YouTube Charts allows you to see what the hottest artists, songs and music videos from around the world are. The Top Artists chart highlights the most popular artists on YouTube, based on the total view count of their entire discography — including official music videos, user-made videos with the official song, official live performances, remixes, lyric videos, album songs, and collaborations. The Top Music Videos chart celebrates the music video experience on YouTube, highlighting the most viewed official music videos on the platform. Part of YouTube. Music Insights currently includes some of the most popular 25, artists on YouTube measured by view-counts. Google Help. Send feedback on Help Center Community.
1. "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi, ft. Daddy Yankee
2. "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa, ft. Charlie Puth
A bare-chested Diamond Platnumz was surprised by his record producers last week when they rocked up at his house with a cake iced with YouTube's logo to mark a milestone for the Tanzanian pop star. As he was filmed getting dressed, the year-old was proudly told by his team that he was the first sub-Saharan African singer to get one billion views on his YouTube channel. A post shared by Wasafi Classic Baby! Over the last 10 years, the award-winning musician has popularised "bongo flava" - a uniquely Tanzanian offering: romantic melodies with an urban beat influenced by traditional taarab music from the East African coast. It is difficult to assess the real significance of the one billion figure, given that Diamond Platnumz has more followers on Instagram than he does subscribers on YouTube - 9.
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Sure, they spread across the web like wildfire, dominating your feeds and hijacking your attention. But earworm-y pop songs? Those hits you end up wanting to wipe from your memory forever? Now the site boasts an expanded metric for chronic popularity and an ever-changing batch of insanely popular music vids. Views: 2. Well, obviously, considering the the music video for his breakthrough hit, "Faded," is the 15th most-watched music video on YouTube. Despite all of the dance elements, it's a somber song with a bleak video to match, featuring a lost, young renegade moping in abandoned buildings as he searches for home. Diplo's dad-like dancing aside, it all looks fit for a major Bollywood feature film, which makes sense given this song's global success.
Although the most-viewed videos were initially viral videos , such as " Evolution of Dance " and " Charlie Bit My Finger ", the most-viewed videos were increasingly related to music videos. In fact, since Lady Gaga 's " Bad Romance " in , every video that has reached the top of the "most-viewed YouTube videos" list has been a music video. Although some of the previously most-viewed videos are no longer listed on the site, reaching the top of the list is still considered a tremendous feat. In November , a Nike advertisement featuring Brazilian football player Ronaldinho became the first video to reach one million views. An early metric of a video's popularity was the so-called Billion View Club, videos which had succeeded in reaching over 1 billion views since their initial upload. In December , " Gangnam Style " became the first video to reach one billion views. With numerous videos readily clearing one billion views by , more interest has been on two and three-billion views and higher metrics. In May "Gangnam Style" became the first video to exceed two billion views.