How Long Does It Take a Music Video to Hit 1 Billion YouTube Views?

Time for a Music Video to Reach 1 Billion YouTube Views

Only a handful of music videos have reached one billion YouTube views.  Here’s how long it took each one:

Justin Bieber, ‘Baby’ (released 2010): 4 years, 10 days.

Rihanna, ‘Love the Way You Lie’ (2010): 5 years, 163 days.

LMFAO, ‘Party Rock Anthem’ (2011): 4 years, 291 days.

PSY, ‘Gangnam Style’ (2012): 58 days.

Katy Perry, ‘Roar’ (2013): 1 year, 319 days.

Sia, ‘Chandelier’ (2014): 1 year, 202 days.

Meghan Trainor, ‘All About That Bass’ (2014): 1 year, 80 days.

Enrique Iglesias, ‘Bailando’ (2014): 1 year, 125 days.

One Republic, ‘Counting Stars’ (2013): 2 years, 154 days.

Katy Perry, ‘Dark Horse’ (2013): 1 year, 121 days.

Major Lazer featuring MØ, ‘Lean On’ (2015): 290 days.

Wiz Khalifa, ‘See You Again’ (2015): 181 days.

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, ‘Uptown Funk’ (2014): 298 days. 

Adele, ‘Hello’ (2015): 87 days.

Maroon 5, ‘Sugar’ (2015): 1 year, 3 days.

Taylor Swift, ‘Blank Space’ (2014): 236 days.

 

 

Graph source: YouTube.

3 Responses

  1. Rick Shaw

    It takes exactly 3 licks to get the center of a Tootsie Roll pop, so it must take 4 months, 1 week, 6 days, 47 minutes and 29 seconds for a video to reach 1 billion views on YouTube.

    Reply
  2. Vail, CO

    How much does it cost to buy 1 billion views? Everyone knows these numbers are jacked.

    Reply

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