Remember Greyson Chance? Well, if you don't, we don't blame you.
It's been ages since he guested in Ellen as a 12-year-old after his piano-laden cover of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" has gone viral. Now, 21, Chance resurfaces on the show, chatting with Ellen DeGeneres about his aborted initial foray into music, his return, and of course, his recent coming out in public -- which was surprisingly drama-free.
Chance casually tells Ellen, "I was so blessed. I didn't have any issues of coming out to family and friends. I wanted to make sure that it didn't seem like I was trying to profit off my sexuality as a means of getting more fame and popularity and so I waited until I felt confident and posted up an Instagram message and felt like that was the right thing to do."
Though he was already out to his family, he really didn't plan on going on the record about it... until a fan's message inspired him to.
"There was this guy from Arkansas ... and he told me his story and how he was going to have a much more difficult time than I ever did coming out to his family. And at the end of the message, he put 'I know you're not gay, but I just want to let you know that your music really inspires me," Chance adds.
Taking a "Chance" again
Chance moved back to Oklahoma after becoming "creatively exhausted" and "a bit beat down" by industry by the age of 18. Back in 2010, he became an instant sensation because of his "Paparazzi" cover, which led to his now-unforgettable Ellen guesting, a record deal, and tons of Hollywood exposure.
The singer is taking another stab at a singing career, which he hopes to propel with his newest release, Portraits.
Here's hoping that this time, he sticks around for a long while.