What teenager doesn’t want to break out in a little song or dance when you look at the calendar and realize that it’s Friday? While some click their heels and others share a celebratory hi-five, Rebecca Black created a musical ode to the day and her accompanying music video made her an international viral phenom.
Once the video gained momentum, she decided to be homeschooled to focus on her music career. Her song was used in an episode of “Glee,” and she appeared in the Katy Perry video T.G.I.F. Ryan Seacrest decided to help her get signed to DB Entertainment (and we all know that if Ryan Seacrest is rooting for you, you’re in good hands *cough*Kardashians*cough.*
She’s released 4 singles since, and when the 2011 Japanese earthquakes hit, she donated the money she made from her song “Friday” to help the victims.