Rebecca Black made a big splash on the Internet with the release of her 2011 pop single “Friday.” The music video catapulted the then 13-year-old to celebrity status after the video went viral, receiving over 167 million views on YouTube.
Searches for Rebecca Black and related searches like Rebecca Black Friday jumped >10,000% between 2010 and 2011, making the young pop singer the #1 fastest rising search on Google in 2011.
The pop singer hit an all-time high the week of March 20, 2011, two weeks after “Friday” was released. An international media frenzy followed.
Measuring the Event
How big was Rebecca Black? You may be surprised to hear that searches for the teen singer topped even those of pop icon Lady Gaga from March 6-20, 2011.
Explore the different ways people searched for Rebecca Black in 2011.
- rebecca fridayRising Search (20%)
- rebecca blackRising Search (20%)
- friday rebecca blackRising Search (20%)
- fridayRising Search (20%)
- rebecca black lyricsRising Search (7%)
Rebecca Black wasn’t just a search sensation in the U.S. “Friday” also topped the singles charts in New Zealand, whose biggest city, Auckland, was used as background in the video.
News outlets were fixated on Black, covering everything from her live TV performances to pregnancy rumors.Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Aralık 2011, 09:31