He posted his first video, an original arrangement of Pachelbel's "Canon In D" in February 2007. He posted his first original song on April 12. Ten days later, he posted his second -- "Chocolate Rain":
And then the world lost its goddamn mind. Human beings were physically unable to prevent themselves from watching the video. In 200 years, future humans will classify it as a legitimate case of mass hysteria.
There was hardly a show Tay Zonday didn't make an appearance on. Tosh.0, Jimmy Kimmel Live! -- he performed "Chocolate Rain" on Maury, the show where dudes dance when paternity tests prove they didn't impregnate the psycho who made them take a paternity test on Maury.