Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Welcome. I'm Ryan Higa, professional singer, and vocal-styloliger-izer-ist. And today, I'm going to be teaching you how to sing like some of your favorite artists. As much as you think you can't sing, or as much as you know you can, YOU CAN'T YET. But by the time you finish this video, with enough work and effort, one day, you might be able to sound like...THIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS. Not one lesson. [How to sing like your favorite artist] The first artist you're gonna learn how to sound like... [2 Chainz] Think of every tough guy you ever met with a big ass chain, now double that. That's how tough you gotta be when you rap like 2 Chainz. And once you've got that down, all you have to do is rap about things that are blatantly obvious. She got a big booty so I call her "Big Booty." Or a line like this... I'm in the kitchen, yams everywhere. Or... All I want for my birthday is a big booty ho. Yes, those are actual lyrics from his song "Birthday Song." But really, once you've perfected your 2 Chainz, you can do it with anything. I like this lamp yo, that's why I purchased this lamp. I'm in the kitchen... Not anymore. All I want for my birthday, is a big booty ho(le). Oh! Gotta poop, gotta poop right now. [Justin Timberlake] JT likes to sing high, so the technique here is simple. You just have to grab your nuts hard. Hard as the can. I can't wait till I get you on the floor, good lookin' Oww! Ahhh! [Nicki Minaj] Sounding like Nicki Minaj is simple. All you have to do is rap while you're slowly leaning back on an exercise ball. I said, excuse me you're a hell of a guy, I mean my, my, my, my you're like pelican fly. I mean you're so shy and I'm loving your tie, you're like slicker than the guy with the thing on his eye, oh! [Beyoncé] So you wanna sound like Beyoncé... You probably can't. That's a natural God-given talent. [Justin Bieber] Just try to sound overly sexy, almost to the point where it sounds like you're gonna cry, but you don't. As long as you love me. [One Direction] Just pretend you're a good-looking British singer and duplicate yourself. Everyone else but you two! Let's see, I'm probably gonna need about 1, 2, 3... four more people for this part so... Kageboushi no jutsu! You guys ready? Ready? 5, 6, 7, 8 Remember that when you are feeling sad... [Drake] Just sound really lazy, like you don't even feel like rapping today. Started from the bottom now we're here. Lazier, much lazier than that. Started from the bottom now we're here. Lazier! Started from the bottom now we're... Look your alarm clock just woke you up at 6:00 am and now you have to go to school. Started from the bottom now the whole team here. [Lil' Wayne] Now take what you do with Drake, and go even lazier. Kinda like you're on drugs and struggling to speak. Could never figure out our love. Our love. [Snoop Dogg] Pretend like you're rapping at 3:00 am in the morning with your mom sleeping in the same room, and she already woke up to scold you once. When the pimps in the crib ma drop it like it's... Will you shut up? [T-Pain] To sound like T-pain... I'm already doing it. Initiate autotune. To sound like T-pain... I'm already doing it. Yeah. That's it. Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's ****. [Lil' Jon] -It's kind of like you're hard of hearing. -WHAT!? -I said its kind of like you're hard of hearing. -WHAT!? -I said it's kind of like you're hard of hearing. -OKAY. [Every emo song] You're sad because you just lost the love of your life, and you're trying to get over them by pushing them out, but you can't because you're just constipated with love. Where are you? And I'm so sorry. [Every country song] Think of the sound you would make when imitating a shot clock buzzer at a basketball game. Now make the sound of your voice cracking when you're going through puberty. I'm going through puberty. Put those two together and you got country. I will never say never. [Every raggae song] Do you remember the Stitch voice from Lilo and Stitch? Ohana means family. Good, now do that with a deeper voice while bobbing your head. Ohana means family. And if you want to get fancy, you can add in those random unnecessary shouting sounds that they do at the beginning of the song right before the chorus. All you have to do is hit random things on your keyboard and shout it out loud. #%%[email protected]**&... check, check, boh, boh [Every song that is difficult to understand] Whether it's in a different language, or just sounds like it is, there are still ways you can sound like your favourite artist. If you don't know the song, just keep quiet until the part that you do know comes up. Or you can just sing the parts that you do know and mumble the rest. Just gimme the light... Girl you looking nice... Plus you gimme... And if those two tips don't work, just make up the words. As long as it relates to the song title, people will probably think you know it. Kinda like I used to sing the song Lights by Ellie Goulding. You turn the lights off, then you turn them back on. Shinning like it's a light. Actually, those lyrics could make a really good 2 Chainz song. You turn the lights off, then you turn them back on. Last but not least, and probably the most difficult to understand and imitate. [Skrillex] In order to sound like Skrillex, you need to do everything you just learned in this video and put it all together in one. Initiate autotune.