[VIRAL FLASHBACK] What YouTube videos have made it to Billion Views Club?

[VIRAL FLASHBACK] What YouTube videos have made it to Billion Views Club?

YouTube has become one of the go-to platforms for many users around the world when it comes to entertainment. These days, the platform has become a juggernaut in itself as it hosts different types of entertainment from artists, musicians, content creators, educators, and many more.

However, some videos are viewed more than others. This is certainly the case when it comes to YouTube’s Billion Views Club.

Some videos on the platform include the most iconic piece of music video that we don’t mind watching over and over again. Some have stood the test of time and impressed viewers around the world.

Incredible would be an understatement to describe the accomplishment of reaching the milestone of one billion views on YouTube. A large number of videos have amassed a billion views, which has earned them entry into the Billion Views Club on YouTube.

There are now many videos on YouTube that have reached the Billion Views Club. Some of you might know some artists who have reached the club, names like Black Pink, Rihanna, Dua Lipa, Alan Walker, Madonna, Adele and many more.

With that, here’s a list of our top five music videos that have reached a billion views.


First on our Billion Views Club list is the music video for a song called “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee.

The song was released on the platform on January 13, 2017. This clip is one of the fastest videos on YouTube to reach 1 billion views after just 97 days.

On top of that, the song has become so popular that even Justin Beiber released a version of himself singing it on April 17, 2017, which further boosted its popularity among different audience demographics. The music video now has 7.9 billion views.

“Shape of You”

“Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran. The singer and songwriter also released in January 2017, the same month and year that “Despacito” was also released.

Ed Sheeran is no stranger to the popularity of his songs since some of his music like “Dive”, “Perfect”, “Thinking Out Loud” and many more.

Additionally, “Shape of You” reached its first billion views just after 97 days, tied with Despacito’s music video.

As of writing, the official “Shape of You” music video has now racked up 5.7 billion views.

‘See you next time’

The next YouTube video on our list for the Billion Views Club is the official music video for “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth.

This one is known as the soundtrack to the movie “Furious 7”. This one became an absolute hit, an upbeat song with the rapper’s emotional lyrics and Charlie Puth’s soulful vocals.

Both the film and the song became significant because they were dedicated to fellow actor, Paul Walker, who died in a car crash. The song was released on YouTube on April 7, 2015 and at the time of writing it now has 5.6 billion views.

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Another music video joining the Billion Views Club is that of South Korean singer and music producer Psy. Psy’s “GANGNAM STYLE” music video has become a huge hit on the streaming platform and around the world.

Psy immediately took the world by storm on July 15, 2012, with people around the world flocking to YouTube to witness the viral sensation. According to YouTube, in less than six months, on December 21, 2012, the “Gangnam Style” music video became the first-ever music video on YouTube to reach one billion views.

This then led to the formation of YouTube’s Billion Views Club (BVC), which inspired many artists and musicians to follow its lead. Today, the video has 4.4 billion views.


Another music video that reached the Billion Views Club is Justin Beiber’s debut song, “Baby.” This song was released on February 19, 2010 and has since received 2.8 billion views.

Within a few years of each other, Psy and Beiber released songs that became some of the most popular on the platform. It also led to Beiber establishing his career in the music industry as he continued to release major hits during his teenage years.

“Baby” in particular drew mixed reactions from audiences. Some might say it’s one of the most hated or cringe-worthy songs, while others have continued to love it so far.

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Raymond T. Helms