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Rebecca Black — Everything You Need to Know [VIDEOS]

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It’s Rebecca (Black) Friday! Take a break from shopping with our guide to 2011’s biggest internet sensation.

Who is Rebecca Black?

Rebecca Black is a 14-year-old girl from Anaheim, California whose mother paid $4,000 to the record label ARK Music Factory so that Rebecca could record a single and film a corresponding music video. The resulting music video, ‘Friday,’ became an online viral sensation when it was released on YouTube on February 10, 2011.

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What is ‘Friday’?

‘Friday’ was Rebecca’s hit single. Unlike most pop music hits, “Friday” did not become a success because of its classic chord structures or its singer’s dazzling performance. The reason “Friday” became so popular was because of Rebecca’s visible awkwardness and the song’s catchy awfulness. Friday is also a day after Thursday and before Saturday.

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How did it become a legitimate pop song?

What started as an ironic pop hit became a real pop hit when Glee, Katy Perry and the duo of Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon covered it…

And after Katy Perry let Rebecca guest star in her music video for “Last Friday Night”…

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Rebecca has recorded a legitimate album and her latest single is called “P.O.I.”…

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Most classically trained musicians still need to work other jobs to support themselves. Some estimates put Rebecca Black at making nearly $1 million off of ‘Friday.’

Recently, Kohl’s did what everyone else was thinking and used ‘Friday’ in their new ‘Black Friday’ commercial. Thus, the meme comes full circle.

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