YOUTUBE STAR LILLY SINGH SET TO BECOME FIRST BISEXUAL LATE-NIGHT HOST
When “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” debuts in September, Singh is expected to be the only woman and only LGBTQ person hosting a late-night show on broadcast TV.
YouTube star Lilly Singh, a vlogger with more than 14 million subscribers on the popular social platform, will be taking over the NBC late-night slot currently held by Carson Daly. When her show, “A Little Late With Lilly Singh,” debuts in September, she is expected to be the only woman and only LGBTQ person hosting a late-night show on one of the big four broadcast networks.
Singh, 30, made the big announcement Thursday during an appearance on NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
“Your girl is getting her own NBC late-night show,” Singh told the audience, which erupted with applause. “And to clarify, it’s not Jimmy’s slot.” READ MORE
‘$65,000 PER SPONSORED YOUTUBE POST’: LILLY SINGH MADE A TON BEFORE HER LATE NIGHT GIG
Now that she’s landed her own show on NBC, YouTuber Lilly Singh’s star is shining brighter than ever. Even before becoming the first woman of colour to host a late night talk show on a major U.S. network, ‘Superwoman’ has been making a lot of money online.
The Canadian social media phenom is worth an estimated $16 million. She amassed much of that fortune through YouTube, where she has over 14 million subscribers.
Advertisements and subscriptions are the keys to make money posting videos on YouTube. YouTube says how much content creators get paid depends on factors like ad format mix, number of ads served, seasonality, and the overall market. READ MORE
BYE BYE CARSON DALY, HELLOOOOOOOO LILLY SINGH!
Scarborough’s very own IISuperwomanII has been tapped by NBC to take over its 1:35 a.m. late night talk show slot this September, making her the first woman ever to host such a program on one of America’s Big 4 networks and the first woman of colour with her own late night show.
Singh, who’s gone from hilarious YouTuber to legitimate (and wildly successful) global pop culture icon over the past decade, announced the news last night on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” READ MORE
Started from Scarborough and now she’s 🍾
Massive respect to Lilly Singh, one of the hardest working people I’ve ever met.
— Cameron Bailey (@cameron_tiff) March 15, 2019
NBC HIRING LILLY SINGH AS A LATE NIGHT HOST IS A VERY BIG DEAL
The Canadian YouTube star will become the only queer woman of color hosting a late night show on a major network.
There’s no TV format that screams “America will never change” quite like late night shows. Huge swaths of the country settle down nightly with mostly straight white men who tell us how to process a crazy day of news, each show with practically the same format and set design. But now, Lilly Singh, a bisexual Indian Canadian YouTuber, is breaking barriers as NBC’s new late night host. And she has everyone from Kehlani to Nick Jonas rooting for her.
GO OFF QUEEN! CONGRATS!!!!
— Kehlani (@Kehlani) March 15, 2019
YES! So awesome congrats!
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) March 15, 2019
She dropped the announcement on the Tonight Show on Thursday night , telling Jimmy Fallon that her new show, A Little Late with Lilly Singh, will be replacing Last Call with Carson Daly starting in September. That makes her the only woman hosting a late night show on a major network, and the only woman of colour hosting a major late night show on television. She’ll also be executive producing the show alongside her friend Polly Auritt, who heads her production company Unicorn Island Productions, Variety reports. READ MORE
NBC TAPS LILLY SINGH TO REPLACE CARSON DALY IN LATE NIGHT
Lilly Singh, who first amassed fame as a YouTube star, has been tapped to replace Carson Daly as the host of NBC’s 1:35 a.m. talk show.
The retitled “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” will launch in September, and as noted by NBC, will make her the only female to currently host a late-night talk show on one of the Big 4 networks.
“A Little Late” will feature Singh conducting in-studio interviews, as well as feature pre-taped comedy sketches and other “signature elements.” READ MORE