1. Rebecca Black Falls Head Over Heels in New Single 'Foolish': Listen

    April 21, 2017 7:04 PM EDT YouTube sensation Rebecca Black is ready to show a sexier side in her new single “Foolish,” released Friday (April 21). “I’m addicted to your everything,” she croons in the dreamy pop track, a contrast to her 2016 breakup ballad “The Great Divide” -- and, of course, to breakout viral hit …

  2. Watch Rebecca Black's New 'The Great Divide' Video: Exclusive Premiere

    September 03, 2016 3:26 PM EDT Rebecca Black is back with a new song called "The Great Divide" and a video premiering exclusively with Billboard .  The 19-year-old singer who rose to internet stardom in 2011 with her song "Friday" said she spent a month working on the new video, wanting to get it…

  3. Playlist Live: An Exploration of the Internet in Real Life

    November 21, 2014 8:00 PM EST Rebecca Black, Troye Sivan, Trevor Moran & more YouTube stars take selfies & sell merch at New York conference. The first actual meet-up of Internet-famous people didn't actually happen in real life at all, but in the 2008 episode of South Park titled "Canada On Strike.…

  4. Lindsey Stirling Partners With Maker Studios

    August 19, 2014 10:04 AM EDT Maker Studios has partnered with violinist Lindsey Stirling , whose top-rated YouTube channel boasts more than 5 million subscribers who have watched videos of her unique style of classical dubstep more than a half-billion times. The partnership will afford Stirling access to production…

  5. Rebecca Black's 'Saturday' Follows 'Friday' Onto Hot 100

    December 18, 2013 5:45 PM EST The young viral sensation returns at No. 55 with her second Hot 100 hit Rebecca Black scores her second entry on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Saturday" debuts at No. 55 following its first full week of U.S.-based sales and streams. The teen famously charted in 2011 with her debut…

  6. Rebecca Black Finally Makes It to the Weekend With 'Saturday': Watch

    December 07, 2013 4:21 PM EST We all know what happens on Friday -- Rebecca Black made sure of that nearly three years ago, when she and Ark Music Factory released "Friday," the viral sensation that garnered millions of YouTube views while receiving its share (and then some) of criticism , some considering it…

  7. Rebecca Black 'Finishing' Debut Album, Loves Ed Sheeran & Black Keys

    July 23, 2012 5:15 PM EDT It seems like only yesterday that Rebecca Black's "Friday" was swirling virally across the Internet. The singer/overnight YouTube sensation made an appearance at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday , where she showed her support for the nominees for this year's "…

  8. Carly Rae Jepsen: The Billboard Cover Story

    June 25, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Read an excerpt from Billboard's cover story on the 'Call Me Maybe' phenomenon "It's been a cool day today," Carly Rae Jepsen , calling in from Los Angeles, says casually. "I ran into RedFoo from LMFAO at the airport, and we've been writing a song…

  9. 'Glee' Covers One Direction's 'What Makes You Beautiful': Watch

    May 04, 2012 7:15 PM EDT This time last year, the "Glee" cast covered Rebecca Black's viral sensation "Friday" for their junior prom, and now that they're wrapping up senior year, the Fox crew has taken on the latest song to sweep the nation: One Direction's "What Makes You…

  10. Vazquez Sounds, Kids Who Covered Adele, Vault Into Social 50 Chart

    December 22, 2011 10:30 AM EST YouTube hitmakers Vazquez Sounds comes bounding in at No. 17 on Billboard's Social 50 chart, capping a wild month for the Mexican kid trio. It marks the second-highest debut ever on the chart since it launched a year ago. Only Rebecca Black, of "Friday" fame, bowed higher -- at…

  11. Music's Top 10 Viral Videos of 2011

    December 21, 2011 12:45 PM EST Rebecca Black was to viral videos in 2011 what Adele was to the music world at large this year: The lady of the hour. Black's "Friday" hit very early in the year and kept the Internet a-chattering throughout 2011. Her fellow viral stars couldn't compete, but rest assured,…

  12. Fun Fun Fun: Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Is Year's Top YouTube Video

    December 21, 2011 9:55 AM EST Rounding Out Top 3: Michael Bolton's Ode to Jack Sparrow Rebecca Black's infamous "Friday" video has topped all other YouTube videos of 2011 with 180 million views. The site announced its most-viewed clips of the year Tuesday. The 14-year-old Black was turned into a viral…

  13. A Year of Social 50 Breakthroughs, With Rebecca Black, Karmin & More

    November 25, 2011 8:06 PM EST This week marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of Billboard's Social 50 chart, our tally that ranks the most active artists on the world's leading social networking sites. While a good number of acts have never left the tally (we're looking at you, Justin Bieber, Lady…

  14. Listen: Rebecca Black's Criminally Fun New Single, 'P.O.I.'

    November 15, 2011 12:25 PM EST After turning to more serious fare with her second single "My Moment," "Friday" star Rebecca Black has returned with a new single, "Person Of Interest (P.O.I.)," that plays out like an episode of "Law & Order," which is always a fantastic way to…

  15. Top 10 #2011MusicTaughtMe Tweets

    November 04, 2011 4:30 PM EDT If it seems like 2011 flew by, well, we can't blame you. We've been talking Christmas albums since the end of summer, and when you're always counting down to Friday (now thanks in part to Rebecca Black), where does the time go? Although we've barely finished our Halloween…

  16. Katy Perry's Record-Setting Year: A Birthday Timeline

    October 25, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Katy Perry celebrated her 27th birthday on Tuesday (Oct. 25) -- and for the California pop star, 26 was a year to remember. After releasing her sophomore album, "Teenage Dream," in August 2010, Perry proceeded to embark on a yearlong rule of the Billboard Hot 100, with a massive…

  17. 5 Things To Know About Lance Bass' Heart2Heart Boy Band

    October 14, 2011 6:15 PM EDT Nostalgic for the days of Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC ? Look no further -- courtesy of former boy-bander Lance Bass himself. Mentored by Bass (who makes a brief appearance in the group's debut music video), Heart2Heart is here to knock out 98° , O-Town and the other boy bands who came…

  18. Katy Perry Makes Hot 100 History: Ties Michael Jackson's Record

    August 17, 2011 10:55 AM EDT Katy Perry becomes the first woman, and second artist overall following Michael Jackson , in the 53-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to send five songs from an album to No. 1, as "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" becomes the fifth chart leader from her Capitol Records set "…

  19. Rebecca Black Performs 'Friday' Live on 'America's Got Talent'

    August 11, 2011 9:33 AM EDT YouTube juggernaut Rebecca Black has had a busy week. The 14-year-old singer told ABC that bullying forced her into homeschooling and on Wednesday night (Aug. 11) she appeared on NBC's "America's Got Talent" to sing her hit "Friday" ... live. With a trio of…

  20. Billboard Bits: Paul Stanley Welcomes Fourth Child, Rebecca Black Drops Out Of School

    August 10, 2011 6:34 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Kiss' Paul Stanley Welcomes Baby No. 4 Kiss guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley and wife, Erin, welcomed their fourth child, daughter Emily Grace Stanley yesterday (Aug. 9) in Los Angeles. "I'm not sure…

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