The Groove: Interview with Emily Luther

Alyssa McCord
January 5, 2012
Emily Luther on the Ellen Show
Photo provided by Emily Luther

If you don't know who Emily Luther is yet, then you will soon. Emily, from Woonsocket, RI, is a 19-year-old third semester music therapy student here at Berklee College of Music—but she won't be here for long.

Emily and fellow Berklee student/YouTube star Charlie Puth recently scored a recording contract with Ellen DeGeneres's label, eleveneleven, and Interscope Records after their video covering Adele's "Someone Like You" went viral. The video broke one million views within one week and was featured on Perez Hilton's website for winning first place in his cover contest. After Emily and Charlie performed the duet on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the video continued to climb to well over three million views and doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Although it's been several weeks since the video was first posted on YouTube, you can count on the hype about Emily's outstanding talent to only continue to grow from here.

Did you ever expect your entire life to change just from one YouTube video or to score a record deal while being student at Berklee?

I never thought this would happen, not while I was a student either! I always hoped for the best but I didn't come into anything with expectations...

Read more about Emily Luther in the Groove.