Video: Leeds YouTube influencers beating the odds for Christmas number one

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Three online stars from Leeds have joined forces with more than 20 others from across the globe in a bid to bag the UK’s coveted number one slot for Christmas.

Together, the young influencers have a social following of over 25 million, with some of the names including Leeds’s own Joe Tasker who presents a show on Sky TV, Yammy, an influential gaming vlogger has some exciting musical plans and Hannah Trigwell will be going on tour across the UK.

The single ‘Christmas Without You’, was recorded in Amsterdam at the beginning of November.

The young stars, ranging from 13 and 27 years old, flew in from across the UK, USA, Australia and Ireland for three days.

The song has been penned by Grammy Award Winning songwriters the Jackie Boyz, who have previously worked with the likes of Madonna, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars and produced by The Producers House who have worked on The Voice and The Eurovision Song Contest.

The collaboration has been curated by talent agency Hello Management who look after a roster of international music and social media stars and it has been sponsored by My Wraps who helped make the whole project possible, as well as other impressive brands including Rode Mics, Sing King Karaoke, Shazam, musical.ly, LookLook and Studio 71.

Taylor Jones, Head of Music at Hello Management and one of the stars of the song said: “We are so proud to be launching this amazing collabora6on of some of the world’s favourite YouTube stars just in 6me for Christmas. YouTubers and influencers have a big role to play in today’s pop culture and we’ve seen the power social media influencers can have on brands so it will be exciting to see if we can replicate this success in music. We are hoping to make history as one of the biggest musical social collaborations of all time.”

Other influencers in the single include: Alexa Mae, Bri_any Balyn, Bria & Chrissy, Cassie Diamond, Carrington Durham, Emma Heesters, Hannah Trigwell, Jake Mitchell, Jayden Rodriguez, Joe Tasker, Julia van Bergen, Macy Kate, Marina Joyce, Melanie Murphy, Monica Church, Polina Bergova, Riyadh Khalaf, Saffron Barker, Sapphire, Shelby Church, Taylor Jones, Toby Randall, and VladTeeVee.