Numa Numa by O-Zone
Numa Numa is an Internet phenomenon based on amateur videos, most notably Numa Numa Dance by Gary Brolsma, made for the song "Dragostea din tei" as performed by O-Zone. Brolsma's video, released in December 2004 on the website Newgrounds.com, was the first Numa Numa-themed video to gain widespread attention. Less than three months after the release, it had been viewed more than two million times on the debut website alone. Numa Numa Dance has since spawned many parody videos, including those created for the "New Numa Contest", sponsored by Brolsma, which promised US$45,000 in prize money for submissions. His original video was named 41st in the 2006 broadcast of 100 Greatest Funny Moments by Channel 4 in the UK. Show video tutorial!
About the Artist
O-Zone was a Moldovan pop music trio that was active from 1998 to 2005 and consisted of Dan B?lan, Radu Sirbu, and Arsenie Todiras. The group gained global popularity with their song "Dragostea din tei" and their subsequent album DiscO-Zone. O-Zone was formed as a duo of Dan B?lan and Petru Jelihovschi in 1998. They released their first album, Dar, unde e?ti..., in 1999. However, Jelihovschi had not intended to make music his career, so he split from Balan. Undaunted, B?lan held open auditions for new band members. At one such audition, he met Arsenie "Arsenium" Todira?, who eventually won over the initially skeptical Balan with his version of Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender." B?lan and Arsenium would have proceeded as a duo act until B?lan received a call from Radu Sirbu, who wanted a chance to audition for the group. Despite missing the auditions the first time around, Balan agreed, and after a successful audition by Sirbu, O-Zone officially became a trio.