Detroit teens behind hit dance craze 'Juju on the Beat'

Posted at 5:53 PM, Oct 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-28 17:53:13-04

It's a dance craze sweeping the nation! Videos of the "TZ Anthem Challenge" are all over the internet.

The teens behind "Juju on that Beat" are from Detroit.

15-year-old Zay Hilfiger and 17-year-old Zayion McCall never imagined becoming viral with this dance hit.

Zay said, "We reached our goal of over 100 million views in like two months."

Zay was the brains behind the beat and the moves that got this duo a record deal and appearances on national TV, like "Live with Kelly!"

"I just started doing it with my friends with the same beat that I used a couple of years ago," Zay said.

Both have always been involved with the local dance and music scene.

"It's normal for us with just a little more sugar. Because I've been dancing," Zay explained. "I've been city known."

For them "Juju On the Beat" is just the beginning, they set their eyes are some big goals.

"Perform on the Grammy's that's a short term goal for me," Zayion McCall said. "I don't even want to win one. Just to perform there. Say you really wanted to do something when you were little and you're finally able to do it is amazing for me."

It's clear this overnight fame came with hard work and talent, something we can all learn from.

"You got to stay focused," Zay said. "You can't be playing around. If you want something just go for it

Their song is on iTunes and Spotify and they plan on coming out with five more songs by Christmas.