CM London - Adele has smashed a record set by South Korean pop star Psy by scoring one billion music video views on youtube.com in the fastest time.
The internet sensation became the first artist to ever score one billion views on the video-sharing site with his Gangnam Style promo back in 2012. Psy achieved the feat within 159 days after the clip was first uploaded, and he has now been dethroned by Adele , who managed to rack up one billion views within only 88 days with her comeback single Hello.
Other videos to reach the total include Taylor Swift’s Blank Space, See You Again by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, and Justin Bieber’s Baby.
Other music videos in the billionaire club include Maroon 5’s ‘Sugar,’ Major Lazer’s ‘Lean On,’ OneRepublic’s ‘Counting Stars,’ LMFAO’s ‘Party Rock’ and Sia’s ‘Chandelier.’ There are several music videos on the cusp of reaching 1 billion views, including Shakira’s ‘Waka Waka,’ Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ and Ellie Goulding’s ‘Love Me Like You Do.’ YouTube said the feat is still rare, but newer music videos such as Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ and Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’ achieved it at a faster pace than older ones like Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ and Eminem’s ‘Love The Way You Lie.’ ‘Hello’ spent its first 10 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

‘Hello,’ the first single released from Adele’s album ‘25,’ also shattered download and streaming records the week it was released, while ‘25’ went on to become the fastest-selling record of 2015.