X’s mother, a veterinarian like X’s father, paid a record house to write a song, get X to sing it, record a video and publish it. She paid them $4,000 for a vanity release on Facebook and Youtube. Initially, it received only about a 1,000 hits, but went viral later, remaining a trending topic on Twitter for several days all across the world.
Unfortunately, despite the large number of views, the reviews of the song were mostly negative, and it was panned badly by critics.
The upshot of it all was that X began to be bullied in school, and had to drop out, preferring to be home-schooled. However, X later said that the move to drop out was so that X could focus more on career prospects.
Simple. Identify X. Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!
PS: Happy Mahalaya / beginning of the Navaratras, for tomorrow.
A dozen answers over several days, and all correct! This is indeed Rebecca Black, of Friday fame, or infamy, whichever you choose.