Rebecca Black

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Rebecca Black
Rebecca Black in 2011.jpg
Rebecca Black in 2011
Background information
Birth nameRebecca Renee Black
Born (1997-06-21) June 21, 1997 (age 22)
Irvine, California
OriginIrvine, California
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer, actress
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2010–present
LabelsRB Records, Maker Studios
WebsiteOfficial website

Rebecca Black (born June 21, 1997) is an American pop singer who gained fame for her 2011 single, Friday. Her single gained around 1,000 views in the first month and has had negative views.[1] After the video saw many views on YouTube and other social media websites, "Friday" expressed unpraise by many music critics and viewers. They described it as "the worst song ever". After the video was uploaded in Youtube on February 10, 2011 and its temporary removal on June 16, 2011, the music video received around 167 million views. Black re-uploaded it to her own YouTube channel on September 2011.

Early life[change | change source]

Rebecca Renee Black was born on June 21, 1997,[2] in Irvine, California. She is the daughter of John Jeffery Black and Georgina Marquez Kelly, who are veterinarians.[3] Her mother is of half Mexican ancestry, and her father is from Iowa,[4] is of Italian, English, and Polish ancestry.[5][6] [7] She has one younger brother named Chase (born August 25, 1999). Her parents divorced in 2003 when Black was in first grade. Her grandmother lives in Illinois. Black's aunts and uncles live around the United States.[4]

Black originally attended private school from kindergarten to 6th grade. She moved to a public school due to bullying. She joined the school's musical theater program, which she felt being involved in was "meant to be," and that she became part of another family.[4] In April 2011,[4] She dropped out in favor of homeschooling because she needed to focus on her career[8] and she wanted to avoid insults from her former classmates.[9] She was also failing English class because of her busy schedule.[4]

Albums[change | change source]

Rebecca Black has had six singles:

Year Single
2011 Friday
My Moment
Person of Interest
2012 Sing It
In Your Words
2013 Saturday (with Dave Days)

Movies[change | change source]

Year Movie Role Other notes
2011 Legend of a Rabbit Penny Voice
2012 U B Da Judge Film short
2012 Katy Perry: Part of Me Herself Cameo appearance
2012 MyMusic Herself Web show; "Back in Black!" (episode 6)

References[change | change source]

  1. Whitworth, Dan (21 March 2011). "'Worst song ever' gets 29m views after going viral".
  2. Black, Rebecca (2011-03-21). "Twitter: Rebecca Black (verified account)". Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  3. Hall, Stan (2011-03-25). "As 'Friday' finally fades, a look back at an old little meme". The Oregonian. Advance Publications. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 rebecca (June 28, 2013). DRAW MY LIFE - REBECCA BLACK on Youtube. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
  5. "Tumblr: stay lovely". 2011-03-09. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  6. "Terra: Rebecca Black tiene origen mexicano". 2011-03-30. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  7. "Rebecca Black Bio". Celebrity Facts. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  8. "Rebecca Black ran toward 'stuff' like VMAs, not away from bullies". Los Angeles Times. August 2011.
  9. "Rebecca Black opts for homeschooling after taunts". New York Post. 2011-08-10

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