|Net Worth:||$500 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||June 21, 1971 (52 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Actor, Dancer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
What is Rebecca Black’s Net Worth?
Rebecca Black is an American singer and YouTube personality with a net worth of $500 thousand. In 2011, Rebecca Black became famous for her music single “Friday”, which went viral and received widespread ridicule and criticism.
At a certain moment in time, “Friday” amassed almost 170 million views on YouTube, but it was subsequently taken down due to a conflict between Rebecca and the music production company that assisted in creating the song.
Afterward, the video was reinstated and currently, Rebecca boasts 1.5 million YouTube subscribers and slightly less than 1 million Instagram followers.
Rebecca Renee Black was born in Irvine, California, on June 21, 1997. Black’s mother, Georgina Marquez Kelly, has Mexican ancestry, while her father, John Jeffery Black, comes from a mixed background of English, Italian, and Polish descent. They both work as veterinarians.
Black spent her childhood in California, initially attending a private school until the 6th grade, after which she switched to a public school. Her decision to switch to homeschooling has been linked to bullying, as well as her hectic schedule.
The bullying from her peers was one of the factors that contributed to her ultimate decision to complete her education through homeschooling.
Black’s journey toward achieving musical stardom is unconventional, to say the least. She was discovered when her mother invested $4,000 in producing a music video featuring her daughter through the ARK Music Factory, a record label known for its questionable practices.
Interestingly, Black’s acquaintance, who was also an ARK client, introduced her to the company. For the sum of $4,000 paid by Black’s mother to ARK Music Factory, the company granted the Blacks complete ownership rights of both the music video, which later gained viral popularity and the original song “Friday.”
Despite garnering millions of views on YouTube, the song “Friday” received widespread criticism and became one of the most disliked songs of all time. In its first month on the platform, it only accumulated around 1,000 views.
However, things took a drastic turn on March 11 when the video began to go viral and within a few days, it amassed millions of views. The buzz around Black’s music video was not limited to YouTube as it became one of the most talked-about topics on Twitter.
Unfortunately, most of the media coverage and online discussions surrounding Black and her music video were disparaging and ridiculing. Nevertheless, the infamous attention may have paid off as the song “Friday” sold about 40,000 copies during its first week after being released as a digital single on March 14, 2011.
Black was also invited to perform the song on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on March 22, 2011, where she talked about the negative reaction to the song. Despite facing a deluge of adverse reactions, including death threats that had to be investigated by the Anaheim Police Department, Black’s luck turned around.
Her increased exposure and fame led her to sign a contract with DB Entertainment, headed by Debra Baum. By the close of 2011, the music video for “Friday” on YouTube had amassed over 167 million views, although it had also received over 3 million “dislikes.”
After a legal tussle with ARK Music Factory concerning the rights to “Friday,” Black founded her independent record label, RB Records. Her inaugural release on the label was the self-produced single “My Moment” in July 2011. She followed this up with the single “Person of Interest” in November 2011.
In 2012, Black unveiled two singles, “Sing It” and “In Your Words”, and she also inked a deal with the Maker Studios YouTube network.
In 2013, Black collaborated with Dave Days to release “Saturday,” the follow-up to “Friday.” Surprisingly, “Saturday” was a hit and even charted on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 55. Black has continued to release music, such as her 2017 EP titled “RE/BL.”
In addition to her music career, Black frequently posts videos on her YouTube channel, covering an array of topics ranging from Q&A sessions and music covers to vlogs.
She also appeared on the second season of the reality television music competition series “The Four: Battle for Stardom” as a contestant. Although her path to stardom may not be typical, many young girls would likely relish the opportunity to trade places with Rebecca Black.
Black revealed that they were queer in April 2020 while appearing on an episode of the “Dating Straight” podcast.
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