YouTube Billionaires, there’s an easy way to find most viewed Videos on YouTube!

There was a time when Google announced that Psy’s insanely viral YouTube music video “Gangnam Style”, officially broke the 2,147,483,647 view barrier. That actually exceeded the largest number that can be encoded by a 32-bit integer number. This was the time when YouTube wasn’t expecting any video to cross the mark of 2 billion views, thus the song Gangnam Style forced Google to handle this bug and make YouTube ready for such metrics.

However this has been more than 3 years and now Gangnam Style has exceed 3 billion mark with the view count of 3,159,972,056 to be exact. This all doesn’t limits here but instead that handling of view count on YouTube has become a basic feature to maintain. As of now in 2018 the milestone achiever Psy’s “Gangnam Style” is on the fourth place of most viewed video on YouTube falling behind Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You”, Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” and Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” standing on the first place with 5,213,263,906 Views, 28 Million Likes along with 3.2 Million Dislikes.


Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” is the song that topped the charts of 47 countries and entered the Top 10 in ten others list. It was the first song to top the Billboard 100 in Spanish in 20 years.


“See You Again” held YouTube’s number One position for only 25 days (from July 10 to August 4, 2017) breaking the “Gangnam Style’s” record of holding the top rank until Despacito made its charge. See you Again held the record for the most streamed track in a single day on Spotify in the US and hold the most record on several streams in a week Worldwide. The song was a tribute to “Furious 7” actor Paul Walker and was beautifully delivered by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth; making this song as their best work so far.


Ed Sheeran had a hugely successful 2017. Every party you go you hear one voice over and over again, mostly his “Shape of You”. He even performed a cameo role in an episode of “Game of Thrones.” He released Shape of You as a digital download on 6 January 2017.


Psy release of “Gangnam Style” is still the one which crashed the YouTube view Counter. This was the time in 2014 and everyone thought that no video could ever break this record and can by pass the Korean sensation on YouTube.


YouTube currently estimates around 1.3 billion accounts, 300 hours of video to the site are uploaded every minute, people watch nearly 5 billion videos each day; are just a few metrics. On one end these billions of views are providing joy, entertainment and learning opportunities to the peoples watching such videos; similarly on the other hand, the people owning/uploading such videos are adapting it as a profession to earn their living. Every video on YouTube does have other metrics such as Likes, Dislikes, Favorites, Share counts but so far only metric that is used as an evaluation of popularity and monetizing is the View Count.

YouTube Billionaires, there’s an easy way to find!

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All videos are own by users via Channels; most of the most subscribed channels are from the Entertainment industry, from which the highest grossing are with the Music and Gaming genre. According to 2016 research, music only accounts for 4.3% of YouTube’s content but yet covers around 11% of the total view counts as we all know about Despacito, Gangnam Style, couple of songs from Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran topping the list.

Coming towards the actual intent of this article; if we start to look for 15 most viewed videos on YouTube, 14 of them are songs and if we just broaden our scope to 100 most viewed videos on YouTube then more than 90 of them are music videos. With this in regards I am planning to limit this article to the scope of Channels belonging to musician (singers, DJs) and you will get astonished with the findings of the songs that hit billion or more views on YouTube.

Here’s a list of some of the Channels of Musicians with at least one song having a Billion Views on YouTube and then later we will dig deep to their individual songs and how one can leverage the power of TheVisualized Application to find meaningful insights. As the name of the Application says “The Visualized version of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube”, I am making it to be the best in presenting Social Media to the world in a more visual manner. Thus, achieving the complete relevant picture of what one is looking for.

"Musicians with at least one song having a Billion Views on YouTube"

|        Name          |  Views  |  Subscribers  |  Videos |
| JustinBieberVEVO     |  17.3B  |  34.6M        |     123 |
| KatyPerryVEVO        |  15.6B  |  26.9M        |     125 |
| TaylorSwiftVEVO      |  14.9B  |  28.5M        |      85 |
| ShakiraVEVO          |  13.4B  |  19.9M        |     139 |
| Ed Sheeran           |  13.3B  |  30.8M        |     117 |
| RihannaVEVO          |  12.7B  |  26.7M        |     106 |
| EnriqueIglesiasVEVO  |  10.7B  |  13.9M        |     127 |
| EminemVEVO           |  10.7B  |  26.8M        |      79 |
| Bruno Mars           |  9.0B   |  21.1M        |      66 |
| CalvinHarrisVEVO     |  8.8B   |  12.9M        |      94 |
| ArianaGrandeVevo     |  8.5B   |  19.3M        |      76 |
| SiaVEVO              |  6.2B   |  10.7M        |      88 |
| JenniferLopezVEVO    |  5.2B   |  7.4M         |      95 |
| AviciiOfficialVEVO   |  5.2B   |  11.7M        |     111 |
| EllieGouldingVEVO    |  4.2B   |  8.2M         |      97 |
| DrakeVEVO            |  4.1B   |  10M          |      34 |
| Alan Walker          |  3.9B   |  14.1M        |     130 |
| CamilaCabelloVEVO    |  2.4B   |  5.7M         |      22 |
| Dua Lipa             |  2.2B   |  6.3M         |      59 |
*these are some of the many Musicians with Billion Hits

Tweet with #VisualizedYouTubeBillionaire, whom do you miss in this list and what are your favorite Billionaire Songs on YouTube.


