Singer-songwriter Steve Grand's kickstarter campaign for his first album surpassed his initial $81,000 goal by nearly a quarter of a million dollars.

The 23-year-old Grand became an instant YouTube celebrity when he released his gay-themed All-American Boy video on July 2.

During an appearance last month on Larry King Now, Grand announced that he was raising funds for his first album through a campaign and hoped to raise $81,000 in the next 30 days.

Grand blew through that goal in less than 24 hours and went on to raise a grand total of $326,593.

In a video released in the campaign's final two hours, an emotional Grand thanked his GrandFam.

“You've changed my life. … I am forever grateful,” Grand said.