Who is Marié Digby? To some, she’s a new pop singer/songwriter whose rise to fame was through YouTube. To others, she’s a fraud.
Like most people, I found her through YouTube and was under the impression that she was a budding amateur. (Her videos were taken simply from her home, nothing special.) It turns out, I was wrong.
Back in 2005, before Digby started posting YouTube videos, she signed a contract with Disney. Marié has told the public that the path with Disney was not working, so she made her own “desperate” attempt at fame through YouTube. The Wall Street Journal reported a story different than that. The article writer made claims that Marié was pretending to be an amateur as part of a master plan from Disney. The thought was that this type of advertising would work better than the original route. The WSJ’s writer’s intent was to expose Marié digby as a fraud, but it only helped Marié gain more public recognition.
There’s no doubt about it, Marié has talent. If her music is good, it doesn’t matter how it gained recognition. I love her rendition of “Gimme More” by Britney Spears, though Digby is more famous for her cover of Rihanna’s “Umbrella” which was featured in MTV’s The Hills. She also has many original songs. (It makes sense, because according to the media, the covers were only a ploy to attract attention to her originals.) Last week, I heard Marié’s “Say It Again” on my XM radio, and I expect to hear her more frequently on the radio in the upcoming months. She recently released her first album.
Even if the Wall Street Journal’s entire story is true, it doesn’t change my opinion of her music, how could it? Besides, the procedure they supposedly used seems smart, and I bet it won’t be the first time we see it happen.
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