Anything can happen when a video goes viral on YouTube. Just ask comedian Lucas Cruikshank, whose 2008 debut of his Fred Figglehorn character on the video-sharing site helped launch his television career. But just like the one-hit wonders on the radio, some video stars disappear as quickly as they came. What ever happened to teen pop star Rebecca Black, whose catchy song, “Friday,” prompted just as much ridicule as it did praise? See how these and other YouTubers have fared over time in this infographic by VIXY.net.
(Note that pop star Psy’s video for “Gangnam Style” hit 1 billion views in December 2012.)