Rebecca Renee Black (born June 21, 1997) is a YouTuber and singer from the United States. When the music video for her 2011 single “Friday” went viral on YouTube and other social media platforms, she received a lot of press.
Many music critics and viewers panned “Friday,” calling it “the worst song ever.” Black went on to record other songs, including “Saturday,” a collaboration with Dave Days. She currently has a YouTube channel where she posts videos about various themes. RE / BL (2017) and Rebecca Black Was Here (2017) are her two distinct extended plays (2021).
Rebecca Renee Black was born on June 21, 1997, in Irvine, California. Georgina Marquez Kelly, her mother, is of Mexican heritage. John Jeffery Black, her father, is of English, Italian, and Polish ancestry. They are both veterinary surgeons.
Black was born and raised in California, where she attended private school until sixth grade when she transferred to public school. Bullying is said to be the basis for her decision. Black eventually completed her education at home, partly owing to bullying from classmates and partly due to her hectic schedule.
To say the least, Black’s route to musical prominence has been unconventional. Her big break came when her mother paid $4,000 for a vanity recording business ARK Song Factory to produce a music video starring her daughter. Black and her family first became aware of ARK through one of her classmates, who was also a customer.
Black’s mother paid the corporation $4,000, which covered not only the viral music video (as well as the original song “Friday”) but also gave the Blacks full ownership of the video and the master.
After being viewed by millions of people on YouTube, the song “Friday” went on to become one of the most despised songs of all time. It only earned roughly 1,000 views in its first month on YouTube after being released on February 10, 2011. However, it became viral on March 11 and had amassed millions of views in just a few days. Black and her music video became one of the most talked-about topics on the social networking site Twitter, not just on YouTube. The majority of media and online commentary on her and the video was harsh and insulting. Her notoriety, on the other hand, might have been well worth it. It sold over 40,000 copies in its first week after being released as a digital single on March 14, 2011.
Then, on March 22, 2011, Black was invited to play the song as a guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” where she highlighted the song’s unfavorable reception. Despite the tremendous negative reaction to Black—she even received the phone and email death threats that the Anaheim Police Department had to investigate—it all worked out in the end. Black was able to earn a deal with DB Entertainment, run by manager Debra Baum, as a result of his growing reputation and exposure.
The “Friday” music video on YouTube had over 167 million views by the end of 2011. (it had also garnered over 3 million “dislikes”). In addition to her music, Black now regularly uploads videos to her YouTube channel. Her videos range from Q&A sessions to song covers to vlogs. She was also a contestant on the second season of the reality television music competition series “The Four: Battle for Stardom.” Despite the fact that her claim to fame isn’t quite traditional, there are plenty of young girls who would gladly trade places with Rebecca Black.
Rebecca Black’s Net Worth
Rebecca Black has a net worth of $500 thousand dollars as an American singer and YouTube star. Her viral music track “Friday,” which was extensively mocked and condemned, catapulted her to popularity in 2011. She then had to endure a year or two of being the laughingstock of America, so her net worth hasn’t come easily.
During an episode of the Dating Straight podcast on April 3, 2020, Black came out as queer.
Awards and nominations
|2011||MTV O Music Awards||Favorite Animated GIF||“Which Seat Can I Take?”||Nominated|||
|Teen Choice Award||Choice Web Star||Herself||Won|||
|2022||Libera Award||Self-Released Record of the Year||Rebecca Black Was Here||Pending|||