Futuristic's 'Happy Dance' Wins Musical.ly's #NextWaveMay

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Arizona-based rapper Futuristic is the winner of Musical.ly’s #NextWaveMay with his song “Happy Dance.”

The social media platform that calls upon users to share videos of themselves lip-syncing to their favorite songs reported that 273,335 videos were created to the 15 #NextWaveMay finalists, with a total of over 84 million views. Last month’s #NextWaveApril winner was Hey Violet’s “Break My Heart.”

Born Zachary Lewis Beck, Futuristic began rapping in the second grade in Illinois before later moving to Arizona where he has continued to pursue his music career. The artist officially came on the scene in 2012 with the release of his debut album Dream Big, and since then has gone on to release a number of albums. His collaboration with Devvon Terrell, Coast 2 Coast, reached No. 82 on the Billboard 200 and his latest project, As Seen on the Internet, hit No. 116.

Watch the video for “Happy Dance” below.