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. 

She also thanked the female talk show hosts who came before her.

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There certainly are plenty of women taking over the daytime talk show circuit. But few women have been given the chance to conquer nighttime slots. Factor in how many women of color have hosted talk shows and how many have had nighttime shows and that number gets much smaller. She gave a "huge shoutout" to those who paved the way for her to have her own show. 

In top of being a woman and a person of color, Singh recently came out as bisexual, making this a true win for representation.

Just last month, Singh tweeted that she's bisexual. She wrote that being a woman, a person of color, and bisexual have each been obstacles, but now she is "embracing them as my superpowers." The internet loved it and appreciated the representation of bisexuality that honestly doesn't always get viewed in a positive way. 

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. 

Singh's show will replace Carson Daly's, which was just canceled.

Last Call With Carson Daly will end after 17 years once its current season is over. Singh's show will now take his 1:35 a.m. ET slot on NBC's roster. She will be the executive producer, and the head of Singh's Unicorn Island Productions will act as co-executive producer. Unicorn Island Productions focuses on female voices in storytelling, according to its LinkedIn. 

People have been rushing to congratulate Singh on this accomplishment, as they should.

Singh is seeing support from so many people online. Of course her fans are supporting her, but celebrities including Janelle Monaé, Dwayne Johnson, and Mindy Kaling have congratulated Singh, too. Many people pointed out how this is a first for late-night TV. Singh hits so many intersections that her show has the ability to inspire people out there who have never seen themselves represented well on-screen.

Representation is more important than you might think, and that's why Singh's show is going to be so, so huge.

People need to see themselves on screen so they can accept themselves. It gives a chance for people to think of themselves in a different way. If people can see others who look like them become successful, they know they are also capable of success. 

Besides, this is probably the first time a LGBTQ+ woman of color hosted her own show since Wanda Sykes. How many years ago was that? With all the straight white men who host shows, it's about time someone else got their voice amplified.