Young Singer Goes Big After Gaga Tweet

February 23, 2011

10-year-old Maria Aragon began posting her talents in April of 2008 when her sister shared this version of a Taylor Swift song. Since that day, she's done about 70 covers, which had drawn under 200,000 views combined up until late January.

On February 16th, she posted her latest video, a cover of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," and it's become the #2 most-viewed video of the past week and has drawn over 12 million views.

Gaga herself tweeted the video on the morning of the 17th saying, "Can't stop crying watching this. This is why I make music. She is the future." The video was heavily shared that day -- and became one of our top spiking searches --and has been among each day's Most Shared videos almost every day since.

You can see on the chart below how the video's popularity shot up that day. You'll also notice that it's still averaging over a million views per day.