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.
Latin pop dominates YouTube's most watched videos of the year so far.
15. Alan Walker - "Faded"
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YouTube has revealed its most-viewed music videos of so far - and Latin pop makes up half of the Top YouTube reaches almost 2 billion people around the world every month, and it seems most of its users can't get enough of Spanish-language songs. The most watched music video of the year to date is Daddy Yankee's Con Calma, with 1. The clip was released in January , while a remix of the song with Katy Perry has notched up a further 59 million plays. Ariana Grande's 7 Rings, which places fifth with million views, is the only song performed entirely in English. Spanish singer Rosalia claims the most watched video by a female artist - her song Con Altura ft.
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 ", 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.