Thanks to her ubiquitous hit “Friday,” Rebecca Black quickly went from YouTube sensation to starring in a Katy Perry video for that singer’s equally ubiquitous hit “Last Friday Night.” Now Black is ready to take her career to the next level.
She’ll release a new song, “My Moment,” on July 18, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The song was written by Brandon “Blue” Hamilton (Justin Bieber) and Quinton Tolbert and the production credits include Charlton Pettus.
The video is reportedly less kitschy than her “Friday” video (but perhaps just as literal). It will include footage of her attending red-carpet events and receiving an award at her junior high school, telling “the story of her sudden rise to fame,” according to a statement. “It’s a fairy tale story, but it happened in real life.”
Black is also working on finishing up her five-track EP, which will be released in August. “We’re thinking about it; we have so many different options right now. We’re trying to decide which route we should take,” Black told MTV News earlier this year about her career plans and following up her viral smash.
“I really like Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez; all just the fun upbeat stuff, teenager songs,” she said of her musical inspirations. “My dream duet would be Justin Bieber. Even just doing something with Taylor Swift, or any of my favorite artists would be so cool.”
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