A fishmonger at  Queen's Market in East London in UK has shot to fame with his “One Pound Fish” jingle.

An amateur video featuring Muhammed Shahid Nazir, aka the "One Pound Fish Man", has propelled the little-known fish seller into fame beyond his wildest dreams. The two-minute video, showing him peddling his fish at Queen's Market through a silly sing-along to anyone who would listen, has gone viral with almost 5 millions views since it was uploaded to YouTube on April 1, 2012 (yes, on April's Fool Day!).

"Have-a, have-a look, one pound fish. Very, very good, very, very cheap, one pound fish," goes the song.

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The 31-year-old shot to even more nationwide attention after failing to make the cut on Britain's reality music show, X Factor UK. However, he has since been signed on by Warner Music Group, releasing his first single aptly titled "One Pound Fish" in time for Christmas.

The video of the song, which has already hit 3 million views since it was uploaded on December 10, shows him singing the same song but in all its full glitz and glamour.

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Park Jae-Sang, 34, an eccentric South Korean hip hop artist better known by his stage name “Psy”, has become a global online hit after a video of his latest song “Gangnam Style” went viral, garnering more than 15 million views since it was uploaded on YouTube on July 15.

Park Jae-Sang

The YouTube video features the Berklee College of Music graduate performing the so-called “horse dance” — similar to riding a horse.

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Donner Summer may have had her ‘Last Dance’ here on earth, but ‘Heaven Knows’ it is dancing with joy for her arrival.

Yes, disco queen Summer, whose sultry voice and pulsing rhythms defined the 1970s disco era, died yesterday morning at her home in Key West, Florida at age 63 following a battle with lung cancer. Summer is survived by her husband Bruce Sudano, their daughters Brooklyn and Amanda, as well as her daughter Mimi from her previous marriage.

Donna Summer

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Drew Garrett and Lauren Willy, two 17-year-old allegedly “hot” girls from Los Angeles, have become an Internet sensation, but for all the wrong reasons. Like other young girls such as Rebecca Black who try to be famous, Drew and Lauren have been subjected to a rage of vicious comments and death threats.

The two girls, calling themselves Double Take, recorded a video of their song entitled “Hot Problems” about all the troubles attractive people face. The video features the two moderately attractive teenage girls singing (and that’s putting it very politely) about the everyday problems they encounter as a result of their attractiveness and how perfect they are.

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These “hot” girls’ problems are now everyone’s problems as the video has gone viral, garnering almost 8 million views and 400,000 dislikes since it was uploaded on YouTube on April 15.

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Lana Del Rey is a name you’re going to hear a lot of in 2012. She’s the internet sensation whose debut song Video Games is already the ‘Single Of The Year’ pre-release, having attracted almost 17 million  views on YouTube. Her first UK concert in November sold out in about 30 seconds.

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Her husky voice makes her the “It” girl of 2012. She calls her shtick “Lolita in the hood” or “the gangster Nancy Sinatra”. Music bloggers agree almost unanimously: the voice, lyrics, arrangements, melody – it’s all there.

25-year-old Lana Del Rey, real name Elizabeth Grant or Lizzy Grant, was born on June 21, 1986 in New York City and grew up in Lake Placid, New York. When she was fifteen, she left Lake Placid to go to boarding school in Connecticut. She is the daughter of domain investor and millionaire Rob Grant.

Lana Del Rey aka Lizzy Grant

Grant’s management chose her stage name, “I wanted to be a band but the label I was with and the team I had around me absolutely wanted me to be a solo artist. Lana Del Rey came from a series of managers and lawyers over the last 5 years who wanted a name that they thought better fit the sound of the music.”

Del Rey tried to make it as a mainstream artist with the release of an album titled “Lana Del Rey” in January 2010. It was the singer’s first professionally produced album, released under Lizzy Grant on an independent label with producer David Kahne. Del Rey stated that “David asked to work with me only a day after he got my demo. He is known as a producer with a lot of integrity and who had an interest in making music that wasn’t just pop.”

Her father, Robert Grant, helped with the marketing of the album, which was available for purchase on iTunes for a brief period before being withdrawn for unknown reasons.

In June 2011, Del Rey was signed with Stranger Records, to release her debut single “Video Games”; in October 2011, she was signed with Interscope Records.

The song Video Games put the 25-year-old American singer into the public eye. Her YouTube video for the song is heavy with nostalgia, filmed like a home movie with stills from old films, classic motorbikes, skateboards and 50s fashion.

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Lan is scheduled to release her debut album Born To Die in January 2012. The second single and title track “Born to Die”, a string-laden torch song oozing with high drama, is set for release on January 22, 2012. The music video for it leaked on December 14, 2011, and was based on a concept created by the singer, under the direction of Yoann Lemoine. The music video received generally favorable reviews from contemporary critics and has received more than 9 million views on YouTube.

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More tracks from Lana’s highly anticipated album Born to Die have hit the web – National Anthem and the infectiously poppy This Is What Makes Us Girls .

Lana cites Britney Spears, Elvis Presley and Kurt Cobain as her musical influences and her music has been described as “cinematic dark pop” by thedailytransmission.com.

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Reverend Gavin Tyte (aka TyTe) has become an internet hit with his rap rendition of the story of Nativity.

TyTe was a professional beatboxer before becoming a vicar so it comes as no surprise that he has now combined both of his passions to come up with this Nativity video which has started to go viral.

40-year-old TyTe, who has been vicar of Uplyme Church for the past two years, raps: ‘Welcome to Beatbox Bible’, before continuing his sermon online to parishioners.

