Latino Artists' Supremacy
Latinos rule the world, guys!
It's been a week since our last announcement and here we go with another three new entries in Youtube's Billion Views Club in the meantime. Two of the videos, "Me Rehuso" by Danny Ocean and "Mayores" by Becky G feat. Bad Bunny, are songs, as expected, but what's curious is that both of them are performed by Latin artists, plus we have a surprise with the third one - Crazy Frog is in da house!
Latino Artist reign the music scene ...
It's been a while now that the biggest part of the most viewed videos on Youtube are music videos. With the development of mobile technology and more and more people getting easy access to internet all over the world, services like Youtube and Spotify reign the music scene. With the help of these social media platforms music consumption is constantly growing and it's doing it with fast paces. Studies show that 91% of the Americans listen to music and spend more than 24 hours a week listening.
There were times when Latin artists were blamed for causing a stir in American entertainment industry but musicians like Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin gave boost to the Hispanic music in the mid 1990s. They introduced Latin music to the general audience and with time they made even people who don't know the language love it.
Hispanic music wave became so gigantic nowadays that Youtube announced the shocking fact that 6 out of every 10 most watched videos on Youtube are occupied by Latin artists. Even more, Latinos dominate the music scene so much that they inspire even English-speaking musicians to give freedom to their Spanish-speaking skills and get into inspiring collaborations with Latin artists.
VEVO had a similar announcement about Latin musicians' supremacy in 2017 - 7 out of 10 positions in the list of their most viewed videos globally are claimed by Spanish-speaking artists. Musicians like Shakira, Ricky Martin, J Balvin and Maluma reigned the music scene throughout the year.
No wonder that artists like Luis Fonsi gain billions of views with the speed of light. Fonsi's Spanish-language smash hit "Despacito" holds multiple records but the most prominent one is that this is the first video in the whole Youtube history to hit the staggering number of 4 billion views and it's heading to nearly-unbelievable 5 billion views so fast that probably soon will claim another record spot.
Last week's new entries to Youtube's Billion Views Club
During the last week "Me Rehuso" of the Venezuelan singer Danny Ocean was the first to hit a billion views on Youtube becoming the 97th member of the view billionaires club on February 5th, 2018. The song was released in September 2016 and the video needed 504 days to hit the major milestone.
Danny Ocean confessed that the song was written for an old flame of his on Valentine's Day. They had to break up after Danny decided to leave his country and head to America during the turmoil in Venezuela but the woman he loved was still in a college at that time and decided to stay. The musician first released the song on Youtube for his friends but it got so popular that Ocean became a pioneer by placing himself as an independent artist in all of Spotify's Latin Charts. After all the video gained him a contract with Warner Music Group, which became a fact in June 2017, and was followed by the release of song's English version "Baby I Won't".
"Mayores" of Mexican-American singer Becky G and Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny was the second to enter Youtube's Billion Views Club 4 days later, on February 9th, 2018. The song was released in July 2017 and it took the video 209 days to hit the billion-view benchmark.
"Mayores" was Becky G's 4th single and it peaked at No.3 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs Chart after got very popular in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Spain, Ecuador and Peru. Becky explained that the song originated after a joke when she announced her relationship with the football player Sebastian Lletget on her Twitter account by using the hashtag "#6DaysTillMAYORES", counting down the days and eventually ending with "#MAYORESOutNow". This is Becky G's 4th video to surpass 100 million views on Youtube.
Both videos are climbing the chart so fast that almost momentarily outsprinted the videos of famous artists like Justin Bieber's "Where Are U Now" and Sia's "Cheap Thrills".
The BIG surprise!
After getting used to see classic song videos on top positions in the list of the most viewed videos, last but not least is last week's unconventional surprise - "Crazy Frog" entered view billionaires club almost 10 years after its release on No.99!
Crazy Frog, also known as The Annoying Thing, is a Swedish computer-animated character which got popular after being marketed by the ringtone provider Jamba! (later known as Jamster).
The animation was originally created to accompany a sound effect of Australian singer Sav Martino and Swedish student Daniel Malmedahl in 1997, latter trying to imitate the sound of a two-stroke engine while only 17-year old.
Crazy Frog became a worldwide hit with a catchy remix of "Axel F" and it topped the charts in most of Europe, Turkey, New Zealand and Australia. After the success of the song, a subsequent album was released "Crazy Frog Presents Crazy Hits". It got so popular that a second album followed "Crazy Frog Presents More Crazy Hits", which also enjoyed worldwide popularity.
Crazy Frog also spawned a range of two video games and a lot of merchandise and toys and still brings smiles to people's faces.
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