Rebecca Renee Black is an American singer and YouTuber who was born on June 21, 1997. 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 reviewers and viewers panned ‘Friday,’ calling it “the worst song ever.” Black went on to record more music, including a collaboration with Dave Days called ‘Saturday.’ She currently has a YouTube channel where she posts videos about various themes. “RE / BL” (2017) and “Rebecca Black Was Here” (2018) are her two independent extended plays. We’re excited because it’s her birthday.
Rebecca Renee Black was born in Irvine, California on June 21, 1997. John Jeffery Black and Georgina Marquez Kelly, both veterinarians, are her parents. Her ancestors are English, Mexican, Polish, and Italian. She went to a private school until sixth grade when she was bullied and had to transfer to a public school, where she joined the musical theater program. Due to constant taunting from her classmates, she later dropped out of school and began homeschooling. She was then able to focus more on her career.
Black’s career began with the publication of her first single, ‘Friday,’ on February 10, 2011. Her mother encouraged her to create the film and even gave ARK $4000 to help her. In its first month on YouTube, the film had over a thousand views. However, it later went viral, garnering a large number of views and subscribers. In early 2011, MTV chose her to host its first online awards ceremony, O Music Awards Fan Army Party. She followed up with hits including ‘My Moment,’ ‘Person of Interest,’ ‘Sing it,’ and ‘In Your Words.’ Telstra invited her to Australia in 2012 and appointed her as an ambassador to promote their 4G service. In the same year, she joined Maker Studios’ YouTube Network. ‘Saturday,’ her follow-up to ‘Friday,’ was released in late 2013. “Katy Perry: Part of Me,” a 3D autobiographical documentary about Katy Perry released in 2012, featured her as herself. In the 2013 animated feature “Legend of a Rabbit,” she voiced the character of “Penny.” She was later cast as herself in the “Fine Brothers in a Web Series” in 2014. She had stated that she would release an album by 2015, which she claimed she had been working on since the release of ‘Friday.’ After ‘Saturday,’ she did not release an album or even a single. With the launch of ‘The Great Divide,’ she made a comeback in 2016, followed by ‘Foolish,’ in 2017.
After the release of ‘Friday,’ Black received death threats via email and phone calls. Fortunately, she had the support of Simone Cowell and Lady Gaga. During an episode of the “Dating Straight” podcast on April 3, 2020, Black came out as queer.
She launches her YouTube channel on September 8, 2005.
Black’s career starts with her first single, ‘Friday’ which grosses a thousand views in its first month.
Black wins ‘Choice Web Star’ at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards.
She appears as herself in a 3D autobiographical documentary about Katy Perry: “Katy Perry: Part of Me.”
She voices the character of ‘Penny’ in the animated film, “Legend of a Rabbit.”
“Rebecca Black Was Here’ is released on June 16, 2021.
Why We Love Rebecca Black
She’s taken time to heal
When the young star first released her big song, it wasn't always well received. People made fun of her, mocked her, and utilized her song for things that were not necessarily flattering or pleasant. When she quickly became popular owing to YouTube, she had to go through a lot, and it took a toll on a young girl like her. She's spent the last decade trying to mend and improve herself, and she believes she's on the right course.
She is now a YouTube star
When her first attempts at following 'Friday' failed, Black found a new niche instead of fading into obscurity. Despite the negative feedback she received for her debut video on YouTube, she decided to pursue a career as a vlogger.
She made it big
This young talent has amassed quite a following. Black has already generated over $1 million from monetized YouTube views and iTunes sales. This was reported by Forbes and that number has gone nowhere but up since.
5 Surprising Facts
She loves partying
She enjoys party dancing and has done so since she was a child.
She got into a legal dispute
She and her family were caught in a legal dispute over who held the copyright as soon as the video of 'Friday' went viral, with ARK Music Factory, who supplied the song, assisted her in recording it, and produced the video for a $4000 fee.
Her video had three million dislikes
Before the video was taken down the first time, it did break a YouTube record amassing three million dislikes.
Her dispute with ARK caused its downfall
The endless dispute between her and the ARK team was ugly, causing the company to go defunct.
Her love for One Direction
One Direction is her favorite band, and she claims to have a crush on Josh Hutcherson.
Rebecca Black FAQs
Are Rebecca Black and Katy Perry friends?
Black starred as herself in Katy Perry’s music video for ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)’ and also gave Perry a makeover for the music video, indicating that they are most likely good friends.
How much money did Rebecca Black make off Friday?
At the time, “Friday” earned about 30 million page views, which resulted in Black earning around $20,000.
What is Rebecca Black doing right now?
She currently uploads videos on her YouTube channel about various topics.
Does Rebecca Black own the rights to ‘Friday?’
Rebecca Black’s birthday dates