Have you seen the latest viral sensations happening in Grand Rapids?
YouTube Trends states that Grand Rapids is the LipDub Capital of America. Even if we aren't we enjoy making them. Check out the ones that have been created here.
It's our way of welcoming you to Grand Rapids, Michigan: a world record-breaking lip dub video featuring thousands of participants throughout our city lip-synching to Don McLean's "American Pie."
The Grand Rapids Lip Dub video has surpassed 1.6 million viewers on YouTube and has garnered worldwide media coverage spanning multiple continents, including Asia, Europe and Australia. In the U.S., it's attracted plenty of attention and accolades from coast to coast:
Film critic Roger Ebert dubbed it the "greatest music video ever made."
Nightly news magazine, "Inside Edition," featured segments of the video in its syndicated show.
Kathy Lee and Hoda discussed the LipDub video on their segment of The Today show. Watch the clip.
Perhaps the greatest endorsement came from the "American Pie" singer himself. Don McClean posted "Amazing "American Pie" LipDub http://bit.ly/j2DjJ3" to his followers on Twitter.
See all of the national coverage this viral video has received.
We're excited for you to experience Grand Rapids. Our community is, too.
Show your support for Grand Rapids and the LipDub video by purchasing some Grand Rapids LipDub merchandise. T-shirts, stickers, posters, and other Grand Rapids gifts now available!
Recently, Clark Retirement Community launched their own LipDub Video. This was also shown on the Today Show and Good Morning America!
In the fall of 2010, GVSU created their LipDub. Check out their website.