Internet Famous vs. Mainstream Famous

Posted by dwallace on January 4, 2010 in Julia Nunes, The Killers, ukulele |

Can you think of two famous ukulele players? If you’re not from Hawaii, there’s a good chance you can’t even think of one.

Being Internet famous is not the same thing as mainstream famous. Mainstream famous is where everyone in the general public knows who you are. Internet famous is much more focused; therefore you can get famous on the Internet much faster than you can in the mainstream.

Here is a girl who is making the transition from Internet famous to mainstream. She has had millions of views on YouTube and has over 140,000 subscribers. Because of her Internet fame, she was noticed by Ben Folds who invited her to tour with him. Here is a clip of Julia Nunes performing The Killers on her ukulele.

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