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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)
Artist2018 Views (Through 11.30.18)
Maroon 51.6 Billion
Sebastian Yatra1.5 Billion
Becky G1.4 Billion
Drake1.4 Billion
J Balvin1.3 Billion
Karol G1.2 Billion
Ariana Grande1.0 Billion
Anuel AA999 Million
Reik924 Million
DJ Snake824 Million


2018 Top Artists (2018 Releases Only)
Artist2018 Views (Through 11.30.18)
Drake490 Million
Ella Mai337 Million
Migos301 Million
Maroon 5299 Million
Travis Scott229 Million
Tyga226 Million
Rich The Kid216 Million
Childish Gambino215 Million
Post Malone206 Million
Ariana Grande198 Million



Top 2018 Releases
Artist & Title2018 Views (Through 11.30.18)
Maroon 5 – Girls Like You1.3 Billion
Becky G & Natti Natasha – Sin Pijama1.1 Billion
Drake – God’s Plan887 Million
Reik – Me Niego730 Million
Ariana Grande – no tears left to cry660 Million
Thalía & Natti Natasha – No Me Acuerdo580 Million
DJ Snake – Taki Taki563 Million
Sebastian Yatra – No Hay Nadie Más557 Million
Karol G – Mi Cama463 Million
Tyga – Taste456 Million


Top 2018 Releases
Artist & Title2018 Views (Through 11.30.18)
Maroon 5 – Girls Like You250 Million
Drake – God’s Plan246 Million
Ella Mai – Boo’d Up224 Million
Tyga – Taste182 Million
Childish Gambino – This Is America165 Million
Post Malone – Psycho158 Million
Migos – Walk It Talk It135 Million
Drake – Nice For What134 Million
Rich The Kid – Plug Walk115 Million
Ariana Grande – no tears left to cry108 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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