The tenacious Graceanne Parks has managed to top the first ever BEAT100 Weekly Music Video Chart with her original song, ‘Places Unknown’. The 18-year-old singer/songwriter uploaded a simplistic video of herself displaying her beautiful vocal abilities whilst accompanying herself on acoustic guitar. The video was awarded a Bronze Song Award by BEAT100 when it was uploaded by Graceanne, who has persistently promoted her video on BEAT100, Facebook and Twitter. The singer found herself in a head-to-head battle with Cimorelli, but her consistent posts and eager fans have helped her to maintain the number one spot throughout the week with victory as a result.
The Demi Lovato inspired teen told BEAT100, “I came across many girls who hated themselves. It turned my world upside down and I knew what immense power music could have so I decided to put their confused thoughts into lyrics.”
For Graceanne’s very first video upload onto BEAT100, she has successfully wowed the users with an impressive 1,380 votes and 23,840 views in just 40 days. With aspirations to inspire the current generation with her music, Graceanne will be attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts to study songwriting this coming September.
The up-and-coming girl band, Cimorelli, came in second place with their new debut single “Million Bucks” which climbed to second place in just one day. Only just falling short of first place, the six sisters were awarded three gold awards by the BEAT100 team for their original song, eye-catching video and the ultimate BEAT100 favourite award.
The sister’s range in ages from Dani (11) to Christina (21), yet all share the same passion for performing. The girls display their fantastic dancing and vocal abilities in “Million Bucks” as they work with professional choreographer, Richard Jackson, in the video.
Ben Bennett (17) has once again found himself in the Top 3 of the BEAT100 Music Video Charts after placing third this week. The ‘Beautiful Girl’ singer placed second last week with his rendition of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Kiss Me’. The young heartthrob appears to have a large following of fans that continuously vote and post comments on each upload.
Bennett’s combination of a beautiful beach setting and his velvet voice immediately sends teenage girls into a trance as he accompanies himself on acoustic guitar. The singer, commonly referred to as ‘Bowtie Ben’, recently finished in the Top 6 in Delta Goodrem’s team on The Voice: Australia.
We look forward to seeing more from these young aspiring artists here at BEAT100.com
Be Seen – Be Heard – Be Rewarded in the BEAT100 Music video charts
By Kelly Donovan