In the present, become viral on the internet is the fondest dream of some people. The most curious thing of all is that most of the celebrities viral that have been born in recent times not only were completely unknown, but in addition have achieved their fame through original videos (and many times even shameful) that goes from an awful audition of American Idol, to a young man who loves Star Wars.
The big question is how do you know what made those famous viral after their productions? how they managed to maintain their popularity or it was just a touch of luck? In this guide we decided to choose 10 of the most popular videos on the internet, and we will tell you what is the life of its protagonists.
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CHRIS CROCKER, “Leave Britney Alone”
His name is Chris Crocker, but it is possible to know it as the type “Leave Britney Alone”. In the year 2007, Crocker came to YouTube to express their opinions (very excited) towards the enemies of Britney Spears. That video received more than 2 million visits in a single day, turning over rapidly the world of Crocker. Appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Maury. His new found fame also gave him a platform to advocate for the LGBTQ community. Crocker is still in the social networks by making content hilarious, and recently released a self-titled album.
TAY ZONDAY, “CHOCOLATE RAIN”
The video of the original song Chocolate Rain Tay Zonday has been watched more than 118 million times on YouTube. It is a song that is recognizable by almost all, however, it became a viral sensation as fast. After that it went up in 2007, it took three months in awareness, until it appeared in Digg.com, also known as the Reddit of the early years, that will be launching officially.
However, once you did, Zonday went from being a teaching assistant in Minnesota, to a YouTube sensation, so much so, that it has managed to appear on Best Week Ever, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Tosh.0 and Maury. Currently, Zonday is still working as an actor and singer, and more recently, did the work of dubbing for an animated series based on the franchise of Transformers.
CHARLIE AND HARRY, “Charlie bite my finger”
It has been 11 years since Charlie bit the finger of his brother Harry, however, this fact still remains famous on the internet. The video shows a small boy named Charlie sitting on the lap of his brother Harry. When Charlie decides to bite the finger of his brother, there is a moment very funny for all the spectators, when the poor brother says, “Charlie bit me on the finger … and I am still hurt”. This video has been viewed more than 850 million times and, according to reports, has earned the family more than a million dollars. The children have obviously grown, and now living their lives as they do normal children.
ANTOINE DODSON, “HIDE YOUR KIDS, HIDE YOUR WIFE”
When an intruder attacked the sister of Antoine Dodson in the middle of the night, your feelings of outrage and revenge were exposed in an interview that made him a journalist in the door of his house. Best known as the type “Hide your kids, hide your wife”, the interview of Dodson went viral after it was remixed with the song Bed Intruder by the Gregory Brothers.
The song was in the Billboard Hot 100, and was eventually recognized as song of platinum, thanks to this video, can you believe it? With the money from sales of the song, Dodson was able to take his family of subsidized housing. Now, after a season in L. A., Dodson moved to Arkansas, where he became a parent and substitute teacher.
REBECCA BLACK, “FRIDAY”
In 2011, a 13 year-old girl launched a music video and changed his life forever. That song is called Friday , and that girl was Rebecca Black. The video went viral and now has accumulated more than 124 million views, which has led us to many of us, whether we like it or not, to sing “Get to get down the Friday” at one time or another. Black later tried for the singing competition american, The Four: Battle for Stardom, and released an album titled Re / bl.
JONATHON WARE, “I LIKE TURTLES”
Jonathon Ware, also known as “I like turtles”, he was only on tv for 10 seconds, but managed to capture the attention of an entire nation. The nerves were activated when Ware, dressed as a zombie, he was asked what he thought about the painting of his face. As most teens, he responded in the most logical fashion possible: “I like turtles”. That video has been viewed more than 60 million times and Jonathon, now 19 years old, goes to the university. Despite the fact that it is still recognized today, no matter you recite the three words that made him famous.
WILLIAM HUNG, “SHE BANGS”
William Hung was not a household name, but we have to admit that after singing She Bangs by Ricky Martin on American Idol, became a star of the night to the morning. The video of her performance has garnered almost 5 million hits since 2004, and although it did not pass to the next round, his attitude allowed him to sign a record contract with two albums. Now, William is an inspirational speaker and business coach.
SWEET BROWN, “NOBODY HAS TIME FOR THAT”
When the apartment complex of Sweet Brown caught fire in 2014, his interview with a local news station went viral thanks to your sentence: “No one has time for that!”. After, someone created a remix of that interview, called No time for bronchitis. That video has been viewed over 64 million times. Since then, Brown has appeared in television programs, a film by Tyler Perry, and has created his own line of t-shirts and barbecue sauces. Their social networks accounts have not been updated since 2014, but according to rumors, still lives in the same apartment complex that made her famous.
GARY BROLSMA, NUMA NUMA
The “Numma Numma Dance“ is a video that is known throughout the world and is possibly one of the first viral videos ever conceived. Before the lip-sync was very cool, Gary Brolsma pretended to be in the Dragostea Din Tei of O-Zone, becoming a meme instant of the night to the morning. Today, the self-described web designer “shy” lives in New Jersey and is busy making music with his band, posting videos on his YouTube channel and creating traces of “Numa Numa”.
GHYSLAIN RAZA, the child Star Wars
When Ghyslain Raza filmed a video of himself using a golf ball as a lightsaber improvised, never had the intention that someone could view the video. When the video was found in the basement of his high school and released to the public, the life of the Race changed instantly. Sadly, Race became a victim of cyber bullying and then opted for private tutoring. Now, is speaking out against cyberbullying, using her story as an example of how bad it can be. He also obtained his title of lawyer and still resides in Canada.
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