YouTube is the most popular streaming platform in the world, boasting over two billion logged-in users visiting the app every month. Every day, YouTube attains more than a billion hours of video watching all over the world.
Considering these impressive statistics, it is clear that YouTube is the first pick for celebrities and artists to share their music videos. At the moment, there are more than two million artists who upload their videos on this platform to display their talent and keep fans hooked.
YouTube is not only the place to share music videos, but it also hosts movie trailers, footages, and more. For instance, The Avengers: Endgame‘s official trailer gathered 289 million views after just 24 hours after its release. It, therefore, makes it the most viral movie trailer ever.
Even though there is a large collection of content, the most-viewed are the music videos. Without further ado, here is a short list of the most viewed YouTube videos of this year.
Despacito – Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee
The Spanish song named ‘Despacito’ is sung by Luis Fonsi and features Daddy Yankee. It has broken numerous records, but the most important one is at the top of the most-viewed YouTube videos ever. Boasting more than 6.65 billion views, it remains the most-watched clip since 2017.
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran’s song ‘Shape of You’ became the second video clip to get to four billion views in January of this year. As of December 2019, Ed Sheeran is one of the only two artists to have three videos exceeding two billion views.
Masha and the Bear: Recipe for Disaster
Masha and the Bear: Recipe for Disaster registers 4.2 billion views on YouTube, and it is the only non-music video mentioned in this list. This amazing Russian animated series is a hit among children all around the world. Besides being on YouTube, the series is also available on numerous TV channels and content platforms such as Netflix and Amazon.
Baby Shark Dance – Pinkfong
With more than 4.17 billion views, Baby Shark Dance by Pinkfong targets children. Created by a South Korean educational content creator, known as Pinkfong, the song depicts a family of sharks. It is available in multiple languages, such as English, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, and, of course, Korean.
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars
Even though Upton Funk is a bit older than most listed videos, it still gathers more and more views, which made it reach the sixth position with 3.74 billion views. The song was released back in 2014, and it rapidly caught the attention of people.
Gangnam Style – Psy
Gangnam Style places on the seventh position of the most-viewed list of videos on YouTube, with 3.48 billion views. The song is the 18th K-pop content released by Psy, a South Korean artist.
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Sorry comes from Justin Bieber’s fourth album, called Purpose, and reached the eight rank in the most-viewed YouTube videos list, with 3.23 billion views. The song was also at the top of the charts in 2016.
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