Psy to JLo: Top 5 performers on YouTube

  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 05, 2014 16:10 IST

YouTube has become the perfect outlet for emerging talents. Viral videos are giving birth to new artists and performers. Here, we list top 5 videos that have registered the highest number of hits on YouTube.

Psy’s Gangnam Style video

South Korean pop sensation Psy is once again in news. His Gangnam Style video has forced the managers of YouTube to upgrade their software as it has touched the extreme limits. The video has registered more than 2.15 billion hits by now and this figure is likely to touch new, unexpected heights in the coming months. From last American presidential elections to West Indies win in T20 World Cup, the song has been performed by a number of celebrities. In India, the song has become a super success in marriages and parties. As a result, it keeps achieving new heights.

Justin Bieber’s Baby song video

Justin Bieber’s song Baby is a proof of his worldwide popularity. The song’s video is the second most viewed on YouTube with more than 1.17 billion views so far. The song was released as a single from Bieber’s debut album My World. But, it has taken 4 years to reach to this point in comparison with Gangnam’s 2 year run on YouTube.

Charlie Bit My Finger – Again

One of the videos that hugely influenced the trend of being viral, Charlie bit my finger – again was uploaded on YouTube in 2007. The video features two English brothers Charlie and Harry when they were one and three year old respectively. Uploaded by their father, the video crossed the 80 million mark due to its ‘aww’ factor and humour quotient.

Jennifer Lopez’s On the Floor

You can pull out Jennifer Lopez out of the popularity game so easily. Her 2011 video On the Floor featuring Pitbull holds the 4th spot in this list. With more than 79.5 million hits, this video is likely to earn the 3rd spot soon. It’s a song from Lopez’s seventh studio album called Love and is a mixture of Euro, latin and techno.

Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO

With approximately 78.2 million hits, Party Rock Anthem by American dance-pop duo LMFAO is trailing right behind JLo’s On the Floor. This album was also released in 2011. Winner of MTV Music Award for Best Music, the soundtrack was also featured in the film 21 Jump Street.

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