The world’s catchiest children’s song, “Baby Shark” has created history by exceeding more than 10 billion views on video-sharing social media platform YouTube on 14th January, Friday.
It is the first song that has ever hit the 11-figure mark on YouTube since its inception.
The Pinkfong company, the creator of the video, shared the news of achieving this milestone by taking it to social media.
Baby Shark is now the first YouTube video on the platform to cross 10 billion views
Pinkfong and Baby Shark wrote on its Twitter page, “Today we mark history with our special milestone! First place medal ‘Baby Shark Dance’ became the first video in history to hit 𝟭𝟬 𝗕𝗜𝗟𝗟𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗩𝗜𝗘𝗪𝗦 on YouTube!SharkWater wave. Share your Baby Shark Dance moments with us!Multiple musical notes”, by adding hashtags as #BabySharkDance #BabyShark #TheMostViewedVideo #YouTube #10billionviews
Today we mark history with our special milestone! 🥇 ‘Baby Shark Dance’ became the first video in history to hit 𝟭𝟬 𝗕𝗜𝗟𝗟𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗩𝗜𝗘𝗪𝗦 on YouTube!🦈🌊
— Pinkfong & Baby Shark (@Pinkfong) January 13, 2022
The song was first performed by 10-year-old singer Hope Segoine in the year 2015 which was an instant hit among kids in different parts of the world. “Baby Shark” video was first released in June 2016 on YouTube.
Since then, the catchy tune in the song has become viral not only among children but also adults and inspired people to accept viral dance challenges and celebrity sing-alongs.
Min-Seok Kim, CEO of the Pinkfong Company, said, “We are delighted to announce that our beloved Baby Shark has recorded another remarkable milestone. It has been a truly meaningful journey to witness how Baby Shark has connected people around the world and we can’t wait to introduce Baby Shark’s further adventures that will bring unparalleled experiences to even more fans everywhere.”
Last year in November 2020, “Baby Shark” became the most-watched video on YouTube exceeding the “Despacito” song by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. The song is featured on Billboard’s Hot 100 list for 20 consecutive weeks.
The Pinkfong Company made the announcement in a press release on 14th Jan saying, “The video has achieved more views than the entire human population with its video and one of the most notable cultural phenomena generating tremendous amounts of engagement across the world.”
Below is the sequence of views amassed by the preschool-oriented earworm song in the last 3 years.
- 4 billion views on Nov. 25, 2019
- 5 billion views on Apr. 3, 2020
- 6 billion views on July 16, 2020
- 7 billion views on October 29, 2020
- 8 billion views on February 23, 2021
- 9 billion views on July 20, 2021
Last year the company produced an animated preschool series titled, “Baby Shark’s Big Show!” that amassed more than 26 million views across both Nickelodeon and the Nick Jr. channel.
According to the company they are presently working on a feature film that is expected to complete by end of this year.
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