Rebecca Black, the teen singer whose 2011 song "Friday" became a target of brutal online mockery, has released her debut album.
RE/BL, appropriately enough, dropped on Friday. A press release accompanying the album doesn't sugarcoat Black's rise to fame.
"Black, then a 13-year-old, eighth-grade student, was thrust into a media maelstrom after a novelty music video her mother paid to have produced as a gift was uploaded to YouTube and went viral, turning the song--and her name--into a national punchline," the press release says, according to Billboard.
The release says that after the ridicule, Black withdrew from the public's eye, then set up a YouTube channel with 1.5 million subscribers.
The video to her first single "Heart Full of Scars" is dedicated to her YouTube fans.