One Billion Views: Adele Says 'Good day' to YouTube Document

Adele’s video for "Hiya" broke a YouTube document on Thursday, reaching 1 billion views in solely 87 days.

The video beats out Psy’s "Gangnam Type," which held the earlier document of 158 days. Adele’s rise should not be a shock contemplating her newest album, "25," was the hottest album of 2015 based on Nielsen Music.

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"Whats up" is not the one member of the billion-view membership. General, 17 movies on YouTube have reached that mark, together with "Celebration Rock" by LMFAO and "Chandelier" by Sia. Most of them are music movies, apart from a couple of outliers just like the well-known "Charlie bit my finger" clip.

However as YouTube famous on its weblog, "whereas 1 billion views is uncommon, it is occurring at a quicker price" this yr. Katy Perry’s "Roar" did it in 487 days, which set a report for 2013. The subsequent yr, Swift’s "Clean Area" did it ninety seven days. 4 of the 17 movies that reached a billion have been launched in 2015.

Associated: ‘Gangnam Type’ Gallops Previous 2 Billion Views on YouTube

Nonetheless, Adele has an extended option to go to beat Psy. "Gangnam Fashion" reigns supreme as probably the most seen YouTube video of all time with 2.5 billion views and counting.