Alyssa Reid: How She Went From YouTube to Platinum-Selling Artist

May 6, 2013 1:55 pm

Harry Styles‘ former flame is taking the next step in her music career with the release of a brand new album.

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After being discovered on YouTube for her cover of Justin Bieber‘s “One Less Lonely Girl” — more aptly titled “One More Lonely Boy” — Alyssa Reid has come a long way from singing in front of a camera in her kitchen to becoming the No. 1 Billboard Canadian Emerging Artist for 17 weeks.

Now, the 19-year-old Canadian pop star is releasing her debut album, The Game, featuring an eclectic mix of songs, including her Canadian and UK platinum-selling single “Alone Again.” Her recent single, “The Game,” also features a familiar name … Snoop Dogg!  The self-taught pianist and guitarist is full of surprises as she displays a wide range of sounds from R&B and soul and beats sure to get you dancing in the club.

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Though Alyssa and Harry reportedly exchanged phone numbers last summer backstage at a gig, the teen singer is clearly doing just fine on her own. Before her album hits the U.S. on May 7, we’re giving you an exclusive sneak peak of what you can expect. To learn more about Alyssa, follow her on Facebook and Twitter.