America’s Got Talent fans would like to know what happened to Bianca Ryan. Her rise to fame happened after she auditioned in the first season of the competition. Ryan appeared on the show in 2006 with her rendition of Jennifer Holliday’s classic song “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.”
She left original judges Brandy Norwood, David Hasselhoff, and Piers Morgan in awe of her talent. Ryan woke up the entire studio with her powerhouse voice. Week after week, she made it through the show into the semi-finals. The 11-year-old was declared AGT’s first winner and awarded $1 million.
Learn about Bianca Ryan’s journey
Ryan’s fame grew after she won the first season. America’s Got Talent fans obsessively watched her videos on YouTube. They were excited to see Ryan’s return on AGT Season 2. She signed onto Syco Entertainment, which is a subset of Columbia Records. From there, she released her first-ever album in November.
Bianca Ryan’s self-titled album debuted at 57 on the Billboard Top 200. It also received critical acclaim. Her fans loved the tracks “You Light Up My Life” and “Why Couldn’t It Be Christmas Every Day?” Ryan also released two Christmas albums: Christmas Everyday! (2007) and True Meaning Of Christmas (2009).
Ryan left Syco Entertainment in 2008 before she left the public eye completely. To this day, America’s Got Talent fans would like to know what happened to Ryan. They miss her voice and would like more music from their favorite singer. Did she have a falling out with the music industry?
Is she no longer passionate about making music? Both AGT fans and fans of Ryan hope that she’s doing well these days. They’re hoping that she’s making new music soon. Read on to learn more about what happened to the first America’s Got Talent winner and what she’s up to these days.
Where the America’s Got Talent Season 1 star is now
Ryan continues to make music to this day. The America’s Got Talent alum wanted to take a break from making music to focus on her education. Once she graduated from high school, she focused on her music career once again. In 2014, Ryan founded Bianca Ryan Records LLC.
She also uploads covers to her YouTube channel. Ryan also attempted an acting career. However, she had to walk away due to health issues. In 2016, she underwent two vocal surgeries and an abdominal operation. Thankfully, both surgeries went well and she went back to making music.
In 2018, Ryan returned to the AGT stage when she tried out for America’s Got Talent: The Champions. The spin-off series allows previous contestants, winners, and finalists to compete for another chance at $1 million. Unfortuantely, Ryan didn’t make it far this time around. She continues to share her music on social media.
Most contestants who appear on America’s Got Talent fade into the spotlight after their season ends. Yet, Ryan continues to make a name for herself. She bounced back after a series of personal setbacks. Ryan’s passion for music is what keeps her going.
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