Itâ€™s every teenagers dream. To become somebody, to become a star, to get noticed.
Nick Chubbs, 19, has been living the dream.
Chubbs, a Denver resident, just returned from Los Angeles where he won the award for best songwriting in the United States with the Best New Talent Search, a nationwide talent competition that tries to connect talented entertainers in America with top industry leaders who can help launch their careers.
Chubbs auditioned in Charlotte in March at the Duke Power Theatre at the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Spirit Square.
The open auditions were held for people ranging with all different talents including acting, modeling and singing. There were many different categories for people to audition for.
Auditions were also held in other cities throughout the country in order to compile the entertainers to compete in Los Angeles.
Chubbsâ€™ first audition was successful and he was asked to return for the second. Then the dream began; he was chosen to go to Los Angles with two other people from the surrounding areas.
â€œThe way everything worked out, I am glad I stuck with it,â€ Chubbs said. â€œI met so many people out there and I had never been to LA.â€
Chubbs says he has always been involved in music.
In the seventh grade, Chubbs entered competitions for poetry writing and won many local talent competitions at his high school in Pennsylvania.
He has been songwriting since the age of 14.
He reflects on home videos, where he breaks out in song at a very young age.
Chubbs heard about the Best New Talent Search through the radio station, 96.1 FM. He wrote the song â€œChance to Get Noticed,â€ which is in reference to the best new talent search inspiring him.
His song was a hit.
Chubbs describes his music as hip-hop but he likes all types of music.
â€œNick is very versatile,â€ said his father, Keith. â€œHeâ€™s not just absorbed in one stage of music.â€
Chubbs said he tries to write music everyday. In his home in Denver, he spends most of his time in his studio coming up with new songs.
Since returning from Los Angeles, Chubbs has received many call backs from people who may be interested in giving him a record deal.
He hopes to move to Los Angeles too.
â€œI am willing to relocate,â€ he said. â€œI live this and Iâ€™m moving out there it is just a matter of when.â€
by Amy Wadsworth