Rebecca Black Is Getting Paid


Forbes, that dogged journal of how rich rappers are, asks the question: How much money is Rebecca Black making off "Friday"? And the answer is — a lot! The video has over 30 million views on YouTube, which Forbes estimates has coughed up about $20,000 for Black, via the YouTube Partner Agreement. More important: At their current rate, her iTunes sales could break $1 million in profits. This is all fairly vague reporting (a lot of the numbers are estimates), so take it with a grain of salt. Or, take it with more listens to "Friday"! [Chris Barth/Forbes]