Rebecca Renee Black (born June 21, 1997) is an American singer, dancer, and actress who gained extensive media attention with the 2011 single "Friday". The song was co-written and produced by Clarence Jey and Patrice Wilson of Ark Music Factory. After the video went viral on YouTube and other social media sites, "Friday" was derided by many music critics and viewers, who dubbed it "the worst song ever". Between its upload date on February 10, 2011 and its temporary removal from YouTube on June 16, the video received around 167 million views, gaining Black international attention as a viral star. Black re-uploaded it to her own channel three months later.