If you know the story of Justin Bieber, he gained his fame due to a talent scout discovering him on YouTube. Could Rebecca Black be the next sensation to follow in Bieber’s footsteps? Google+Reader”>Her video has already reached 9 million views on YouTube, mostly due to negativity. She already has a rather lengthy Wikipedia entry, detailing her rise in fame.
Michael J. Nelson, a comedian, was the first to poke fun at the song. On March 11th, the day the huge view spike hit, Nelson tweeted this:
http://youtu.be/CD2LRROpph0 (it also answer the ? “what’s the worst video ever made?”)Let this be on your lips as you head into the weekend
Later, the viral based Comedy Central show, Tosh.0 poked fun at the song titled “Friday”:
Rebecca Black: “Are you sure these are the lyrics you want me to sing?”
Producer: “What are you talking about?”
Rebecca Black: “This part where I just kinda slowly explain the ordering of the days of the week?”
Producer: “That’s the hook, baby! We breakin’ it down for the kids! They gonna know those days!!”
On Monday, ‘Friday’ became available to download on iTunes. For $0.99, you can own the now huge YouTube sensation. The song has received over 550 ratings, and is averaging 2.5/5 stars.
Currently, Rebecca Black is trending high on Twitter and the YouTube views show no sign of slowing down. The true question now remains, will her success continue? The song was produced by a legitimate company, by the name of Ark Music Factory. Though her song is trending due to its widely accepted awfulness, will it lead to bigger thinks for Black?
I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. If you haven’t listened to the song yet, here’s the YouTube video.
(WARNING: the song is extremely catchy. If you’re caught singing it, expect laughter coming your way).