Baby Shark Becomes Most Viewed YouTube Video Ever, With Over 7 Billion Views
Monday, November 02, 2020
"Baby Shark Dance," the iconic music video from the kids and family entertainment brand Pinkfong, has officially become the most-viewed YouTube video in history, surpassing "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, Smart Study announced on Monday.GET THE LATEST BREAKING NEWS HERE -- SIGN UP FOR GOLOCAL FREE DAILY EBLAST
Along with this news, the "Baby Shark" single has reached another unprecedented record, receiving RIAA Diamond certification (11x Platinum). This means the song has sold over 11 million records. This recognition makes "Baby Shark" one of the only 41 Diamond singles in history alongside best-selling artists such as Ed Sheeran and Lady Gaga. The song also has been recognized as BRIT certified 2x Platinum in September.
About Baby Shark
"Baby Shark" became a breakout sensation when it launched on YouTube in November 2015.
With its catchy music, iconic characters, and playful dance, all combined together, "Baby Shark" took the world by storm, recording a 20-week-streak on the Billboard Hot 100 and #6 on the Official Singles Chart, the highest position ever achieved by a children's song in history. The hit song spawned a viral dance challenge named #BabySharkChallenge, generating over 1 million cover videos around the world.
"Without the love and support of fans around the world, Baby Shark's new record would have been impossible," said Min Seok Kim, CEO, SmartStudy. "We're very honored by this record and will continue to focus on delivering high-quality entertainment beyond the digital platforms."
Move over, Despacito — Baby Shark is now king of the YouTube jungle.
"Baby Shark Dance," the iconic music video from the kids and family entertainment brand Pinkfong, has officially become the most-viewed YouTube video in history, surpassing "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, Smart Study announced on Monday.