Marié Digby Exposed! @ tk here on Friday, September 07, 2007 12:14 AM
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Friday, September 07, 2007

Marié Digby Exposed!

No idea who Marié Digby is? This video should get you acquainted with her.

As you can see (and hear), she's a pretty good singer, so good in fact, that her videos have been viewed more than 2.3 million times on YouTube. The one you just saw was the most popular one, a cover of Rihanna's "Umbrella", which has over 800,000 views.

All this while, she's been marketing herself as an independent singer with no record ties on YouTube. She even made it onto radio stations and TV shows. But like "LonelyGirl15", she isn't an amateur. She already signed on with Hollywood Records in 2005 and even has a debut album out.

Today, the Wall Street Journal had an article about her and how the hoax was pulled off. It seems everything had been planned from the start. The videos were a way of gaining exposure for her debut album. The radio and TV shows were booked through Hollywood Records. Even the Apple laptop and software for making the videos she posted were provided by Hollywood Records.

Since the Wall Street Journal printed the article, the fans haven't been too happy. Most were disappointed. Some are even quite vocal about it (hint: cussing). Just look at the comments in her cover of "Umbrella". And that's too bad, cause I think she's sounds great even with the amateurish equipment (Apple laptop) she used.

I guess you really shouldn't lie on the internet.

[Source: Wall Street Journal]
[Link: Her YouTube page]

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