Lady Gaga Endorses Rebecca Black; How Much Money Is Black Raking In?

Written by Michael Lambarde on Mar. 24, 2011

Rebecca Black received a lot of criticism from the Internet over a week ago when her hit viral song “Friday” was heard all over the Internet, whether online or on television, with comedians poking fun of the song. However, even though her family allegedly paid $2,000 to get her voice out there in the first place, she is well on to her way to receiving some major cash.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Black is her on her way to receive $24,900 per week from the amount of songs she sold via iTunes. Yesterday, we reported that she was on her way to receive $1.4 million, but Forbes incorrectly calculated how many songs were purchased and downloaded via iTunes. The LA Times says that just over 40,000 songs were downloaded, and she is receiving about $0.70 per download, which comes out to roughly the amount we mentioned above.

As for Black, she received criticism from fans online for the terrible lyrics in “Friday,” but she has received the endorsement of the hardest critic of all, Simon Cowell, and now Lady Gaga is coming out to endorse her, too. “I say Rebecca Black is a genius and that anybody telling her she’s cheesy is full of s**t,” Gaga told Popeater.com.

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.