Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’ Hits 100 Million Views on YouTube
Break out the champagne: The infamous viral video for Rebecca Black’s “hit” single ‘Friday’ has officially passed the 100 million views mark on YouTube, according to Billboard.
The feat happened Wednesday morning, inching the video slightly closer (but not really) to YouTube’s all-time view leader, Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby,’ with 515 million views.
It’s an especially remarkable feat, considering the amount of bad press the video has garnered since its release in February. In the peak of its popularity, some critics referred to Black as the worst singer of all time.
Now, it appears that Black is having the last laugh. In addition to working on a follow-up single to ‘Friday,’ naturally titled ‘LOL,’ rumors are circulating that ‘Glee’ will cover the song in its upcoming prom episode.
Talk about the longest 15 minutes of fame ever.