Miranda Sings is an Internet character created in 2008 and portrayed by American comedian, actress and YouTube personality Colleen Ballinger Evans. Evans displays videos of the comically talentless, egotistical and quirky character on her YouTube channel under the username Miranda Sings. In these videos, the eccentric, narcissistic, yet endearing character sings and dances badly, gives inept ""tutorials"", recounts her daily activities, discusses current events that she often misunderstands, collaborates with other YouTubers, and rants about her critics, reading examples of hate mail directed at the character on social media; she responds to them with her catchphrase: ""Haters Back Off!"".Evans created the character as a satire of bad but arrogant singers who believe that posting their videos on YouTube will lead to them breaking into show business. As of September 2015, the Miranda Sings YouTube channel had surpassed 600 million views and 5 million subscribers. Miranda has been ranked the 7th ""most popular"" YouTube personality by Daily American and the channel was ranked No. 38 of all time by NewMediaRockstars. The character also has an active presence on other social media.Since 2009, in addition to her internet videos, Evans has regularly presented live comedy acts, in character as Miranda Sings, at first in cabaret spaces and later in theaters in New York, London, and other cities in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and elsewhere. Her acts include Miranda's signature off-key singing of pop music hits and show tunes, with introductions focusing on the character's backstory. Her delivery is full of malapropisms, mondegreens and spoonerisms, and the acts incorporate interaction with audience volunteers, giving a ""voice lesson"" to, or singing a duet with, Broadway or other musical celebrities, reading hate mail, and singing while being stabbed through the neck in her ""magic trick"". The character has appeared in web series, interviews and an episode of the TV show Victorious. In each of 2014 and 2015, Evans was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for her Miranda videos, winning the award in 2015. She was also nominated for 2015 Streamy Awards, winning one. The same year, she guest-starred in character on an episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld and appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In July 2015, she released a New York Times #1 best-selling book, written in Miranda's voice, titled Selp-Helf.