Much like fellow chart-topper Rihanna, the last year has seen Justin Bieber‘s name and the phrase “breaks (or sets) the record for…” in print seemingly every other week.
In addition to being the youngest person to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, breaking the record for most Hot 100 entries in a single week, and only God knows what else, now Bieber can lay claim to yet another title in history books thanks to his Beliebers.
VEVO has the news:
Pop star Justin Bieber has become the first artist to reach 10 billion views on the music video websiteVevo.
Many of his videos boast nine-digit view counts, while certain songs have been streamed well over a billion times, from one of his first hits “Baby” to “Sorry” from his latest album Purpose. Shockingly, 4 billion of those 10 billion came in the last 7 months.
As if that’s not enough, Bieber may be well on his way to adding another history-making VEVO feat to his long list of accomplishments. For, as of time reporting, his video for ‘What Do You Mean’ is logged at the 894 million views mark. Should it reach 1 billion, it will make him the only artist in streaming history to have 3 music videos pass that threshold.
It should be noted, however, the only other artists who have at least 2 VEVO videos to pass the 1 billion views mark are ex gal-pals Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. So, should Bieber make the historic move, it may not be too long before he has company.
VEVO Viewership Counts of
Today’s Major Artists (at least 3.5 billion)*
10,075,610,204 views – Justin Bieber (119 videos)
8,408,329,348 views – Taylor swift (72 videos)
8,397,854,449 views – Rihanna (97 videos)
7,204,961,624 views – Katy Perry (93 videos)
6,301,529,703 views – Eminem (61 videos)
5,948,971,191 views – Shakira (104 videos)
5,928,079,642 views – One Direction (172 videos)
5,269,594,041 views – Pitbull (143 videos)
5,029,689,314 views – Beyonce (120 videos)
3,943,550,124 views – Adele (30 videos)
3,911,851,083 views – Nicki Minaj (51 videos)
3,669,971,548 views – Lady Gaga (121 videos)
3,497,404,515 views – Selena Gomez (106 videos)
3,493,126,554 views – Ariana Grande (52 videos)