After making it big on Youtube with his hit single “Every Little Thing,” Ryan Beatty, 16, rapidly became #56 on the Pop Charts in less than 24 hours — but that’s not all — his EP Because of You released on July 24, hit #1 on the iTunes US Pop Album charts and #7 on the iTunes US charts.
The California native is one of the fastest growing young artists and gaveCelebuzz a behind-the-scenes look at his new video for “Hey L.A.” — the lead single from his EP, Because of You.
What are the perks of his newfound fame?
Getting to “drive” around Hollywood, of course.
“The magic of Hollywood is letting someone drive before they have a license,” his director says, pointing to the set’s large green screen on set.
Beatty even gets to stay out past his curfew for the shoot.
“It’s midnight in L.A. on Hollywood Boulevard so it’s getting kind of freaky now,” the young crooner says.
Beatty — who co-wrote songs on his EP with John Fields and Shelly Peiken (Grammy nominee for her collaborations with Voice judge Christina Aguilera) makes work look like fun as he shows us the private side of his music making.
“Hey L.A.” hits close to his heart — telling the story of his journey to Los Angeles, from his first time exploring the city to how he broke into the music industry.
The teen previously told Celebuzz, “This EP is kind of like a bridge into the album.”
For now, peep Beatty’s project in the video above.