US child prodigy sets world record for youngest tour headliner

Last Updated: Thu, Jul 26, 2012 11:00 hrs

A eleven-year-old musician has now been officially announced as the new Guinness World Record holder of the world's youngest solo musician to headline his own tour - a feat he achieved two years ago.

Piano player Ethan Bortnick has headlined a show in Las Vegas, Nevada and has shared a stage with everyone from musicians Elton John to Beyonce.

He was presented his certificate by an official from Guinness in New York City on Wednesday, the Telegraph reported.

Two years after he set the record as a nine-year-old, the sixth grader is hitting the road again for a 22 US city tour that's been titled 'It's All About Music,' which he described as unpredictable fun.

Bortnick had started playing the piano as a 3-year-old, after begging his parents for piano lessons. The first song that he taught himself to play was on his small toy piano.

A portion of the proceeds from his tour and sales from his new single 'It's All About Music' will be going to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a cause that is close to his heart after he watched his younger brother battle through three heart surgeries. (ANI)

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