The Internet has undeniably had a major impact on how we hear about the hottest up and coming entertainers.
Just taking a daily cruise on YouTube or one of the countless music blogs that exist will bring up thousands of aspiring singers and rappers looking to get their big break in show business.
The game has truly changed.
But is it really just as easy as point, shoot, and upload in order to make it big?
Although the Internet and social media boom has provided a new terrain for artists to make themselves heard, it can also prove difficult for them to break through all the talent out there.
Despite these challenges, some of today’s hottest stars have managed to rise from YouTube obscurity to mainstream fame.
Check out the gallery to learn how these artists made it!