YouTube: 10 Videos Reach 1 Billion Views Each

Did you know that on 7 October 2015 Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth with his song “See You Again” (Furious 7 Soundtrack) became the 10th video that passed 1 billion views on YouTube?

Love it or hate it YouTube is taking the video world by storm. YouTube has over a billion users — almost one-third of all people on the Internet — and everyday people watch hundreds of millions of hours on YouTube and generate billions of views.

Talking about billions of views. October now marks the month that Youtube are the proud owners of 10 videos that all reached 1 billion views! It probably comes as no surprise that these videos are all music videos.

At 184 days, “See You Again” is the second-fastest video to hit 1 billion in YouTube history (after “Gangnam Style”), and the quickest of the past year. Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s tribute to the late Paul Walker joins what appears to be an ever-accelerating trend in billion-view videos.

It is amazing to see how quickly these videos are reaching these high viewing numbers. If you want to see what all the fuss is about, the top 10 videos are listed in a playlist, so why wait – go add another view to the tally.

You can watch all the music videos with 1 billion views in this playlist!


Hot in Social Media created this beautiful infographic summarizing the videos statistics as at 7th of October 2015:


The Only 10 Videos in the World That Have More Than 1 Billion Views on YouTube Infographic


Do you have a favourite video on this list? Tell us in the comments below.

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Adel de Meyer

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Adel de Meyer is a New Media Specialist, Brand Influencer, Author and Mentor based in Gold Coast Australia. Adel is listed as a Top Digital blog, Top 20 Social Media coach and Top 100 Marketing Influencer of 2017 and has worked with many global brands some including Hootsuite, Pitney Bowes, Adobe, Brand24 and Huawei as a Brand Influencer. Adel regularly writes articles on analytics, influencer marketing, technology and personal branding with some of her work seen on The Next Web (TNW) and Business 2 Community.Adel works closely with global SMB enterprises, Entrepreneurs and Personal Brands by using Social Media and Technology to captivate their audiences. Adel is recognized as a leading Instagram and Twitter Influencer on Social Media and Business in Australia. She loves coffee and creative minds!