Musical YouTube Sensations

For every Rebecca Black (remember "Friday"?) there's a Justin Bieber, proving that YouTube can identify and highlight deserving talent. As more artists reach audiences through this increasingly influential website, parents might want to find out about the latest viral sensations their kids are watching.

Browse Musical YouTube Sensations

"Advice" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Selena Gomez protege sings uplifting tune about life.
By Christina Grimmie
(2011)
(2011)
Continue reading
Coast to Coast Music Poster Image
Young YouTube sensation sings clean songs about love.
By Cody Simpson
(2011)
(2011)
Continue reading
"The Fox" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Viral smash about animal noises is a fun, goofy, pop satire.
By Ylvis
(2013)
(2013)
Continue reading
"One Time" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Usher protege sings clean song about his number-one girl.
By Justin Bieber
(2009)
(2009)
Continue reading
"What About Love" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
YouTube star's breakup song is catchy and clean.
By Austin Mahone
(2013)
(2013)
Continue reading
Hold on 'Til the Night Music Poster Image
Teen vocal powerhouse sings clean yet semi-sad songs.
By Greyson Chance
(2011)
(2011)
Continue reading
"Call Me Maybe" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Canadian newcomer's breakout song is catchy and clean.
By Carly Rae Jepsen
(2012)
(2012)
Continue reading
"Harlem Shake" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Hyper-energetic Internet sensation is clean and fun.
By Baauer
(2013)
(2013)
Continue reading
"Mmm Yeah (feat. Pitbull)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Shallow, mildly suggestive dance track is also pretty fun.
By Austin Mahone
(2014)
(2014)
Continue reading
Contrast Music Poster Image
Bieber-like Brit gets a little edgy, references sex.
By Conor Maynard
(2013)
(2013)
Continue reading
"Gangnam Style" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Korean parody gone viral is fun but too sexy for small kids.
By Psy
(2012)
(2012)
Continue reading
"Try" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Pink embraces life in clean, uplifting track.
By Pink
(2012)
(2012)
Continue reading
"YOLO (ft. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Comedy rappers get silly in this clever parody.
By The Lonely Island
(2013)
(2013)
Continue reading
"Brokenhearted" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Duo has unique sound; song has slightly iffy message.
By Karmin
(2012)
(2012)
Continue reading
"We Found Love" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
YouTube rap sensations remix RiRi song, make it edgier.
By Timeflies
(2012)
(2012)
Continue reading

Other great lists from our editors