN has been slippin’ in the ratings lately. This ATLien just may be what the Georgia based network needs to get out of their funk.


AfricanoBoi does the absolute most but the camera was made for his antics. The hits to his two year old page are proof that he’s doing something right. He’s spontaneous, over the top and just a little bit crazy. We wouldn’t want him any other way.


It’s Kingsley, Beyotch and he’s straight to the point. He doesn’t suffer fools even if it is everyone’s fav. If you’re overexposed and a Slore, beware. And he’s not afraid to get into character and mimic some of these stars.  They just make it so easy for him and Kingsley just helps us navigate through all the shade with ease.

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