Adorable 2 year-old grabs the microphone and stuns the internet

A curly-haired 2 year-old boy named Daniel Breki McCollough from Reykjavik, Iceland has managed to take the internet by storm, bringing smiles to millions of people all over the world. The video that’s turned the little tyke an on-line sensation wasn’t made with fame in mind, however. It was just a little something for his uncle. As Daniel’s mom Aldis Bjork Oskarsdottir explained, “We posted the video online to show my brother in London. He misses Daniel and likes to know how he’s doing.”

In the video, little Daniel is at the microphone (which he can hardly reach) ready to sing and “play” his plastic guitar. His mom’s boyfriend Heigar Ingi Arnarson is standing nearby with a real guitar. They launch right into their version of Ed Sheeran’s song “Thinking Out Loud.”

Ed Sheeran is a British singer, songwriter, and guitarist who’s only 26 but has already achieved amazing international success. He began recording when he was a teenager and gradually got more and more exposurem both on tour with local bands and also on the internet. Sheeran’s big break came in 2011 when he appeared on “Later… With Jools Holland,” a music show on British television. The story behind Sheeran’s song “Thinking Out Loud” is a funny one. His friend singer and songwriter Amy Wadge was staying at his house and was playing some chords on a guitar late one night while he was in the shower. He came running down from upstairs and told her they could make something of the tune. In a moment of inspiration, the two of them wrote the lyrics in only 20 minutes!

We’ve posted Daniel and Heigar’s version of “Thinking Out Loud” below. Daniel’s mom never imagined it was going to get so much attention, but once you’ve seen it, you’ll understand why it’s been such a hit.

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