The Internet was amazed last week by a viral video of a high school student's amazing dance to Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." The performer behind the buzzworthy clip, Brett Nichols, joined HuffPost Live on Friday to discuss all the fanfare, and the fantastic gift he got from the estate of Michael Jackson himself.
After his video was shared millions of times online, Nichols received a package containing two copies of Jackson's new posthumous album "Xscape" and an invitation to attend the Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas on the King of Pop's birthday.
Nichols, a junior at Pitman High School in Turlock, Calif., has been dancing for nine years, but video of this one performance racked up 15 million views on YouTube in about a week. Nichols shared with HuffPost Live's Josh Zepps how exactly he first realized he was becoming an online sensation.
"I had gone to first period, and a resource teacher of mine showed me a comment on the official video where someone told me I'm big in the Netherlands. I was like, 'Oh, that's really cool.' I was thinking a little big of myself," he said with a grin. "But it wasn't until the next class where all these teachers came in ... and they were like, 'Look, you're on MTV News.'"
See the full HuffPost Live conversation in the video above.