Bookie offering 2-1 odds on internet 'sensation' bagging accolade
Rebecca Black‘s ‘Friday’ music video could end up being the most-viewed YouTube clip of all time – or so some bookies are fearing.
Bookmakers Ladbrokes are offering 2-1 odds that the video will become the most-viewed clip ever on the site.
The promo has been watched over 33.5 million times on YouTube as of today (March 22). However, Black will have to clock up a few million more clicks if she’s to receive the honour – Justin Bieber’s song ‘Baby’ is the most popular video on the site, with nearly 500 million views.
Watch the video for ‘Friday’, which has attracted scorn and laughter from viewers around the world for the mundane lyrics in the song, by scrolling down and clicking below.
The video was created for $2,000 (£1222) by Los Angeles-based record company Ark Music Factor and released last month.
Black, talking on TV show Good Morning America, said that the criticism she’d received for the video had affected her. “When I first say all these nasty comments, I did cry,” she said. She also admitted that she wasn’t sure how talented she was.
“I think I have talent on some level,” she said. “I don’t think I’m the worst singer, but I don’t think I’m the best singer.”