Rebecca Black: Where Is The Singer Today?
Rebecca Black started her music career when she was only 13 years old but experienced a series of negative situations -including death threats- after releasing her first song. However, the music star never gave up and it seems that the negative reactions to her music only made her stronger!
Rebecca Black gained public attention when she was only 13 years old after releasing the video of her first song Friday on YouTube, which went viral and mostly got negative critics and media coverage. Described as "a whole new level of bad" and "the worst song ever" Friday made Rebecca a perfect target for those who tend to ridiculize people on social media, which was particularly difficult for her due to the fact that she had already struggled with bullying in school.
A couple of months after releasing Friday Rebecca Black appeared in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where she performed the song and talked about the negative reaction towards it, However, in response to Friday the then teenager received phone and e-mail death threats and recently the California native opened up about the situation and how she was able to deal with it: "No one knew what they were doing, I had no one who was protecting me," said Black during an interview with "Los Angeles Magazine."
Rebecca Black: What is the singer doing today?
It seems that the negative reactions to her song Friday only made the singer stronger and once she turned 18 she decided to have a clean start; she eventually found a team of professionals who believed in her and who encouraged her to continue writing her own music. The result: In the past years Rebecca Black's music career has been growing and as of today she has more than 10 singles including Sing It, Saturday, and Scream.
Do You?, her most recent song, was released only a couple of months ago when she turned 22, and which she describes as her first real song about love: "This song is about a relationship that was, like, my first real, giving my everything to that relationship, and feeling like I was an adult and a real person and the confusion that comes with that when someone isn’t doing the same for you," explained the singer.
Rebecca Black is on her way to becoming a social media influencer
In 2011 Rebecca Black won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Web Star; she has also worked as an actress in films like Legend of a Rabbit and Fine Brothers, and appeared as a guest on Katy Perry's Last Friday Night video.
Apart from her music career and since she actually became famous due to her YouTube channel (where she currently has 1.4 million subscribers), Rebecca Black has been trying to find her way as a social media influencer. She is very active on Instagram where as of today she has more than 800,000 followers; she says that the fact of combining all of the things she is passionate about is what actually makes sense in her life.
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I've spent a good portion of my life apologizing...for my body, my sexuality and femininity, my natural hair, my voice, my ideas...I could probably name at least a thousand different things. but today, 2 days before my 22nd birthday, I am making a choice to try to start to lessen that apologizing. why is it so hard so much of the time to be the person we actually are? idk, I'm still trying to figure it out myself, and I imagine I'm not the only person with these kinds of thoughts..if any of you reading this are also going through this too, wherever you are, know I'm right here beside you.