A 12-year-old boy has been signed by a major US Music label, Warner Records.
Keedron Bryant performed a song, written by his mother, about the fears of being a young African American duing the Black Lives Matter protests.
The song, I Just Wanna Live, was posted online one day after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
However, the song will be officially released to coincide with Juneteenth, which marks the end of centuries of US slavery.
The song has already racked up millions of likes.
It includes the lyrics: “I’m a young black man, doing all that I can to stand.
“Oh, but when I look around, and I see what’s being done to my kind.
“Every day I’m being hunted as prey. My people don’t want no trouble.”
Keedron Bryant’s original Instagram post has attracted over 3 million likes, and has drawn praise from former president Barack Obama.
Warner Music plans to donate the profits to the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People.