A globally popular song-and-dance video for the megahit children’s song “Baby Shark” became the most-viewed YouTube video of all time in November 2020, and just over a year later, it has achieved another huge milestone.
Baby Shark made history on Thursday, January 13, after it crossed the 10 billion views mark on YouTube, making it the first-ever video on the platform to do so!
The kids’ song, masterminded by South Korean educational company Pinkfong and performed by Korean-American singer Hope Segoine in 2016, has become a global phenomenon with its catchy tune and addictive lyrics, “Baby shark, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo.”
The song set a new Guinness World Records title as the most-viewed video on YouTube by garnering 7 billion views in November 2020 and has since stayed on the throne for 15 consecutive months. It even made it to global music charts, ranking No. 32 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and No. 6 on the British Official Charts in 2019.
Pinkfong said 10 billion is a huge number that surpasses the world’s population of 7.8 billion announced by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). By a simple calculation, the number of views could show that all people living on the planet have seen the video at least once, the group added.