Devvon Terrell is about to become your favorite new artist. The 28-year-old Brooklyn native is a self-made up and coming superstar. He blends his own unique R&B style with popular songs like 'Cold Water' by Justin Bieber and '679' by Fetty Wap, as well as writing and producing his own original songs. Terrell got his start much like Bieber, by uploading his own renditions of Top 40 songs to his YouTube channel. Since his humble beginnings back in 2012, Terrell has amassed over 100 million views on his account. His success didn't come overnight, though, he's been hustling for success since the beginning.
Terrell has branded himself as "the living weirdo," which has fans have strongly identified with. They call themselves "weirdos" and break into chants of "go weirdos, go weirdos, go" during his live shows. Along with his music career, Terrell has launched a popular merch line for his weirdos. From sweatshirts to t-shirts to baseball caps, his merch covers all the bases. Terrell is often sported wearing his own merch to his shows and in his videos.
Despited a saturated market of cover artists on YouTube, Terrell sticks out amongst the crowd. "The one thing that kind of turned me off when other artists did remixes is when they would [use the same lyrics] and not change the song at all," Terrell told Forbes of his recipe for success. "I decided to go against the grain. I decided to keep the choruses, and show people who I really am on these verses. That was the big difference in setting myself apart from everyone else. If you listen to my remixes, there’s so much originality in the verses that when fans hear [the original music I wrote], they also hear remnants of my remixes."
Terrell has no plans on slowing down, either. He still has the same hustle he did when he was sleeping on the floor of his recording studio at the beginning of his career. Longtime fans, as well as new ones, can definitely expect big things from the living weirdo this year. We can't wait to see what he gets up to next.