Things You Didn't Know About Rebecca Black

March 25, 2011 By:
Things You Didn't Know About Rebecca Black

Who is Rebecca Black and how did she dominate our computers? The 13 year has really only been famous for about two weeks, and she’s been a trending topic on twitter almost every single day.

For having “one of the worst videos in history,” Rebecca seems to be doing great for herself. Her ‘Friday’ song already has over 48 million views on YouTube in just one month.

The video only cost $2,000 to make and she’s set to make over a million dollars just from YouTube. So who is Rebecca Black? Here are some fun facts about the next Justin Bieber:

  • Hometown: Orange Country, California.
  • Grade in High School: 8th.
  • Age :13 years old.
  • Recognized by: Time magazine. Time.com called the song “a whole new level of bad” and “a train wreck.” Slate proclaimed “Friday” “disastrous.” Hey, we didn’t say it was good recognition!
  • Critics: Yahoo called Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’ the “worst song ever.” Cyber bullies are poking fun as well. “Those hurtful comments really shocked me,” Black said this week in her first interview since the song went viral. “At times, it feels like I’m being cyberbullied.”
  • Her response to all the attention: "It's indescribable," she said. "I'm so overwhelmed right now with all this." The star added: "Yeah, there are people that love it, but there are people that hate it. I feel so blessed, but overwhelmed."
  • She doesn’t write her own music: “I didn’t write it at all,” Black said, clearing up a major misconception. “The other song [they offered her] was about adult love–I haven’t experienced that yet. ‘Friday’ is about hanging out with friends, having fun. I felt like it was my personality in that song.”
  • How she’s planning on proving herself: She’s releasing an acoustic version of “Friday” to showcase her vocal range in a non-Auto-Tune environment. “I want to show people there’s more to me than they think,” said Black.
  • She’s laughing all the way to the bank: Having survived the wrath of Twitter nation, the 13 year-old is now profiting from the experience. She’s set to make over a million dollars, but promised to donate most of it. She promised to make a large donation to support disaster relief efforts in Japan and help fund her High School arts program.
  • Celebrity Fans include: Lady Gaga and Simon Cowell.
  • What the future holds for her: This can go one of two ways, either she’ll become the new Justin Bieber or as soon as the song gets outta of minds, we’ll forget all about her. What’s your prediction?