Ysabella Brave

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Ysabella Brave
Birth name MaryAnne Ysabella
Born (1979-12-04) December 4, 1979 (age 35)
Origin California, United States
Genres Blues
Great American Songbook
Show tune
Film soundtrack
Occupation(s) Singer
Business and fraud analyst
Years active 2006–present
Labels Cordless
Website YsabellaBrave.com

Ysabella Brave (born MaryAnne Ysabella; 4 December 1979) is an American vocalist and song-writer[1] signed by Cordless Recordings, a division of the Warner Music Group. She was discovered through the popularity of her YouTube channels, Ysabella Brave[2] and ysabellabravetalk.[3]


Brave posted the first videos of herself singing on YouTube on July 14, 2006. Most of her songs are accompanied by prerecorded music tracks, but some are a cappella. Her singing genres include blues, jazz, the Great American Songbook, rock, soul, R&B, and pop music, amongst others, as well as some of her own original lyrics and music.

After over a year of regularly posting videos, Brave built up a large following on YouTube. Her Ysabella Brave channel has 34,281 subscribers.[4] Brave's videos were viewed 9,338,637 times, as of September 26, 2007.[citation needed]

Brave's second YouTube channel, ysabellabravetalk, was created on February 25, 2007, to separate her music and comedy videos from those in which she expresses personal opinions on subjects raised by her viewers, and her vlogs. The first video on her talk channel was posted on March 4, 2007. As of October 16, 2010, this second channel has 13,701 subscribers.[5]

Brave's most popular video is "Everyday Bravery" on her ysabellabravetalk channel. It currently has 828,365 views (August 20th, 2013).


Brave was signed as a recording artist for Cordless Recordings, an e-label of the Warner Music Group. She has been written about in the Los Angeles Times,[6] The New York Times,[7] and The San Diego Daily Transcript.[8]

Brave is mentioned prominently in the book YouTube for Dummies, written by Doug Sahlin and Chris Botello and published by Wiley Publishing, ISBN 978-0-470-14925-6. Brave is also mentioned prominently in the book 15 Minutes of Fame: Becoming a Star in the YouTube Revolution, written by Frederick Levy, ISBN 978-1-59257-765-1.


Brave was a finalist in the Miss Horrorfest 2006 contest.[9]

In 2008, her song covers were pulled by YouTube to avoid lawsuits regarding copyright infringement. So far, only one video has been allowed to be re-released. Not long after her videos were pulled, she was diagnosed with severe cases of fibromyalgia and myalgic encephalomyelitis (chronic fatigue syndrome), which have left her in poor health, and unable to contribute content to YouTube.


  1. ^ "WMG Combines Cordless, Rykodisc, Taps Slim Moon". Billboard. June 21, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Ysabella Brave". YouTube. March 1, 2006. 
  3. ^ "ysabellabravetalk". YouTube. February 25, 2007. 
  4. ^ "YouTube User Profile Ysabella Brave". YouTube. Retrieved January 9, 2009. 
  5. ^ "YouTube User Profile ysabellabravetalk". YouTube. Retrieved January 9, 2009. 
  6. ^ Dan Neil (June 3, 2007). "Wish on a Star". Los Angeles Times. 
  7. ^ Virginia Heffernan (June 7, 2007). "...And We All Went to the Seashore". The New York Times. 
  8. ^ Daniel Coffey (February 15, 2007). "What's Privacy Got To Do With It?". The San Diego Daily Transcript. 
  9. ^ Horrorfest channel (June 3, 2007). "Miss Horrorfest Episode 2: Introducing the Girls". YouTube. 

8. YouTube for Dummies, by Doug Sahlin and Chris Botello, Wiley Publishing, Inc. ISBN 978-0-470-14925-6.

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