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Detroit Choir's 'Happy' Video Creates Happiness

Posted at: 03/19/2014 10:15 AM
Updated at: 03/19/2014 3:49 PM


Photo: Edward Bone/YouTube

DETROIT (AP) - A video of Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences students performing a rendition of Pharrell Williams' "Happy" is creating some online happiness of its own.

MLive.com and the Detroit Free Press report the 40-member choir recorded the video earlier this month. As of Wednesday afternoon, a version posted March 7 on YouTube has been viewed more than 700,000 times. And it's prompted requests for TV appearances.

The cellphone video was recorded by Edward Bone, whose daughter is among the choir's third to eighth grade students.

Choir director Angela Kee says the video was made after a producer for NBC's "America's Got Talent" requested a recording. The students helped create the choreography. And Kee says she's "tickled and pleased and amazed" by positive online reaction.

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