Rebecca Black's 'Friday' With 180 Million Views Is YouTube's Top 2011 Video
Rebecca Black's 'Friday' With 180 Million Views Is YouTube's Top 2011 Video

After disappearing for a few hours, "Friday" was back at YouTube late Tuesday night. The YouTube page for Ark Music Factory, which posted the official "Friday" video, was up and running again as well. Although there is no evidence to support the theory, blog and Twitter speculation was that Ark's YouTube account had been hacked.

The video for Rebecca Black was removed from YouTube on Tuesday when the user account disappeared. As first reported by Mashable, "Friday" was gone from YouTube around 7pm E.T. Tuesday evening by the host of the video, trizzy66 (the YouTube account of the song and video creator, Ark Music Factory). It is currently not known why the user account was pulled.

The last video count YouTube listed for "Friday" is more than 65 million, up from 61.2 million on Monday afternoon. As Billboard reported on March 22, "Friday" had about 33 million views and had generated an estimated $25,000 from first-week sales of the track.