Popular singer and songwriter Mike Posner brought a glimpse of the success he's earned in just the short time since he graduated Birmingham Groves High School to his alma mater this week.
Posner, back in Detroit to shoot several locations for an upcoming music video, filmed scenes in the Groves gym before hundreds of students Sunday, and talked to students again during lunch on Monday.
“This is crazy,” Posner, 25, said during filming before the students who filled the bleachers, the Detroit News reported. "I can’t believe I went here, and now I get to do this.”
The idea of the shoot, director Jon Jon Augustavo said, was to showcase Posner's hometown and elements of his Detroit roots. Groves will be highlighted with local landmarks such as Comerica Park, the Palace of Auburn Hills and Joe Louis Arena in the video for “Top of the World,” which will is scheduled for release next month. It’s also a preview to his second album “Pages,” which will likely come out in early 2014, the News reported.
School officials said Posner, a member of the class of 2006, shared the importance of following dreams and making positive choices with students. The visit seemed to resonate with many of his new fans.
"I had so much fun with you at Groves. Knowing that someone as important as you still wants to come home to the beginning meant a lot. Plus I touched you so that was a plus thank you!" wrote bmac718 on Posner's Instagram account.
"He is a remarkable young man and is very grateful to Groves, Detroit and his family," Groves Principal Cathy Hurley told Patch.