YouTuber Lilly Singh is moving from the laptop to national television. She just announced that she will be hosting her own NBC late-night talk show, starting this fall. She announced the news while appearing as a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and thanked all the people who came before her to make this happen.
But Singh is her own success story. She currently has 14 million followers and close to 3 billion views on YouTube. Her book is a New York Times bestseller, and she's used her platform to inspire others. She also recently came out as bisexual, which makes this even more of a victory for marginalized groups everywhere.
She announced the news on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Lilly Singh announced her NBC show on Jimmy Fallon's show, but assured him she wouldn't be taking his time slot. She said that she gets to create everything from scratch and "really create something that I believe in." She said it would be like her YouTube channel, but now she will have a bigger team behind her.
Singh's YouTube channel has over 14 million followers.
Singh has always been known for her skits about her culture and poking fun at her parents. Since creating her channel in October 2010, Singh has earned close to 3 billion views. Her vlog channel has almost 3 million subscribers too.
She also wrote a bestselling book.
Singh's book, How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life, is about her journey to success. She wrote about how there's no easy way to reach your goals and how to prevent letting things stop you from doing so. In the book, she also opened up about her depression and how she learned to stay positive. The book quickly became a no. 1 New York Times bestseller.