How Did Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’ Get So Big?

Written by Michael Lambarde on Mar. 20, 2011

This past week, a music video went viral on Youtube, going from 0 views to 16 million in a span of just a week. However, people weren’t flocking to the clip because they were blown away by the singing of Rebecca Black, no people gave the video record views because the song was dubbed the “worst song ever”.

But how did Rebecca Black get so big, get on Youtube, and have her song produced? For those of you who have the lyrics of ‘Friday’ echoing through your head, you have the Ark Music Factory to thank for that. Black spilled the beans when she talked to the Daily Beast, saying that the label puts the work of teenage girls like her in exchange for money by the parents of the teen stars. For example, in exchange for the music video of Black that went viral, her parents gave the label a cool $2,000 to produce and make the music video.

Simon Cowell today talked about her new-found fame in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, actually praising the song. “I think [Rebecca Black’s song is] genius. The fact that everyone’s getting upset about it is hysterical. Any song to do with the weekend annoys you. It reminds me of ‘Saturday Night,’ do you remember that [1994] song by Whigfield? It’s what we call a ‘hair-dryer song,’ a song girls sing into their hair dryers as they’re getting ready to go out. But the fact that it’s making people so angry is brilliant,” the former Idol judge said.

By the way, if you’re in the mood for some more of our compiled bad music videos produced by the company that produced Black’s video — Ark Music Factory — click here to get a good laugh.


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