Rebecca Black, the 13-year-old internet phenom who scored big with her wildly successful “Friday“ single, which has already earned the teeny bopper $1 million dollars in sales, recently revealed that she is working on a debut album, which she hopes will silence her “upsetting” critics.
Black also confirmed plans to release a follow-up track entitled ‘LOL’, taken from her LP that she is working on with Flying Pig Productions.
Rebecca also had a message for her various critics:
“You think you are bringing me down and making me not want to do this any more. But you’re making me stronger and want to do it even more. Here I am in a studio working on my debut album. I’m going to prove you wrong. Just like ‘Friday’, the new songs are pretty catchy.”
Despite silencing her critics with Friday’s success (the song has managed to chart on iTunes as well as Billboard), Black confessed to struggling with “bullies” and “negative Nancies” when the song first started racking up hits.
“It was really upsetting. These people don’t know me and it really hurt at first. I cried a little bit, I’m only 13. I thought, ‘Should I not have done this? What have I done wrong?’ People were saying, ‘You’re the worst singer, this is the worst song’. They criticized my voice and the lyrics.
“But I call them negative Nancies. They can try to rain on my parade, but as far as I’m concerned they are raining on their own parade. Just face it – it is a catchy song. It gets stuck in my head.”
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