Watch: Alicia Keys parody

A parody of Alicia Keys' Empire State Of Mind which celebrates the south wales city of Newport has become an internet sensation.

More than 300,000 people have watched view the video in less than 72 hours.

Twitter queen Lily Allen has labelled it "amazing" and other stars like Rob Brydon and Claudia Winkelman have also been tweeting about it.

The unashamed homage, which features impersonators of Alicia and rapper Jay-Z around shots of the town centre and attractions, has earned praise from the Czech Republic to India.

MJ Delaney is 24 year old behind it. She says "We were singing all different place names over the song and eventually decided Newport was the funniest". Eleven Keys wannabes were seen before striking lucky, while the role of Jay-Z going to a friend with a parent from Abergavenny.

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