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YouTube celebrate 10 years since the release of Psy’s Gangnam Style – the first ever video to reach one billion views on the video platform.

Released ten years ago, Psy’s Gangnam Style was the first ever video to join YouTube’s Billion Views Club in December 2012. Now with more than 350 music videos with over one billion views, YouTube take a look back at some of the most popular music videos of all-time.

The video below from YouTube Culture & Trends shows an interesting dot chart that visualizes the frequency of videos joining the club over time, as well as a look at artists with multiple entries, popular genres and some videos that predate YouTube itself. Find YouTube’s full breakdown of the Billion Views Club on their blog. Keep scrolling for the top 10 most-viewed music videos of all-time.

1. Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee

Luis Fonsi

7.91 billion views

2. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You (Official Music Video)

Ed Sheeran

5.76 billion views

3. Wiz Khalifa – See You Again ft. Charlie Puth [Official Video] Furious 7 Soundtrack

Wiz Khalifa

5.57 billion views

4. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (Official Video) ft. Bruno Mars

Mark Ronson

4.63 billion views



4.48 billion views

6. El Chombo – Dame Tu Cosita feat. Cutty Ranks (Official Video) [Ultra Music]

Ultra Music

3.98 billion views

7. Maroon 5 – Sugar (Official Music Video)

Maroon 5

3.72 billion views

8. Katy Perry – Roar (Official)

Katy Perry

3.61 billion views

9. OneRepublic – Counting Stars (Official Music Video)


3.60 billion views

10. Justin Bieber – Sorry (PURPOSE : The Movement)

Justin Bieber

3.56 billion views

Find the fastest music videos to reach one billion views here.

Find the top 5 most-viewed YouTube videos of all-time here.

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