“Despacito” is most watched video in Vevo history
Vevo, the world’s largest all-premium music video platform, has announced its Top 10 lists of the decade’s most-watched music videos in honor of the company’s ten year anniversary.
Globally, the Most-Watched Music Video accolade goes to Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito,” featuring Daddy Yankee with 6.4 billion views since its release in early 2017. Notably, the second most-viewed video is Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” featuring Bruno Mars with 3.6 billion views followed by Justin Bieber’s “Sorry (PURPOSE: The Movement)” rounding out the top three with 3.1 billion views.
“Being able to share my music is something absolutely valuable to me, and thanks to Vevo, I am able to do just that,” states Luis Fonsi. “Throughout this ten years, Vevo has completely changed the game, has opened up endless opportunities for artists to connect with millions of people around the world, get instant reaction from fans, and also explore music from different artists/genres. Happy tenth anniversary Vevo, keep up the good work and thanks again for opening the door for us artists to the world through your platform.”
In the US, Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” featuring Bruno Mars takes the top spot with 628 million views followed by Silentó’s “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” with 527 million views and Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” with 517 million views.
Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” also takes the top spot on the UK’s most-watched list of the decade with 157 million views followed by Justin Bieber’s “Sorry (PURPOSE : The Movement)” with 148 million views and Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” with 129 million views.
Since its 2009 inception, Vevo has become home to over 400,000 official music videos, exclusive originals and performance content. Through flagship artist development programs such as LIFT and DSCVR, Vevo also has helped introduce emerging artists to new audiences. Past participants in these programs include Billie Eilish, Khalid, Alessia Cara, Halsey, Lewis Capaldi, and CNCO.
The company will celebrate this key anniversary with an event in New York City Wednesday (Oct 16th) featuring performances from The Chainsmokers and Ellie Goulding.
The below reflects the most-watched music videos over the past decade through September 2019.
MOST-WATCHED GLOBAL VIDEOS
- Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee – 6.46B
- Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars – 3.67B
- Justin Bieber – Sorry (PURPOSE: The Movement) – 3.19B
- Maroon 5 – Sugar – 3.04B
- Katy Perry – Roar – 2.92B
- OneRepublic – Counting Stars – 2.84B
- Taylor Swift – Shake It Off – 2.83B
- Enrique Iglesias – Bailando ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona – 2.77B
- Katy Perry – Dark Horse ft. Juicy J – 2.65B
- Adele – Hello – 2.57B
MOST-WATCHED US VIDEOS
- Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars – 628.6M
- Silento – Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) – 527.2M
- Taylor Swift – Shake It Off – 517.6M
- Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass – 488.9M
- Post Malone – Congratulations ft. Quavo – 478.6M
- Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee – 465.1M
- Katy Perry – Roar – 461.9M
- The Weeknd – The HIlls – 461.5M
- Taylor Swift – Blank Space – 453M
- Adele – Hello – 435.2M
MOST WATCHED UK VIDEOS
- Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars – 157.5M
- Justin Bieber – Sorry (PURPOSE: The Movement) – 148.6M
- Taylor Swift – Shake It Off – 129.9M
- Katy Perry – Roar – 116.6M
- Taylor Swift – Blank Space – 113.3M
- Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass – 112.3M
- Adele – Hello – 110M
- Maroon 5 – Girls Like You ft. Cardi B – 108M
- Fifth Harmony – Work From Home ft. Ty Dollar $ign – 105.3M
- OneRepublic – Counting Stars – 104.9M
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.