Popstar! magazine caught up with ‘Friday’ singer Rebecca Black at the Flying Pig recording studio. “We’re recording some really cool stuff, and I’m really excited for you guys to see it and hear it,” the 13-year-old said. Watch the brief comments via YouTube below.
Rebecca Black took over FunnyOrDie.com on Friday for April Fool’s Day. The ‘Friday’ singer took part in skits that had her finally tackling the question that is on everyone’s mind, front seat or back seat. Another clip has Black analyzing the lyrics to ‘Friday’, which are much more serious than originally imagined. Black also parodies ‘Behind the Music’ – with an appearance by Sammy Hagar – by telling the story of her longstanding career and how ‘Friday’ changed it all. Black gets the movie trailer treatment with a starring role in ‘Sunday Comes Afterwards’. Black’s greatest hits get the infomercial treatment pitched for “only” $79.99. Watch the videos below.
Rebecca Black spoke with Popstar! magazine about what she thought about charity in light of Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers performing a bit of her song ‘Friday’ at the Concert for Hope charity event. “Charity is really important to me,” the 13-year-old said. “I’ve always wanted to give back, and I have so many charities I wish I could all give back so much to all of them.” Watch the comments via YouTube below.
Rebecca Black spoke with Popstar! magazine about what it was like passing her musical idols like Justin Bieber on the iTunes charts with her surprise hit ‘Friday’. “I feel really honored, I mean just that one little song about the days of the week has passed some of the most popular songs, so that’s really cool,” the 13-year-old said. Watch it via YouTube below.
Rebecca Black did a Q&A with Entertainment Weekly, where the 13-year-old was asked about Lady Gaga defending her and calling the ‘Friday’ singer a “genius”. Black said, “That’s so cool! I feel so star-struck, even though I haven’t met her. It’s so surreal, it’s so crazy. I was just listening to ‘Born this Way’. I really love all of her songs, I have almost every song of hers on my iPod and I think she’s really a lyrical genius. Her songs are just so upbeat and fun and catchy.” Black also talked about donating the ‘Friday’ single sales towards the Japan earthquake relief, being recognized by kids in public, her favorite singers and how exactly she parties. Check it out here.
Rebecca Black’s manager John McEntee tells Billboard the 13-year-old is getting interest from record labels after the success of her mother-funded debut music video ‘Friday’. “Record labels have been contacting myself and Ark Music directly about Rebecca,” McEntee said. “There is definitely interest from real record labels. They’ve found out she can sing. With all this exposure, we’re looking at her coming out with more songs and an album. We’ve been getting submissions from a lot of fantastic songwriters. That’s a good sign.”
Rebecca Black checked in with her Twitter followers (@MsRebeccaBlack) on Friday (March 25) thanking those who supported her debut music video ‘Friday’ and those who mocked it, all combining for the 13-year-old to get over 50 million views of the much publicized effort. Black writes:
OkieDokie. It’s Friday. And I just wanted to take this itty bitty bit of time to thank everyone, my fans and haters and everyone in between. (: You all are AMAZING and I could not have gotten to where I am now without any of you. I know that so many of you all want a follow back or shout-out or retweet…but it’s impossible to reply to everyone individually. So I’m just gonna say: If you guys tweet something really funny or something that really stands out, I’ll retweet it. I check my mentions sometimes, and I’d love to give back in some way to all of you. And just so you know: I PROMISE that I’ll never get caught up in this madness as to where I’ll forget any of you. You’re all beautiful and special and great. Thanks for hopefully reading this long hubbajubba of a tweet and #Iloveyouall <3
Justin Bieber sang a bit of ‘Friday’ by Rebecca Black during his concert at Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England on Thursday (March 24). The move prompted 13-year-old Black to tell her Twitter followers (@MsRebeccaBlack) moments ago:
OHOHOH. I thanks to @justinbieber for singing a little piece of Friday at your concert. #thatwasepic (:
Watch it via YouTube below.
Nick Jonas sang a bit of Rebecca Black’s debut single ‘Friday’ during the Jonas Brothers live set at the third annual ‘Concert for Hope’ event on Sunday in Universal City, California. Watch the “fun fun fun fun” moment via YouTube below.
Rebecca Black spoke with the Orange County Register about the music video she did for her song ‘Friday’ has exploded on YouTube, getting over 14 million views and getting a lot of detractors in the process. “I think I broke down in tears just about then, and I thought, ‘Well, this isn’t good. I’m getting views, but this isn’t the way I wanted them’,” the 13-year-old said. “I really thought, ‘Should I have not done this? This is my fault, I should have gone with the other song.’ I haven’t ever gotten that much hate. I thought the world is going to hate me. My self-confidence had dropped down to the ground. I thought I’d get made fun of at school.”
But after speaking with her mother and hearing she had been receiving offers for TV spots after her YouTube views started racking up, her feelings changed a bit. “I’m like, ‘Well, maybe this is a good thing – you never know,'” Rebecca explained. “My mom said to me, ‘We can either keep it up (on YouTube) or take it down.’ I said, ‘No, I’m not going to give them the satisfaction of making me take it down.’ I said, ‘No, this is going to work out. I just want to let it go. Let it do its thing.'”