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Brian Anthony Interview : 2009 Special Olympics & Becoming Brian

Brian Anthony’s hard hitting beats and heavy hooks will stay lodged in your brain for days. Check out the Kidzworld interview with this ambitious young talent and hear all about how he performed his smash hit Champion at the 2009 Special Olympics!


A Special Performance

Brian Anthony once worked as a teacher’s assistant for developmentally disabled kids, so when he was given the opportunity to perform at the 2005 Special Olympics in Southern California, he jumped at the chance.


“It was different from every performance I’ve ever done,” Brian says. “The spirit of the athletes and the kindness of the volunteers and the organization as a whole really made it great.”


Brian had just released an EP on iTunes and wanted to donate some of the proceeds to the Special Olympics. He had lunch with one of the producers and that’s how it all got started. “They asked me to write an anthem,” Brian says. “They wanted it to be a song about taking action—positive, uplifting and inspiring to the athletes.”


The end result was Champion, a song Brian performed again at the 2009 Special Olympics—this time in Windsor, Ontario. Champion has iust been re-released on iTunes, so Brian performed the brand new version for his fans. “It’s like an urban radio remix—more pop radio friendly with a heavier bass line,” he says.


Keeping It Real

Brian knows how important it is to stay in touch with his fans so he’s started his own reality show called Becoming: Brian. Brian’s camera crew even filmed this interview! “If you want to have a successful career you need to do the work,” Brian says. “You need to go out and record yourself—my theory was once you build it, they will come and that’s what’s happened!”


Brian says the aim of his show is to show everyone that anything’s possible if you believe in youself. “You’ll find obstacles in your way,” Brian says, “but if you work long and hard enough, you can make anything you want in life come true.”


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