Tay Zonday is a popular example of the You Tube celebrity phenomenon made possible in recent years through viral videos.
Other You Tube velebrities include Obama Girl, The Star Wars Kid, and The Bus Uncle.
In August 2011, Zonday appeared on America's Got Talent and performed 15 seconds of his song "Chocolate Rain".Zonday was also featured in Dave Days' You Tube video spoof of Justin Bieber's song "Baby", which has over 16 million views.Twitter Reactions To Rumored Wedding“They certainly looked like a happy couple” a close friend Tweeted on Friday (February 17). But was he referring to the supposed wedding, some fans wondered. John Mayer reportedly copied Zonday's keyboard riff with his guitar in concert, in a promotion with Dr Pepper.
He starred alongside Leslie Hall in a commercial for Firefox web browser singing a song called "Users Against Boredom" in a parody of "We Are the World".While some viral video stars have become You Tube celebrities on the basis of candid videos or without their consent, Tay Zonday represents a category of You Tube celebrity that has capitalized on the viral nature of the Internet to achieve mainstream relevance and success.On Thursday morning (February 16, 2017) the American Sun-Times reported Tay Zonday and girlfriend, to be shopping for engagement rings.He attended the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, but dropped out before graduating.Early in his career, Zonday regularly performed at Balls Cabaret at The Southern Theater in Minneapolis.As well, in May 2008, Zonday performed an acoustic version of the song with Brian Bell of Weezer, spoofing his own performance in "Chocolate Rain".