#ThrowbackThursday to 5 DigiFest NYC Performers Before Fame
The highly-anticipated DigiFest kicks off this Saturday at Citi Field stadium in New York City.
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.
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.”
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.