5 Things to Know About Megan Nicole
Like Justin Bieber and Austin Mahone, Megan rose to fame by posting her cover videos on YouTube. (She has over one million subscribers and over three hundred fifty million video views!) We got to chat with the 19-year-old over the phone and picked out our 5 must-knows about Megan.
1: Originally from Katy, Texas, Megan moved out to Los Angeles two years ago to pursue her singing dream. But that wasn't always the case, "As a kid I thought I'd be an astronaut. And as I get older, I enjoyed designing, like interior design," she told us. "But my freshman year when I picked up a guitar, I was like, 'Okay, I can't see myself doing anything else but music.'"
2: Megan needed a little push before getting herself on YouTube. "My dad was the one who encouraged me to post my first cover video. Before that I did talent shows and open mics. My first cover ever posted was 'Use Somebody' by Kings of Leon."
3: The most difficult cover she ever did also happens to be one of her favorites. "Probably the 'Lazy Song' by Bruno Mars. I had all my best friends in it and my sister was in it as well. It was a lot of fun to make, but we had to create our own dance and did it in one take."
4: She'd love to collaborate with a certain band. "Maroon 5 would be really cool to work with. I like them a lot and they were kind of an inspiration to me growing up." As a kid, Megan listened to a lot of Stevie Wonder and Al Green with her dad.
5: Megan loves covers, but she's coming out with her own album later this year! "I have a new original song, 'Summer Forever.' I wouldn't call it a dance song, but it's a good windows down, driving in your car singing' kind of song. It's fun and light hearted."