Rebecca Black

American YouTuber and singer

Rebecca Renee Black (born June 21, 1997) is an American singer-songwriter. 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 in September 2011.

Rebecca Black
Rebecca Black in 2019
Rebecca Black in 2019
Background information
Birth nameRebecca Renee Black
Born (1997-06-21) June 21, 1997 (age 26)
Irvine, California, United States
OriginUSA Canada
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • dancer
  • fashion model
Years active2010–present
LabelsRB Records, Maker Studios

Early life change

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

Studio albums change

Title Details
Let Her Burn

Extended plays change

Title Details
  • Released: September 15, 2017[10]
  • Label: Teall, self-released
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Rebecca Black (Live Session, Los Angeles, California, 2019)
  • Released: May 29, 2020[11]
  • Label: Jam in the Van
  • Formats: Digital download
Rebecca Black Was Here
  • Released: June 16, 2021[12]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles change

Selected singles change

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album



"Friday" 2011 58 1 40 61 46 33 45 60 Non-album singles
"My Moment"
"Person of Interest"
"Sing It" 2012
"In Your Words"
(with Dave Days)
2013 55 2
"The Great Divide" 2016 23 RE / BL
"Friday (Remix)"
(featuring 3OH!3, Big Freedia and Dorian Electra)
2021 Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Movies change

Year Title Role Type Notes
2012 Katy Perry: Part of Me Herself Film Documentary
2013 Legend of a Rabbit Penny Film Voice (English dub)
2014 Fine Brothers Herself Web YouTubers React session (Season 3)[22]
2016 Life After Friday Herself Web
2022 Is It Cake? Herself Netflix series Episode 5

References change

  1. Whitworth, Dan (21 March 2011). "'Worst song ever' gets 29m views after going viral". BBC News.
  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. Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  6. "Terra: Rebecca Black tiene origen mexicano". 2011-03-30. Archived from the original on 2012-01-17. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  7. "Rebecca Black Bio". Celebrity Facts. 10 August 2018. 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
  10. "RE / BL - EP by Rebecca Black on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). September 15, 2017.
  11. Rebecca Black (Live Session, Los Angeles, CA, 2019) - EP by Rebecca Black, 2020-05-29, retrieved 2022-12-28
  12. "'Rebecca Black Was Here'". iTunes Store (US).
  13. Peak positions for singles in the US:
  14. Peaks on Heatseekers Songs:
  15. "Rebecca Black – Chart History: Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  16. "The ARIA Report: Week Commencing March 28, 2011" (PDF). Australian Web Archive. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-30. Retrieved July 18, 2011.
  17. "Nielsen Canadian Charts Update" (PDF). Billboard. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 9, 2011. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
  18. "GfK Chart-Track". Irish Recorded Music Association. GfK. Archived from the original on May 11, 2013. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
  19. "March 27, 2011 – April 2, 2011". Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  20. "Official UK Singles – Rebecca". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  21. "Gold & Platinum: Rebecca Black". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  22. "Spoiler Alert: The Fine Brothers Are Rising Stars Online". Streaming Media. 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2013.

Other websites change