Pop singer Rebecca Black is the latest viral YouTube phenomenon, with her music video Friday up to almost 10 million views as of this afternoon. The song was recently made available as a single on iTunes and Amazon.com and is moving up the sales charts.
In spite of her popularity, Black is getting harsh reviews. She has been called a "one hit wonder", "the worst singer ever" and the "Black plague" (a joke that references "Bieber fever"). She must, however, have some appeal in order to have received so many views in a little over a month.
The video seems professionally produced and Black definitely has star qualities. The cover art for the single features her standing in front of a background that looks quite a bit like the cover of the new Arcade Fire album.