Rebecca Black is an American YouTuber and singer who gained extensive media coverage when the music video. And that was for her February 10, 2011, single “Friday” went viral on YouTube and other social media sites. “Friday” was derided by many music critics and viewers, who dubbed it “the worst song ever”. Moreover, Black went on to release other songs including her Dave Days collaboration “Saturday”. She currently uploads videos on her YouTube channel about various topics.
Black was born in Irvine, California. She is the daughter of John Jeffery Black and Georgina Marquez Kelly, both veterinarians. Her mother is of Mexican descent, and her father, originally from Iowa, is of English, Italian, and Polish descent. Black attended private school from kindergarten to 6th grade, and moved to a public school due to bullying. She joined the school’s musical theater program, where she felt she was “meant to be.” In April 2011, Black dropped out in favor of homeschooling, citing both a need to focus on her career and a desire to avoid taunts from her former classmates. Black has claimed that she was also failing English class due to her busy schedule.
In late 2010, a classmate of Black and music-video client of Los Angeles record label ARK Music Factory told her about the company. Moreover, Black’s mother paid US$4,000 (equivalent to $4,690 in 2019) for ARK Music to produce the music video while the Blacks retained ownership of both the master and the video. The video went viral on March 11, acquiring millions of views on YouTube in a matter of days, becoming the most discussed topic on social networking site Twitter, and garnering mostly negative media coverage. Further, on March 22, Black appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Similarly, during which she performed the song and discussed the negative reaction to it.
Early songs and covers
Black released a self-produced single titled “My Moment” on July 18, 2011, the first on her label, with an accompanying music video published to her YouTube channel the same day. In the video, director Morgan Lawley features real life footage of Black from both before and after her fame. Moreover, in late October 2011, production began on the music video for Black’s third single, “Person of Interest”. About the song, Black stated “The basis of it is that it’s a love song. But it’s not a love song. Likewise, it’s about almost teenage crushes – when you’re not in love yet but you really like a guy – which I’m really excited about because I don’t think there are too many out like that. It’s very much a dance type song.
- Full Name: Rebecca Renee Black
- Date of Birth: June 21, 1997
- Age: 22 years
- Birth Place: Irvine, California, United States
- Nationality: American
- Height: 1.65 m
- Movies: Legend of a Rabbit
- Albums: RE / BL, My Moment
- Genres: Pop
- Occupation(s): Singer, YouTuber
- Instruments: Vocals
- Years active: since 2010–present
- Labels: RBMaker Studios
- Net Worth: $1.5 Million
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