Awe-Inspiring Live Performance By 65-Year-Old Children That Receives 30 Million Views

ByQuyen Anne

Dec 13, 2023

About Andy Grammer

Andy Grammer (Full Name: Andrew Charles Grammer) was born on the 3rd of December 1983. He is a multi-talented songwriter, singer, and producer from the USA. Andy is featured in a viral video performing with an incredible children’s choir.

Performing one of Andy’s songs “Don’t give up on me!” Andy has the help of 65 ten-year-olds from Public School 22 in Staten Island, NY. USA. Gregg Breinberg (PS22 Chorus Director) does a magnificent job every year with these kids.

Currently signed to S-Curve Records he released his debut album called “Andy Grammer” in 2011. His most successful song to date is from his second album “Magazines or Novels” called “Honey, I’m Good” which was released in 2014. Andy is married to Aijia Grammer an American singer, songwriter, actress, and television star from Los Angeles, California.

The video above which he performed with the 65 ten-year-old has gone viral many times on social media. Not only is it a heartwarming video, but the song is well written and is musically pretty good. Below you can see the studio version of his song “Don’t Give Up On Me” with a touching video that complements the song brilliantly.

Andy started out as a busker in Santa Monica, a coastal city west of downtown Los Angeles, USA. His favorite place to play was on the Third Street Promenade. It wasn’t until July 2009 that he was discovered and taken on by manager “Ben Singer”.

Andy is said to have a total net worth in the region of $10 million dollars, accumulated from his success as a musician and record producer. Some of his most popular and successful songs include “Honey, I’m Good”, “Don’t Give Up On Me”, “Good To Be Alive” and “Fine By Me”.

Andy Grammer wasn’t prepared for this children’s chorus.

This video has gone viral in the past, but it is so good that it isn’t a one-and-done type of viral: it keeps coming back.

In the video, Andy Grammer teams up with a public school children’s chorus to sing his “Don’t Give Up On Me” and, judging by Grammer’s reaction after the song is over, he wasn’t expecting the performance he received.

According to SI Live, Andy Grammer was asked to perform for a CNN television special and, backing him, the students of PS22.

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PS22 is New York Public School 22 in Staten Island, NY. PS 22 and its Chorus Director Gregg Brienberg are fairly well known in the children’s chorus circles, as Brienberg does a great job with the students each year.

The students practiced for the performance and, from what I understand, this is the first time that Grammer performs the song with the children as a rehearsal for the show.

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The CNN special  they were rehearsing for was titled, “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute”, and it aired on December 11, 2019. This rehearsal, of course, happened sometime prior to the television special, though we don’t know the exact date.

Allow me to set the scene for this video: one piano, two guitars, an auditorium, Andy Grammer, 65 10-year-old back-up singers, and one infectious song.

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After the performance, he let out a “whew!” and then told the choir director that he didn’t expect their performance to affect him like it did.

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Turn the volume up on this one and get ready for goose bumps.

As you can see, Grammer was so moved by the performance that he needed to wipe away tears.

For the television performance that aired on CNN in December of 2019, it appears that the chrous was cut in about half. Here is a video of that performance.

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