Rebecca Black Working on Debut Album After "Friday" Success

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YouTube teen sensation Rebecca Black is working on a debut album after earning thousands of dollars from her single, "Friday."

Despite the haters and bullies, 13-year-old Rebecca Black is forging ahead with a debut album. While there are plenty of critics, Black also received support from Lady Gaga and Simon Cowell.

Rebecca Black appeared in a vanity video paid for by her parents. After its release on YouTube, “Friday” became a global phenomenon. There were mixed opinions about the song and many referred to it as one of the worst songs ever and criticized her voice.

Black is not letting negative opinions hold her back. Digital Spy reports she is already working with Flying Pig Productions on a follow-up single, “LOL.”

Black said about the haters, “You think you are bringing me down and making me not want to do this any more. But you're making me stronger and want to do it even more. Here I am in a studio working on my debut album. I'm going to prove you wrong. Just like 'Friday', the new songs are pretty catchy.”

In a statement to inspire budding artists around the world, Black refuses to let “negative Nancies” and “bullies” bring her down in her quest for stardom. “It was really upsetting. These people don't know me and it really hurt at first. I cried a little bit, I'm only 13. But I call them negative Nancies. They can try to rain on my parade, but as far as I'm concerned they are raining on their own parade. Just face it - it is a catchy song. It gets stuck in my head.”

While naysayers can continue to criticize Rebecca Black, she already raked in earnings from the release of “Friday.” Supporters anticipated the teen sensation would make a million, but her income thus far is more modest.

A Forbes analysis estimated Black's income from “Friday,” based on YouTube views, iTune downloads, advertising and sales, is around $63,000. For a $2,000 investment from her parents to Ark Music Factory, this is a fairly impressive return.

Rebecca Black has already appeared on “Good Morning America” and is quickly becoming a household name. Other appearances and products such as “What Day of the Week Is It” t-shirts might be generating additional revenues for the teen singer. There is also a Rebecca Black website.

Considering the viral success of “Friday” on social media and iTunes, it is likely Black's debut album will be well-received.

Photo from eMP3 Music Download


Submitted by RhodanSunderheart (not verified) on
I'd HARDLY refer to "Friday" as a success. Judging by the like-dislike ratio on Youtube, roughly 94% of the viewers hated it. She is famous because we hate her, not because she's in any way good at what she does. She is TERRIBLE. Additionally, she claims her primary incentive to make this album is to "prove bullies wrong." That is the worst reason to make an album ever. I remember a time when music was an art form, not just a way to advance social status alone, which was once refered to as just a perk to the whole gig. Regarding the article's mention of her income from the pop-culture-groping garbage most often refered to as "Friday," the fact that one stupid little teenager whose mommy and daddy and producer did everything could make anywhere near that sum makes me weep for the future. She is a complete and total puppet of the pop media (Writing songs with a name like "LOL" genuinely makes me want to beat the shit out of her) and she will be forgotten within 5 years. May she rot in Music Hell, pray that there is one in which she may suffer eternally.

Submitted by ibeEPICbro (not verified) on
The mayans said that the world would end in 2012. But I figured it would be from something along the lines of earthquakes, floods, meteors, ect. Not a 13 year old girl who cant record a decent song. Now, im a big fan of music, I'll listen to anything from old country, to the newest hip hop, to the hardest rock. But this is rediculous. We need to stop her before people start geting used to the terrible noise coming out of her mouth. Because im sure, somewhere in that music is a sound to brainwash us all. The future generation depends on us, we cant let them down. Kanye West, you dont really care about being rude, so its your time to show Ms. Black how we roll. Hopefully we'll make it past this, it sure as hell will bring us together as a country, cause you can always have something in common with everyone. That is, your hate for Rebecca Black. goodbye my fellow americans, until next time -Tyler

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Relax. Mom and Dad offered to pony up a couple of thou so their little girl could play rock star and they hit a small lotto payout. What 13 y.o. girl is going to turn down a chance to be a pop star for a day? And, what? You're going to hate on a 13 y.o. girl? What sort of douchebag are you? Dumb song. Dumb phenomenon. Let it go. I think you all are jelly.

Submitted by RhodanSunderheart (not verified) on
I fail to see how I'm a douchebag. She put her music out for criticism and that is precisely what she's getting. And no... I am not jelly. I am a hard-working musician who has actually worked to understand the difficulty and reality of the music industry/real world in general. I'm also near to reaching the success that I want. Besides, why would anyone be jealous? She is the most hated person since Justin Bieber. Do not want. I find it amazing, normally it's just her fans, being the juvenile preteens that they are, that spew the whole "jealous" thing lol. I would have no problem with her if she didn't represent everything I hate about the world today: You can achieve global recognition with nothing but money - For better or worse. If her parents bought her some real instruments or something and she was globally recognized for doing that, I would applaud her. Even if I hated it. Additionally, I don't really need to let it go because I'm not holding on to it. It was one mini rant.

Submitted by Beka (not verified) on
I thought it was very catchy and I love singing along to it. BTW: There's a difference between criticism and hatred. Don't try to justify the latter by saying it's the former when it's not. This is something she wants to do and I'm proud of her for going ahead with it instead of letting other people prevent her from doing so just because they feel she's not worthy to live. That's a good role model. It's not about being the best or being the most remembered, it's who you are as a person.

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Not realy mixed reviews, well over 80 % gave a clear SHE SUCKS, and nothing actualy sold She was viral as a joke video not a music video.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Not realy mixed reviews, well over 80 % gave a clear SHE SUCKS, and nothing actualy sold She was viral as a joke video not a music video.

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