WORLD PREMIERE: Watch Debut Music Video from Teen Heartthrob Ryan Beatty [VIDEO]
You would be hard-pressed to find a web savvy teenage girl who hasn’t gushed over the boyish good looks and silky smooth voice of internet sensation Ryan Beatty. Now the 16-year-old crooner is releasing his first professional music video for “Every Little Thing,” and he’s brought the world premiere exclusively to RyanSeacrest.com.
For the uninitiated, this Fresno, CA teen started posting videos on YouTube less than a year ago, managing to rake in a whopping 22 million video views and an army of over 200,000 passionate subscribers. Along the way, he’s picked up management, PR representation and access to some of the industry’s best producers and is already working on his debut album.
“It’s a huge honor to have my video premiere on [Ryan Seacrest's] website,” said Beatty in an exclusive interview with RyanSeacrest.com. Set in a sunny LA park, the video opens with Beatty hanging at a picnic table with two friends when like clockwork, three girls appear on the horizon and one catches Beatty’s eye.
“We kind of make eye contact and I walk up to her and we hang out for a little bit,” explained Beatty of the romantic encounter. “In the ending, it turns out to be just my imagination…what I wished would happen. We kind of leave it as a cliffhanger…like ‘did I approach her, or did I not?'”
In a show of his strong teen following, last month Beatty was nominated in Ology’s “Best Teen Idol Ever” contest, alongside fellow YouTube success story Justin Bieber and teen megastar Nick Jonas. The user-voted contest gauged the loyal followings of a handful of teen heartthrobs who have resonated in the digital landscape.
“I remember a few years ago seeing Justin Bieber blow up and always thinking ‘wow this kid is incredibly talented’…the same with Nick Jonas,” recounted Beatty who was 13-years-old when Bieber initially rose to fame online. “It’s incredible to be next to them in any contest. It’s an honor.” Take a look at the photo gallery below and download Beatty’s “Every Little Thing” on iTunes here!