How a homeless man with a ''golden voice'' came to dominate the news cycle

Jan. 3
The Columbus Dispatch posts video of Williams’ vocal stylings. ”It did an average number of hits,” says reporter Doral Chenoweth, who shot the footage.

Jan. 4
The clip hits YouTube, getting millions of views.

Jan. 5
Williams talks to The Early Show, nabs Cleveland Cavs voice-over gig.

Jan. 6
In a Today interview, he frankly discusses past drug use and legal woes. That night, on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon he gushes, ”Matt Lauer is hot.”

Jan. 7
Back on Today, Williams is reunited with his estranged mom. Later, his ad for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese debuts online. Now, that’s a successful day.