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DeGeneres Starts Record Label, Takes Chance As First Artist

May 26, 2010 | 3:14am EDT

Ellen DegeneresFollowing the stir she helped propel when sixth grader Greyson Chance appeared on her show, Ellen DeGeneres has signed the YouTube wunderkind as the first artist on a record label she is creating.

The American Idol judge is expected to announce the new venture, eleveneleven, on Wednesday.

Chance was spotted by DeGeneres after posting a video of himself playing Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" at a sixth grade music festival. The video has now been viewed about 20 million times.

In a statement she said: "Greyson... inspired me to start a record label called eleveneleven. He is my first artist and we are making a record together," the BBC reported.

DeGeneres said she will continue to use her show as a platform to find new artists, whom she will sign to eleveneleven.

Guy Oseary, Madonna's manager, and Troy Carter, Lady Gaga's manager, have signed on to co-manage Chance.

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