Well done, everyone! Rebecca Black, the Ark Music Factory product whose teen dream song about days of the week "Friday" went crazy viral last week, has had her song downloaded over 2 million times on iTunes. Meaning, she's probably already a millionaire! From Forbes.com:
Since hitting the online music store last Monday, "Friday" has amassed a staggering number of downloads, reportedly topping 2 million; the song currently sits at #45 on the iTunes Top Singles chart. According to 101 Distribution, an independent music distributor, iTunes pays out $.70 per single download in the United States. That's a much juicier check for Black and Ark Music Factory; even if the numbers are exaggerated, the intake from "Friday" could easily top $1 million. What's more, Black is planning to release an acoustic version of the song to disprove speculation that her voice is reliant on AutoTune. Cha-ching!
So, good. In a lot of ways that's a fair return for the week of intense cyber mockery the 13-year-old was subjected to. Though, let's all hope, for everyone's sake, that this ends here. Silly girl makes silly money off of silly song and retreats back into regular teendom (ha, not likely), while everyone else moves on and decides to listen to Laura Nyro instead, and eventually the power of iTunes brings her back from the dead and we all dance in the streets. Sound good?