News: It just happened a few minutes ago. Esmee Denters overtook Mia Rose for the No.1 Most Subscribed Musician on YouTube, 67,874 subscriptions versus 67,861. Esmee also is the No.1 Most Viewed female artist on YouTube (close to 41 million views) and 3rd Most Viewed overall musician — next to My Chemical Romance (over 65 million views) and the entire Warner Brothers Records label (over 48 million views).
News: Dutch singing sensation Esmee Denters appears poised to overtake Mia Rose as the No.1 Most Subscribed Musician on YouTube. Esmee’s at 67,824 subscribers, Mia Rose is at 67,870. That’s the closest it’s been (46). Esmee already is the No.1 most viewed female musician, so if she overtakes Mia, Esmee will further solidify her status.
News: Esmee Denters and Mia Rose draw a lot of comparisons on YouTube, with their fans sometimes trying to prove who’s better. Both have signed with labels after being discovered on YouTube. I’ll let you judge for yourself.
Mia singing “Unwritten”
Esmee singing “Unwritten”
The No.1 most subscribed musician is back with a video on YouTube. Mia Rose hasn’t posted in 3 months, so here she is updating her life in the studio. She signed with Ryan Leslie’s music label.
Someone named “Fajita” has set up a YouTube account and even a blog, devoted entirely to the 18-year-old singer Mia Rose. Based on all the videos and photos, it appears that “Fajita” was a friend or acquaintance of Mia Rose. One of Fajita’s comments makes it sound like Fajita feels a bit left out in the cold, though: “Because Mia Rose shut down previous Fajita family members, there are only just a few Fajitas left.”
News: “I’m YouTube’s Biggest Hit” details the story of teen singer Mia Rose from London. She’s being represented by Damien Estrich, who runs the channel on YouTube called YourTubeNews. It’s suggested in the article that Mia Rose may sign with Atlantic Records.
Mia Rose stated, “I can’t believe everything has happened so quickly. I was six when I started singing and I haven’t stopped since. My passion has always been singing and a couple of my friends told me about YouTube. They said the YouTube community was fantastic and uploading videos would be a great way to promote my music. Within a matter of weeks I became the most viewed person ever on the site. Next thing I had record companies offering me contracts. It’s such a fairytale, to think just a month or so ago I was singing on YouTube and now I could be joining artists such as James Blunt and Craig David at one of the biggest record companies in the world. I can’t wait to introduce the world to my music and I’m itching to get into the studio to start recording.”
Analysis: It’s great to see YouTube discover unknown talent. I wonder, though, who told Mia Rose that she was “the most viewed person ever.” I doubt that’s accurate.
News: Rolling Stone reports about YouTube user heidilow’s assertion that the popularity of singer Mia Rose, who somehow vaulted to the No.1 Most Subscribed musician on YouTube within a month or less, was created by “dummy accounts” on YouTube. Heidilow states: “My mission in life is to expose the trooth from those liberal commies from jacking up their subscribers just to become a YouTube ‘celebrity’!”
Analysis: I love conspiracy theories. But shouldn’t we worry more about her music? Maybe YouTube can develop some anti-fraud type filtering for subscribers who appear in large numbers to be “dummy accounts.”