Say It's Possible

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"Say It's Possible"
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Single by Terra Naomi
from the album Under the Influence (2007)
B-side "Say It's Possible (Acoustic)"
Released June 11, 2007
Format Digital download, 7" vinyl
Genre Alternative rock
Length4:01
Label Island
Songwriter(s) Terra Naomi

"Say It's Possible" is Terra Naomi's first single and first solo release on a major label. [1] The song originated on YouTube, and due to its origins the song has been covered on the website in a variety of different styles and languages. [2] In March 2007, it won the first YouTube Video Award in the category Best Music. [3]

Terra Naomi American singer

Terra Naomi is an indie folk singer-songwriter, who rose to fame through a performance of her song "Say It's Possible" on the video sharing site YouTube. Originally from New York State, but currently based in Los Angeles, she writes and performs her own songs, and plays the guitar and piano.

YouTube video-sharing service owned by Google

YouTube, LLC is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries.

YouTube Awards

The YouTube Awards was a promotion run by the website YouTube to recognize the best user-generated videos of the year. The awards were presented twice, in 2007 and 2008, with winners being voted for by the site's users from shortlists compiled by YouTube staff. YouTube was launched on February 14, 2005, and quickly began to grow – by July 2006, traffic to the site had increased by 297 percent. As a result of this success, in March 2007 YouTube launched their own awards promotion to honor some of the site's best videos. Seven shortlists were compiled, with ten videos per shortlist. Users were invited to vote for the winners over a five-day period at a dedicated web page. Singer Damian Kulash, whose band OK Go won in the Most Creative category for their music video Here It Goes Again, said that receiving a YouTube Award was a surreal honor and that the site was changing culture "quickly and completely".

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Videos

The first video appeared on YouTube in June 2006, five days after Naomi had written the song [4] and quickly became a featured video. A second video was released in December 2006, compiling amateur footage of YouTubers from around the globe. [5] The third video, which will be used to promote the single, reuses the concept of the second video. [6]

Inspiration

Naomi stated that she was inspired to write the song after seeing the film An Inconvenient Truth . [7]

<i>An Inconvenient Truth</i> 2006 documentary film on Al Gores campaign to raise awareness for global warming directed by Davis Guggenheim

An Inconvenient Truth is a 2006 American concert film/documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about former United States Vice President Al Gore's campaign to educate people about global warming. The film features a comprehensive slide show that, by Gore's own estimate, he has presented over a thousand times to audiences worldwide.

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Private Practice is an American medical drama television series which aired on ABC from September 26, 2007, to January 22, 2013. A spin-off of Grey's Anatomy, the series takes place at Seaside Wellness Center and chronicles the life of Dr. Addison Montgomery, played by Kate Walsh, as she leaves Seattle Grace Hospital in order to join a private practice, located in Los Angeles. Private Practice also revolves around Addison's co-workers at Seaside Wellness Center, and how they deal with patients and the practice while still finding time to live their everyday lives.

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