Reverend Gavin Tyte (aka TyTe) rapping in his Beatbox Bible video

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Songwriting and production duo Swiss American Federation (SAF) teamed up with YouTube sensation Jimmy Wong to record their new single “Don’t Let Go,” a richly melodic propulsive trance pop. Jimmy’s brother Freddie Wong directed the special music video of the track that premiered earlier this month.

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Swiss American Federation is the exciting and eclectic Los Angeles duo of Christian B and M Dold who have worked on some massive tunes and have two number one singles under their belt.

Swiss American Federation has produced more than 90 songs and mixes over the past 11 years including several top 5 chart topping club and radio hits and helping drive sales of more than 20,000,000 albums worldwide with their mixes.

S.A.F. has amassed a very impressive collection of both cool club records and singles for platinum artists like: Nelly Furtado, Celine Dion, Enya, Madonna, Basement Jaxx, Paul Van Dyk, Erasure, Dido, Sarah Brightman (#2 Billboard), Cyndi Lauper (#2 Billboard)to name a handful. They produced Celine Dions global smash A New Day Has Come (#1Pop Single) and Enya’s Grammy nominated record “Only Time (also a #1 world-wide smash) which sold over 15 million copies and is the singers biggest hit to date.

Jimmy Wong is a 24-year-old American Chinese rock musician, actor, filmmaker and YouTube star artist in Los Angeles, CA. He grew up in Seattle, Washington, and attended Middlebury College in Vermont, majoring in Theatre & Drama. As a child, he studied classical piano for 8 years and this evolved into his current involvement in theatre, acting, graphic design, and photography.

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Greyson Chance shot to fame singing Lady Gagas Paparazzi. Maria Aragon too catapulted into the limelight singing Lady Gagas Born This Way. Will Lao Lai Qiao Gaga be the next act to achieve stardom after singing their translated version of Lady Gagas Bad Romance?

As part of the mid-autumn festival celebrations, China’s Hunan TV aired an unique Lady Gaga cover: A choir performance by Lao Lai Qiao GAGA, translated as “Old Folks Going GAGA.”

The performance opened with young girls playing traditional Chinese instruments made of glass, who then made way for the plain-clothes gang of old folks singing jovially to the tune of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” Providing their own lyrics in Mandarin Chinese, the old folks have moving sets and gently choreographed dance moves to make for an odd, but adorable performance.

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Despite the smiling seniors, their translated lyrics suggest a life of loneliness as opposed to Lady Gaga’s raunchy lyrics about obsessive romance gone wrong. The choir sings about trying to stay amused in old age and failing to get the attention of their hard-working grown children:

Your working days are too many, you hardly ever come home

At the other end of the phone, you’re always busy with no end in sight

Busy with no end

Busy, busy, busy without end.

Your old folks pass their days learning and finding ways to amuse themselves

Cut back on the little details, but HOLD on to those grand occasions

Have to HOLD on,

Hold, hold, hold, have to HOLD on.

Beloved son, watch the singing on TV

Your father and mother didn’t make any mistakes, did they?

Tonight, HOLD on as you see Mum & Dad within a second GO GAGA!

If you’re satisfied, please stand up and applaud

Don’t make us too nervous

If you’re happy, sing along with us

Give us our moment on stage

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With Hunan TV being China’s most popular satellite channel, the performance was seen by millions of Chinese people worldwide. And the video has gone viral. May the force of Lady Gaga be with you!


While her boyfriend Justin Bieber still acts like a kid, Disney darling Selena Gomez has blossomed into a sexy young woman and the dream girl of a whole army of male fans.

19-year-old Selena Gomez showed off plenty of cleavage in a low-cut number at a show in Vancouver, Canada on Thursday. The show was part of her debut headlining tour We Own The Night.

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Americas Got Talent, the countrys most-watched summer series, wrapped up its sixth season Wednesday, crowning a car washer the winner.

Following a two-hour season finale of America’s Got Talent, Nick Cannon announced that Landau Eugene Murphy Jr had triumphed over Team iLuminate, Silhouettes and Poplyfe to emerge winner.

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Murphy, who has four children, has been washing cars at a car dealership in Chapmanville, West Va. With his win, he won’t be washing cars again — unless they’re his own.

Its undeniable that there’s something genuinely special about Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. He’s a class act and a worthy winner for a talent competition.

The soulful vocalist sang his way to victory on Wednesday on “America’s Got Talent”, surprising a lot of his fans by switching up the style of song completely with a more uptempo jam with Patti LaBelle.

“Thank you so much for supporting me and believing in me, and helping me believe in myself on national television, in front of the whole world,” Murphy said, barely holding back his tears as the crowd applauded. “This is so important to us, man. This has been a long, hard journey. I been busting my butt out here doing this for so long, ever since I was a kid, and it’s finally paying off.”

With his rich voice, vocal styling, humility and mild-mannered persona, Murphy had been most endearing throughout the season. He beat three other finalists on the season-ending telecast. They included The Silhouettes, a troupe of youngsters from Arvada, Colo., who use shadow dancing to illustrate music. This enormous group, more than three dozen strong ranging in age from 3 to 19 years old, had charmed the audience with its visual effects.

Moments earlier, the other two acts had been cut. They were teenage rock band PopLyfe from Oakland, Calif., as well as Team iLuminate, whose dancing performers equip themselves with wearable wireless lighting systems.

Viewers had cast their votes after Tuesday’s performance show, when Murphy sang Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.”

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On Wednesday’s broadcast, Murphy performed “You’re All I Need to Get By” in a duet with Patti LaBelle.

Murphy has earned $1 million and the honor of headlining a show in Las Vegas with the other three finalists also on the bill on October 28, 29 and 30 at the 4,500-seat Colosseum at Caesars Palace with Jerry Springer as the host.

Congratulations, Murphy! You did it your way!