Rebecca Black's follow up to 'Friday' has arrived
167 million views and countless parodies later, Rebecca Black has released a sequel to “Friday” on YouTube. We’re told that the new video, called “My Moment,” tells “the story of her sudden rise to fame,” with clips of Black’s life since “Friday” started to go insanely viral back in March.
The debut is part of an apparent push to cash in on Black’s popularity, with the singer also announcing she’ll have a 5-track EP out in August. The single goes on sale on iTunes and other online retailers on Tuesday.
A release about “My Moment” highlights some of the singer’s “achievements” since Friday took off, including her TV appearances, her role in Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night” video and status as “the Number One most popular topic on Twitter in 2011 to date.”
Of course, all of that is more of a result of Black’s status as one of the most popular memes of 2011 and not what would represent a dramatic shift in the world’s musical taste (in late March, “Friday” had only been played 12 times on the radio despite its vast digital reach), but the singer seems poised to make a go of it as an artist.