Adele’s ‘Hello’ fastest video to reach 1bn views on YouTube

The smash single from the British singer’s record-breaking album “25” has become the fastest ever video to reach 1 billion views on YouTube, the video platform announced Thursday.

It took just 87 days for “Hello” to hit the milestone — nearly twice as fast as the previous record of 158 days set by Psy’s “Gangnam Style.”

There are now 17 videos in the 1 billion club – and seven of those reached the milestone in the past year, YouTube said.

“Since 2014, the number of days to reach 1 billion views has dropped dramatically,” YouTube said in a blog post.

“In 2013, the fastest track to 1 billion was Katy Perry’s “Roar” at 487 days. In 2014, it was Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” at 238 days. In 2015, Adele managed to set the bar at 87 days.”

Psy can take solace in the fact that “Gangnam Style” is still the most-watched of all-time, racking up more than 2.5 billion views since 2012.

Source: CNN