#ThrowbackThursday to 5 DigiFest NYC Performers Before Fame


The highly-anticipated DigiFest kicks off this Saturday at Citi Field stadium in New York City.

With a bill featuring dozens of social media stars, the festival will see epic performances from Fifth Harmony, O2L, Cimorelli, Midnight Red, and many more.

The first leg of The DigiTour — which will produce live concerts in Toronto, San Diego, and the UK — will also feature YouTuber Kingsley, and viral Viners, Nash Grier and Cameron Dallas.

For those who are unable to attend Saturday’s spectacle, Ryan Seacrest will live-stream the Coca Cola-sponsored event on his YouTube channel, Ryan Seacrest Presents, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET.

In anticipation of DigiFest NYC, take a look back at 5 performers before their rise to fame:

1. Fifth Harmony

The all-girl group — Ally Hernandez, Normani Hamilton, Camila Cabello, Dinah Jane Hansen, and Lauren Jauregui — first appeared on the second season of The X Factor as solo acts. X Factor judge Simon Cowell united the girls together after the show’s bootcamp, which spawned Fifth Harmony.

2. Rebecca Black

The Orange County native went viral after dropping her pop-heavy track, “Friday.” The visual for her weekend sound-off bit has garnered over 68 million views since 2011. Two years later, the 16-year-old followed-up “Friday” with a tribute to the following day, “Saturday.”

3. Cimorelli

What’s more impressive than six sisters who get along? Six sisters who can effortlessly cover any Top 40 song. Check out one of the Cimorelli sisters’ early cover of “Party in the U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus above.

4. Ryan Beatty

Ryan left his first digital footprint by covering Jessie J‘s smash single, “Price Tag,” in 2011. The 18-year-old, who dropped his first single, “Every Little Thing” three years ago, has later gone on to cover songs by Frank Ocean, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry — which collectively logged over 32 million views.

5. Nash Grier & Cameron Dallas

Some people make it a life-long mission to acquire 15 minutes of fame. This dynamic duo managed to achieve a lifetime’s worth of fame in six seconds. Check out their earliest Vines above.

For more information on DigiFest NYC and all the other stops, head over to TheDigiTour.com.