Ellen DeGeneres Starts Record Label
Thu, 27 May 2010 10:27:13
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American Idol judge and TV host Ellen DeGeneres is starting her own record label! The imprint is named eleveneleven and America's favorite lesbian admitted that she was inspired to make the leap into the murky record business thanks to none other than pianist Greyson Chance, the 12-year-old Oklahoma boy who drew the public in with his rendition of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi." Gaga herself even called in to DeGeneres' show when Chance was a guest. It spurred reports that he was then scooped up by Interscope, which is Gaga's label! Interscope never confirmed nor denied reports that Chance had been added to their roster. But with this news, those stories appear to be false! The report of the Interscope signing was started by Chance's sister, it seems.
In a non-verbose statement, DeGeneres said: "Greyson ... inspired me to start a record label called eleveneleven. He is my first artist and we are making a record together."
Does it make sense for a TV host and comedian to start a record label? Is Greyson Chance a flash in the pan?