Alyssa Bernal spoke with Access Hollywood on the set of her new music video for ‘Cali Cali Cali’, where the young singer songwriter talked about how Pharrell Williams discovered her on YouTube. Alyssa also discussed how she used to keep in contact with another YouTube sensation, Justin Bieber.
Alyssa said Pharrell “actually tried contacting my high school” to get in touch with her. “There’s a music director that I was close with in high school and he actually spoke to him on the phone and he didn’t know who it was. It was Star Trak, the label. He told me about it and I was like who was it, and he didn’t know who it was so he was kind of like, ‘I don’t know. They were weird. I wouldn’t trust them. They were shady.'”
“We used to support each other on YouTube,” Bernal said of the Bieb. “It was like a long time ago and we were both starting out and we had a few of the same covers and he’d comment on mine, ‘Check mine out’ and I’d comment his. I just remember being amazed like, ‘Dude, this kid’s awesome!'”
Watch the segment below.