Cornell Conaway and his daughter Brooke Monroe Conaway thought the excitement over their fun rendition of Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman" had come and gone after they filmed it last year. But thanks to a retweet from Missy Elliott, the video has gained a legion of new fans.
The video, which shows Brooke belting out the hit and Cornell serving as her hype man, has racked up nearly two million views as of Tuesday.
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Cornell explained how his young daughter was able to memorize all the words in the song and produce such a powerful rendition in an interview with Today.
"I have been filming her since we brought her home from the hospital. One particular day, we were going to my mom's house. We were listening to Run DMC 'Proud to be Black.' I challenged her and said, 'I bet you can't learn these lyrics.' She did it, and with so much tenacity," he said.
"Our main purpose is to give people good vibes and brighten up their day. We get inspired because we have so many people sending us messages saying we have inspired them," Cornell added.
I love that this dad is empowering his young lady, in song, to feel beautiful, confident and strong! Happy father's day in advance!
— CallyP (@lamuarusha) June 18, 2020
People thanked Cornell for teaching his daughter about classic hits.
Superior Fathering skills
1. Teach old school tracks ✔
2. Sing your part ✔
3. Have as much fun as Jr.✔
— Maximus McMahon (@max10mil) June 18, 2020
This was live. Had me dancing and everything.
— Bon Vivant ☯️ (@BreeziNUrMouth) June 18, 2020
There are not enough likes available on this platform ❤️
— Homunculus ???? (@tryingattimes) June 19, 2020
Brooke, who is now 8 years old but was 7 when the video was filmed last year, spoke to Today about her singing and her father.
"I love this video because me and my daddy made it and it was so much fun. It was a feel-good song and I love it. I love all of it," Brooke said.
In her interview, Brooke added that she has received heartfelt messages from people as far away as Brazil, London, Australia and Ireland.
“It makes me feel happy that they're happy," she said.