So this past weekend, I’ve seen the name Rebecca Black over and over on the interwebs. Whether it was Twitter, Facebook or searching the net – Rebecca Black and Friday keep appearing. Sitting here, I thought well you could just google it.
I just had an ephiphany. When my mom told me that the music I listened to was CRAP, I will do the same thing to my Z as soon as she mentions this song. But I’m OLD now (32 people!), so my opinion doesn’t matter. But I do have to give props where props are deserved.
Rebecca Black shot out of no where. Her crappy video “FRIDAY” as seen below has shot from 1 million view last week to over 52 million views as of tonight.
Who is Rebecca Black?
Rebecca Black is a 13-year-old from Anaheim Hills, California. Yep, you read that right – 13 years old! The single, “Friday” was released on March 14th, though the video on YouTube was uploaded on February 10, 2011.
The single “Friday” was produced by ARK Music Factory.
According to Wikipedia (so take it for what it’s worth)
Rebecca Black’s mom paid $2000 to boutique label ARK Music Factory to help launch Rebecca’s career. ARK Music Factory made sure to note there is no guarantee of success.
Social Media & The Launch of Rebecca Black
While we’re all entitled to our opinions, big huge props to the social media world, specifically Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr for launching and creating another success (whether I like it or not). Rebecca hopefully paid back her mom the $2000 she used to start her adventure, as Rebecca has now made over a million dollars from iTunes and God only knows how much thru the sale of adsense ads on the YouTube video!
My favorite tweet about this whole Rebecca Black incident?
@Casanovaking Sooo Rebecca Black earns over a million dollars on itunes, I have a feeling that her next song is going to be called “Payday”