Boy shows off incredible singing skills while covering New Edition's hit song in viral video
JD McCray, then-nine years old, became an Internet sensation after a video of him covering New Edition’s song “Can You Stand The Rain” with his father became viral.
The one-minute clip portrayed the boy laying on a bed wearing a grey sweater and a black beanie hat while singing in the most beautiful way. His father, dictating the tempo, joined him from time to time, serving as his backup singer.
Soon after the video was posted to Facebook, several people started sharing and commenting on it, turning it into a viral clip. So far, it has almost 7 million views, 211,000 reactions, and 168,000 shares.
PRAISING THE BOY
Some of the people who commented the post were surprised by the fact that JD managed to sing in such a flawless way while laying down on the bed as it requires more control and power of the vocals.
Blavity reported that soon after the world met JD, a couple of celebrities like Jason Derulo and Dr. Dre asked him to work with them. Apart from that, he was hand-picked to feature on Childish Gambino’s song “Terrified,” from his most recent album “Awaken My Love!”
PERFORMING AT THE GRAMMYS
Not only Childish Gambino recorded the song with JD, but he also invited him to perform it at the 60th Grammy Awards ceremony at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018, in New York City.
If that was not enough for such a young man, JD has made appearances on TV shows, including Steve Harvey’s “Little Big Shots” and the “Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
TALKING TO ELLEN DEGENERES
During his time with Ellen, the host pointed out that he has been compared to the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. JD admitted that even though he “messes up” from time to time, he considers it is an honor to be compared with such a legend.
The boy proved that not only he can sing but also he can be very funny. He said that he worked with “The Lion King” remake, wherein he pointed out that he and Simba, one of the characters of the film, had a lot in common. “We can both sing, we both love and look up to our dads, we both have really scary uncles.”
Finally, he took the stage to perform “Who’s Loving You” by the Jackson 5. As expected, he wowed the crowd with his beautiful voice and dance moves.