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Where and when in the world can an extraordinary, outspoken, gay man with a

snappy attitude and no musical talent have one of the hottest songs on the

charts? The answer is only in America and in the era of the internet. Read

how two producers took a bad situation and a unique character and made it

into an internet success story.

VIA BILLBOARD.COM

A rape attempt is rarely the inspiration behind a hit pop song. In fact,

Gregory Brothers’ drummer Michael Gregory, who created “Bed Intruder Song”

— a darkly comical remix of a local TV news interview with Antoine Dodson

about the attempted rape of his sister Kelly — admits that he questioned

the appropriateness of turning a “bad situation” into a musical parody. But

then he realized “it’s taking a terrible situation and making at least

something positive out of it.”

Still, the Brooklyn-based group never imagined how “positive” their

inventiveness would be for themselves or for the Dodson family. Not only has

the song’s YouTube clip been viewed nearly 14 million times, but “Bed

Intruder Song” debuts this week on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 89, almost

exclusively from download sales. It also debuts on Hot Digital Songs at No.

49 with 30,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Furthermore, Antoine and Kelly Dodson are listed as co-writers of the song,

and their family will receive 50% of the track’s revenue.

“Why I think people are latching onto it is frankly quite similar to why

they latch onto a classic ballad or pop song that tops the charts — because

there’s real emotion behind it that people identify with, even if, in this

case, it was for unusual reasons,” says keyboardist Evan Gregory.

“Although this is an unusual path to take to reach the Billboard Hot 100, it

is a path nonetheless. We’re thrilled.” READ MORE

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