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Rebecca Black - YouTube Sensation for Cheesy Song Makes It Big

Updated on August 19, 2011

Rebecca Black


Thirteen Year Old Becomes Overnight Celebrity Through YouTube

We live in the days, where you can go from infamous one day and famous the next. The latest case involves thirteen year old Anaheim, California native Rebecca Black. The video of her cheesy song called "Friday" was posted on YouTube back in February 2011 but it became a viral sensation over the last couple of weeks. At the time I am writing this hub, there have been over 57 million hits on YouTube. Yes, you are seeing that number correctly. The song is topping the charts on ITunes being the most downloaded. Black has made enough money to pay for college and thensome.

The song is definitely catchy.  Black uses autotune to smooth out the sound.  When you click the video, you will notice this right off the bat.  Black has signed a contract with a music manager with Debra Baum of DB Entertainment.  Baum will help Rebecca Black write songs and create a new album of music.  Some of the big names in the music industry have taken notice.  Simon Cowell said in an upcoming edition of People magazine, "I love her [and] the fact that she's gotten so much publicity. People are so upset about the song, but I think it's hysterical." Simon's comments were directed at those people who complained how "she is the worst singer in the world". Black in a recent interview said that she cried about some of the comments people have made about her. 

Whether you like the tune or not, this girl became famous overnight. She already has made more money than what I will see in my lifetime.  Will Rebecca Black be relevant one year from now, hard to say. Only time will tell on that or should I say, the strength of the autotune. 

Friday by Rebecca Black


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      Three-Legged Dog 7 years ago from USA

      I'd seen my younger cousins talking about/quoting this song on Facebook and had no idea what they were talking about.... Of course she'll be all over the place now. Her voice annoys me, though. Ughh...