These days, Greyson Chance is nearly unrecognizable. You likely recall the musician from his 2010 viral video, in which he serenaded schoolmates at an elementary talent show with a chilling, belted version of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi”. The video received over 60 million views, and Chance was featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where viewers fell deeper in love with the Oklahoma native turned overnight sensation.
Now, nine years later, Greyson is 21 years old, and a man. A gay man. In July 2017, Chance took to Instagram to write a deeply relatable coming out message. “I decided not to publicize my sexuality largely due to a matter of privacy, as I was still trying to find comfort and confidence within my own skin,” he wrote. “I encourage anyone who is navigating their sexuality to devote as much time as they need to the process of finding self-confidence, self-acceptance, and self-love.”