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Rebecca Black, the pop singer whose “Friday” single became the most-played YouTube video of all time, thanks in large part to the proliferation of online snark, will have her follow-up single uploaded and streaming by next Monday.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the “My Moment” video includes footage of Black receiving an award at her junior high school and attending red carpet events in her new role as a viral-video star.
Instead of signing on with a label, Black continues to rely on the time-tested strategy of asking mommy and daddy for cash and reportedly will also self-release a five-song EP next month.
Regardless of whether “My Moment” draws as many viewers as “Friday,” it’s hard to question Black’s resolve at this point, given that the latter work was given the title of “Worst Song Ever” by serious music critics and casual listeners alike.
Time magazine called the song a “whole new level of bad,” referring to Black’s recounting the days of the week (“Tomorrow is Saturday/ And Sunday comes afterwards”) as the lowest point of the song.
Black admitted to the Los Angeles Times that she broke down when she first read the critics’ reviews, but says she regained her confidence as more and more people viewed and downloaded her song. (Shh, don’t tell her that the inevitable interest was fueled by the poor reviews.)
“I think I have talent on some level. I don’t think I’m the worst singer but I don’t think I’m the best singer,” said Black.