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Keenan has just turned 19 on March 20th and already he has clocked up 437 million views on Youtube for his quirky, hilarious takes on the US and UK chart toppers.
Since Susan Boyle astounded society’s preconceptions with “I Dreamed a Dream”, a goofy 19 year old from Illinois USA, who is 4 foot 2 in height as a result of a rare genetic disorder, has won 437 million fans since he lip-synched Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” on his iMac.
Less than two years ago, aged 17, Keenan opened his iMac and started self-producing highly entertaining videos of himself lip-synching to the top 40 biggest hits.
Following his existing US singing successes, Keenan is releasing his first single “Closer” (ft Shy and DRS) in the UK on 19th May.
Now, with over 437 million hits on his Youtube Channel worldwide, Keenan recently performed at ABC’s American Music Awards with LMFAO, Justin Bieber, Will.i.am and David Hassellhoff.
In USA Keenan is releasing his third single “Back To Us”, which he recorded with Lovey James. He already has two singles: “Hands Up” with UK sister duo Electrovamp, then “Tonight” with French DJ Oriska.
Despite being born with a rare genetic disorder, which meant a bone marrow transplant at the age of one followed by many operations to relieve pressure, Keenan has worked with WWE star The Miz, rapper 50 Cent, Maroon 5, Jersey Shore’s Paul DelVecchio, Cody Simpson, Jason Derulo, Big Time Rush, Glee!, The Wanted, LMFAO, Justin Bieber and Xuso Jones.
Filmed on his iMac, his lovably goofy take on “Teenage Dream” made its way to Katy Perry herself but it was his “Down On Me” video with hip-hop artist 50 Cent which would make Keenan a household name.
Keenan has since worked with David Guetta and DJ Pauly D and made a winningly funny appearance on E!’s “Chelsea Lately.” ]
An ability to entertain has made Keenan hot property for viral campaigns such as for the San Francisco Giants, the NBA’s New York Knicks, Smartwater (starring Jennifer Aniston) and Wrigley Gum (with Serenading Unicorn). Keenan has partnered with Paramount Pictures to promote the “Footloose” movie making a video with Julianne Hough
“Closer” featuring Shy and DRS is released on 19th May
Fun fact notes:
In British English, a billion used to be equivalent to a million million (i.e. 1,000,000,000,000), while in American English it has always equated to a thousand million (i.e. 1,000,000,000). British English has now adopted the American figure, though, so that a billion equals a thousand million in both varieties of English.
The same sort of change has taken place with the meaning of trillion. In British English, a trillion used to mean a million million million (i.e. 1,000,000,000,000,000,000). Nowadays, it’s generally held to be equivalent to a million million (1,000,000,000,000), as it is in American English.