It was on September 16, 2011 when Rebecca Black's life changed forever. She was only 13 years old on that fateful day when the music video for her single "Friday" was first uploaded to YouTube. The auto-tuned jam totally became viral in what seemed like a blink of an eye, and quickly became center of any and all jokes at the time.
"I spent so long only feeling like I was this internet girl, this meme," the singer said in an interview. "Right now, I just want to get to a spot where people can refer to me as a musician, as a songwriter."
Despite the negative backlash she received for her debut single, Rebecca didn't hide from that experience. In fact, she did the total opposite. Rebecca has evolved into quite the artist with tons of exciting things going for her, and she has sure been up to a lot these past 6 years.
Here's what she's been up to:
She got her high school diploma and moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue her dreams.
While Rebecca's "Friday" video sits at over 100,000,000 views today, it isn't something she was prepared for at the time. So what did she do after her video blew up? She did what every teen does – she continued her schooling.
"'Friday' was such an unexpected thing that neither I nor my parents nor anyone was prepared for. So I went to high school," Rebecca spilled in an interview.
She followed up "Friday" with a song titled, "Saturday".
It's catchy AF – what can we say?
She still continues to grow her brand on YouTube, releasing tons of original music.
If you've heard Rebecca's latest single "Foolish," you know it's a total jam.
She's always posting incredible covers.
Rebecca has a true knack for putting her own spin on hit songs like "Malibu" by Miley Cyrus.
She dabbles in makeup tutorials too.
Rebecca's YouTube channel isn't only a place for music. The singer evolved into a full-blown vlogger with all sorts of beauty, fashion and lifestyle content on her page.
In 2016, she released a web series called "Life After Friday."
In the docuseries, Rebecca went through the struggles of navigating life after high school and working on an album.
She continues to be the face of many gifs and memes.
So yeah, Rebecca will always go down in history.
Love J-14? Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for fun, exclusive videos with your favorite stars.