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Rebecca Black
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Rebecca Black in 2011
Background information
Birth name Rebecca Renee Black
Born June 21, 1997 (1997-06-21) (age 24)
Irvine, California, U.S
Genres Pop
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Actress
  • Dubber
  • Dancer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010–present
Labels RB Records, Maker Studios

Rebecca Renee Black (born June 21, 1997) is an American pop singer who gained fame for her 2011 single, Friday. Her single gained around 1,000 views in the first month and has had negative views. After the video saw many views on YouTube and other social media websites, "Friday" expressed unpraise by many music critics and viewers. They described it as "the worst song ever". After the video was uploaded in Youtube on February 10, 2011 and its temporary removal on June 16, 2011, the music video received around 167 million views. Black re-uploaded it to her own YouTube channel on September 2011.

Early life

Rebecca Renee Black was born on June 21, 1997, in Irvine, California. She is the daughter of John Jeffery Black and Georgina Marquez Kelly, who are veterinarians. Her mother is of half Mexican ancestry, and her father is from Iowa, is of Italian, English, and Polish ancestry. She has one younger brother named Chase (born August 25, 1999). Her parents divorced in 2003 when Black was in first grade. Her grandmother lives in Illinois. Black's aunts and uncles live around the United States.

Black originally attended private school from kindergarten to 6th grade. She moved to a public school due to bullying. She joined the school's musical theater program, which she felt being involved in was "meant to be," and that she became part of another family. In April 2011, She dropped out in favor of homeschooling because she needed to focus on her career and she wanted to avoid insults from her former classmates. She was also failing English class because of her busy schedule.


Rebecca Black has had six singles:

Year Single
2011 Friday
My Moment
Person of Interest
2012 Sing It
In Your Words
2013 Saturday (with Dave Days)


Year Movie Role Other notes
2011 Legend of a Rabbit Penny Voice
2012 U B Da Judge Film short
2012 Katy Perry: Part of Me Herself Cameo appearance
2012 MyMusic Herself Web show; "Back in Black!" (episode 6)
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