September 27, 2023


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YouTube Billion Views Club: Gangnam Style, J Balvin, Bieber and More



This Friday, July 15, marks the 10th anniversary of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” tunes video release — and the Korean artist’s combo of stylish quirkiness, trademark dance moves, synth hooks and satirical edge designed it the to start with viral video clip to major 1 billion sights on YouTube.

Much less than six months following its launch, “Gangnam Style” on Dec. 21, 2012, turned the first honoree in YouTube’s Billion Sights Club. And currently, it remains on YouTube’s Major 5 listing of the most-viewed music movies at any time on the platform, with 4.47 billion views (and counting).

In a assertion provided by YouTube, Psy commented: “Being the very first artist to attain 1 billion sights on YouTube was an incredible feeling 10 yrs back and it nonetheless is today. To have played a job in paving the way for audio of all types to transcend borders is a accurate honor.”

Fun historical observe: In 2014, YouTube joked that “Gangnam Style” had damaged its video clip-sights counter when it surpassed 2.147 billion sights the software package was originally minimal to support for 32-bit integers (lol!).

Due to the fact Psy’s milestone a decade back, dozens of other audio video clips have topped 1 billion YouTube views, spanning genres and generations.

J Balvin and Justin Bieber both of those have 11 official songs video clips in YouTube’s Billion Views Club (in which they are the guide/featured artist or collaborator) — tied for the most of any artist. Appropriate guiding them is Ozuna with 10, and Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Maluma with 8 each individual.

The YouTube Billion Views Club incorporates Luis Fonsi’s document-breaking smash “Despacito” ft. Daddy Yankee, Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” ft. Bruno Mars, Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” ft. Charlie Puth, Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Blackpink’s “How You Like That,” BTS’ “Boy With Luv” ft. Halsey, Drake’s ”Hotline Bling,” A-ha’s “Take on Me,” Shakira’s “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow,” Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters,” Billie Eilish’s “Bad Person,” Ozuna’s “Se Preparó,” Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda,” Maluma’s “Felices Los 4″ and Coolio’s 1995 hit “Gangsta’s Paradise.”

YouTube Most Considered New music Videos of All Time

  1. Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee – 7.8 billion
  2. Ed Sheeran – Form of You – 5.7 billion
  3. Wiz Khalifa – See You Once more ft. Charlie Puth – 5.5 billion
  4. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars – 4.6 billion
  5. Psy – Gangnam Model (강남스타일) – 4.4 billion

Quickest Audio Movies to Reach 1 Billion Views, by No. of Times After Launch

  • Adele – Hello – 88 times
  • Ed Sheeran – Form of You – 97 days [tied]
  • Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee – 97 days [tied]
  • J Balvin, Willy William – Mi Gente – 103 days
  • Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato – Échame La Culpa – 111 times

Fewer movies from the pre-YouTube era have crossed the billion-sights mark. The only track from the 1970s to be part of the club is Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” In this article are the songs from the ’80s and ’90s that have surpassed 1 billion sights on YouTube, according to the system:



  • Guns N’ Roses – November Rain
  • Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • The Cranberries – Zombie
  • Whitney Houston – I Will Generally Love You
  • 4 Non Blondes – What is Up
  • Metallica – Nothing Else Issues
  • AC/DC – Thunderstruck
  • Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way
  • Dr. Dre – Still D.R.E. ft. Snoop Dogg
  • Aqua – Barbie Lady
  • Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise (feat. L.V.)



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