- A young black boy identified as Keedron Bryant has been signed to Warner Records after a video of him singing went viral
- The 12-year-old boy posted a video of himself singing about the fears of being a black man, a day after George Floyd was killed
- Shortly after the video went viral online, he announced he has been signed on to the American record label
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Keedron Bryant is all shades of happiness as he recently got signed to Warner Records, owned by Warner Music Group and headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
The 12-year-old singer became an internet sensation after he shared a video of himself singing about the fears of living as a black man. He posted the video to his Instagram page a day after George Floyd's death.
It includes the lyrics: "I'm a young black man, doing all that I can to stand. Oh, but when I look around, and I see what's being done to my kind. Every day I'm being hunted as prey. My people don't want no trouble."
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Watch the video below:
Barely a few days after he went viral with the song racking in millions of likes, Warner Records signed the young singer on to their label.
According to RNZ, the song will be released on June 20.
Warner Records timed the release to coincide with Juneteenth, which marks the end of centuries of US slavery.
Warner plans to donate the profits to the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People.
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The young gospel singer's original Instagram post has attracted over three million likes and has drawn praise from former president Barack Obama, basketball legend LeBron James, singer Janet Jackson, and actress Lupita Nyong'o.
"It's very exciting because this is what God's called me to do. It's just been an exciting experience to work with my mum," Keedron told Associated Press in an interview.
In other news, Gianna Floyd, daughter of recently killed black American man George Floyd, has been made a Disney shareholder thanks to a gift package from singer and actress Barbra Streisand.
The 6-year-old shared her delight with many on social media on Saturday, June 14, posting a series of smiling photos.
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