Following are some of the animated GIF representing the songs with Billion hits as in the aforementioned table.

    Justin Bieber VEVO

  1. Baby ft. Ludacris
  2. What Do You Mean?
  3. Sorry (PURPOSE : The Movement)
  4. Love Yourself (PURPOSE : The Movement)
TheVisualized YouTube Channel of Justin Bieber VEVO

    Katy Perry VEVO

  1. Firework (Official)
  2. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
  3. Roar (Official)
  4. Dark Horse (Official) ft. Juicy J
TheVisualized YouTube Channel of Katy Perry VEVO

    Taylor Swift VEVO

  1. Shake It Off
  2. Blank Space
  3. Bad Blood
TheVisualized YouTube Channel of Taylor Swift VEVO

    Shakira VEVO

  1. Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)
  2. Chantaje ft. Maluma
TheVisualized YouTube Channel of Shakira VEVO

    Ed Sheeran

  1. Thinking Out Loud [Official Video]
  2. Perfect (Official Music Video)
TheVisualized YouTube Channel of Ed Sheeran

    Rihanna VEVO

  1. Diamonds
TheVisualized YouTube Channel of Rihanna VEVO

    Enrique Iglesias VEVO

  1. Bailando (Español) ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona
TheVisualized YouTube Channel of Enrique Iglesias VEVO

    Eminem VEVO

  1. Not Afraid
  2. Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna
TheVisualized YouTube Channel of Eminem VEVO

    Bruno Mars

  1. Just The Way You Are [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
  2. The Lazy Song [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
  3. That’s What I Like [Official Video]
TheVisualized YouTube Channel of Bruno Mars

    Calvin Harris VEVO

  1. Summer
  2. How Deep Is Your Love (with Disciples)
  3. This Is What You Came For (Official Video) ft. Rihanna
TheVisualized YouTube Channel of Calvin Harris VEVO

    Ariana Grande Vevo

  1. Problem ft. Iggy Azalea
  2. Side To Side ft. Nicki Minaj
TheVisualized YouTube Channel of Ariana Grande Vevo

    Sia VEVO

  1. Chandelier (Official Video)
  2. Cheap Thrills (Lyric Video) ft. Sean Paul
TheVisualized YouTube Channel of Sia VEVO

    Jennifer Lopez VEVO

  1. On The Floor ft. Pitbull
TheVisualized YouTube Channel of Jennifer Lopez VEVO

    Avicii Official VEVO

  1. Wake Me Up (Official Video)
TheVisualized YouTube Channel of Avicii Official VEVO

    Ellie Goulding VEVO

  1. Burn
  2. Love Me Like You Do (Official Video)
TheVisualized YouTube Channel of Ellie Goulding VEVO

    Drake VEVO

  1. Hotline Bling
TheVisualized YouTube Channel of Drake VEVO

    Alan Walker

  1. Faded
TheVisualized YouTube Channel of Alan Walker

    Camila Cabello VEVO

  1. OMG (Audio) ft. Quavo
TheVisualized YouTube Channel of Camila Cabello VEVO

    Dua Lipa

  1. New Rules (Official Music Video)
TheVisualized YouTube Channel of Dua Lipa


Interesting fact I found about Rihanna is that although she her self have a one single billion hit song but have two other featured billionaire song videos; namely "Love The Way You Lie" and "This Is What You Came For". The other fact is about our all time favorite Britney Spears and Selena Gomez, although they both are in the Billionaires club in term of views for their respective Channels on YouTube… in fact they are leaving behind Drake and Elie Goulding but they both failed to achieve a Billion Hit for at least on of their songs!

  • Britney Spears VEVO
  • 5.3M Subscribers
  • 99 Videos
  • Most Viewed: “Work B**ch” with 281.2 Million views
  • (Link to the Song);focused=pt8VYOfr8To
  • Selena Gomez VEVO
  • 15.8M Subscribers
  • 123 Videos
  • Most Viewed: “Come & Get It” with 588.1 Million views
  • (Link to the Song);focused=n-D1EB74Ckg

Lot more Billionaires out There

Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again, Psy’s Gangnam Style, Maroon 5’s Sugar, John Legend’s All of Me, Idina Menzel’s Let it Go, Shawn Mendis’s Treat You Better, Passenger’s Let Her Go, Gotye’s Somebody that i used to know, The Chainsmoker’s Closer, One Republic’s Counting Stars, Major Lazer and Dj Snake’s Lean On, Carly Rae Jepson’s Call me maybe, some of the Adele’s Songs and half a dozens from Spanish artist are just a few of the most who have a Billion hits.


Concluding with a Disclaimer

All the videos and content are form their respective owners and TheVisualized doesn’t claims to own them. TheVisualized is making them visually available for the insightful gains. Moreover, this article has only targeted the songs from some of the musician and known by fact that there are a lot more with a Billion(s) hits on YouTube.

Now that you have got an idea about how fast one can be in finding the YouTube videos with the most view count, liked or disliked on certain Channel, thus TheVisualized has achieved in delivering what it really meant to. Go ahead enjoy and explore more about your favorite YouTube Channel, Twitter Profiles and Facebook Pages visually! Giving you the insight in just a single blink of most viewed, liked, shared, subscribed and #Trending contents on Social Media.

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