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Vevo Announces Top Videos Of 2018

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LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) Vevo has announced its biggest artists and official music videos of 2018.

Globally, there has been more than 260 billion video views to-date with an average of 24 billion views per month, and more than 12 billion hours of content watched to-date. In the US, Vevo has seen nearly 50 billion video views to-date in 2018, with an average of 4.5 billion views per month, and over 2 billion hours of content watched.

Globally, the Most-Watched Music Video officially goes to “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B. The music video, directed by David Dobkin, features several female celebrities including Camila Cabello, Sarah Silverman, Millie Bobby Brown, Ellen DeGeneres, and Jennifer Lopez representing various social justice movements.

Maroon 5 also takes the crown as the Most-Viewed artist globally an astounding 1.6 billion views worldwide.

Notably, in addition to Maroon 5, 3 of the global top 5 artists including Sebastian Yatra, Becky G and J Balvin fall under the Latin genre, as well as well as 5 of the top 10 most-viewed premieres including Becky G’s “Sin Pijama,” Reik’s “Me Niego,” and Thalía’s “No Me Acuerdo.”

“As our charts confirm, 2018 has been an amazing year for music videos. Vevo is proud to have been home to a wealth of truly creative visual work, with major releases providing some of the most talked-about moments in 2018 entertainment,” said JP Evangelista, Head of Content, Programming, and Marketing, Vevo. “More than ever, music videos provide an integral visual element for artists’ campaigns, with over two billion hours of content being watched. Congratulations to Maroon 5 for taking the crown as the most-viewed artist globally – an astounding feat. Equally monumental was watching Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” take the title for our most-viewed video in 24 hours.”

The record-breaking charts also include Ella Mai one of this year’s Vevo LIFT artists’. Ella’s video for “Boo’d Up” premiered in April and has amassed over 224 million views to date making it the #3 premiere of the year in the US. Prior to the “Boo’d Up” release, Ella Mai’s channel averaged 2.4 million US views a month. After the release this average grew to 53.9 million, hitting a peak of 61.3 million views in October.



2018 Top Artists (2018 Releases Only)
Artist 2018 Views (Through 11.30.18)
Maroon 5 1.6 Billion
Sebastian Yatra 1.5 Billion
Becky G 1.4 Billion
Drake 1.4 Billion
J Balvin 1.3 Billion
Karol G 1.2 Billion
Ariana Grande 1.0 Billion
Anuel AA 999 Million
Reik 924 Million
DJ Snake 824 Million


2018 Top Artists (2018 Releases Only)
Artist 2018 Views (Through 11.30.18)
Drake 490 Million
Ella Mai 337 Million
Migos 301 Million
Maroon 5 299 Million
Travis Scott 229 Million
Tyga 226 Million
Rich The Kid 216 Million
Childish Gambino 215 Million
Post Malone 206 Million
Ariana Grande 198 Million



Top 2018 Releases
Artist & Title 2018 Views (Through 11.30.18)
Maroon 5 – Girls Like You 1.3 Billion
Becky G & Natti Natasha – Sin Pijama 1.1 Billion
Drake – God’s Plan 887 Million
Reik – Me Niego 730 Million
Ariana Grande – no tears left to cry 660 Million
Thalía & Natti Natasha – No Me Acuerdo 580 Million
DJ Snake – Taki Taki 563 Million
Sebastian Yatra – No Hay Nadie Más 557 Million
Karol G – Mi Cama 463 Million
Tyga – Taste 456 Million


Top 2018 Releases
Artist & Title 2018 Views (Through 11.30.18)
Maroon 5 – Girls Like You 250 Million
Drake – God’s Plan 246 Million
Ella Mai – Boo’d Up 224 Million
Tyga – Taste 182 Million
Childish Gambino – This Is America 165 Million
Post Malone – Psycho 158 Million
Migos – Walk It Talk It 135 Million
Drake – Nice For What 134 Million
Rich The Kid – Plug Walk 115 Million
Ariana Grande – no tears left to cry 108 Million


Source: Vevo Internal Analytics, WW 2018 viewing metrics through 11.30.18.

Source: Vevo Internal Analytics, US 2018 viewing metrics through 11.30.18.


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