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What makes something a YouTube hit? How does a video like “Yosemitebear Mountain Giant Double Rainbow 1-8-10” become an Internet sensation? There’s a whole list of reasons. Somewhere on that list – between freak chance and Diddy tweeting it – lies the rarest of YouTube commodities: talent.
Occasionally a video does break big for the right reasons though. Sungha Jung is a case in point. This fourteen-year old South Korean boy has amassed millions of views for his fantastic slap-guitar instrumental covers. His latest, a funky version of Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” is on its way to 200,000 views after only a week. Move over, Greyson; this kid is scary-good.
Check out more Sungha Jung at, of course, YouTube.