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9 Years Later After 'Friday,' Rebecca Black Opens Up

Singer, then 13, endured quite a bit of hate as a result of her viral song

(Newser) - It's been nine years since Rebecca Black's "Friday" debuted to much derision . Black, now 22, is back in the spotlight thanks to a Twitter post marking the official anniversary, which fell on Monday. "i just wish i could go back and talk to my 13 year...

Rebecca Black: Bullies Drove Me Out of School

Teen star opted for homeschooling after teasing

(Newser) - Rebecca Black received so much grief from classmates after her song "Friday" went viral that she opted for homeschooling. "When I walk by they'll start singing 'Friday' in a really nasally voice," the 14-year-old told ABC before last night's live appearance on America's ...

Rebecca Black's New Vid: See Ya Lata, Haters
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Rebecca Black: See Ya Later, Haters

She's back, in new video for 'This Is My Moment'

(Newser) - You can't keep a bad singer down. Rebecca Black, the brunette America has loved to hate since she released "Friday" , is taking out her revenge in a new video for "This Is My Moment." "Were you the one who said I'd be nuthin'?...

Meet Rebecca Black Pal: 'That Girl in Pink'

Benni Cinkle handles her fame with maturity

(Newser) - Rebecca Black isn't the only one who got noticed in her Friday video: Her friend Benni Cinkle became an Internet sensation in her own right as "that girl in pink" dancing next to her. She's been endlessly photoshopped and turned into animated GIFs, but good luck if...

Why You Can't See Rebecca Black's Friday Video

She and recording studio disagree over who owns what

(Newser) - It's Friday, Friday, gotta take down Friday on Friday. Just when you thought you'd heard the last of YouTube sensation Rebecca Black, the singer (add your own quotes around that word if you like) is again in the spotlight—this time for taking down the YouTube video that...

Stephen Colbert Loses Bet, Sings 'Friday'

Jimmy Fallon and Taylor Hicks help out

(Newser) - PopEater is pretty sure he does it better than Rebecca Black herself, but we'll let you decide. Stephen Colbert sang her hit Friday on Jimmy Fallon's show last night after losing a charity bet . He even got a little help from American Idol winner Taylor Hicks.

Did 'Friday' Really Make Rebecca Black a Millionaire?

Forbes was wrong about the singer's payday, writes Annie Lowrey

(Newser) - Thanks to a song that’s inspired unrestrained hatred, Rebecca Black has been proclaimed a millionaire by no less an authority than Forbes —but that’s unlikely, writes Annie Lowrey in Slate after a quick analysis. For one thing, "Friday" has sold 30,000 copies, Billboard says; Forbes...

Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Song Proves Love-Hate World of the Internet: Meghan Daum
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Rebecca Black Proves New Rules of Fame

Meghan Daum: To be really popular, you have to be really unpopular

(Newser) - With Friday, 13-year-old Rebecca Black has a top 20 song on iTunes and a video that’s reached 35 million views—but what she’s most noted for is widespread derision. “We don't hate you because you're famous. You're famous because we hate you,” reads one of the...

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