The biggest music video network in the world Vevo have released their most popular videos in 2015.
Mark Ronson leads the chart with his hit ‘Uptown Funk’ featuring Bruno Mars, which managed to garner over a billion views. Taylor Swift managed a close second, also earning over a billion views for the video to her song ‘Blank Space’ however remained roughly 80 million views behind Mark Ronson.
Despite not getting first place Swift is still the biggest success of the list featuring 3 times more than everyone else on the list with ‘Shake It Off’ in fifth place and her 2015 song ‘Bad Blood’ in seventh place. Adele is also a surprise entry as the video for her first single in 3 years ‘Hello’ enters the list at eighth having been released not even 2 months ago, at the end of October.
The top 10 Vevo music videos in 2015, from top to bottom, are:
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Taylor Swift – Blank Space
Maroon 5 – Sugar [2015 debut]
Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do [2015 debut]
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
Taylor Swift – Bad Blood [2015 debut]
Adele – Hello [2015 debut]
Sia – Chandelier
Enrique Iglesias – Bailando [Español]
A few days ago it was reported that Vevo had purchased Showyou, a subscription-based video hosting website. This news has led to many reports that Vevo could be looking, not only to expand beyond it’s main home of YouTube, but also that it could be looking to implement a paid service for it’s gigantic catalogue of music videos. This comes at a time when streaming royalties are being constantly debated, especially in the context of free music sources such as Vevo.