NEW YORK— A New York artist sang his way into the record books after singing for four days straight on YouTube.
On August 15 at 8:11 p.m., Darren Stakey clocked out after successfully playing the piano and singing for 111 hours, 11 minutes and 11 seconds.
"I'm not ashamed to say that tears were streaming when I saw the degree to which you all rallied around me and this cause. You gave me the strength to make it through," Stakey wrote on Facebook.
Stakey sang at the On The Go Music studio, and streamed his musical marathon live on YouTube.
Stakey was singing to raise awareness for Autism, and raised $10,000 to be donated to the organization Autism Speaks. He also achieved his goal of breaking two Guinness World Records TM which will be officially verified by next week.