Lia Marie Johnson is another star for whom we have YouTube to thank. It all started in 2007 when her mother began uploading videos of Johnson’s church recitals and talent shows.
In 2009, Johnson took control over her channel and started sharing comedy sketches, commentaries, and musical performances. In 2010, Johnson’s appearance on the Fine Brothers’ series Kids React got people recognizing her on the street. In 2014, Adweek named Johnson as one of the “10 biggest young stars on YouTube.” Johnson then did what most other famous YouTubers eventually do — she recorded an album. Her first single “DNA” garnered upwards of 8 million streams on Spotify.