Tuesday, April 12, 2011

YouTube Success "Friday" surpasses videos of Lady Gaga and Bieber

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (Reuters) - The teen sensation on YouTube Rebecca Black sings with glee over the weekend in his video "Friday", and now the star of 13 years has something much more exciting to enjoy. "Friday" has been viewed online more often than "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga and "Pray" by Justin Bieber said Monday Visible Measures, a company that monitors the performance of Internet video.

The low-budget video of the California teenager has been viewed nearly 100 million times on YouTube since being posted online on 10 February. However, Visible Measures said that including copies of the video, skits and other versions available on hundreds of Web sites, "Friday" has been viewed more than 200 million times.

For comparison, taking into account the type of measure, the video for "Born This Way" Gaga has generated over 180 million views online, Visible Measures said. "Pray" Bieber has been viewed more than 65 million times, the company said. "Born This Way" was released in late February and "Pray" Bieber came out late last year.

In the video for "Friday", Black can be seen in a car with friends singing "fun, fun, think about fun." Some critics have condemned the song as being simplistic, but Black has earned appearances on national television, tens of thousands of sales in Apple's iTunes and presence in the charts in U.S., UK, Australia and Canada.

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