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YouTube star Bethany Mota capitalizes on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ profile with new single

'Need You Right Now' is definitive dance-pop for teens. 


Rae Votta


Posted on Oct 13, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 10:19 am CDT

Singing, dancing, and YouTube hosting: Bethany Mota is working herself into a modern-day triple threat.

Mota, the super popular YouTuber who normally talks fashion on her channel, branched out this year by appearing on Dancing With The Stars, and is now releasing her first single, “Need You Right Now.”

It quickly jumped to the top of the Billboard Twitter Trending Charts, surpassing musical heavyweights Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. The single features Mike Tompkins, a fellow YouTuber who has toured with The Jonas Brothers, as a singer and producer. It’s a dance track with very teenager-appropriate lyrics, like “I need you right now, I can’t wait for you, lost beyond the circle of our hearts,” and “second guess every second looking at my phone.” Mota clearly knows her audience.

Mota isn’t the first YouTuber to go pop. Earlier this summer fellow vlogger Troye Sivan released his first album to a top 10 debut and much fan buzz. Mota has an exciting additional platform for her music with her ongoing Dancing With The Stars appearances. Perhaps she can work it into a waltz in an upcoming episode.

Screengrab via Bethany Mota / YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 13, 2014, 3:05 pm CDT