Rebecca Black, a California teenager who rose to internet stardom when her music video "Friday" went viral on YouTube, plans to release her new single, "The Moment," on Monday, July 18.
The new track was written by Brandon "Blue" Hamilton, who has previously collaborated with Justin Bieber and it was produced by Charlton Pettus, who has worked with Hilary Duff and Tears for Fears. "The Moment" will debut on Black's YouTube channel - under the simple username "Rebecca," as well as on her official website at 8 p.m. ET and will be available for download on iTunes the following day.
The video for the singer's new track showcases events from Black's life and depicts her sudden rise to fame. It includes her appearances at red carpet events and footage of her receiving an award at her junior high school.
The music video for "Friday" became a viral hit after was released earlier this year and has been dubbed "the worst music video/song." Black has been mocked online and even received death threats over the song, which led to a police investigation. However, the song became so popular that it earned a cover performance on the FOX musical comedy "Glee" and inspired numerous online parody videos.
"Friday" had over 167 million views on YouTube but was curiously removed on June 16, "due to a copyright claim.
Black recently made a cameo appearance in Katy Perry's music video, "Last Friday Night."
Black is currently working on her five-track EP, which will be self-released in August.