“Baby Shark” topped the YouTube charts with a record-breaking 10 billion views


It’s a nursery rhyme, but if you’ve been humming Baby Shark Doo Doo Doodoo Doodoo all day too, we don’t blame you. Fun and catchy, Pinkfong’s Baby Shark has hit a major milestone. On January 13, it became the first video in YouTube history to reach 10 billion views. This further increased the gap between “Baby Shark” and the second most viewed video on YouTube, Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” (7.7 billion views).

Produced by South Korean educational entertainment company Pinkfong, Baby Shark features the voice of Korean-American singer Hope Segoine. The song was released in 2016. As of November 2021, the song has been viewed 7.04 billion times, making it the most viewed video on YouTube at the time.

Here’s the music video for “Baby Shark”:

After the song hit the 10 billion milestone, Pinkfong asked kids around the world to share their “Baby Shark Dance Moments” to commemorate the “special milestone.”

Here are some reactions on Twitter:

The song’s popularity has only grown over time. On January 12, 2019, the song debuted at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100, its highest position to date.

“Baby Shark” even spread his fins in a Nickelodeon preschool series called Baby Shark’s Big Show in 2021. Nickelodeon also stated that a feature film based on Baby Shark is in the works.

“Baby Shark” has also attracted a plethora of celebrity fans. With the support of Sophie Turner and Josh Groban, James Corden performed the song in 2018. Bebe Rexha, John Legend and his daughter Luna, Celine Dion and others covered it a year later in 2019.

The Washington Nationals, an American professional baseball club, adopted the song as their battle cry. An NFT collection based on Baby Shark was also launched in December 2021.

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