Internet-savvy music stars find fame and fortune on YouTube

The Google-owned video-sharing website has catapulted Psy, Macklemore, Justin Bieber and others onto global stages where they can cash in on digital downloads of songs; packed concerts; online ads, or even sponsored music videos.

Dubbed by Oprah Winfrey as the Most Talented Girl in the World, Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, best known mononymously as Charice (a portmanteau of her first two names), is an international Filipina singer who rose to popularity through YouTube.

Like other YouTube sensations before him, Greyson Chance, owes his career to the Internet. But he also knows that it can crush young newcomers if they let negative feedback affect them.

There's so much stuff on the Internet about Justin Bieber now, it's hard to find any of his early stuff.

Maria Aragon's rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” went viral.

If you've seen popular YouTube video "Gangnam Style," you knew the man who took the stage with both "The Wanted" and VMA host Kevin Hart was none other than South Korean rapper, PSY

Lindsey Stirling went from obscurity to celebrity after putting her captivating mix of dance and classical violin on stage at YouTube.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis‘ ‘Thrift Shop’ is by far one of the more popular hits of 2013.

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