Thursday, December 20, 2012

Criticism to Fame

Rebecca Black. Mashable asserts that the amount of money made from YouTube and iTunes nets Rebecca and her producer $62,000.

That certainly isn’t a lot of money, but when you consider the fact that she’s been on Jay Leno, Good Morning America, and has a niche group of supporters who like her and her song, the viral video she made may very well launch a long and successful music career, assuming she perfects her music skills. She’s only 14 years old!

The people who don’t like her are the people who helped propel her to fame. At the same time, those haters exposed her to a group of people who genuinely like her and will support her despite all the criticism.

“Friday” was propelled by people who thought that the video was so bad that they shared it as a joke to their friends. That joke is now allowing Rebecca Black to make real money…

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Leave Rebecca Black Alone!

Manolo says, the entire interwebs are in the uproarious uproar over the ridiculous and inane pop video from the moderately untalented singing teen girl named Rebecca Black.
Frankly, the Manolo does not see what is about all of the fuss.
Yes, the lyrics are silly, and the girl’s voice, or what can be heard of it through the auto-tuning, is not especially good, and the rap break is perhaps the little bit creepy, but otherwise this is not even close to being the Worst Song Ever. Indeed, it admirably fulfills the pop necessity of catchieness, sticking in your head long after you wish it would go far, far away.
However, what the contrarian Manolo appreciates the most is that this video is so innocently innocent.
Rather than the hyper-sexualized Cryus-beast, gyrating lewdly to the salacious music, we have the real-life, dippy, thirteen-year-old girl innocently singing about hangin’ with her extra double dippy friends…
Rebecca Black: Fun, fun, fun, fun
In the land of the super dippy, the slightly less dippy girl is queen.
The video for the “Friday” is refreshing and honest and silly, and it makes the Manolo unexpectedly happy. There is none of that pose of adult dissipation and sexual knowingness that makes much of the teen pop music tiresome. It is just the silly fun video.
So, please, leave the Rebecca Black alone. She is having fun.

Rebecca Black Unplugged

Can Rebecca Black sing at all? She went unplugged for this rendition of "Friday" during an ABC interview.

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Rebecca Black's Latest Interview

Rebecca Black - ABC News interview - Good Morning America

"I think I have talent on some level. I don’t think I’m the worst singer but I don’t think I’m the best singe"

- Rebecca Black