Ryan Beatty Responds to Comparions of Superstar Justin Bieber [VIDEO]

February 17, 2012 2:38 pm

16 year-old singer Ryan Beatty may have gotten his start on YouTube a lot like singing sensation Justin Bieber did, but his music influences are inspired by much more than pop music. In an interview with Access Hollywood, Beatty sits down to discuss how he got his start, what he thinks of Justin Bieber and which musicians he looks up to.

On being constantly compared to Justin Bieber, Beatty says: “I don’t mind it, because he’s so successful and he’s extremely talented as well, but it’s pretty cool because once I put out my original music, which my single was released in November, “Every Little Thing,” I didn’t get that comparison as much. It just sort of showed my music style and how it’s different from him.”

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Beatty is inspired by the more soulful and melodic music of John Mayer and Bruno Mars. “John Mayer is definitely one of my musical inspirations. His lyrics really make you think. Bruno Mars as well. He really is bringing that soul back into pop music.”

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Beatty discusses how he got his start nearly 4 years ago by posting videos with his sister on her YouTube page. Finally, she convinced him to create his own and in one week his first video reached 10,000 views. Now with over 100,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel and tens of millions of views on his videos, it’s no wonder he is becoming one of the most talked about young new artists.

VIA: Access Hollywood