Baby Shark becomes the first YouTube video to reach 10 billion views

Baby Shark becomes the first YouTube video to reach 10 billion views

Baby Shark passes the symbolic bar of 10 billion views on YouTube. How high can the counter go?

YouTube is quite possibly the most popular video platform in the world. You can find everything there and it serves as a springboard for many creators and artists.

Regularly, a video makes the buzz, propelling the popularity rating of its author. Some have been popular for a long time, and continue to generate buzz. This is the case of the song Baby Shark which today offers a nice record.

Baby Shark passes the symbolic bar of 10 billion views on YouTube

Remember when PSY’s song “Gangnam Style” swept the world and became the first video to hit the symbolic 1 billion view mark? Today, the video in question has just over 4 billion views, which is already very impressive, but now we have a new, very symbolic record holder, with the song Baby Shark.

According to the YouTube counter, this very popular song with children became the first YouTube video to pass the 10 billion view mark.

The video in question had already become the most viewed video of all time on YouTube in November 2020, with over 7 billion views at the time. It has therefore garnered no less than 3 billion additional views since then.

How high can the counter go?

The song dates from 2016, creation of a South Korean company specializing in education, Pinkfong, performed by Korean-American singer Hope Segoine.

If the video and the song were already quite popular in Asia, it was not until 2019 when the American media began to use it, in particular to make it a TV series on the Nickelodeon network and even Kellogg’s cereals, popularity exploded.

The song then imposed itself in all the heads, in the four corners of the globe, flooding the platforms of social media, and in particular TikTok, with many teenagers and adults who film themselves dancing on it.

Rachel Maga
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life's biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.